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  1. Fdeluca

    Ideas for a quarantine tank?

    Hi everyone. Starting my second attempt at reefing. This time I'm doing it right... I hope. My main tank display is a 55 gallon with a fiji AIO as The sump. The plan is to house softies and LPS along with a hand full of smaller fish. This time im also setting up a small quarantine tank to...
  2. lennywee

    New red sea reefer 350 Build

    Reefing Newbie here! Watched countless hours of BRStv before deciding to take the plunge. Finally after having the tank built and sitting dry for 3 months (went out of town to quarantine with family), I've put water in the tank and started a fishless cycle using Dr Tim's one and only...
  3. G

    Hi there!

    Just wanted to drop a quick ‘hello’ to the forum. I’ve been away from the hobby for many years due to work commitments but planning to be back reef keeping in the coming months/years. A house move in the near future and house renovations planned means the tank will have to come after. But...
  4. Tkipl

    New Peninsula Build (P650)

    Just taken delivery of a Red Sea P650 .. thought i'd start a thread to track my progress Gradually pulling together the equipment - countdown to first water in ~2 weeks! Room prep - new tile floor: Mixing station prep - slabs down: Water tanks and plumbing on it's way: P650 has...
  5. Rob.bucek

    Rob's Really Rad 180 Reef Rally (aka build)

    Hello all! Hopefully the title is catchy, unlike this build thread... I promise this won't start out all that rad :) So where do I start? I usually approach things with the end in mind as that's a recipe for success in my job, but this is for fun so we'll pitch that book in the trash to...
  6. wildcard

    New 40b - Return To Reefing

    I've been out of the hobby for about 15 years. I used to have a small nano, and my brother was the one with all the tanks. I started scouring Craigslist and other mediums to find a used tank. I found this 40 breeder not too far from my home for $20. So far I've removed the blue paint on the...
  7. Jfinn

    WaterBox Experience

    Looking for some real experience from any owners with larger +120gal Waterbox rimless systems about to blow out a wall and thinking about the 7225 (since 7226 disappeared) Just wanting some assurances before forking our $4500+ for a new tank positives, negatives, regrets with accompanying...
  8. R

    First Tank Cycle

    Hey everyone, I am new to the hobby and cycling my first tank. I have a 32.5g Fluval Flex. I started the cycle on 3/21. I used Dr Tims One & Only at the start. Inside the tank I've got the Caribsea Arag-Alive sand and Carib Sea Shapes rock. Currently, my readings are: Ammonia: 1 PPM Nitrite...
  9. Jimmy G

    Jimmys Red Sea Max 650 build 3 months

    Just wanted to thank everyones posts on this forum, I have took what I thought made sense too me on many, many posts. I think what I learned from doing investigations and reading forums is that there is many ways to do this hobby. By no means I believe that my way is the best way or the...
  10. M

    build thread- New 220 waterbox reef tank

    Got the tank delivered on February 17 2020
  11. ParadiseReefMT

    90g Build in Montana

    So, it was suggested I start a build thread for my setup. This is going to likely be a thread that doesn’t get added to often for now, but as the project progresses I will add to it. Progress will be slow, somewhat by design and somewhat by default. I am not one that typically just tosses things...
  12. B

    New Build - In Wall - 340g Display 84x30x30

    Hello all. I’ve never posted on here but enjoyed reading multiple threads over the past few months. We’ve just started renovation on an old home in Charleston SC. It had a perfect spot for me to install my in wall dream tank. I’m a custom cabinet guy so the tank will be sitting in my home office...
  13. PirateMonkeyReefer

    Pirate Monkeys 40g SPS Dom Tank Thread

    OK, so I've got to start this somewhere. This is my rough plan for a 40g Breeder tank for my art studio where I work most of the day. I decided to somewhat accurately plan out this tank in Blender as I wanted to have an end goal and it also helped me roughly figure out what the budget will be...
  14. Amber905

    New Tank Build (Need help and opinions!)

