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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Squeven

    Upgrade due to Aiptasia

    Hello All, I am upgrading from a BioCube 32 to a 75 gallon display with a 20 gallon sump. Finally got permission because my aiptasia problem is out of control. I am currently transferring fish to the new tank, and will start with coral soon. The problem I am running into is that I can’t seem to...
  4. D

    Is it save for corals

    Hello, am new to the saltwater hobby, my tank have been cycling for 12 days today, and my water parameters are ammonia: 0,2 ppm, NO2: 0,5 ppm and NO3: 10 ppm. Is it save to put in some soft corals? sorry if it is a stupid question
  5. B

    Nano Build Water for new nano tank?

    Hello, I set up a 15g nano tank last week to hold two fish sent by my son (firefish and a neon goby). I used two pieces of live rock that I purchased plus a sponge from my established 45g. 50% water from established tank and 50% new water The LFS said I could put the two fish in right away...
  6. C

    New Tank Fishless Cycle Issues

    Hi Everyone, Long time lurker on this forum and recently got into the hobby (5 weeks marine, but 2 years freshwater). I set up my Red Sea Nano Max 75L 5 weeks ago with the included protein skimmer, Red Sea live sand, a couple of dry rocks, Marine Pure filter media spheres, and RODI water with...
  7. L

    Can you use 2 uv sterilizers?

    I'm currently working on getting a 165 gallon tank set up and am trying to do as much as I can to get it running smoothly now, rather than trying to catch up later. I'm not extremely familiar with UV sterilizers but I've yet to find anything about using 2 different ones to cover the...
  8. micahsoft

    Setting up quarantine. What do I need on hand?

    I have my Biocube 32 tank going now. Not much In it other than clean up crew and a tree coral that hitchhiked in. But after reading so many posts I’m starting to see the benifits of a quarantine tank. I originally wasn’t going to do one do to space limitations. I have very little room to run an...
  9. wvfeefkeeper80

    Algae and more algae

    So, I’m coming up on a year in June for my first tank and there have been so many ups and downs. The one down I just can’t seem to shake? Algae. I’ve improved filtration, flow, removed stock, reduced feeding and light exposure (time and intensity). I just can NOT shake the algae. A couple...
  10. jackalexander

    New Tank Syndrome

    I have been extremely patient going through my cycle and it’s been quite fun but I’m tired of it! Does anyone know when the different types of algae will start to disappear? my tank is 6-8 months old and my nitrate is sub 5 ppm. Also, how can I control green hair? it’s getting bad..
  11. M

    Yellow/White (stringy/gunk) Coating on Rock and Substrate - 1 Month Old Tank

    Hello! I will summarize at the end and provide photos if you don't want to read my initial tank journey from start to now, but here we go! I included the journey only because maybe there was a misstep I took that can explain things. Look for the colored markers if you want quick notes, and...
  12. D

    Please tell me we have something viable here ;Facepalm

    Hello all! I've been lurking for a couple days and figured it's about time to jump in and see if I can get some answers on my current situation. I inherited a saltwater tank that hasn't been used in years so my wife and I have been cleaning it up, restoring the stand and investing in making this...
  13. Davar93

    50 gallon stock list

    Hello everyone! I am looking to upgrade from my nano 30 to a 50 gallon cube. Here is what I have for my stock list for far. Please let me know what you think. The ones that say current are currently getting along in my tank. Thanks! 2 clowns (current) 3 chromis (1 current) Midas blenny...
  14. L

    New Reefer WaterBox Mini Penn 25 loves to see what y’all think

    Hello, I just signed up for this forum and I have been out of the saltwater aquarium game for 15years. I recently purchased a WaterBox Mini Peninsula 25 gallon for my birthday in January from worldwide coral and staff member Dre was very helpful. The tank has been set up for a month. I just...
  15. parkerb20

    New Waterbox X60.2

    I am setting up a new tank in the next few months and I have decided on the Waterbox X60.2. For ones who don't know this is a 40 Gallon Reef Cube with a 20 Gallon sump in the bottom of the stand. I am in college so I am on as much as a "budget" as is can be. At the same time I don't want to...
  16. Erikhsf

    Hello Old reefer that wants to learn new tricks

    Hey my name is Erik. I have been doing reef tanks since 2003 but have been very laced in the hobby. My friend gave me my first tank for 300. It was nice 75 gal with sump and skimmer t5 and halide. I think all I had to buy was power heads. My fish stores in santa cruz suck so I learned everything...
  17. Erikhsf

    Hello New guy

    Hey my name is Erik. I have been doing reef tanks since 2003 but have been very laced in the hobby. My friend gave me my first tank for 300. It was nice 75 gal with sump and skimmer t5 and halide. I think all I had to buy was power heads. My fish stores in santa cruz suck so I learned everything...
  18. micahsoft

    New Reefer needs some advice before getting started

    I need advice and help from some reefers who have some experience. I want to start my first saltwater tank. In the past I’ve had freshwater and planted tanks, but never saltwater and certainly not with live corals. I have been interested and done some research over the past four years. My friend...
  19. R

    Getting Started

    Hey guys! I have always loved the idea of having my own reef tank! About 2 years ago I got really serious about starting one up and did a lot of research as to what i would need, what I would want, etc... Unfortunately, I was still in college and did not really have the money to put into a tank...
  20. M

    New Tank Cycle Need A HELP :/

    Hello everyone, I am a new guy for salt water tank and I need a little bit help for cycling. I was setup my tank and last monday I added to bacteria which is Prodibio Start Up for 12 pieces (biodigest and stop ammonia). After than I waited the cycling but I never seen any changed on my tank. I...
  21. micahsoft

    Starting a new Biocube 32 gallon nano reef tank.

    Hey all. I’m new to the forum and to saltwater tanks. In the past I’ve had several different fish tanks. All have been freshwater. For the last 4 years I’ve given a lot of thought to a nano reef tank. Finally decided to go for it, so I’m getting a 32 gallon LED Biocube on Saturday. I’m going to...
  22. M

    New Tank - General Cycle Process and Question on Lighting During Cycle

    Hello all, I am a returning member of the reef community after years off, and new to the site! Please excuse me while I learn the etiquette and how to ask what I'm thinking in my head. I've set up a 20G Nuvo Peninsula tank in my office and so far here is what I've done. I'm mainly concerned...
  23. F

    New Tank Stocking Questions!

    Hi all, This is my first post ever on here as I'm working towards my first reef tank! Since I've got a decent space and some money saved I've been eyeing the waterbox reef 130.4 system since it is absolutely the biggest I can fit in my space. Total volume is 130 gal, but the actual display tank...
  24. saltmine

    Juvenile Lightning Maroon Pairing Troubles

    Hi all. I am having some trouble with my lightning maroons clowns, which seems to be a common tale! This is my first saltwater aquarium. We set it up over the course of this month and it finished cycling last weekend, so on Sunday we put in the two clowns. Things seemed fine at first - there...
  25. R

    Any reason not to add fish to new tank?

    First: I have been reading the discussion boards of this awesome forum for a few months now and just recently decided I should be adding to the great community here. Looking forward to paying it forward! Long story short: I am a long time aquarist doing my first saltwater tank (35G). I spent a...
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