new tank advice

  1. J

    Hello Setting new tank up

    Hi all and great too be here I’m after a few answers I’ve been doing marine tanks now for over 3-4 years and this is the first time I’ve been really stumped on what too do for the best I’ve got a new tank a 200 gallon and my wife !! Has told me that it has too go where the old tank is in situ I...
  2. PilotClownfish

    Large Build 245 Gallon Reef Tank

    Hello! I am fairly experienced in the fish keeping hobby (2 freshwater tanks, 3 saltwater), but am just now biting the bullet on a larger tank. A 245 gallon custom built aquarium. I am getting it used with all filtration, lighting, protein skimmer, and everything else. Great stand and canopy. I...
  3. B

    Stocking list - sugested order

    Hello, what do you all think about this stocking list? What order would you stock? Is there anything you wouild leave out or add? Tank is new this is for future reference. 116 gallon corner bowfront with 20 gallon sump. LPS/softie tank Yellow tang Foxface 4 clowns Nem 6 line wrasse Royal...
  4. SaltyShel

    Build Thread NEW TANK

    I’ve already got a build thread on here but I’m making a new one since this is a new tank! It’s a BioCube 16 LED and I got it completely dry, with nothing but the tank, pump, and a couple unopened filter cartridges. I did not know it was a used tank, but it is, and I found out after the fact -...
  5. Soilworker

    How to set up a new tank with an eye towards building biodiversity?

    So I'm looking to get back into the hobby (after 15 years away, had a small reef tank in college...finally have a house to dedicate to a big tank) and have been doing a lot reading and one thing that stood out to me is 1) Live rock is hard to get nowadays and is expensive and has issues with...
  6. SaltyShel

    New tank, what’s this?

    Hey! I finally am on my way to setting up a NEW TANK!! i have a 16g BioCube LED, which I thought was brand new, but now I’m seeing it’s been used. It’s been drained, vacuumed and wiped out but I’m currently running it full with no heater, no filtration in it, just the pump with water and some...
  7. J

    Switching tanks risk?

    As title stated, I’m upgrading to a bigger a45g to a 90g tank and I’m planning to move all my corals and fish and some of my rocks. Is there any risk I should know about ? What’s best method I should follow ? Also to note I will add some more dry rock. Do I still have to do a full cycle ? Can I...
  8. ajtomase

    Potential stuck cycle

    Hello, I'm currently on day 13 of Dr. Tim's cycle and have been following his schedule for starting my cycle. I've dosed his ammonium chloride on his designated days, and dosed my 200 gallon tank with his One and Only on day 1 and another day on day 10 after email dissuasions with his team. My...
  9. hisuzeq

    Any Compatibility Red Flags Here?

    Tank Currently: 1 two-spot goby 2 anemones (+snails, hermits, & an emerald crab) Tank Goals: 2 clowns 2 red firefish gobies (heard they need to be a pair?) 2 mandarin gobies 1 pistol shrimp 1 watchman goby 1 other shrimp? (sexy / fire?) Pressing question - would an orchid dottyback be a...
  10. Tdoan

    Connecting a new tank to my current tank.

    Question for my fellow reefers. The picture is of my first reef tank at a year old. It is a 40 gallon breeder build. If is really growing and at this point doesn’t have many problems. I would like to connect a 120 gallon tank I have in my basement to this tank. It has only been running a...
  11. Beez

    New Tank Set Up and Cycle process? Innovative Marine NUVO SR Pro 2 | 60 AIO Aquarium

    OK, my tank is scheduled for delivery this coming Monday Jan 31st. I've brand NEW to the process and just want to start off on the right foot. Innovative Marine NUVO SR Pro 2 | 60 AIO Aquarium First of MANY questions ... after I build the tank and fill with tap water to test for leaks ... 1...
  12. J

    Fluval Sea Evo 52L (13.5 US Gal) - New Setup/Beginner/Advice

    Hi I'm looking for some advice, tips and recommendations. I've been looking for a while now at starting a salt water nano reef tank. After reading many forum posts, youtube videos and chats with a few shops, i think i'm ready to start. Just want to post below the equipment i've settled on, if...
  13. joefeets1

