1. D

    Large Build Need Help W/Large Multi Tank Setup idea

    Hey All, I am planning a remodel of my basement and just broke down all my freshwater tanks and I am looking to jump in to the saltwater world. I have a 150g 6ft tank and a standard 75g. I was going to build these into a dividing wall side by side and use the backroom area as the "fish room"...
  2. CarleyFreeman

    AI Prime 16 FOWLR

    Anyone have a preset I can download for a FOWLR? All of the signature ones are soo blue. No corals yet so I’d like to at least see my fish. Thanks!
  3. Mubashshir Ahsan

    Can FW copepods be slow acclimated in SW?

    Hi, I'm new in saltwater keeping. Also I have a lot of freshwater aquariums. Those are full of copepods. I want to introduce copepods to my SW tank too. Can I slow acclimate those tiny lifes to SW? Or is there any easy/cheap way to add Copes to my SW tanks. Copepods seeds are not available in my...
  4. N

    Flow in 5ft FOWLR

    Hi, I'm in the Process of cycling my new 5x2x2 FOWLR tank its currently running on 2x Fluval Fx6 Canister Filters and a Tmc reef tide 8000 wavemaker with 40kg of dry rock. I'm thinking of getting another wavemaker as I don't think this is enough flow I just wanted to know how much more flow I...
  5. S

    Build Thread SuperDave’s 75g FOWLR

    Hi everyone I’ve been on a reefing hiatus for the past few years after my wife gave birth to our 2 little girls, ages 1 & 2, and my last reef tank, 40B, was 4 years in before it kind of went on auto pilot while I was taking care of two babies one after the next. Anyhow, somehow between then...
  6. Oberst Hajj

    Large Build 270g FOWLR and Fish Room Build (image heavy)

    Hello R2R, I have been reading a lot of threads here on R2R and gathering a lot of info from some of you on the current build I'm working on. So, I thought it only fair that I start a build thread to share my progress and setbacks so that others might learn from it as well. My first saltwater...
  7. joshharmony

    Hi nitrates 90 Gallon tank fowlr advice

    Hi all, new here. I’d love some guidance/advice from aquarists who might be able to help me figure out how to bring nitrates down in my tank. My tank is little over a year old. 90 gallon with a 30 gallon refugium, protein skimmer, with some Chateo growing beneath... The tank previously housed a...
  8. keithIHS

    Alkalinity decline without coral

    My 110 gal tank is a few months old, and pH was around 7.6 and alkalinity around 5-6 (Tropic Marin Pro). I'm trying to raise my alkalinity and pH by dosing baking soda (in RODI). I've gotten alkalinity up to about 8.5 (pH is about 8). Alk goes up by about 0.5 dKh after I dose, but then over a...
  9. HawaiiTanks808


    I have a 75 gallon FOWLR tank. I live in Hawaii so our laws are strict about pretty much everything about having a marine aquarium. So I won't ever be able to have anything but live rock. Do I need powerheads in my fowlr tank? I have a HOB filter and a canister filter both have strong output...
  10. HawaiiTanks808

    Build Thread 75 gallon FOWLR tank

    My first large marine tank. Had many smaller through the years, mostly tidepool tanks from collecting living in hawaii. Had a few bumps in the road, but im proud of this tank. I enjoy it, and its a big stress relief at the end of our bed. Friends in the tank: 1 neon dottyback 1 yellow tang 1...
  11. Stang67

    Any Fish safe corals??

    Yes you read that right. I am looking to possibly convert my 55g FW tank to a FOWLR in 2021. Reason being is that I would like to get some fish that are not "reef safe" and cant be put in my mixed reef tank. Are there any Corals that fish will just not bother regardless? I have seen some pix on...
  12. HawaiiTanks808

    Powerhead and protein skimmer question/issue pls help

    I'm quite new to saltwater and tanks in general my family has always had tanks off and on and we live in hawaii so I know a lot but there's some technical issues that im having since this is my first personal saltwater aquarium. I'm on month 2 or 3 of cycling I have a 75 gallon FOWLR tank...
  13. HawaiiTanks808

    Hello New to the forum, 75 gal FOWLR tank stocking ideas?

