*** Tank Talk with Top Lids & Avast Marine Giveaway!! WIN a Plank Autofeeder and Custom Lid for Your Tank!! ***

Fish Styx

In Cod We Crust
View Badges
Joined
May 10, 2020
Messages
5,254
Reaction score
26,836
Location
Washington, DC Metro
Rating - 100%
1   0   0
TANK TALK: What equipment on a stock aquarium system is necessary to upgrade for fish and corals to thrive? Weigh in on your thoughts below for your entry today.
I'll take "All of it" for 1000, Alex (or, Ken now, I suppose).
 
Last edited:

geeked

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 14, 2023
Messages
182
Reaction score
150
Location
US
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
I would finally cover my tank and stop the wrasse from jumping out. The autofeeder would be good for the one Anthias I have.
 

mww00ds

5000 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 27, 2021
Messages
6,297
Reaction score
7,341
Location
Cedar rapids
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
TANK TALK: What equipment on a stock aquarium system is necessary to upgrade for fish and corals to thrive? Weigh in on your thoughts below for your entry today.
For me, my first tank was the Fluval 13.5. After getting it set up and running, I did some research online and learned that the follow where "ok" to start a reef but not for long term success.

The stock media was originally a foam block with a small bag of charcoal. I upgraded it to a multi chamber media holder. This let me put some filter floss in the top chamber, so charcoal in the media and then some bio block in the bottom to help with bacterial filtration.

Next I replaced the stock lid and light that had no adjustments with a Fluval Sea Led strip. It gave me the ablity to control the light time length and color spectrum from my phone. With in a short time I noticed this help with my algae controls.

Lastly to help add more water volume and biological control. I add a Fuji HOB refuge. Sadly it didn't come with a light but I already had a small light that I used. Once it was hooked up I add more live rock to help clean up the main tank. This also gave me another 1.5 gal of water volume to help some with water stability.

I know there's still more that tank needs but for now I'm liking it for a RFA and Xenia garden.
 

Dburr1014

7500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
May 8, 2016
Messages
7,947
Reaction score
7,898
Location
CT
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
TANK TALK: What equipment on a stock aquarium system is necessary to upgrade for fish and corals to thrive? Weigh in on your thoughts below for your entry today.
Well, it's not the same equiptment for fish and coral.
Fish I would have to say a skimmer. Need to keep that waste down.
For coral is day either lighting or dosing. Most "package tanks" have crappy lights. And dosing or calcium reactor is going to make a world of differance in stability.
 

Kasrift

7500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 2, 2022
Messages
9,434
Reaction score
14,876
Location
San Diego
Rating - 100%
3   0   0
TANK TALK: What equipment on a stock aquarium system is necessary to upgrade for fish and corals to thrive? Weigh in on your thoughts below for your entry today.
Flow. Most tanks need powerheads, that's a given, but I feel like most people will replace the return nozzles with RFG. I wish that was just a standard stock equipment piece on more tanks or more "elbows" for it so you could customize where it is pointing.
 

Nate Chalk

7500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 15, 2018
Messages
7,973
Reaction score
24,898
Location
no
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
No plank yet. It does have all the features I'm looking for. Just haven't jumped on it yet. A lid is next priority then auto feeding.

Also looking to set up ph monitoring at some point.

Couple more fish. Lol

So many plans

TANK TALK: For those of you already using the plank: share an experience, picture, or video of feeding time!
.
 

tbrown

Nominated Cronie Intern - Might be failing?
View Badges
Joined
Nov 22, 2019
Messages
47,255
Reaction score
95,518
Location
Peoria, AZ
Rating - 100%
2   0   0
I wish it were easier to keep fish alive! Actually, I've had decent luck with my fish but there are far too many threads out there for sick/dying fish. Way too many diseases and too few treatments that won't kill other fish or corals.
 

stoney7713

7500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 30, 2022
Messages
9,810
Reaction score
17,187
Location
Salem
Rating - 100%
11   0   0
Having a massive amount of money to be able afford the hobby :beaming-face-with-smiling-eyes:
Or just be lucky like @tbrown and win everything.
Winner Win GIF by Gerbert!
 

Reefer Reboot

F.V.P.!
View Badges
Joined
Jan 31, 2018
Messages
2,560
Reaction score
3,691
Location
Irvine, Ca.
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
TANK TALK: If you could make one thing easier in this hobby, what would you choose?
To be able to ask myself my own questions to be able to win big prizes!:cool:
 

Kasrift

7500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 2, 2022
Messages
9,434
Reaction score
14,876
Location
San Diego
Rating - 100%
3   0   0
TANK TALK: If you could make one thing easier in this hobby, what would you choose?
Conversions or dosing info would be nice. Imagine if Reef Roids showed a table that was approximate phosphates increase per spoonful into x amount of water (assuming all things equal and not taking into account export methods).

In general, most instructions are "add x ml per gallon" but don't provide the actual amount of whatever it's supposed to raise or add.
 

Mschmidt

Average Maybe
View Badges
Joined
Feb 9, 2022
Messages
11,935
Reaction score
29,062
Location
Baltimore
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
TANK TALK: If you could make one thing easier in this hobby, what would you choose?
Just one thing? Can water be lighter so the floor holds a bigger tank? Can coral be easier? And a few more, but it's early and the night was long, really just a. Late bed time.
 

Time for a Tank Tour! What is your favorite thing to look at in your tank?

  • I have this one fish that I can't get enough of!

    Votes: 28 12.0%
  • I'm captivated by this one coral in my tank.

    Votes: 24 10.3%
  • I have an invert that is so much fun to watch.

    Votes: 22 9.4%
  • I actually have several favorites!

    Votes: 85 36.5%
  • My favorite thing to watch is actually a bit unconventional...

    Votes: 13 5.6%
  • I don't have a favorite thing! I just watch everything!

    Votes: 106 45.5%
Back
Top