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  1. TheRedBeardedReefer

    Long time lurker, first time poster (Pics and Live Stream for the community's relaxing pleasure)

    Howdy, As the title indicates I've been browsing the threads here for years, but finally decided to jump in to the discussion. I've been keeping saltwater tanks for years, starting with a predator tank in the 90s housed in a 40 breeder, upgrading to a 90 wave (front panel blew out), and...
  2. Reef-Gang414

    C-Vue 26 AOI set up! New here!

    Hey y’all my name is Luke and I recently set up a cvue 26 all-in-one with a hydra 26 hd. I am currently waiting out the cycle stage and it seems to be taking longer then previous ranks. I have just started getting what look like little brown clusters of I think algae on the rock and sand no...
  3. curiel909


    Hello everyone! Hope everyone had an awesome weekend! I sure did, I visited Reef-A-palooza and came up with a lot of great products. I am now on week 2 with my 40 gallon tank. And I started getting brown algae all over the tank. My lights are on a schedule. I am running a Current USA orbit...
  4. Austin Lee

    First time testing Calc & Alk. Calc seems high?

    Hi all, I invested in a couple of Hanna checkers for the first time! I have a 25 lagoon that's about 7 months old. It's all LPS right now, and I'd like to add some montis soon, so I tested both Calc & Alk today for the first time and they came in at 518 & 8.1, respectively. I double tested...
  5. Mike Paletta's New Tank is UP and Running

    Reef Spotlight Mike Paletta's New Tank is UP and Running

    New Tank is UP and Running Photos are courtesy of and used with permission from @Mike Paletta, ©2019, All Rights Reserved. It is now six months and counting, and the new tank(s) are coming along nicely. As I noted in my earlier articles, the setting up of my new 500-gallon tank was not just...
  6. D

    White slime?

    I've been battling with this since I started a new 20g. I used Dr.Tim's ammonia to start the cycle and the tank cycled properly, went through the diatom phase and all. I had a bacteria problem with the tank being cloudy that REFUSED to go away with time. Every SINGLE post I found that "solved"...
  7. Mical

    Belated Valentines Gift

    My girlfriend had a surprise waiting for me today, I came home to find this in my place. I won't be starting a build thread for awhile as we're shopping for a new home.
  8. Luke iskra

    Setting up 32g biocube Whats Required!?

    hey guys, i got myself a biocube from a local reefer and currently have a 10g project / learning tank. i will be setting up the 32g cube this month and trying to figure out what exactly ill be needing to get this tank rolling and keeping it steady, my general idea is pretty simple buy live...
  9. D

    20H nano reef planning

    Hey guys, I'm planning a tank that will basically be a reboot from my first nano tank that I decided to tear down and re-do. With the space, I realized I can upgrade from a 10 to a 20H, and while I'd much prefer a 20L, I don't have the space for it. But if I can fit more water volume that'd be a...
  10. Austin Lee

    Precautions when buying a used tank?

    Hi all, Going to be buying a 25 gallon innovative marine AIO lagoon tank this evening when I get off of work. The last used tank I bought had a ton of problems (though I never found out if it was because the tank was used). That being said, are there any precautions I should take when I buy...
  11. Austin Lee

    TANK BUILD: Which is best - IM 25 Lagoon or 40G?

    Hi Guys, It's been a few years since I've posted here because I've been tankless :( But now I'm working on planning my next build! However, I need your help. I'm stuck between the Innovative Marine 25 Gallon Lagoon or the 40G Cube(ish). I live in an apartment, and my lease renews in October...
  12. E


    Hi. So a few people have said they want to see the progress new Tank The story. Saturday morning 3 weeks ago October 5 2018 as we do every morning my wife and i were having coffee while checking email and watching the Swimmer Swimmies Swimming happily in there swimmer swimmie swimming place...
  13. Billldg

    What is the Meaning of a Mature Tank?