    Im new to the group, I have a 75 gal FOWLR tank, thats on month 2 of cycling. I currently have 2 clowns (currently about 3/4 an inch each) , a neon dottyback (about a 1/2 inch), 1 blue spot goby (about 2 and 1/2 inch), and a white spotted toby (almost full grown at 2 and 3/4 inch) in a 30 gal...
  14. mclaurin

    Adding Stax Rock to existing tank

    2 month old tank but had Covid when I put it together and regretting my choices. Have live rock,live sand,2 snowflake clowns,coral beauty,orchid dottyback some hermit crabs and an emerald crab (although he looks brownish to me). Would like to get rid of the the plastic and battleship but the...
  15. tonarcega

    Adding Corals to Fallow Tank

    Hi guys. I'm new to saltwater and my current tank is a FOWLR and currently on fallow due to ich infestation. Can I add a few LPS to my tank?
  16. H

    Mixing other angels with Regal Angel?

    Idk much about Angels so sorry if the answer is obvious, but can I mix other Angels with a Regal Angel and if so, what would be the best species. My planned tank is a 525 gallon FOWLR, 10 feet long, 4 feet wide, and 2 feet tall. I’d like a trio of angels.
  17. 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...
  18. Baldoboy1

    Dangers of permanent cupramine in FOWLR DT

    Hey guys. So I have a 230 gallon FOWLR system and I’ve been thinking about dosing it with cupramine. Is there any reason not to use cupramine in the display tank if I never plan on putting in corals or invertebrates. Any risk of long term exposure to it for fish? Up until now I had a small QT...
  19. Baldoboy1

    Hello Hi everyone. 230 gallon system FOWLR.

    Hi. Just got back into the saltwater game after over a year off due a painful crash in my last system. I have a 150 gallon DT with a 80 gallon sump that I custom made to use the entire volume. It been up and running with fish for about 3 weeks now. Very excited to be here.
  20. Oscar’s25Gal

    Nitrates are high?

    Hello guys, so I have a 25 gal. I have no corals, except a very small shroom colony and a RBTA. My ammonia reads 0, pH 8.1, Nitrite 0 but my nitrates are 35. I have 2 clowns, a wrasse and a juvie blue tang (i am upgrading my tank in a few weeks.) Can anyone tell me why my nitrates are so high...
  21. Jennydinh143

    Clownfish ich?

    Hi! Im new to saltwater keeping! I saw my clownfish rubbing its side on the sand and thought it was just playing, upon more research I realized it could be ich. Im not really sure... im new to saltwater keeping so every literally thing i find off, i google them. I could just be paranoid but i’ll...
  22. Imnotjakeyv

    Hello First off hello!!

    Hello!!! I’m relatively new to the aquarium scene I have had freshwater tanks my entire life growing up but this is my first salt tank to keep and maintain by myself. I had acquired an “established” tank from a neighbor who had to move and couldn’t keep the tank. So thus began my journey into...
  23. surent5

    75 Gallon New FOWLR Set Up (Need Advise)

    Hi Guys, I hope everyone's safe and doing well. I'm thinking of converting my 75 Gallon freshwater inbuilt sump fish tank to a fish only or FOWLR - Marine tank. I will need your expertise on below. 1. Can I run this tank without a skimmer as I'm tight on budget? 2. The tank has the inbuilt...
  24. bdbautobot

    Stocking suggestions for a 125g FOWLR?

    Hi everyone, I'm upgrading my 6 year old 30g to a 125g FOWLR, and I'm hoping to add some new friends to my current stock. I've been doing a ton of research but I've been finding a lot of conflicting information, so I thought I'd see if anyone has ideas for new fish. My current fish/inverts...
  25. Simon_K

    Newbie looking for advice/suggestions on how to improve my setup

    Hello everyone, I've had my aquarium for a few months now (since july 2019), I've had a few major issues over that time (salinity drop, salinity hike, algae bloom, diatom bloom) as i learn the craft. Most of the issues I experienced could have been prevented by talking to people more...