new tank advice

  1. S

    Coral's polyps aren't opening?

    Hey, so I'm new to keeping saltwater, and I have a gorgonian coral who won't open up, I dropped it in on Tuesday, (the 9th) along with another coral (a spiny gorgonian). The other is super happy and has all it's polyps out so i'm not sure if this one is just being finicky or what? It's next to...
  2. D

    I NEED HELP I have a 525 red sea

    Hello, so I went through a loss in my family and work stress. So i did the bair minimum for my new tank it is a 525 red sea ( had sand water and dry rock in it pump heater powerheads). Dr Tim's fishless way. I have a 75 gallon I am planing to transfer over to the red sea tank. I did add a lot ro...
  3. H

    EMERGENCY First tank !

    Hi yall so I set up my first salt water fish tank! I started with a 20 gal and I will be putting a pair of clown fish and an anemone in it. I just want to make sure I got everything I need and am doing everything correctly. So I have the tank, the stand, a new fluval filter, a aquatop heater...
  4. ninjafish710

    Ai hydra 64 mounting height

    First time poster long time reader. I’ve ordered a semi custom tank from planet aquarium. I went with 48x24x30. I wanted longer but the wife is kind enuff to support my hobby but not a bigger foot print in the living room . I already have 2 ai hydra 64’s from my previous tank which was the...
  5. ThatFishEnjoyer

    Setting up macro tank questions.

    Hello, I'm in the process of setting up what will be a 55 gallon macroalgae tank, and was wondering if there is any specific salt that I should use that will give me the best chance, or if it doesn't even matter. Salt like Natural salt water, red sea coral pro, instant ocean, etc. And any...
  6. MisterrBee

    First tank please critique.

    Hi all, I am new to saltwater tanks. This is my first attempt. I have been through a short ugly spell of diatoms but quickly cleared it up. The tank is only 7 weeks old so still young, I know I have probably gone a bit mad with the amount of corals I have added so quickly, but I'm quite...
  7. C

    Innovative Marine Fusion Pro AIO

    Hey everyone! I am new to reefing and I am so excited!!! I have decided to get the Innovative Marine Fusion Pro 2 AIO (40 gallon) tank for my setup. (Preferably, I don't want to break the bank either with the extra equipment I need) I had a couple questions I hope you guys could provide some...
  8. Nate9292

    First saltwater tank

    Hi everyone, I’m new to the reef2reef and will be starting my first saltwater tank soon. My question before I start buying equipment is about location of my tank. My basement is the best place for the set up, but it is my general hobby area. One hobby I do in there is oil paintings. I have a...
  9. W

    Adding fish to tank

    I’m just starting my fish only tank and heard that you should only add about two fish at a time about a week or two apart. Does it matter the size of the fish because the ones I’m ordering are all about one inch in length. I was going to add 3 fish and one shrimp and a couple hermit crabs. I was...
  10. G

    New tank set up advise

    Hello everyone, I am looking for some opinions on starting a new tank. I am a first time reefer and am looking at getting into this hobby with my girls. We recently inherited a freshwater tank and my kids are obsessed with it so I thought this would be a great addition for us. I have a lot of...
  11. C

    New Fish Help, brand new Tank!!!

    Hi, hope you all are having a fantastic day! I just finished cycling my brand new Waterbox Marine x 110.4 dimensions (47.2" x 19.7" x 21.7"), 80 gallon, and I'm finally ready for fish!!! I have been doing research, and came up with a solid list of fish that I want to add over the course of many...
  12. D

    Red Sea vs Nyos vs Water box

    Hello, I am looking into investing into a new tank and would like some input on which manufacturer is overall better. I have been doing a lot of research and have narrowed down to Red Sea Reefer G2 max line - the Nyos Opus G2 pro line or the waterbox Infinia 150.4. Firstly, I have them in...
  13. T

    40g breeder setup

    My wife has decided that she want to do a 40g reef tank. I have fish but know nothing about reef tanks so i have a few questions about equipment. I have some equipment laying around so I'm wondering if what i have will work. the following list is what i think would work based on what i have read...
  14. C

    Need Help! With what fish to add to New 80 Gallon Saltwater Tank

    Hi, hope you all are having a fantastic day! I have been doing research for the past few months on what type of fish and how many fish I could put into my new 80 gallon saltwater tank and wanted to hear any feedback and any recommendations. Overall Goals for tank, want to have Corals, so fish...
  15. S

    Designing tank, any advice welcome!

