1. Sakudo4

    Tank upgrade

    So I'm upgrading from a 60g to a 120g Obviously I will be needing more water to fill it up and I plan to use most of my old water and of course my rocks, coral, and fish and new sand . My only debate is I have to make water but I can't make it all at once and it is a slow process. My plan is...
  2. Waterbox Aquariums

    How To: Transfer an Existing AIO Aquarium to a Sump System | Upgrading the ORA Build - JOIN US TO WIN A WATERBOX SWAG BAG!

    Hello, R2R! We've got a new mini series airing this week, featuring our friends at ORA. For our first episode, we will be discussing the benefits of choosing a system with a sump! Learn more about aquaculture and the future of the hobby with Waterbox and ORA on Wednesdays (6:00 PM EST) as...
  3. BirdGuy21

    Build Thread SCA 150 - The Biggest Upgrade Yet

    My JBJ 45 had been running well for what will be three years come November. It’s been a great first saltwater tank but I had the urge to upgrade fairly soon after setting it up. I started seriously researching tank manufacturers and equipment around this time last year and sat down to create a...
  4. N

    fluval spec 60 light upgrades ?!

    Not too sure if I have put this in the right forum but here goes: I own a fluval spec 60, similar to the fluval sea evo however it is slightly taller therefore has a more (and I mean about 8 lol) litres. Also the evo has a much better light. it is newly setup, and I’m already scratching my...
  5. Drew P. Wiener

    Calling All AIO Dudes

    Hello everyone, It's been a hot minute since I've really been active on here but I come back today with a question, or rather, I'm seeking some advice. I've been in the hobby for a little while now and by no means consider myself anything but a beginner. I've had my Current setup since last...
  6. K

    Switching tanks

    Currently I have a 55 gal with a 20 or so gal sump running. I’m about to get a used 90 gal display with 30 gal sump. My home is quite small so it would need to be right where my current one is. I’ve read up on some old threads about using buckets and such which I will for the fish and live rock...
  7. jeg2105

    Upgrading to the Red Sea Max E260 - Same day tank transfer

    Hey Reefers! 2020 started with me taking a new job where I thought taking a paycut would pay off in the end, lockdown started a few weeks later. 2020 ended like it did for many of you, with a lot of downs and some ups. 2021 started with me getting laid off - rough patch was turning darker. I...
  8. Gonj

    CaribSea Arag-Alive Hawaiian Black Sand

    I’m upgrading my tank from a 37g to an 85g system my 37g hasn’t been running for long I started with black sand per recommendation at a lfs. However now that I have this new tank I was looking at sand options and I’m seeing a lot of hate on black sand and how it’s known for messing with water...
  9. Erik-Reefer

    Red Sea 900 3 XL Build

    Getting read to do a pretty big upgrade. I currently have a 90 gallon leather dominated reef tank that I will be upgrading to a Red Sea 900 3XL. Going to be a fun project!!!
  10. adamlodge14

    Upgrade pump for Fluval evo?

    What pumps are good for a Fluval evo (to upgrade)?
  11. S

    Red Sea Max 130D - Hoodless and Upgrading to LED

    Hi Everyone! I am starting to this hobby with my friend's red sea max 130d. I am trying to put everything together for the aquarium before I start. I upgraded circulation pump to 340 gph high efficiency pump. I bought InTank media for filter. I got the Tunze 9001 protein skimmer. After I put...
  12. LVReef

    Large Build LVReef's CDA 225 gal 72x30x24 tank upgrade!