    Hi Everyone, I am getting a tank built for me that is going to be sunk into a wall. I am able to put the overflow box and returns through the drywall. I am going around a stud, so the return piping will have to go straight back for 4 inches before the angle. I hope this makes sense and maybe my...
  15. J

    New reef build...Looking for suggestions

    I'm looking to get into the hobby and have been doing a ton of research but also wanted to pick the brains of the experienced members to make sure I do it right. I have my eyes on the Waterbox 100.3 due to size of the area and it's sleek design. I plan on staring with aquascape and soft corals...
  16. Mav88

    EVO 13.5 2 1/2 months

    Hello All, I purchased an EVO 13.5 in October and wanted to show my journey with the tank, and hopefully let others thinking about the hobby see the pros and cons of working with the tank. Originally the wife and I wanted to do a larger tank, but due to the older house, with flooring being...
  17. Huenemedoe

    Shallow 5 Gallon Rubble Reef Glass Up Build

    Hello Everybody! I started this build for a few reasons..... 1. It was super fun!!!!!! 2. Space requirements 3. Higher nitrates for mushrooms and softies I definitely encourage everyone to try a build like this at least once! With a little patience and organizational skills it was actually a...
  18. BeMoto

    BeMoTo Reefer 250 Build!

    Found a Red Sea Reefer 250 2nd hand yesterday. Wanted to go bigger but this size is practical for me and my family right now. This will be my 3rd aquarium. I've had a 50 gal breeder and a 12 nano befor 10 years ago. I'm taking my time this go around. Really trying to focus on keeping a tank...
  19. imanewberry

    Nitrates Spiked After Adding Livestock to Newly Cycled Tank! (Worried)

    I know this is not necessarily an emergency but I just added a decent bit of livestock to a 20 gallon cube tank. This includes: - a small Scopas Tang - a Black Snowflake Clown - three various snails - a Tuxedo Sea urchin - a Tricolor Goniastrea Coral Previous to adding livestock to this NEWLY...
  20. Dr. Phil

    Waterbox 70.2 Build

    Hi Everyone! A little back story on my reefing journey. I started out about 10 years ago with a 29 gallon with hob filters, no live rock and just a few fish. Shortly after that I purchased a used 45 gallon corner aquarium (with live rock and a few corals) used that needed to be resealed (huge...
  21. esther

    Finally... After 10 years out of the hobby : Waterbox 220.6 Dream Build

    I honestly never thought that we would get back into the hobby... Yet, here we are. All it took was the @Waterbox Aquariums Blue Friday (and my husband being out of town on a business trip) and we're back again. This time we're going to do things A LOT differently. Slow & steady wins the race...
  22. I

    New Red Sea Max 69 Gallon Mixed Reef Build

    This is my new Red Sea E Max 260 build. I've been out of the hobby since 2009 when I used to have a 12 gallon JBJ Nano cube deluxe. I had some success with that tank as mostly a FOWLR tank. I have been wanting to get back into the hobby for many years and now with my young daughter around I...
  23. rlm53

    36 Gallon Bow Front Reef

    She's a new tank, I started her in January as a 20G. In May, I upgraded/ transferred to the 36G because all of my freshwater fishes crossed over the rainbow bridge when I was out of town one day. Backstory: I'm 28 and I've always had freshwater fishes, and finally decided to go for it. Cycled...
  24. pathot984

    625XL Reefer Build

    My story begins approx. 15 years ago with me cruising down the fish isle at Petco and stumbled upon an Australian Harlequin Tusk-fish. With not knowing anything about the hobby, I still purchased him along with a 20 gallon fish tank, heater, and filter. After conducting more research on the...
  25. Mical

    Belated Valentines Gift

    My girlfriend had a surprise waiting for me today, I came home to find this in my place. I won't be starting a build thread for awhile as we're shopping for a new home.