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  1. 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?
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Krixic

    Build Thread Whats the worst that could happen? New 45 Gal Start up!

    Hello! My name is Zach (or krixic as a pseudonym), 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...
  6. Cdelonj

    Build Thread Tank 2 ~ My 90 SCA

    So after 3 years with my Red Sea 130D AIO I am upgrading... This thread is a bit late as I am well into the first few months with the new tank... Just a quick rundown of equipment ~ (Used) 90G 36X24X24 SCA tank... I'm of course still in an ugly period with diatoms but water is fairly stable...
  7. Madangelo

    Aquatic landscape 2nd attempt

    Hey guys. As my first set up. I’ve spent quite of time reading and learning about the foundation of a good and healthy tank. And leading up to other things after the aquatic landscaping part. take a look at the 1st and 2nd attempts. 1st - is live rock is against the back glass motif. 2nd- is...
  8. A

    AIO Build Cobalt C-Vue 18G Build

    So i'm new to the reefing hobby and have only posted once about cycling the tank (typical right) But wanted to share my build with everyone. I purchased a a Cobalt C-Vue 18G AIO tank, was not the cheapest option but i'm happy as it came with everything I need out of the box and did not need to...
  9. Stu_Tanks


    A little over a week ago I fixed what I thought was a Dino problem. I did a 3 day black out and went through the Dr. Tim’s treatment. Today I come back from a long weekend and my rocks have the same brown stuff growing on them and a little on the sand bed. I don’t think they are Dino’s because...
  10. LxHowler

    Transfering to new tank question

    I have a 15 gallon nano tank that I have had running for a while now but I am starting to get concerned about the condition of the seals. One of the silicone edges has a rather large bubble in it. Because of this I am thinking of buying a fluval Evo tank to transfer into. I have taken all of my...
  11. dimitriost

    Powerhead Placement in first tank

    I've had my 54 litre tank for a few weeks now and introduced a zoa and a gsp. I was wondering whether I've put my powerhead in the right place? (Bottom right in pic - Fluval CP1 1000lph) The zoa is right in its path and closes up sometimes (left on purple rock). Should I swap it around with...
  12. TheBurntNjal

    New Reefer - RSR 170 Set Up

    Hi All, I've been a lurker on R2R for a long time and finally built up the courage (and funds) to pull the trigger on a Red Sea Reefer 170. I have had freshwater planted tanks my entire life, but this is my first attempt at a reef aquarium. I am aiming for mixed reef at first, but ultimately...
  13. Schwab94


    Ive got two little clams in my tank and over night one of the clams appears to have opened up so wide it split in two. My second clam looks just like it did yesterday but im now worried that he may be next for what effected the first. Had both clams for about 3 months now, they're my first clams...
  14. S

    New to saltwater, how to raise ph?

    Hi from the UK! I’ve just gotten into the hobby after a long time of wanting a nano tank. Everything seems to be going smoothly with salinity at 1.026 and ammonia, nitrites, nitrates being 0. One issue: my ph is stubborn at 7.6ish despite alkalinity being between 8-9 as per fritz rpm salt...
  15. RiversideReefer

    Build Thread My first piece of the ocean! - JBJ RF-45

    Hey guys I'm brand new into the world of reef tanks. I am a few days in so I'll post what I've done so far... Here begins my journey. Quick background information, I bought the JBJ RF-45 w/ matching stand from somebody selling it on offerup. Along with the tank I was given some used crushed...
  16. plankton

    Nano Build 10G Cubey reborn after 5 year hiatus

    Here in CA we are 'shelter in place' and literally are discouraged from leaving our homes or if we do keep social distance (no closer than 6') so on and so forth. Long story short, I cleaned up the nano from the garage, tooth a tooth brush to the LR and setup my beloved nano after more than 5...
  17. Rbell93

    New member & first salt tank ever build (pics)

    Hey everyone new member and with my first salt tank ever. I build the sump,stand, and plumbing. See what you think, pics attached! I cycled for a month and now have 2 clowns, 1 flame angel, 2 nems, gsp, zoa, cleaner shrimp, 4 small hermits, 2 snails!
  18. B

    Aiptasia on my emerald crab?

    So I got home yesterday and noticed a little something extra growing on my emerald crab. Is it aiptasia? Is this normal? Have yall seen this? What should I do? Blake Hamilton
  19. Dj Mars

    Red Sea 425XL

    Hello everyone! This forum helped me a lot on deciding where to start and what to buy!! I’m converting from fresh water to saltwater! Got an awesome deal for a 425XL at a local shop near me. Shout out to Rainbow Aquarium! Everything should arrive this weekend. Need help setting it up Can you...
  20. C

    HELP! I accidently bought an Ornate Leopard Wrasse!!

    Hello, I have a 45 gal bow front tank that has been running for just over 3 months. I have had 2 small clownfish in it for the past 6 weeks. Yesterday my kids and I drove the 1.5 hrs to our local fish store to get our next fish. We spent at least 2 hours at the store talking about the tank...
  21. Jtfortune3

    Help! Mirrored background 29 gallon safe?

    NEED HELP So I’m new to the salty side ( I have 5 freshwater aquariums) So my grandma decided to give me her old 29 gallon bowfront tank and stand. I decided I’d set it up and do my first saltwater tank. I properly cycled the tank (requires way more patience than freshwater lol) and added two...
  22. MarsWulf5

    What is the Best Rock That is Pest Free?

    I am starting a new 125 G tank. I am ready to cure and cycle rock but I dont want any pests. I have decided against any type of dry or wet rock. What is the best rock for a long term pest free tank? Reef saver???
  23. K

    Clown fish with white on fins

    Hello! I’m pretty new here but maybe some of you could help me out. I’ve had my tank for a couple weeks running and I introduced two juvenile clown fish about a little over a week ago. One of them got a little bigger than the other and is doing extremely well is very healthy. However, the other...
  24. Michelesreef

    help me pick some fish....

    So I'm about to set up a new tank, 30 gallon with a 10 gallon sump. I'm using a rock i already have with a TON of mushroom corals covering it and probably some more rocks...definitely more rock. Anyway, i have one clown and one mandarin plus 2 other mushroom corals, a green hammer, & a daisy...
  25. Gcowles

    Build Thread First build: 68 gal CADlights Mixed Reef

    This summer I purchased a 68 gal CADlights tank with all the equipment for $1100 on Craigslist. I just started the tank up at the beginning of November. My equipment: 68 gal CAD lights tank and stand Trigger Systems 30g ruby pro Various 6 return pump MP40 Bubble Magus Curve 7 protein skimmer...
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