    I finally got the OK to upgrade from a 40B tank to my dream 225G 72x30x24 tank. I've had my 40B for 2.5 years now and since I'm still hooked to this hobby, I'm going to take it to the next level. Please take a look at my proposed build and make suggestions. It will be a mixed tank with SPS, LPS...
  13. lrp693

    Will This Work? (Fluval Evo 13.5 Filtration Upgrade)

    Hello all, I am looking into upgrading the stock filtration on my Fluval Evo 13.5. I have been running the stock system for around 1.5 years and I am not seeing the kind of results I would like to. I believe there are too many nutrients building up in the stock sponge. Here is the diagram of...
  14. Ocadenas

    Upgrading your next aquarium

    I'm planning to do my first ever upgrade soon on my reef tank. I currently have a aqueon 30 gallons. I can't decided on waterbox or CADE aquariums, dose anyone here own any of this aquariums? What are your likes and dislikes of either tank? Thxs...
  15. S

    AIO Build Fluval 13.5 Reef tank build! / Suggestions?

    Hi Everyone! So I decided to post my first build thread to R2R! I currently have an SCA 80 gallon FOWLR that has been running for over 1 year and after finding a good petco sale on the Fluval 13.5 / redoing my office I decided I wanted to start a nano reef for the office(thinking this would be...
  16. A

    Tank Upgrade, 20 gallon long transferring to a 30 gallon long

    Hi, I am upgrading from a 20gallon long AIO to a 30gallon long AIO. I was wondering what the protocol on this was, mainly focusing on if I should keep the old sand or not. I have vacuumed the sand for a deep clean the last 2 days, but is it wiser to just use completely new fiji pink in the new...
  17. hds4216

    Upgrading, what should I do with the old tank - make it an anemone tank, a seahorse tank, a frag tank, or sell it?

    Upgrading from a BioCube 32 to a Reefer 425 in the very near future. BioCube has been established for just under a year. Just got my first SPS a month ago and they're doing well. Amazingly, nothing has ever died in this tank, not even a CUC member. At one point a thought a hermit crab did, but I...
  18. sreed07

    Upgrading tank, can I reuse my relatively new sand

    Hi all, about to upgrade from a 55 gallon to a 120. Tank has only been cycled for two months and is stocked with two clowns, a Kole tang, two shrimp and a hermit. Would it be safe to transfer my existing sand or do I need all new sand?
  19. ahoyCoral

    Build Thread New 4ft reef tank build

    Hi this is my build thread for the start of my upgrade from a fluval Evo after 1.5 years to a 48x18x20 tank with aluminium stand. I will update my progress as it begins.
  20. RickG

    Build Thread SCA 150 gallon Build

    So I finally pulled the trigger on my upgrade a couple of weeks back! Going from 75 deepblue to an SCA 150. The dimensions at the price point was a no brainer. Have been working on this build for some time now and thought might as well document the process. Will be posting some pics, enjoy!
  21. M

    Build Thread Upgrading! 30x30x30 Cube

    Hello everyone, I am new to the community so excuse my ignorance. I found my love for reef tanks in my teens, but my minimum wage job at 16 couldn’t dream of keeping up with the hobby, so I gave up on it. Now that I make adult money, and still don’t have children to feed, I can try again. I...
  22. Jakob

    Build Thread SCA 66 GALLON!!!!

    Well this is my second large aquarium. 2 years ago I had a 60 cube for about a year and tore it down and regretfully sold everything, now I got the itch and started a new one up. I forgot how much fun and challenging it can be. So I had started with a 15 gallon column tank for a little over a...
  23. L

    Atlantik V2.1 with Gateway2

    Hello I have two Atlantik v4 Compact controlled by wifi and the gateway 2 but i bought a atlantik V2.1 on ebay and i am not sure if i can control it with the same app and gateway as the V4. I was reading about a upgrade of the V2.1 to V4 but i dont know if it is necessary to controll with the...
  24. MidwestReefer1989

    Nano Build 2 Month Update on my Build for my Fluval Evo 13.5 Gallon

    Hello Everyone, So I am about 2 months into the hobby and it feels like its been an eternity since I started but I have learned so much and have tried things that some people have told me not to try and have been successful so I am going to share my recent photos of my build and hopefully you...
  25. Stang67

    How long did you wait?

    Also why did you choose that time frame and from what size to what size?
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