1. S

    Newbie and algae question

    Hello, I'm new to the site. New to the saltwater hobby as well. Tank is about 2 months old. Waterbox 70g (45g top and 25g sump). I have 8 fish (2 mochavinci clowns, 3 cardinals, a flameback angel, royal gramma, and a lawnmower blenny). All seems to be going well. They all like each other...
  2. Squishy

    Plumbing for New Setup, 210 Gallon Dual Mega-flow

    Hello All, I am somewhat new to the forums and to the saltwater hobby. It may be a bit if a task to start with a 200 gallon, but I am very eager to do so. I have done a ton of reading on here, and right now I planning the plumbing so I can start getting the materials. To explained the drawing...
  3. Squishy

    New 210

    Hi All, I am just starting to setup a 210 dual mega flow tank. Right now I am designing the plumbing, or at least trying to. I am going to be running a DC return pump that is rated 3100gph @24 feet head pressure, hence the idea I have for the overflows. The sump was just a quick sketch to show...
  4. Cstar_BC

    DIY Garbage Can Sump - input appreciated **

    Hi all - above is my planned sump/filter . I know that I have not included control valves or check valves because I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING WHEN IT COMES TO PLUMBING. I think i can glue PVC ledges to the inside of the drum on which i can rest diffuser screens which can hold the...
  5. SirRoot

    SirRoot's WB 60.2+ Build

    SirRoot’s WB 60.2+ Build After about a year of “window shopping” I’m ready to start my very first saltwater aquarium. Kick starting this build thread to document the experience as a public journal but any tips would be greatly appreciated! Current Build: Tank: Waterbox Marine 60.2+ (24x24x18...
  6. Cstar_BC


    Hi ! quick facts : -Canadian -been in freshwater fish keeping for 3 years and finally making the plunge into saltwater
  7. unweariedgoose

    New to here, but not new to fish!

    Hi everyone! I am from middle tennessee/ north of Nashville. My brother and I have maintained 2 fresh water tanks and a salt water for about 3, maybe 4 years now. Thankfully we haven't failed horribly since our first tank. We currently have an average array of "easy" fish, but the main reason...
  8. OlPainless

    Newbie Looking to get started

    Just looking for solid advice since I have not purchased anything yet and haven't totally convinced my wife to give me a full green light. I am looking to start a 40 gallon tank with rock and fish and move to some soft coral. Nothing crazy, just want to keep everything alive and not throw money...
  9. Simon_K

    Newbie looking for advice/suggestions on how to improve my setup

    Hello everyone, I've had my aquarium for a few months now (since july 2019), I've had a few major issues over that time (salinity drop, salinity hike, algae bloom, diatom bloom) as i learn the craft. Most of the issues I experienced could have been prevented by talking to people more...
  10. midlife-reefer

    First Reef Tank - IM NUVO SR-60

    A couple of weekends ago, I almost bought a brand new Innovative Marine Fusion Nano 20. It was on sale for $240 and came with lights. I debated and when I finally decided to pull the trigger on it, it was gone. It just disappeared from my shopping cart. POOF!! It was no longer available on...
  11. midlife-reefer

    Starting My Reefing Journey

    Hey everyone! I wanted to say hi and that I'm a complete newbie. But, I'm very excited about this hobby and can't wait to get my tank going. I bought a nice, used IM NUVO SR-60 and it's cleaned and ready to go. I'm looking forward to hearing from all of you and please give me a shout out if...
  12. KaliReeFiend

    New Member

    Hey fellow reefers my name is Aaron Emery I am a new hobbiest and just wanted to introduce myself. My LFS gave me a 7G glow tank a year ago to get my feet wet in the fish keeping hobby. Needless to say 3 weeks after the tank was cycled I was hooked and already had a 75G on order to setup a...
  13. punkieg0

    Frustrated Newbie

    Hi All, Since you all have been so helpful before I thought I would post here to get some thoughts. Still new to the hobby, only getting into in January so many things are still new to me. I set the tank up and let it cycle- didn't add my first fish until April. Current stock list: 2- clownfish...

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  15. AbjectMaelstroM

    Wait, this ain't the ABC store....

    Yup, another guy who got lost and accidentally wandered into a fish store. Well, not quite…. Long ( and I mean like 20 something years long) story short, I finally decided to get into reefing. My wife says I have a real problem with getting very bored very quickly, unless something occupies my...
  16. MnFish1

    So - a where do I come from Poll: This tank is from?

    This poll had a mistake - there is a new one:
  17. gt44ever

    650g DT (Re)build

    Hello, Hello and welcome to my newbie fever underwater circus. I'm new to the hobby and got thrown into the deep end (literally) to sink or swim. I did an intro thread here: Moving over here for...
  18. AquaLocker

    BEGINNER CORALS - What are the best corals for those new to coral?

    When I first started out, I really found coral to be very intimidating. Fortunately (except for my wallet), I have grown to love coral. What was your first coral? What would you recommend for those new to coral? And, why do you recommend the ones you recommend? (Photos always welcome!) We are...
  19. stevepaynr84

    Advice please

    So looking for some advice on an anemone I bought a few days ago. It's spent the first few days hiding under a rock but has come out today but I'm told it looks bleached. What do I need to do to help this guy? Obviously don't want to lose him so am open to any and all advice please. Pictures are...
  20. DirtDiggler2823

    Spendid Dottybacks

    Anyone got any experience or advice concerning splendid dottybacks? There is one in my local shop, and while I'm just starting off and are aware that neon dottybacks can be rough, I'm getting conflicting information on the spendid dottyback. They are beautiful fish, and I'd love to add one, but...
  21. EHaddad

    RedSea Reefer XXL 750 coming tomorrow

    So I ordered a RedSea Reefer XXL 750 from BRS. I ordered it on Cyber Monday and got that 7% off. It is supposed to be delivered tomorrow. With it being so big I had to upgrade my floors. So I should be able to park a car in there now. I ordered the tank without the lights I got mixed...
  22. Clarinuto

    where to find captive-bred royal gramma? and other newb questions

    I have read online that royal gramma's were able to be captive-bred long ago, but I don't see them for sale (at least not with the specific label that they were captive-bred)? Also, I added a royal gramma a week ago. She seemed to be doing well on day 1 and 2, but has disappeared since. I...
  23. A_Poythress

    24G Nano

    Hey guys, I just wanted a place to keep track of my tank progress and to chat about some questions I may have as things evolve with my setup. Looking forward to seeing things grow out in this tank!
  24. D

    Nuvo 20 build

    Hey Reef2Reef I am starting my first ever reef tank. I’m going to start from the beginning. So basically a bit after Christmas I went to the lfs and was looking for a reef tank to buy. I was originally looking at the nuvo 40 because of its size but then I saw the 20. It had the 2 skkye led’s...
  25. rantipole

    A Year of Reefing

    It just popped up in my Facebook memories that this is my one year anniversary of having fish and corals in my tank. I've officially been a reefer for a year now! I'm happy that in that time I've only lost one fish and a few zoas, with everything else in my tank doing pretty well. In the bad...