Just getting into reefing!

Fish Think Pink

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Hey everyone, new reefer here! I'm actually completely new to aquariums in general haha. Never owned anything bigger than a goldfish, but I just finished setting up my first saltwater aquarium about a week ago and have been testing my own patience while it cycles :p. I am currently a biology student and working towards going into marine biology, I've always loved the ocean and the few times I have been snorkeling I absolutely loved it. Unfortunately I live about a thousand miles from any ocean lol so I just have to bring the ocean to me! Here's the
tank so far!


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Welcome!

Looking forward to hearing about your future successes!
 
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Welcome to R2R! Patience is definitely key -- first in waiting for the cycle to complete, and then in slowly adding livestock to allow enough time for the beneficial bacteria to adjust and prepare for additional bioload. But the results are worth it!
 

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Welcome, looks like you've got some live sand and CaribSea Life Rock in there. If so, that will speed things up. I am a fan of bacteria in the bottle. Don't forget to have a source of ammonia!

You'll find this forum to be full of fantastic, knowledgeable and passionate people. There is literally always someone here to help!
 
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Welcome to in my opinion on of the best hobbies in the world! This hobby is an opportunity to recreate a piece of the ocean in the comfort of your home! Reef2Reef is a great place to be to learn all about the hobby, and can find some valuable resources!

If you are looking for maybe something to watch on your free time and get a better for feel for reef keeping come check out my channel on YouTube! Could be some helpful tips! Hope to chat soon, cheers!


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What have you found to be the best things/methods to beat hair algae? (choose all that apply)

  • Hydrogen peroxide

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  • Lawn Mower Blenny (or other fish)

    Votes: 10 32.3%
  • Manual Removal

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  • Rock Scrubbing

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  • Lowered Phosphates

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  • Tank Blackouts

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  • Urchins

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  • Fluconazole

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  • Granular Ferric Oxide (GFO)

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  • UV Sterilizer

    Votes: 5 16.1%
  • Refugium

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  • Algae Scrubber

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  • Clean Up Crew

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