    So I’ve made the choice to build a 75 gallon tank out from scratch when we move to our next house at the start of the year. I currently have a 40 gallon breeder that I’m going to source live rock sand, and half the water from. Going to use the 40 gallon as a quarantine tank or frag tank...
  16. TinyReefObsession

    Condy People, what size tank do you have? Tank considerations…

    Hello All, wondering what the best size tank for a condy is; I’ve seen min size listed as 30-50G online, but don’t want to get a 40 & end up with this beautiful beast outgrowing that too lol Background: I was given a small, established tank, 5mos ago, with a gorgeous condy who hosts my 2...
  17. Wolperthinger

    Just diatoms?

    Hi all! I started up a new tank after finding out I hated my 75 gallon bowfront. The new tank has been set up for about 2 weeks. I'm pretty sure I've got the regular diatom bloom, but I am new to the hobby and want to verify I am not creating a habitat for something worse. See the pics below. Is...
  18. Carlsberg

    New tank - good or bad algae?

    Hi everyone, hoping not to annoy asking this as I’ve seen similar posts. My tank is roughly 2 months old so very new and I am learning every day about the cycling and thank this group for so much info. Is this good ‘algae’ or should I be doing something different? My levels are great: KH -...
  19. Etherpete

    EMERGENCY Caridsea special grade - with metal shavings?

    Hey everybody. I found metal shavings, or what I think are metal shavings in my substrate. The magnet fell onto the substrate which it does often and when I pull it out, I found metal shavings or what I think are metal shavings stuck to the magnet. The system is about two weeks old and I put...
  20. Zokki

    Hello, I need advice about fish tank choice

    Hello, It’s time for me to upgrade and change my fish tank. I don’t have it too long but i realised fast that sump is way better than filter. Im looking at Red Sea Reefer G2+ 300 or Aquaone Reefsys 434 Marine Aquarium. I live in Ireland and I can’t find here anything else. Any opinion will be...
  21. Cod1926

    New 90g marine fish tank

    I am wanting to convert my 90g African cichlid tank to a reef tank, but I am a complete newbie to marine fish and would just like a bit of answers. My general idea for the tank so far would be 2-4 clownfish a flame angelfish and a pair of mandarins but have heard they are difficult to keep so...
  22. StacyMarie

    Macros that wont crash?

    Hello!! I currently have a biocube 32 that I would really like to do macro algae in. I currently just have rock and some artificial decor. However I am nervous about macro algae crashing? I know that caulerpa is the one known for going sexual, but I can't find a straightforward answer...
  23. B

    I still have ammonia!

    Hi everyone. So I started my tank 3 weeks ago and started off with Dr Tim’s one and only. 5 days later I added 2 clown fish, then a week later 2 hermit crabs. I’ve been testing waters every day to keep an eye. My ammonia has gone up to about 1.5 at the most. I dose Prime and Stability every...
  24. nathanb25

    AIO Build Nathan’s new 100 gallon Tenecor AIO w/40 gallon sump

    Hello Everyone! Very new to saltwater reef aquariums, but quickly upgraded for 40 gallon tank with very basic system, added 20 gallon QT and 50 gallon DT. Now I’m super excited to build a full system with sumo tank. It is a AIO but I am adding a 40 gallon sump for more volume and better...
  25. C

    How many fish can I add at once?

    I have a 55 gallon tank that just finished its nitrogen cycle. I am planning to add 7-8 fish as the total amount eventually. I've heard people say to add 1-2 fish every 2 weeks to ease the bioload, but is it still 1-2 fish every 2 weeks for a 55 gallon tank? I was planning on getting 2 clownfish...
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