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  1. My clownfish has not been eating for 2/3 days now, it is breathing very heavily, swimming in just one spot of the tank majority of the time and the poo is very unusual. I have attached images to see if anyone could please help me as im very worried for my fish.🐠 My tank has cycled, my tank is about 1 1/2 months old now. If you could please help before it dies!!!!
  2. Hi, Can anyone help please, I bought Promiscuous Black Clown Fish a few day ago. It was swimming and breathing fine but now it's starting to breath very rapidly, not eating like normal and swimming in place majority of the time. Can anyone please help!!!!!!🐠
  3. Welcome to my Page and for following along my Cast-A-Reef - 365 Day All-in-One Nano Reef Challenge
  4. Def20

    Def20

    Hello looking for help I recently set up my fluval evo aquarium with just dry rock and coral sand and I have no filtration set up yet as per the advice just a power head and bio media .. I added my Dr tims bacteria and 1 drop of ammonia per gallon after I tested my water parameters the following day my nitrite read 0,2 and my ammonia 3ppm, so I didn't add anymore ammonia and checked today my levels are the exssact same? My pH has also been 7 both days I understand its low but it says not to mess with pH until tank fully cycled? Any advice would be appreciated
  5. Artemis75

    New tank

    Hi I’m looking to start a new tank that is 55 gallons. We were looking to go mostly inverts with maybe a couple cardinals this is what I was thinking but I don’t know how much or how little to add. I was also wondering if these even go well together. Red knobbed sea star Tuxedo urchin (maybe 2) Cleaner shrimp (x2) Halloween hermit Electric blue hermit Maybe 3 bangai cardinals Mandarin dragonet please let me know if you have any advice or can help adjust my quantities. Thanks :)
  6. 505nano

    505Nano*New 16 Biocube

    Hello all, new to this forum and the nano community. I currently have a 54 Gal Aqueon corner tank, which was my first saltwater tank. I have successfully had that tank running from July 2019 and in that time, I instantly fell in love with owning and maintaining ( weird, I know) a saltwater aquarium, its almost therapeutic. I find myself now always looking for places to put a tank in my small ish home and I decided to look for nano for my bedroom. Marineandreef had a sweet deal for the 16 biocube with stand for $269 (after discount and sale) and I decided it was time to expand ha. After convincing wifey (really just ordering and apologizing after), I found myself tracking and waiting. Fast fwd to today, I have the stand set up in the corner of our room with the nano boxed back up ( did not want the toddlers to move it around and possibly drop it empty). I am currently studying, reading the journals and ordering the necessary items needed to begin the tank and start the cycle (so much fun, bleh). Enough backstory, the following will be about the nano I decided to start a journal from the very beginning of this nano to notate what is planned and get advice. As far as Filtration, I have decided to use the included basket for now with the following in order: Poly Filter Floss SeaChem Purigen SeaChem Matrix bio-media in bag (obviously) I have contemplated so much on the filtration and am open to any suggestions. I do not think I will be doing a refug at this time, so that will not be currently considered. The Heater I have decided to go with is the Aqueon Pro 100W, which will be placed in the 1st chamber after false floor is removed. Rock & Substrate: Walt Smith Reef Rock 2.1 20lb dry purple rock Carribsea fiji pink live sand 20lb I do plan on taking some of the smaller pieces of live rock from my current 54 gal to assist in seeding nano. Wavemaker will be the Jebao SW2. This is the brand I currently use on my 54 Gal, and have had no issues and love the controllers for them. I do not plan on modifying the led lighting just yet. Also, I will NOT be running a skimmer on this nano at this time, as I don't mind maintenance and will be planning on weekly 5 gal water changes. Now, Salt.. When I started my 54 gal, I initially went with IO salt as I was not planning on having coral, but of course I was seduced by the beauty.. now I am wanting to switch to some type of high quality reef salt for both tanks. I am leaning more towards Red Sea Coral Pro Salt, I would love any input on this! As far as livestock, I am planning on having 2 designer clownfish (havent really decided on type yet) and maybe a firefish or goby, also undecided lol I will have a clean up crew consisting of a couple trochus, cerrith and maybe astrea snails as well as a couple hermits and debating on a fighting conch. I am undecided on which corals I will be adding just yet, as I want to aquascape first and see where I can place them, which will better determine what I decide on. I will be posting on this journal for anyone who would like to keep up with the nano build. Let me know if anyone has any advice or critique! Thank you! 505nano
  7. Welcome to my Page and for following along my Cast-A-Reef - 365 Day All-in-One Nano Reef Challenge
  8. Latest updated photo 10-20-19: Hello friends, this is my new project, it's a 5 gallon Topfin engage. This is day 2 and live rock is in, but the sand wasn't live. I don't really have mapped out plans for it so we'll see it evolve as the days go on. Right now i'm going to wait a few weeks maybe a month for the system to cycle. So far I haven't added anything non stock to the aquarium, besides heater. I'm using Chemipure and Purigen for filtration. I think I need more interesting looking rock, but for now it'll do to break in the system. I prefer soft & lps coral so that's going to be the main inhabitants, fish-wise idk yet (prob clowns). I'm going to update every week or so, stay tuned. First photo log 10-15-19:
  9. Hello there new aquarium friends. I’m totally new to this whole world of aquariums. I’ve never really had a cool setup like I’ve received from my gfs father. He gave me a bunch of awesome tools to make an epic aquarium. I have been wanting to make an awesome aquarium for my home for some time now. But it’s such a costly but well worth it kind of hobby. I have been given a 14 gallon Oceanic bio cube. Also there is a new light that he added from stevesled. I need to figure out the configuration of the plugins to the lights. Also learning how to setup the timing for all the light. Also have no idea what cycles to set up the timers on. He suggested some things to get started: 10 lbs of live sand carribsea arag-Alice aquarium sand. 3 x 5 galling imagitarium Pacific Ocean water 5-10 pounds of live rock If any of you have any good starter tips or and any information on the light setups and timers please feel free to help.
  10. Theshivinator

