Hi all. Just thought I'd share some of my before and after pics. Adopted the tank about 9 weeks ago. It had a bad case of aiptasia and build up of dirt.
It's took a lot of effort but water quality is back on track and tank looks clean and fresh.
Recommendations on easy/hardy corals to add? Or...
I just bought a new red sea reefer 425 xl. I am looking for recommendations for all the equipment I would need with it such as return pump, wave maker, lights, protein skimmer, etc. The model i bought just comes with the tank, stand, and sump only & plumbing of course. I do not have a...
So I adopted an established reef tank a few months back.
I managed to get on top of an aiptasia issue in the display tank... But recently noticed there are a few in the back chamber on one of the filter media bags.
I'm worried if I remove it I'm gonna remove the beneficial bacteria. But if...
So we've been going for about 5 months...this is my first saltwater/reef tank. I have to many fish number one but two of the dang things were hiding so we'll we thought they died. So I now do water checks every other day to make sure I'm in parameters. We have 2 clowns, one fire, one...
I have just placed an order for a waterbox 100.3 that is going to be replacing my Fluval Evo 13.5. this is going to be my second reef tank so I still feel pretty inexperienced, because of this I wouldn't mind your guys help with suggesting what you would stock the tank with if it was yours. it's...
Hey y’all I have a waterbox 20 cube with 1 fire shrimp, 1 cleaner shrimp, a couple snails and a royal gramma baslett. I was thinking of getting a sand sifting goby in the tank, would it be fine and not jump out since I have a mesh lid with 1/4 inch holes?
Hello guys, i am new in Reef world , my tank is now 3 months Old , and i have this 3 different alagae in my tank
Now it is 80 gallaon tank
Now can any body guide me how to get rid of this alage ? Is there any Fish ? Or snails ? Or crab which can clear it or i have to do my self ? Or it will...
figured i’d start a thread and see where it goes. Been in the hobby as a whole for about 5 years now. Had a 40 breeder for about 2 years when i still lived at home. I still miss that tank. Being my first full reef, it taught me everything i know about this hobby, along with a lot of...
Located in columbus Indiana although I can ship
-pulsing xenia (price depends on how big of cut you would like)
-cali torte acropora -$30
-pink birdsnest -$20
-blue devils finger leather (price depends on how big of cut you would like)
So I’ve been reading about the potential dangers to caring for a reef tank and i have read about palytoxins and Mycobacterium marinum. These are things I will worry about because I am OCD and can’t help it. If anyone has advice on how to safely care for a tank without having to worry about these...
Hey everyone, l’m wondering if anyone has ideas or any experience with building a Fuge for a 20 gal Waterbox. The back section of the waterbox has three sections, one for a filter sock, a middle which is currently empty, and a pump in the third slot. Would it be possible to make a Fuge to...
Hi, I’ve been in and out of the hobby for years. Recently jumped back in a little over a year ago but keeping it small with a biocube 32. We have had all types of fish and inverts in the past ranging from: blue ring octopus, mimic octopus, cuddle fish, Nautaliss, puffers, Hawaiian eel...
This is my first brain coral and first coral ever I had the coral in the tank for three days now and this is the first time that I see their mouths open (see in picture) could someone tell me what this means?
Been out of this game for about 10 years and decided to give it another go as we enjoy having a reef in our house. Bit of an adjustment coming from a 90 gallon reef years ago to a BioCube, figure this was the easiest way to ease back in to the hobby! Working right now with the stock LEDs to see...
So I am going to get a 10-15 gallon tank and plan on stocking it with:
2 clown fish
1 Tuxedo urchin
1 small harlequin serpent sea star
And some coral as the tank progresses.
I would really like to find a small eel like fish that would be able to live in a tank this small. I’ve...
So I was wondering on what I can stock in my 90 gallon.
Here is my current stocking:
1- Yellow Tang
1- Jewel damsel
1- Yello tail damsel (small)
2- Clownfish Ocellaris
I was looking for vibrant and colorful fish! Also decently active. I saw one of these at my lfs but did not purchase...
I'm getting back to reef keeping after gosh 7 or so years.
I was big into nano tanks bc I’ve always had small spaces but now with a new house I want to get a somewhat bigger tank.
I have a wall where the other side is my back basement which would be great to have access but it’s...
This was the humble start of it all. Little was I aware of how much I would learn, make mistakes and fall in love with this hobby.
Started with my purchase of an Aquatop Nano. Wasn't a fan of the black stand so I bought some adhesive vinyl flooring and gave it a more fitting look.
I noticed my hammer not opening up all the way like it used to since a couple weeks ago. Last night, 4 hours after the lights turned off, i went down to look in the tank when the corals have all shrunk to see if i can see anything. And i noticed a a 3-way crack in my hammer.Its all shrivelled in...
I am pumped about about my new 90 gallok sustem. I had one question. Where should I position the wavemaker? I do have an overflow and sump. Here’s what I was thinking (sorry for the bad diagrams) I was thinking of placing 4 700gph pumps.
Can we get a controlled experiment where we determine if playing music near our aquarium increases or decreases coral growth and overall tank happiness?
My tank is next to my shop speakers and I'd like to know what my corals taste in music is so I can evict the ones that listen to mumble rap...
Hi all, just looking for any opinions or experiences on frag tanks. i worked in a reef store recently so i get the jist, but i am about to purchase a low boy style frag tank like this, but i don’t really like the black rim around it. any suggestions for around 50 gallons? thanks all
Hey everyone. I wanted to start a build thread to show the progression of my 65g reef I just started up. It was an upgrade from my 14 gallon biocube i habe been running for the last 3 years and that tank was an upgrade from a 55 which was an upgrafe from my very first 40 gallon reef tank I...