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  1. Z

    Going crazy with the different things I need/don't need the more I read. Can anyone clear things up?

    So I haven't bought anything yet except CaribSea South Seas Aquascaping Base Rock and and still in my research phase. I want to get a 40-50G reef tank that is silent or near silent. I read I need a protein skimmer + filter , then I hear I just need a protein skimmer and no filter, then I read...
  2. Alexgar224

    Why are my corals ticked off?

    Good evening, This is my first post to this forum so here's to hoping everything goes well! haha I've been wondering why my tank hasn't been doing too good for the past 2-3 months. The corals have basically been retracted and slowly dying off for the previous time stated. my current tank...
  3. zachSalty

    EMERGENCY Are these worms safe?

    Help! I just was creeped out of my mind when I went in to check on my new mates and saw all this creepy crawlers. Please tell me these are not fire worms and just bristle.. and should I get this under control?
  4. jcabral125

    Not reading calcium correct?

    So I’m not sure if I’m completely losing my mind but I’ve been struggling getting my calcium levels up and I’m starting to feel like my test just isn’t accurate. I’ve never had this problem with my api test kit before but this is strange. I have a Xenia coral, green galaxea a very very small...
  5. S

    Help removing Sand Bed

    Hi all, So I have a nano 10 gallon tank with LPS and softies. Recently I battled dinos and was able to get them low in my tank. However, I lost my LPS corals along with zoas. Now I am seeing other corals getting affected. Dinos are still in the sand bed. Nitrates are running at 10 and...
  6. Ascartes

    New Tank Cost

    Hello everyone; I'm sure this has been asked and gone over a few hundred times but here I am anyways as I haven't quite had all my questions answered. I was looking at something 'around' the 175G mark for the display tank. The red sea 650max, or 900 3XL are kind of what I've been pointed to...
  7. ChristieM

    Life after velvet.

    So my newest tank had velvet and the very last fish, (there was only 3 but still sad), died. I loathe velvet with every fiber of my being. Now, I’m wondering what to do. I want to change the substrate anyway so I thought I would chick the old and start new, change the filter/media and let it...
  8. A

    Chip in corner of tank

    I just bought a used Innovative Marine Nuvo series 40 gallon AIO aquarium and noticed that there is a small chip in the corner. It doesn't look very deep and I was wondering if the aquarium is safe to use? It doesn't leak. I am thinking about gluing the chip back on with a clear epoxy. What do...
  9. Zoa_Fanatic

    Very Stupid Question

    This is likely to be the dumbest thing I have ever asked in my life but how can I tell if my reef is healthy? Ive been doing this 8-9 years now and haven't lost anything yet but fish but other than my candy canes I don't have the super explosive growth some people see in their reef tanks with my...
  10. O

    New tank, 4 weeks later.

    Hi everyone, this is just an update on my tank 4 weeks in. I still have nasty diatoms, started getting alot of green algae. And it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon lol. My nitrates and nitrates are 0, and i use rodi water so i’m a little confused as to why they’re still here. I...
  11. R

    Do your tank fit 100% on the stand wooden table

    Hello folks I am pretty new to the hobby i got my 90 gallon tank setup by professional company. However, i didn't notice that the glass is only from one corner slightly not fit on the table .. the tank is cycled and running for 2 months now .. looks pretty stable and strong. Nonetheless that...
  12. gr2

    Dark water from driftwood

    Hi everyone I wanted to know if anyone knew how to remove the orange/dark water tint from in the tank from adding driftwood? I wanted to add driftwood and was ok with the orange tint it gives in the water but it made it super dark when I barely put any in. Does anyone know how to make it...
  13. M

    Yellow/White (stringy/gunk) Coating on Rock and Substrate - 1 Month Old Tank

    Hello! I will summarize at the end and provide photos if you don't want to read my initial tank journey from start to now, but here we go! I included the journey only because maybe there was a misstep I took that can explain things. Look for the colored markers if you want quick notes, and...
  14. S