    New 2.5 gallon Fluval Set-up 😎

    Alrighty well here we go !! Previously have owned a 5 gallon fluval but when I moved to NYC I decided to donate my set up back to my local store . Well now I’m back from New York and ready to take on another challenge ! This small fluval fits perfectly in this small area in my apt . Just got it set up yesterday with some rock and sand . Now just to wait and research what to put in it 🤔🤔. Any suggestions ??
  11. Hg23

    Pico Reef

    Hi everyone, I'm thinking of starting a Pico Reef project, but I'm missing information about this type of project, I'd like you to help me with this work by answering my questions: 1- Is it possible to create a totally natural saltwater aquarium? (without heater, mechanical filter, etc.) 2 - Is it possible to make a natural aquarium in these proposals with less than 1 gallon? 3 - Would you like to make an aquarium in these terms only for resistant corals? what do you think?
  12. i have a 32 gallon biocube with some astrias and a olive snail alongside eith a bhangai cardinalfish, blue damsal and a clown. ive begun to notice whats been causing this dark green algae type stuff on some of my liverock , i know liverock will have coraline growth but this cant be that its really dark green and looks soft to the touch any ideas ?
  13. Hey guys I’m new to this community, first time posting. First off I would like to thank a lot of you for all the great information I get out of here, such a great site and crowd here. 🙏 I’ve been running a 73 or 75 gallon(not sure exactly) bow front reef for about 7 years now. Currently for filtration I have a marine land canister c-360, I’m sure you are all familiar with these lol. For obvious reason I would like to install a sump system but I have a huge problem of where to put it as I cannot move my tank... does any one know if there are any sump systems that fit in the 73 gallon tank stands? Or any ideas on how to move the tank or maybe just what to do in general?! Any info helps thanks everyone!
  14. Hi all! I just recently got into the saltwater hobby about 3 months ago I do have a 55 gallon FOWLR at the moment and just recently picked up a Nuvo 10 from my LFS he gave me a pretty sweet deal and it was up and running with him for about a year and a half. Transferred real smooth to my home with no issues. All parameters checked clear after the move and letting it settle. I’ve been following multiple threads here and it’s great to see there are a lot of people willing to help out and give advice. I did my first 2 gallon water change and plan on doing the 2 gallons weekly. This is is when I first got it home 10/13/18 10/18/18 Equipment: IM NUVO Fusion 10 IM Custom Caddy Sicce Syncra Silent 0.5 AI Prime HD 50 watt Aqueon Heater  Filtration: 10 lbs Sand LFS gave me 7 lbs Reef Saver Rock 2 Marine Pure spheres Chemipure Blue Nano Purigen Livestock:  2 Frostbite Clowns 1 Astrea Snails 1 Red Legged Hermit 2 Brittle starfish (came in tank) Current Corals: Torch Gold Torch Bicolor Hammer (Blue/Green) Acan Zoas Ultra BTA
  15. So i Just started to cycle my tank (bc8) and my filtration is only filter floss and my LS,is this good or what else should i do to improve the filter and is the LS its self good , i have it with dry rock.
  16. So as the title says,I'm converting to saltwater tanks. I definitely have a tight budget because I want to get my feet wet,not just cannonball in. In my 10g,I've already upgraded my aquarium with the Aquaclear powerfilter 110V. My tank currently stays around 76-77 degrees. I definitely want to house a pair of clownfish and a cleaner shrimp...and corals in the near future. I'm so scared of lighting and don't want to buy the wrong thing for corals. I'm getting a custom glass lid so I can't have anything clipped to the tank in the back,so for now I prefer the lights that slightly hover above the aquarium cover. Since price is strict,here's some lights I've run into on Amazon...let me know what you guys think 🙂 Green Element EVO 18"-22" LED Aquarium Light Fixture - Reef Capable 10x3W https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00APBO2XU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_nFPtBbHM2NND9 EVO 12 LED Aquarium Light Nano Marine Coral Reef Cichlid 6x 3W 3 Watt 30-40 cm by Odyssea https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N0PJK0S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_TFPtBbVPXKD1Q SLR Lighting LED Aquarium Lighting – All Sizes for Fish Tanks, Terrariums, Vivariums – Plants, Coral, Seaweed – Natural Night & Day Light Patterns w/ Brackets & Remote Control [Size: 14-22 In.] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0759NLDSB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_dGPtBbAF0Y92Y
  17. Hi everybody, just bought this used 46l Fluval Edge on gumtree and this is what I’ve started with, hoping to get the marine pac 3 to begin my reef tank!!!!
  18. tgrover35

