new tank advice

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Woodneers

    Should I go ahead and do the tank swap?

    So I have a 75 gallon that’s been up and running for 3 years. I also have my newly setup 225 up and running a week now with cycled rock. I’m trying to decide when and how to move everything over to the new tank. Rock, fish and coras will all be moving to a much larger space. They are currently...
  5. Monney00

    New Tank, suggestions?

    Good evening all (or evening here at least), At the risk of opening Pandora’s Box, I am looking for some suggestions for brand/manufacturer for a new tank. Currently I have a cheap 65 gallons petsmart special, which is holding its own with my mixed reef tank. Problem is, I was too chicken to...
  6. ilokee16

    EMERGENCY Sick clownfish! First saltwater tank

    Merry Christmas everyone! I’m new to saltwater tanks and impulse bought a 14 gallon with 2 Ocellaris clownfish on december 20th, now one of the fish seems to be sick. My Lfs gave us 10 gal of water from one of their display tanks and told us that we could add fish right away, so we got a...
  7. yourmom

    Spend my money! I am starting a new 40 gal and have a budget.

    I kept a 10 gallon saltwater tank for a little over a year (fish only) and started my 40 gal AIO with the intention of adding corals, anemone, etc about a month ago. Here’s what I have: Livestock = two clowns, a bicolor blenny, cleaner shrimp and a tiger sand conch. Gadgets = AIO Nuvo Fusion 40...
  8. Mattc123

    New tank parameters and conditions

    I started a new tank about two weeks ago and used Dr. Tim's and biospira to start the tank. This is in a 32 gallon biocube. I have 2, 3 year old clownfish and a brand new cardinal who was kinda the guinea pig to see if the tank was safe before putting in my beloved clowns as well as a small...
  9. TheSaucyPelican

    Potential coral pest?

    Hello! My name is Tyler and I’m new to the reef aquarium hobby. I’ve got a Fluval Evo lll 13.5 gallon aquarium that has been running for a couple months now. I purchased a zoa frag from my LFS to monitor for a while in hopes of it doing well to see if I was ok to start to add in a couple...
  10. ReefRusty

    Hiding your cords??

    Now I have recently just purchased a WATERBOX 70.2 marine tank. Will do a build thread shortly. I'm now asking what people do regarding all their controller's and cables and how do you manage them? Never been a fan of having electricity and water in the same cabinet. Assistance and or...
  11. K

    Serious tank issue. Please help

    Hello everyone, I’m pretty much at my wits end with my tank and I would really appreciate any help I can get. I'll start with some info about my tank: Started tank on August 10th 2020. 20gal long. Bare bottom. I put a wave maker pump, ai prime light, heater (78°), dry rock, and some nitrifying...
  12. pokegirl1332

    How to clean white lines around the tank?

    Hello everyone this is maybe my 3rd or fourth tank and I just moved so setup my old 30 gallon waterbox in the new place and been up about a month (used water from my 2 year old 100 gallon) the tank had this white buildup all around the tank that makes it hard to see certain spots but it’s nearly...
  13. MummysReefTank

    HELP PLEASE!

    Hi, I've added 2 cardinals to my 450L tank, they have been in there since Saturday, and this AM I noticed that one was looking a little raged. Now I've watched fish A attacking (the now raggedy) fish B. What should I do? They are all that is in there atm, will this stop once pecking order is...
  14. Imback

    How long does the ugly stage last? 6 month old tank -

    Should I remove this hair algae or let it do it’s thing? Also, how in the world did I get snails? There every where? Would it have come from the “live sand”? Should I get them out?
  15. Snaizel

    Build Thread Unexpected Upgrade! 24gAIO to 120g RR!

    Uh so this was really not what I planned happening. I joined this forum a couple weeks ago because I've just started my journey in the saltwater hobby! I'm a longtime FW planted tank fan and wanted to make a gentle step into saltwater with this cute 24g aio I got for a good deal It's got...
  16. M

    Build Thread Upgrading! 30x30x30 Cube

    Hello everyone, I am new to the community so excuse my ignorance. I found my love for reef tanks in my teens, but my minimum wage job at 16 couldn’t dream of keeping up with the hobby, so I gave up on it. Now that I make adult money, and still don’t have children to feed, I can try again. I...
  17. MummysReefTank

    Advice on order of fish into tank.

    Hi All! This is my first post; I’ve got the tank up and running and it has been cycling for the past 2 weeks, its only resident a now delightfully bloated (dead) prawn.... and some Dr Tim’s. The tank size is 450l and I'd like people’s recommendations on what order to add the below fish in. They...
  18. S

    Help with New Red Sea Reefer 250 - Plants/Coral

    Hello Fellow Reefers, I recently set up a Red Sea Reefer 250 and as you can see from the picture it’s just needs more life - lots more! I don’t really have much in terms of plants/coral and I could really use some help in terms of suggestions. Any ideas in terms of hardy coral and fish that...
  19. Spenc_

    Setting up my tank

    So I just bought a used Innovative 10G tank, it came with a skimmer, heater, light (Maxspect R420R) and I bought a Fluval Sea CP1 circulation pump and a water testing kit. SO, I started off with live rock, and dry sand and put salt water that I bought from my reef shop that has a salinity of...
  20. SkyDoodles

    New saltwater tank

    Lol, this was out of necessity... Fast and furious! I needed a quaratine tank... Got some fish and they came on the brink of death (I think it got too cold )... 2 died and I salvaged one, he was literally doing death spirals... But now my pigmy angel is beating the snot out of him... Hope this...
  21. OllieGreen

    Hello Hi! Anyone Have Advice For My New Nano Tank?

    Hi! I'm new to reefing (but I've been interested in it forever) and am just starting up my first nano tank. I'm really excited and ill be putting everything together in the next few days. I was wondering if anyone here could give me some advice on my tank and let me know of anything that i'm...
  22. P

    Just starting my 112 gallon

    Hi awesome people! So I’m wanting to start my tank off right, and I want to make sure it has a good supply of pods. What’s the best way to make sure they’re are tons in there for my tank, and for my mandarin gobbies I wanna add eventually! Again, just getting back into it so I wanted to know if...
  23. Zoe’s Reef

    AIO Build Starting a new reef tank! Coralife Biocube 32g

    Hi all! I've been reefing for about a year and a half now and unexpectedly, due to covid, I'm going to be moving soon. In the process of moving, I'd like to take advantage of it and expand to a bigger tank. I currently have the Fluval Evo 13.5g and am heavily considering switching to the...
  24. M

    Found a Red Reef Max 130D on Craigslist. Advice?

    Hello! I'm a complete newbie to the community and hobby, and have been dreaming of having a saltwater tank for awhile now. I have a lot more time on my hands, so I thought now would be a great time to do the necessary research and slowly build up the gear I need before I cycle my first tank...
  25. TheReefArchitect

    DIY Drilling & plumbing

    I've recently purchased a 600x400x400 optiwhite nano tank and plan on drilling the tank myself. I haven't ordered and plumbing or started drilling the tank so i thought i best check with someone more experienced than myself. What is the best design / setup to run. I had ideally wanted to...
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