    Ai Hydra 32HD Capabilities

    I am very new to reefing and I was wondering about the abilities of the Ai Hydra 32? I have been looking at the C-vue Cobalt 26g, 40g, or 45g and I was wondering if the Hydra would be a good suited light for any of these tanks. The 26g and 40g tanks are shallow rectangular tanks and are each 13"...
  15. DAWREEFER

    Hello all, I'm new! My name is Darin and this is my 3rd tank, but its saltwater :)

    Greetings! Hope everyone is doing well in this crazy world we live in right now. This will be my 3rd tank in the hobby, but it's the first try at a reef saltwater build. Ever since I started (5yrs ago w/10gal betta) I've been wanting Clownfish a few corals and a thriving ecosystem in my home...
  16. K

    Stock list suggestions for my tank

    Hello, I'm in the process of reviving my old fowlr tank and trying to convert it to a reef tank. I see the general consensus is to now ignore the old "inch per gallon" rule when it comes to stocking the tank, so what is a realistic stock list of forgiving and hardy fish/corals/inverts for my...
  17. K

    Stock list suggestions

    Hello, I'm in the process of reviving my old fowlr tank and trying to convert it to a reef tank. I see the general consensus is to now ignore the old "inch per gallon" rule when it comes to stocking the tank, so what is a realistic stock list of forgiving and hardy fish/corals/inverts for my...
  18. K

    Looking for stock list suggestions for my tank

    Hello, I'm in the process of reviving my old fowlr tank and trying to convert it to a reef tank. I see the general consensus is to now ignore the old "inch per gallon" rule when it comes to stocking the tank, so what is a realistic stock list of forgiving and hardy fish/corals/inverts for my...
  19. arranms96

    Aquarium Weight

    Hi All, Looking for some advice. I live in London in a 3 story terrace house, we currently have a 200lt Freshwater fish tank on the landing and would like to replace it with a Redsea Reefer 350 or 425 however we are unsure how strong the floor is. Here is a very very crude paint drawing of...
  20. SurgeonFish

    CVUE 40 AIO: What you do with this tank?

    In the process of handling a 125 and I ended up with this CVUE 40 all in one. I thew together a quick aquascape, filled it, added some seeded rock and macro algae to the refugium and started the cycle. what would you do with this tank? I’m genuinely interested in some unique ideas, here are...
  21. D

    Build Thread Weld-on 4 or Weld-on 16?

    Hey guys, I am in the process of building a 300 gallon acrylic aquarium tank. I started of using the pin method and weld-on 4 But my first seem had a lot of bubbles see the attached pictures. It looks really bad and now I know I have to take it apart and start all over. My question is should I...
  22. S

    Bubbles in silicon seam

    I’ve had this aqueon 40 gallon for about 6 months now and when I set it up I made sure the tank and stand were both completely level and everything has been fine. However I did a water change last night and after finishing I noticed these air bubbles in the seam and I’m not sure if the tank is...
  23. Zoa_Fanatic

    Biocube cracked, shpuld the new one go in the same place?

    My biocube cracked a month ago. I just got the replacement in. The area where the old tank was is the perfect corner of my living room for the tank to be in. I have hardwood so it got a little damp before I caught the leak. It’s since dried. I have no idea why the tank cracked. This particular...
  24. J

    Operation Save A Tank

    So here we go... I bought a 40gal Aqua Top off Craiglist that was in bad shape that has only been running for 3 months. The tank was full of algae so bad you couldn't even see the fish. There was a mix of rock in there to include some weird freshwater fake rock and sculptures. Hidden behind one...
  25. K

    Serious tank issue. Please help

    Hello everyone, I’m pretty much at my wits end with my tank and I would really appreciate any help I can get. I'll start with some info about my tank: Started tank on August 10th 2020. 20gal long. Bare bottom. I put a wave maker pump, ai prime light, heater (78°), dry rock, and some nitrifying...
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