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  1. R

    Starting 36 Gallon Bowfront Reef Tank

    Hey everyone! Just want to quickly introduce myself! My name is Ryan and I have been wanting to start a reef tank since I was a senior in HS. Unfortunately, due to budget issues, it has always been a dream and not a reality! Well, I recently graduated from the University of Alabama and now have...
  2. MarshallB

    How did you survive your first year of reefing?

    I've seen more than a few posts on here of people struggling to make it through that first year. How did you do it? Do you still have the tank up? What would you do differently? For me, I've had a 60 gallon planted freshwater tank for over a decade. That first year was a battle with algae and...
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    My Nuvo 10 tank
  4. ajtomase

    Stocking list approval

    Hello everyone, I'm looking at getting a Reefer 625 (133 gallon tank, 32 gallon sump) and would like to stock it with the following fish below. I plan on having a protein skimmer that can handle 175 gallon heavy bioload. I know that not all these fish will be added right away since some take a...
  5. D

    Nano Build First SW Tank - 7.2g Nano Build

    Hi everyone! So a quick “about me”. I love aquariums and I have specifically grown to love reef aquariums. I have never had one, as is evident by the title of this thread :p; however, my dad kept a saltwater FOWLR for many years during childhood. I’ve kept several FW planted tanks over the past...
  6. calila

    Nano Build 13G journey in the middle of the jungle!

    Welcome to the Jungle, I caught your attention right? Well, I live in Manhattan, so this is my Jungle, and during this time of working from home and boredom, I decided to start my journey. My little niece got bored with her 5G freshwater tank, and I decided to take it and put some plants and...
  7. A

    Clownfish Unpaired

    About 3 months ago me and my boyfriend bought a nano-saltwater tank (upgrading soon) with two ocellaris clownfish. We also bought a cleaner shrimp all from PetCo (there are no marine stores near us), and the tank was running perfect. All levels were good, our male Svedka was doing the submissive...
  8. J

    Need help and advice on my 13.5 evo

    Just here been looking over this website for a while now but just post to make sure I’m doing everything right and okay here’s some pics of what i have in my tank...noticed some little guys in my tank as i chose to go with non cured live rock to get my tank going quicker also noticed somthing on...
  9. ajtomase

    Getting first first for tank

    Hi everyone, getting my Reefer 750 (160 gallons) tank soon and planning for it to be a FOWLR tank! Here's my fish wish-list below, anyone suggestion anything else I can add? Looking for lots of color and a variety of species! Fish Banggai Cardinal Fish Lawnmower Blenny Blue Reef Chromis...
  10. ajtomase

    New tank (Reefer 625 XXL)...too many fish?

    Hi everyone, I'm looking to get the Reefer 625 XXL which is a 132 gallon tank (not including the additional gallons in the sump). I'm putting together a wishlist of fish I want to include (fish only tank with live rock), but I'm not sure if I have too many fish/invertibrates: Cardinal fish...
  11. ajtomase

    Planning to get first FOWLR setup

    Hello everyone! I’m doing all my research right now to get my first salt water, fish only with live rock setup. I would like to get a Reefer 625 XXL tank, but I don’t know what other equipment I need. There’s a lot of equipment options out there, but I’m not sure what options out there I would...
  12. W

    First tank and scape suggestions??

    First tank and scape suggestions?? Left side I think is good but right side is just temporary
  13. Jaycfh88

    Build Thread My first journey into the saltwater world with my jbj 45rl

    So my tank has been up an running for 30 days now. It was cycled in two weeks using Dr. Tim's and the old shrimp method. I started with dry rock and sand. Only thing I have stocked so far is some copepods from algae barn and some coralline algae from arc reef. I'm super excited to see where I go...
  14. L

    First time tank/reef build

    Hey everyone! I will soon be moving into a new home and want to set up my first tank when I arrive. I'll be posting updates here:)
  15. R

    Build Thread College Nano Tank

    I'm a college student in Texas returning to school to finish a my degree after some time off and I'm setting up my first saltwater tank! I'm excited to begin this journey, why don't you come along for the ride with me? I've been eyeballing this project for over a year, but I kept putting it off...
  16. palbert_95

    First reef tank tips

    Hello, I just got my first reef tank all set up a month and a half ago, yesterday I added my first load of lifestock Hubert-Royal Gramma Julio Seizure chavez- firefish goby Mr. Whisker - banded coral shrimp And am waiting for a snowflake ocellaris that I had to special order from my local fish...
  17. TheBurntNjal

    Hello New Reefer - RSR 170 Set Up

    Hi All, I've been a lurker on R2R for a long time and finally built up the courage (and funds) to pull the trigger on a Red Sea Reefer 170. I have had freshwater planted tanks my entire life, but this is my first attempt at a reef aquarium. I am aiming for mixed reef at first, but ultimately...
  18. P

    My first REEF-Tank. Drop Off build

    Hello Guys! So i am planning on building a reef tank in mid august (hopefully). I talked to my LFS about it, they would build it and help me ofc. BUT I wanted to use the power if this forum and get help with my idea and get some tips from other experienced reefers. The Idea is a Drop Off Tank...
  19. alimac122

    Build Thread Ali's 36g REEF tank

    Hello! I am an ex-marine biologist (now engineer). I worked in husbandry at a landlocked aquarium for 4 years. I have been missing my love for tanks, specifically my saltwater babies. A fried has a Tiger Oscar that has outgrown their tank and has upgraded to a 75 gallon. Thus, I have an empty...
  20. S

    Wondering about any thing i should know and what a good skimmer i should buy is.

    So I am planning my first salt water 75 gallon tank. I'd want it to be a predatory tank. Currently the stock I have in mind is as followed Dwarf fuzzy Lionfish -1 Snowflake moray -1 Princess Anthias -3 Maroon Clown -3 Tuxedo Urchin -1 Nassurias Snail -10 Trochus snail -10 For corals i'd...
  21. B

    Build Thread Plans for first tank, 40 gal B with DIY 20 gal sump

    I’m currently in the design and research phase for my first reef tank. I’m planning a 40 Gallon Breeder tank with a DIY 20 Gallon sump. I’m going to buy the tanks from the dollar per gallon sale at Petco. I’m very open to suggestions and am willing to rework the design (I’ve already reworked it...
  22. Morbidaarvark

    Build Thread Two Year 29 Gallon Biocube HQI Transformation

    Like any good tank it started with a old fashion cycle but used pure ammonia from the dollar store since I was a high school kid on a budget. Next I decided to test the waters with a cheap damsel before I spent all of my hard earned money on fish, and as you can tell I dealt with my first round...
  23. Requiemiero

    Build Thread Journey to a Reef Wonderland (From Step 0)

    Hi all, Finally putting together a build thread for my first tank! I am starting from Step 0, which is planning and research. So any and all advice on this rough blueprint for my tank is welcome! :) Now is the time for me to be pivoting and flexibly charting my course since I have only made...
  24. F


    Hello everyone, I’m new to Reef 2 Reef, new to posting threads on forums, and most importantly new to reef aquariums! You could say I’m the newbiest of newbs. I’m reaching out for my first post to ask about the plumbing on my first ever tank. I have a 75Gallon tank and unfortunately it’s not...
  25. JustenT

    New the The Saltwater Community!

    Ive had freshwater fish for a while now, i have a handful of tanks, and even a few Axolotl. I have maintained CO2 Aquascapes, and now i want to move into a little but of saltwater. So right now i have a 12x12x12 inch tank, roughly 8 gallons, rimless, it was a planted tank. I have some live...
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