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  1. Queenofreef

    Build Thread QOR’s Waterbox 220 Build

    Howdy Reefers! :D Welcome to my first build thread for my third reef tank - the Waterbox 220 Reef Pro. This tank is significantly larger than my previous tanks (Biocube 29g and IM 40g), and I couldn’t be more excited about my options with this bad boy. I’m going to have my first ever SUMP!! And...
  2. 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...
  3. ricksmithsdca

    Build Thread New to Saltwater...

    So I am new to saltwater. I bought a used setup from OfferUp that needed some work so I have been working on it (stand had water damage, black back needed to be scraped, light connectors corroded, etc.). As of today, the stand is done and the back is scraped. I have the material to fix the...
  4. kiddkobireefs

    Cycling High Nitrites While Ammonia Is Lowering

    I’ve been testing my tank everyday to monitor my cycle. Cycle has been going on for over a month now. My nitrites have continually been high right now for the past 3-4 days at 2-5ppm. My ammonia read 2.0ppm for a few days and has gone to 1ppm as of today but my nitrites are still sitting between...
  5. 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...
  6. Canadareefer666

    Build Thread Innovative Marine 75 EXT build thread

    So the deal was with the wife, new condo, new tank. Seemed fair to me. After deliberating between a Red Sea and IM, we went with IM due to stand and availability. I currently have an Aqueon 75 gallon reef ready but the stand casing is falling apart, it is too big for the apartment and I want to...
  7. supernanoguy

    My super nano tank

    Hello everyone. Will be doing some more updates here on this thread over the next 8 months. This is my first tank and I have done some decent research ahead of time. Mistakes have been made already and I will go into that as time progresses. For now I’m looking for some input on my live rock...
  8. K

    Microscope ID: can anyone identify these?

    Hi I took some samples of the brown algae starting to cover my rocks and sand. I found 2 different shapes which both are moving. Can anyone identify these?
  9. Spenc_

    Maxspect R420R Lighting Levels

    I just setup a Nano tank which is a Innovative 10G Cube tank, put live rock in it and dry sand because I couldn't get ahold of live sand in my area. I have a Maxspect R420R 60W-16000k and I need help setting it up with times and light levels, I was told to have it on for 8-10 hours a day and...
  10. 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...
  11. C

    Do I need auto for nano tank.

    Do I need an ATO for a 10 gallon nano tank. If so what one should I get. Thank You
  12. Herides

    My very first 1 week old tank. Can ya'll tell me how i'm doing and help out with water parameter problems?

    Hey guys, i'm going to tell you guys about my 1 week old reef tank and some of the concerns that i'm having that I don't know how to solve. The tank is a 40 gallon breeder with a population of just 2 Onyx (Sea Quest Line) Clownfish. It's filtration is an aquatop Forza canister filter (which...
  13. J

    100% Water Change

    So in my previous thread, I had an ammonia issue that was out of hand. As suggested, I did a 100% WC and now i’m wondering when I should start adding fish back. If anyone has suggestions, let me know!
  14. ajtomase

    As many fish as possible in 56 gallon tank

    Hi everyone! I'm looking at a 56 gallon tank and I want to have as many fish/coal/invertibrates as possible. I'd love to have as much color, variety, and movement in my tank as possible. Is it still the 1" per gallon rule? Thanks! I also plan on adding several invertebrates I'm also...
  15. 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...
  16. JustKyle

    New to Reefing! Check out my build

    Hello all! New to reefing here, and just wanted to get some opinions on what we’ve got going on here. We got a 32 bio cube and so far everything is running fabulously and all of our lil fishies are doing great. Here’s a pic! What’s in the tank: Fish: - 1 Blue Spotted Jawfish - 2 Clowns - 1...
  17. S

    Just got this Hammer coral and it doesn’t look good.

    I recently got this hammer coral from a guy. Does it look like its unhealthy?
  18. 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...
  19. TankMaid

    Build Thread Lowboy Lagoon Display Tank

    All, thank you for your warm welcome to the site and your answers to all my previous questions. After all of the gathered info, I decided to do a build post. I will stick mainly to images with a little annotation. I started 2 months ago with nothing. I bought a 50 gallon Lowboy system that is...
  20. MnFish1

    When can coral be put into a tank - a philosophical / scientific discussion

    So - having read the threads here - for several years - I keep hearing 'you cant keep corals unless the tank is xxx months/years old' - on the other hand - I have also seen examples of people setting up tanks at reef shows, aquarium stores, and hobbyists - who set up their tanks and immediately...
  21. 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?
  22. iProShot

    Biocube 32 Light Schedule-New Tank

    I Recently started a Biocube 32g this is my current light schedule On video. I don’t know if it’s good enough?? ;Bookworm I have been running the tank now for 42 days. Before starting the cycle I swap out the stock filter system the Biocube 32 comes with and got InTaNk media basket Poly Filter...
  23. M

    Should i cycle new aquarium if it has media from old aquarium?

    Hello reefers, Just got a 10 gallon jbj today as an upgrade from my fluval evo 5 since my pump went out. I got new dry sand and dry rock for the new aquarium. I will be setting it up tomorrow and plan on using 2-3 gallons of water from my previous tank. I also have a 1 gallon sump with media...
  24. gidelgadojr

    Just bought 65 gallon used tank

    Bought a 65 gallon tank that was running for a year, but the owner got a bigger one and gave me this with everything included, but lights and stand. I build my own stand replaced the piping because it needed a touch up. I filled it with freshwater everything runs smoothly. I’m putting in the...
  25. Krixic

    Build Thread The 45g Money Pit.

    Hello! My name is Zach, Im from California (we are as crazy as they say) near the sacramento region. I have about 7 good years of Freshwater experiance behind me, prior to that (ages 10 and under) I collected a ungodly amount of goldfish and kept them in containers of fish purgitory. I moved...