new reefer

  1. SaltyShel

    Hello Hi from Central Florida!!

    Hey y’all My name is Shelby, I’m new to the saltwater world and I am super excited to learn a lot. I have a 16gal biocube with one fish, an urchin, some snails & hermit crabs, and no coral. I am hoping to expand to the 35gal tank I used to keep my two goldfish in (they lived with me for five...
  2. BuCuTao

    Hello Hello Everybody! Introduction

    Hey Reefers! My name is Jordan Wilson. I’ve been reefing for about a year now. I have been a frequent reader on R2R for over a year now but decided to finally create an account and introduce myself. I live in North Texas near the Dallas/Fort-Worth Metroplex, 32 years old, married with a...
  3. S

    Hello I’m new to reef2reef!

    My names Andie, I’ve had freshwater tanks for several years but after a devistating tank collapse i turned to solely saltwater. I have a snowflake eel, Indian mud eel, two cinnamon clown fish and one tomato clownfish, sea hare, a bunch of snails and blue leg hermits. We have gsp, torch coral...
  4. BamBam98

    Cycling Confusion

    I'm very new to reefing, this is my first ever salt water tank... It has been up and running for around 4 weeks now and has been dosed with microbacter quikcycle and a few doses of microbacter start xlm... My ammonia and nitrite levels have been a bit all over the place but have been holding...
  5. F

    Cycling new tank - Nitrite won't go down (week 6.5)

    Hello everyone! I recently bought a 4 feet (100g) tank but we're having problems with our cycle. You can see my pics below! To give context, here is our detailed timeline for your understanding. In blue are the key events that I did. 1. Day 1 - our DT came but there was a scratch on the...
  6. uscggirl

    Build Thread Ocean Front In Cade 1500S2

    After reading, researching, watching videos, and challenging myself, I’m in the process of switching from a 75 gallon discus tank to a reef tank. Well, at first it will be fish until I can maintain stable parameters for coral, but a reef tank is the long view. I spent a few months...
  7. AstroMelly

    Hello Soon to be UK based reefer

    Hi Everyone. Newly joined and hoping to set my first reef tank up in the coming months. We are renovating our house and the tank will be a centrepiece for the open plan living room/kitchen. Currently looking at the Red Sea Peninsula 650 but that might change. Important that we have views...
  8. Marine Reefer

    New to reefing, going big!!

    Hello R2R, as most are in the same boat of needing approval to start a SW reef tank, I am no different. I got a great deal on a 110g tank, filter (FX6 canister), a 50” reef breeder, and two wave makers. I built my own stand complete with cabinets, and storage. I’ve completed my aquascape, now...
  9. C

    Kenya Tree Shrivelled

    Hey everyone, I added a nice green Kenya Tree to my 20 gallon tank, one of two corals I have added today alongside a Toadstool. The coral has shrivelled right back into the frag that it’s on, and hasn’t fully extended since placing it first in my tank six hours ago. A moment ago it extended a...
  10. CoastieFlo

    Hello New Reefer from Monterey, CA

    Hello fellow reefers! A little about my fishtory, I grew up watching my Dad tend his beautiful 65 gallon fresh above the TV and I've had not much more than a betta bowl for 15 years until January when my wife decided to get a 10 gal fresh and add some beautiful creamsicle sailfin and dalmation...
  11. G

    DSB for Burrowing Species

    Hey! I'm currently aggressively researching absolutely everything I can as I plan and save to set up a 120 gallon tank! Something that has really eluded a concrete answer from my perspective is the use of a DSB for burrowing species. In my 120 I'm hoping to house an Engineer Goby, a Jawfish, A...
  12. T

    Need help with zoanthids

    Hi about 3 days ago these zoas stopped opening up all the way and looked odd maybe deformed. The tank is fairly new maybe a little over 4 months now, so these zoas we're still growing on the plug. I noticed that there was a couple white sponges growing on the back and the side of the plug as...
  13. kramerjusc

    Sicce sdc 7.0 and vortecs

    Hi just started my first tank (75 gallon) and waiting for it to warm up to start the cycle. I got the sicce sdc 7.0 pump just running it off the app at 39%. It comes with all these modes and I was wondering do I use a mode for a return pump? Figured just want it steady returning water. also I...
  14. Djkelley35

    Diatoms and light

    Hello! I am pretty new to the reefing hobby and have a question as to how to deal with my current diatom bloom. the tank is 20 gallons and is roughly four months old, has 2 clowns, 3 blue green chromis, a cleaner shrimp, one new zoa frag, Pom Pom Xenia frag, and a long tentacle anemone (bad...
  15. vieiras

    Build Thread Waterbox Reef 130.4

    2 months and here we are. Tank is set up and working on getting it ready for coral. It has been a long process with ups and downs for sure. This is a first tank, but we thought it best to go bigger of the bat. Our Waterbox Reef Tank includes a 100 gallon display with a thirty gallon sump. We...
  16. j.register3

    Pectinia Frag

    Hello everyone, I’m new to owning Pectinia. Interested in the way this one is growing, which is why I bought it. Curious if anyone experienced with fragging these guys or growing them, knows if this one may morph together into one organism or if it could/should be fragged into 2? Thanks in advance!
  17. Herides

    New First Ever Tank Version 2 of Aquascape. Need thoughts.

    Hey it's me again, After posting my last aquascape here for my first tank attempt and taking in all of your wonderful advice and my own thoughts, I decided I really hated the rocks I had in my tank, so I switched them out and made this. Any opinions and advice appreciated, just some forewords...
  18. D

    New Reefer Guide- Mixed Reef Parameters!

    As a new reefer research and writing personal guides is the best way for me to learn. I've created a list after extensive research for the best parameters and wanted to share it with more newbies. I wrote it so it comes up easier on the search results! This is not meant to be a technical guide...
  19. Herides

    New/first ever reef tank, hows my aquascape?

    It's a 40 gallon breeder and i'm just looking for opinions on how I did with my aquascape. Your Thoughts?
  20. QuirkyReefer

    Hello Hello everybody

    I’m Mike, New to the R2R community and the hobby. Absolute love every aspect of it, even the tedious water testing some dread lol. Reading through the many helpful forums here made my decision easier as to whether or not I would get into this hobby. Also a few people I follow on YouTube also...
  21. AddyBoy

    Is this Ich?!?!

    I really can’t tell if this is ich or not does anyone know?! It looks like the spots on my dartfish are a little too big to be ich, I couldn’t get a good picture but he has another pot on his other side that’s twice as big. if anyone knows what this is plz let me know ASAP! (All other fish in...
  22. Hadders95

    What are these?

    Hey I was cleaning my tank and removing hair angle when I noticed a small tail coming from under one of my mushrooms and then saw a few more on the side of the rock, I also noticed there was a lot of these creatures in my sump and in the bottom of my skimmer, can anyone tell me what they are...
  23. N11morales

    Blenny that will get along with Royal Gramma

    Hello it’s been about 3 weeks since I put my royal gramma into my tank. I have: 2 clownfish 1 Royal gramma 1 goby/pistol shrimp pair I wanted to add one more fish to my tank. I had been thinking about adding a flasher wrasse or six-line, but the more I look into it I don’t think I should get...
  24. N11morales

    Adding Tuxedo Urchin?

    Hello, I have really wanted to add a tuxedo urchin to my 32G biocube. I’m not sure if I can add one yet though. My tank has only been completely cycled for about 2 months now. I don’t have much algae due to the cuc I already have: 3 turbo snails, 5 nassarius, and 2 astrea snails. I had read I...
  25. 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...