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Old 08/01/2020, 10:02 PM   #10951
sam.sor
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Hey after packing my last tank away 15 years ago, Iím finally in a situation where I can get back into it! I just started a new cycle in my old Biocube 29!!! Iíve been sitting next to this thing for hours almost everyday, and canít be any more excited to be back in the hobby!!! So much has changed, except the amount of money that leaves my pockets . Iím looking forward to spending just as much time here on the forum, and meeting fellow Aquarists
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Old 08/02/2020, 10:59 AM   #10952
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I am a semi-noob to the reef hobby. I had a 75 gallon reef tank for a year back in 2015. Then a couple weeks ago, I took in a buddies german made 190G reef tank. The thing is a beast. Tank completely empty is 214lbs! Once I got it to my house and filled it up with the exsisting water ( (30) Five gallon pails). I noticed the anemone was odd. Two days later, come home from work and the anemone split into 4!! I jave never ever seen or heard of an anemone split into that many parts. Needless to say, the littlest part is currently hanging by a thread. The other 3 parts are thriving. Its definitely gonna be fun getting back into the reef life.

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Old 08/04/2020, 06:19 PM   #10953
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Well, after a 5-6 year hiatus Iím back. Hey everyone.


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Old 08/05/2020, 10:02 PM   #10954
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Hey guys well i am pretty new to the reef scene ive had a few freshwater tanks but now i got a 14 gallon biocube ive had it for 2 and a half months got a cleaner shrimp, hermit crab, 2 snails and a chromis now for coral i started with Pulsing Xenia and GSP now i have slowly added a green mushroom, jason fox captain jerk zoas, and another type of mushroom looks orange and bumpy .... just got a new 55 gallon tank so in the process of getting that cycled so i can eventually move everything


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Old 08/07/2020, 10:12 AM   #10955
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Canister Filter

I had a couple questions about my Penn plax 1000 canister filter.

I have the course sponge in the bottom basket, then bio floss with the media that came with the filter on top of the floss in the middle basket and then bio floss with chemi pure media on top of that in the top basket. I have bio rings that I would like to add but it says they need to go towards the top. Is it ok to put media on top of the course sponge? Also, do I need bio floss in both of the top baskets? Is the media supposed to go on top of the bio floss or below the bio floss?


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Old 08/07/2020, 03:48 PM   #10956
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Hello!

Greetings all. Iím a brand new marine tank owner- though not technically new to the hobby! Just getting started out with marine, but Iíve dabbled in freshwater tanks in the past. I wanted to try something new. So, in the process of getting things going again. Iíve got my hubby to help Ė and my cat to keep out of the office where the tanks are!


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Old 08/09/2020, 11:36 AM   #10957
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I am back after 14 years!! Picked up a 100 gallon setup off CL and cycling it now. Here we go!!



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Old 08/12/2020, 08:25 PM   #10958
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Hello everyone my name is David and I return back to the hobby. Just set my Aquarium up in July so been running about a month now. On my birthday 8/6/20 I pick up some fish. Fish is doing great, LR starting to get the purple Coraline and all levels is good. I think I'm going through a bacterial bloom. Just about a week now water is a little cloudy. The only thing I'm doing for the fist is dealing with chato it breaking up and starting to go in the tank.

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Old 08/13/2020, 12:44 PM   #10959
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I have the same exact cloudiness in my tank right now... I suspect the same thing - bacterial bloom.. Nice LR btw... looks gorgeous.


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Old 08/13/2020, 12:45 PM   #10960
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Thanks... I just can't wait for the water to clear up.

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Old 08/14/2020, 07:31 AM   #10961
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Hi, my name is Melody and my dad recently got into the hobby. I joined this forum so I can learn more about taking care of saltwater tanks. We've had our tank for almost two months now and we haven't had any issues yet.

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Old 08/16/2020, 09:50 PM   #10962
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Hi guys. I’m back in the community after being gone for 6 years or so. I use to have an active account here, but don’t remember the log in, so I’m starting from scratch again. I had a small 10 gallon reef tank and then switched to a 30 gallon. Now I’m ready to convert my 75 gallon freshwater tank in to a saltwater tank!

I loved my reef tanks and can’t seem to stay away from them!


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Old 08/16/2020, 09:53 PM   #10963
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That amazing that the anemone split! Hopefully the little one survives!


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Old 08/18/2020, 10:26 AM   #10964
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Hello Everyone,

Brand new to the hobby and really excited to learn and grow my knowledge. I just started a nano reef tank (due to my apartment rules canít have it any bigger) and we are about 3 days into this adventure. I know the smaller the tank the easier it is to become unstable. Hoping to get it balanced out within a month or so so I can maybe add a clownfish and shrimp. Any advice for water changes and maintaining water quality?


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Old 08/19/2020, 10:03 AM   #10965
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Back after 10 years

Joined to help my brother that just lucked into a 325 gal.
Southern West Virginia is rough to deal with this hobby.


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Old 08/23/2020, 02:03 PM   #10966
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Hello everyone! I've been into FW planted tanks for about 2 decades but about 6 months ago dove into reefing with a 22g long and now a 69g tank. Started a build thread for the big tank which is just getting going. Please stop by, say hi, and offer up suggestions or criticisms!