    New tank internal struggle

    So I am looking to get a new tank. I currently have a 20 gallon cube and 60 gallon cube but would like to upgrade to something bigger. I was originally planning on waiting a while to do this but the seams my 60 cube are starting to get questionable. I bought that tank used (for a steal) and...
  14. T

    40 Gallon Reef tank

    I am setting up a 40 gallon reef tank for my first tank and was wondering if you guys could give me some advice on what I have so far that would be great I so far am planning on putting in a 1 Caribbean jewel damsel 2 Clowns 5 Super Nassarius snails 1 Emerald crab 1 peppermint shrimp Also...
  15. G

    Build Thread New Build RedSea Reefer XL 425

    After a 5 year hiatus from the hobby having previously owned a 250L reef, I have decided dive right back in with the RedSea reefer XL 425 still trying to fine tune the equipment list, but this is where I am so far 2 x redsea 160s redsea RSK-600 protein skimmer 2 x redsea reefwave 25s Reef...
  16. noobtanker

    Brigthwell Dry Rock Bacteria Starter Kit

    Hello all, Please can I have some advise. I used Brightwells dry rock bacteria starter kit on my 425xl. I followed all instructions as given on the kit. Used dry rock, dry sand, all filtration systems are off or taken out etc etc. My readings have been as follows: DAYS AMONIA NITRITE...
  17. SaltyShel

    Build Thread First Tank - 16gal BioCube!

    Hey everyone! This is my very first saltwater tank and I’m so excited. I have always wanted one! A little background, it’s a 16gal BioCube, previously owned. My dad got it for me, since he decided to downsize his 32gal (which he still hasn’t done yet lol), and didn’t change the rock, sand, or...
  18. GhostInTheShell

    Why is my Alk dropping independently of other parameters?

    The alkalinity in my tank seems to be dropping steadily (about .1 dKH/day) independent of the other parameters. All parameters are tested daily because my humans are new to reefing and want to understand how everything works together. The other parameters remain relatively steady at: Temp...
  19. GhostInTheShell

    Hello Hi, I’m Ghost

    Hello reefers, My name is Ghost and I am a tiny marine hermit crab. One day in September I was just minding my own business, sifting Caribbean sand, when some loud divers thought my beautiful shell was empty and took it. Upon returning home and discovering my existence, they promptly set up a...
  20. Leon Gorani

    Still have algae with low nutrients and how reliable are Hannah phosphate checkers?

    Hi so I have a pretty new tank, only 5 months old about, and I have two things I am questioning. First, I had somewhat high phosphates in July they were about .48, and my nitrates have never been higher than 6ppm on my Red Sea test kit. But I have a lot of green hair algae, which I thought came...
  21. W

    Upgrading tank and need some stocking advice

    My brand new Red Sea max 650 is arriving on Friday, which will replace my first 55g tank. My current fish stock is 2 yellowtail damsels, a six line wrasse and two black percula clowns. Basically I have 5 ****** fish that will be moved into the new tank. I would like some advice on what fish...
  22. RiptideAquaculture

    I'm bored, let see your first coral you added to your reef!

    In my most recent Reef this is my first addition. Build thread coming soon. "Show me what you got!"
  23. 15aleo

    First saltwater tank

    Hello! I'm getting ready to set up my first saltwater tank. My husband has had large saltwater tanks in the past (75+gal) but I'm just trying to set up a 30gal for 2 clownfish, an anemone, maybe some shrimp, and a starfish. I'm not sure if/how much coral I might get as I still need to do more...
  24. S

    EMERGENCY Not Sure if Tank is cycled

    Hi All, I have started fishless cycling with Dr tim's in my 50G tank with Live sand and dry rock. It took about 3 weeks when I got 0 Ammonia, 0 nitrite. As suggested in other threads ,added 2ppm ammonia again just to confirm if my tank is actually cycled . And it took 4 days to get 0 again...
  25. GuilhermeLba

    Live stocking ideas! HELP MEEE

    Hello guys, I'm new to the saltwater world, and I would love to hear some suggestions about which fish should I put in my tank, I already have a pair of clownfish and a shy juvenile yellow watchman goby (hoping he gets a lil bit more brave as he grows, if you have any experience with that fish...
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