    The title says is all, what is the meaning of a mature tank. I have read hundreds of threads about fellow reefers loosing frags and the saying the tank isn't seasoned enough, or the tank isn't mature enough comes up a lot, myself included. OK, I get it, but how long then. What is needed to be...
  14. K

    Moving rock

    Hello guys, I have a 55 gallons salt tank.. I moved it and made the mistake of using the same sand bed.. ever since then I’ve had phosphate issues.. I’m in the process of buying a new tank. I’m getting a 90 gallon and moving everything from my 55 gallon into it.. gonna buy new sand and...
  15. MSB123

    MSB’s “Can it be done?”

    As many of you know, we all get the urge to upgrade. And that urge has hit me hard. I have been saving for awhile now, and selling off gear. I now have $4500 for a new tank! I have some ideas about what I want and I have been looking at some options for tanks including Red Sea and custom...
  16. divetoday

    Building a 30 Gallon Frag Tank... The Long, Slow, Right way

    Blank Slate by divetoday posted Jun 28, 2018 at 10:56 AMThis is my first-ever tank build thread, but I am setting up a new frag tank and wanted to document the progress. FWIW, I've had lots of FOWLR tanks (since 1976!), but only got into reefing about 6 years ago. Since then, I've suffered from...
  17. Danh Ngo

    My 68G build, up in October

    This is some of my little diy project (not the tank) . Waiting for the tank, it is a UNS tank 68G 22x36x22. Everything will be up in October. First time build so the stand does not look so nice :)
  18. X

    new tank questions! 35g deep blue

    Hello everyone. Im finally feeling the need for a new tank and I've decided on a deep blue reef ready 35g 20x20 cube. So far my tanks have all been small (12x12 cubes or a 15g aqueon fowlr). As such i never did sumps, just hang on filters filled with chemipure and purigen + live rock. As such...

    Advice from the very beginning ..

    There is MASSES of information online about what to do or not do when you start up your first reef aquarium and if were brutally honest it can be quite daunting! Ive begun to put together a multi part series on YouTube documenting setting up your very own saltwater reef tank and each episode...
  20. JSpen

    Sump Hunt

    Im looking for a sump that has a refugium and is capable of handling a 130 gallon tank. I really don't want to break the bank on this. Ive been looking at the ice cap sumps and its really nice these have a ATO built right in. If anyone has any suggestions for a reasonable price id be very...
  21. Hugo Garcia

    What should I add next?

    Ok guys, I’ve set up my innovative marine 30L a few months ago and now I’m looking for more stuff to add to it. I currently have 2 clownfish, 1 Royal Gramma Basslet, 1 Tailspot Blenny and 1 orange parwn Goby. 2 large elctrtic orange hermit crab, 2 eclectic blue, 4 blue leg hermit, 5 Trouchas...
  22. clsbgirl

    Relationships and Tanks

    So I've had a heck of a new year. I broke down my 75 gallon reef tank, which anybody who's done it knows how big a pain that is, but I did it because I didn't have the time for the upkeep. Anyway I stuffed as much as I could into a 10 gallon, and it turned out to be a pretty cute looking tank...
  23. Psylacus

    New 300 Gallon SW Aquarium.

    Hey folks! Posting this here as well as this is both an introduction to me as well as the tank that I am working on, so if you already read this you can skip down to the link below. I attached a GOOGLE SHEET, with what I am thinking about buying and you can comment as well! So new to the forum...
  24. Psylacus

    Hello from Utah:)

    Hey folks! So new to the forum and starting my salt water adventure. Background about me - I work for a gaming computer company and we ship computers all over the world and I manage the chaos :). Anyway, I have a 46 gallon bow front tank that I have had for 6 years with very little hoopla and...
  25. J

    New Tank Coral Recommendations

    Hi all! My boyfriend has had his 30 gallon tank for awhile but I just got my first tank (a 10 gallon Nuvo) last weekend. I know there is a difference between watching someone else do something and doing it for yourself. I cycled the water with salt water from the store we buy from, live sand...