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Old 08/24/2020, 06:53 PM   #10967
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Getting back into the hobby in the Gulf Coast of FL

Had my first marine tank about 20 years ago when i lived in the northeast then took a break from the hobby. Finally getting back in. Still in my research phase but think I should be up and running soon with a nice starter setup.

Science is still the same but tech has definitely improved. Look forward to being part of the community.


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Old 08/26/2020, 05:50 AM   #10968
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Hey All,
I am Aaron and new to the hobby and this forum, after years of freshwater tanks, I have setup a 32g Biocube with live rock and sand after cycling for a few weeks. I have put in a CUC and couple oscellaris clowns and a week later yellow watchman Goby. My question is do I need a protein skimmer and which one would be best if so.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 08/26/2020, 11:05 AM   #10969
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Hello everyone, another new guy here. Not exactly new to the hobby as i use to have 75 gal reef years ago, but then i drifted away just to find myself go back at it again. This time on much smaller scale. I look forward to learning about stuff that i don't know and/or have forgotten. Hope everyone is safe and healthy. Cheers!


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Old 08/29/2020, 03:20 AM   #10970
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Hello all folks

Hello folks Iím Sergio and Iíve been a voyeur on this forum for years! A big thank you to the community, you all have answered all my questions before asking. Now I have to get out of my voyeur status because I canít find a thread talking about a problem Iím encountering.
Could you address me to the correct forum to ask for strange grey micro algae or bacteria that are growing all over my 1 year old new tank?
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Old 08/30/2020, 09:38 AM   #10971
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Looking for correct thread

Hello I canít identify the algae or bacteria or whatever it is on the picture growing on my live rocks and suffocating my zoas., star polyps, clavularia tricolor etc.

Could you folks address me to the correct thread on this forum?
Thanks all in advance.

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Old 09/01/2020, 02:47 PM   #10972
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Like a virgin, but not exactly the first time

I've been a member of Reef Central since Coelacanths were the hot new breed.
I left for several years after an epic disaster. I am retiring now and moving somewhere, as yet undetermined, just not here. The one thing I do know is that when I get where I am going, a decent sized reef will live in my house. Probably somewhere between 180 to 300 gallons in size. It will also include I believe a large refugium and all the bells and whistles to make it thrive. Problem is I have been out of it for so many years that everything has changed. Many of the theories and much of the equipment is all different. I looked at the thread for starting a new tank and although I was delighted they had it and that it was filled with great information, a lot of it is very dated, like the fact it does not mention LED lighting in the lighting section. Does Reef Central have a new, updated list of the current thinking of what works best? Back in my day there were daily debates about deep sand beds and what kind of sand etc. I am looking for a place where I can find some good, up to date, info on what technologies and methods seem to work best in 2020. Is there a thread with that? Glad to get my hands wet again, but I want to do it right. I know it will be very expensive, and I am not a rich person, so I can't afford to do it wrong or have to do it again. Starting from scratch, but with a ton of old school knowledge. Aquariums since 63, Salt since 75, reef since 78.


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Old 09/03/2020, 11:43 PM   #10973
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Returning member. Have a Red Sea max nano and a 125 mixed reef. Battling nitrates in the 125 but I will prevail.


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Old 09/07/2020, 01:09 PM   #10974
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Smile Excited Newbie

Hello Everyone,

I'm Rick and I'm in the early stages of setting up my first tank. I'm planning a mixed reef tank. I'm relocating from Allen, TX to St. Louis, MO. I bought a house and will set up my tank in the basement there. I saw a picture of a tank built in to the wall and loved it, so that's what I'll be doing.

I'm collecting equipment and learning as much as I can now. My display tank is an Innovative Marine INT 200 with a Trigger Platinum 39 sump. I went with the NYOS Quantum 220 skimmer.

I won't be moving to St. Louis until later this year so I set up a small 20 gallon tall last week to practice going through the cycle process at a smaller scale. Monitoring my ammonia and nitrites now, slow process, but I'm learning to be patient. Determining the test colors looks so easy on YouTube but I'm not at all confident that I've gotten that down yet.

Looking forward to working my way through the process but already enjoying it.

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Old 09/19/2020, 07:52 PM   #10975
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My new setup

I finally got around setting up my new tank. Nothing fancy, just 14gal Nuvo Peninsula Pro from BRS. Some sand and dry Marco rocks. Light is Lumini pixie 30, seems fine. I made this light bracket out of light aluminum tube i had at work that swivels to each side but there is a thumb screw so i can secure it to whichever position. And I also made a little bracket for the light with little threaded rod and wing nut so I can set the hight of the light to whatever hight I need too. Also got 50w titanium heater with controller and probe, also from BRS lol. Its been about 3 weeks or so, I dont have any livestock in it yet, im just taking my time. All I have is filter sock as far as filtration goes so far. Water is crystal clear, I used reef crystals and RO, tds from RO is 006ppm, so pretty happy with that. I'm in process of making ATO and trying to figure out how to hide clutter of cables and cords lol. I'll update pics as I go





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