    Buck’s Reef

    After many hours of research and questions I have finally begun my new mini reef tank! I decided to use a Biocube 32 and I plan to fill the tank with relatively hardy soft and lps corals. My setup is as follows: Tank: Biocube 32 Lighting: Stock LED’s Flow: Stock AIO pump/ Hydor Koralia 565 Filtration: Carbon, filter floss, live rock, live sand, chemipure?, chaeto? And stock filter (no bio balls) Heating: Eheim Jager 100W Water: Purified Distilled water with instant ocean salt Stand: DIY stand Parameters: Refractometer/ API Test Kit Stocking plans: 4-6 fish, invertebrates (including 3 hitchhiker hermits and a turbo snail that came on my cured LFS rock), hardy corals to start I started my cycle on Saturday February 10 with 15 lbs of cured live rock, 20 lbs live sand (caribsea arag-alive) and water mixed by yours truly. I have already encountered a few minor snags involving one poorly chosen live rock that was already inhabited by at least one aiptasia and what I found out was green hair algae. I have since returned the rock and replaced with new and hopefully pest free rock. My first tests have indicated 0.125 ammonia (probably close to 0), 8.0 pH, 0 nitrite/nitrate and 1.025 SG. Temperature is 77 and the snail and crabs appear to be doing fine. I have also found what seems to be an asterina starfish on one rock which I’ll monitor closely unless someone thinks I should just try to rip him off. Welcome to my newest adventure!
  19. Hey everyone! So I've decided to compile a list of very helpful videos for beginners. This will also involve channels as a whole and should cover a variety of topics!! You are welcome to link this to beginners as well as contribute your own thoughts and videos! Also try not to use many abbreviations since this is for MEGA BEGINNERS Make sure to like their videos FLAMING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED Part 1 Complete Builds THE Bulk Reef Supply 160 (BRS 160)This is all of the BRS 160 and it covers much of the fundamentals involved with this hobby. The Marine Depot Drop-Off Build (75 gallon) Mass Aquariums Nano (10g) Part 2 Coral and Anemone Galor (REQUIREMENTS) Tidal Gardens Part 3 Aquascaping Saltwater Scoop Primo Reef Acrylics Thats All For Now! I'll update this later, make sure to comment if you have additions!!
  20. Hey guys im new to salt water tanks, and didnt want to go straight in to having a massive tank, plus i like the concept of smaller reef tanks. I come here today in hopes of finding more knowledge on starting and maintaining my tank. Earlier today I purchased an aqueon 100w heater as well as the aqueon 500 pump. I was wondering what a good 10 gallon tank would be as well as a good light and some filters. Also im curious.. are supplements needed in a tank? I plan on having a few corals, and later an anemone. Again i'm VERY new to saltwater tanks in general and i love the challenge. Thanks in advance!
  21. Mssa9188

    The Saltwater Sunset

    Hey-Have a Cichlid tank that was doing well, so I wanted to try my hand at a saltwater tank. Not sure if we are headed in the right direction or not? Was hoping for opinions, constructive criticism or whatever just please keep it to ideas that will improve the quality of life for the tank. It's a 15 gallon tank. (I personally think the 15gal should be the quarantine tank and use the larger 40gal tank as the "Ta-da-da Tank" , the "aren't you so jealous of my absolutely gorgeous aquarium tank?" . But he thinks that is aiming a little too big, so here we are... Compromising with a 15)".I am just learning about all this; lighting, coral, flow, zooplankton, etc. So please tell me if I havethings that aren't compatible or if something else would work better.But a CoraLife T5 light, but it's just white so there is also a blue LED light.Just the regular filter that came with the tank, I was unsure if I would need a better one if I got a protein skimmer, but some have said such a small tank doesn't need a protein skimmer.The small heater that came with the tank. I live in Central CA, and the heater has kept the water 77-78.6. Check it 2x a day along with the SG which is staying between 1.0228-1.0247. I have not checked the PH, nitrates or nitrites. However, I take watersamples to the Aquarium Store and he tests the water weekly and says consistently good. Everything I have read online says to start with rock then a clean up crew so there is dry rockstacked in there. Then we added some crabs and snails. When they did good, we added a couple more and two of the most beautiful little perculas (Bruce and Nemo). I am thinking a Red Dragonette but have since been informed of their difficulty. So maybe just a scooter blenny and some coral. I have never tried to raise coral before so I think I should start with Toadstool. It's not my favorite, but they say it is hardy and if I can get it to thrive maybe a birds nest and go from there. I guess I am just not sure how many crabs, lobsters, snails and fish can go in the tank. I know not many that's why I want the larger tank I would love a Mandarin gooby or a tang. But I want tank inhabitants quality of life to be what's on the forefront, not how many differentcolors I can fit in my computer desk tank.But any questions just ask. "A woman without a man, is like a fish without a bicycle."
  22. I'm years into the freshwater hobby. I've had a 120g freshwater cichlids tank for a long time and still love it. But, it's time for what I've always wanted to do and that's a saltwater reef setup. I got an awesome deal on a new Biocube 14g in the box (I mean, really awesome price at $30 at a pet Store that had an online return). I'm not looking to do anything massive because my fiancee will kill me. She already tolerates my big freshwater tank and calls our fish her "water babies". So, I'm sticking with the Biocube. What I've done already: Put in live sand and live rock (wow, that was pretty expensive) from my local LFS, so I know the live rock has been cycled for a long time and is in great condition. I also bought saltwater from their established and cycled system. He even checked the conditions before I began loading it up. So, everything in the tank right now has already been cycled. I have every intention of cycling. I'm hoping that I don't have to wait more than a month. I removed the bioballs because that was the first thing I learned that I didn't want to have in there. I also learned to turn my lights off 3 days into my cycling. I thought I needed to cycle the lights with the system. So my questions are: With live rock/sand and established saltwater that is already reading 1.024, how long do you recommend I wait before putting anything into the aquarium? Can you recommend corals that will work with the stock lighting? Upgrading is a no go at the moment. I know they need to be softies. And I'm thinking two fish and a clean up crew. Can someone recommend some options that are not clown fish? I really dig clown fish, but man if they aren't the go-to fish for all beginners. I've worked with some of the hardest freshwater fish to care for, so I'm sure that I can handle other fish. Lastly, what supplies should I purchase for maintenance? Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance. Chas
  23. ajmckay

    Storing bulk salt mix!

    I like buying the 200 gallon bulk packs of salt but it seems like my salt gets humid or lumpy faster than it should. My typical process is to open the 50g bag and then transfer to a huge zip lock. I realized that salt crystals are getting stuck in the zip strip and preventing a good seal. I'm sort of embarrassed that I waited until now to find a better solution. I have used 5g buckets before but the salt somehow got humid in there too. Anyways, I had a leftover commercial food storage container from the creative pico contest so I decided to see what would fit in there. Turns out a 50g bag of Instant Ocean or Reef Crystals fits perfectly into the 6 quart container! Here's a link to one on Amazon, but I just bought mine locally for much cheaper. Also Sam's Club has a 2 pack of these with lids for $14. 2018-02-04_03-38-41 by aaron M, on Flickr - Note I mixed up a bit of salt before dumping it into this container so a new bag would be slightly higher - though who opens a new bag without using some of it? Anyways this may or may not help anyone but having damp or lumpy salt sucks and never seems to dissolve right so I figured that I would share a cheap solution. Another benefit is that these containers are all food safe so you can trust them.
  24. recently picked up a nice canister filter for cheap couldn't pass it up , Now my question is can I turn the back of my biocube into a large refugium taking out all the media just running rubble rock or mud and a lot of chato and other moss. Then running all my media in my canister filter? I know I need to stay up on changing and cleaning my canister out to make it not a nitrate magnate it is a 32 gallon led biocube set up with coral and fish thanks so much for your input
  25. Chummyy

    Questions about tank

    Hello! I am new and I have a few questions about my new tank. It's an imagitarium 6.2 gallon aquarium. Right now it has live sand, water, and 2 small pieces of live rock. I ordered a heater off of Amazon and it will arrive on Friday. It has a weak pump and I'm wondering what pump would be good for such a small tank? What light should I buy if I decide to buy coral? What are some good tips or tricks for it? Can I put the heater in the filtration compartment? Thank you!
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