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  1. Difrano

    Biocube 32 + upgrades

    For sale my Biocube 32 loaded with upgrades: Replaced all lighting with a led array w wifi control with schedule and fitted it inside the canopy. Upgraded return pump to Syncra 2.0 568 gph, super silent. Intank media basket and fuge basket. 2 Koralia nano powerheads. Hydor smart level ATO. ATO pump and reservoir. Digital thermometer and magnetic scrapper. All in perfect working conditions, tank was up and running until 2 weeks ago when I bought a new RSR 250 and transferred all over. I ran this tank for 5 years not a single fish lost and coralline grow was impressive.Tank and equipment was only rinsed with water and tried to scrap most of the coralline, you can do a citric acid wash and everything will look brand new.Perfect for first tank or QT AIO tank.All for $350 obo
  2. I'm Batman

    All In One 20g Long DIY

    Alright so here goes the ultimate adventure! Transfering my 15g tall to the new 20g Long I put together. Shout out to Cromag who cut the acrylic I needed for this project.
  3. coryscritch

    corys IM 14 gallon

    hi guys about 10 years ago i had a 65 gallon reef that i loved! since moving to nyc i haven't set one up until now. which began as a very basic 10 gallon tank. a month in she started leaking which forced me to upgrade to something a little bigger but much nicer. so heres what i have. tank -IM nuvo 14 gallon heater-cobalt 100w lighting -current orbit marine led (light works great for the price and what i have for now) -finnex light (for refugium) filtration -purigen -chemipure -phosnet i also have the algae barn nano refugium kit. -finnex hob refugium i have about 17lbs of live rock i got from my LFS (pacific aquarium) 5lbs of live sand flow -sicce .5 silent pump (stock pump was too loud) nano koralia weekly water changes (about 2 gallons) the old tank is pictured first. i liked the rock work much more in the first tank. all together the tank is about 3 months old.
  4. Variant

    Variant's Shallow Reef

    I've been spending the last 6 months looking at some of the gorgeous tank builds here and now that my own tank build is taking off, I will introduce myself. I go by Variant on forums and I love good coffee, hiking, and my miniature schnauzer Mona. I travel frequently for work but will try my best to document my reef tank journey. I'm hoping to build a mixed but SPS dominated tank for my living room. Nothings set in stone so we'll see how things change over time. Equipment List Tank: 30" x 25" x 12" (760mm x 635mm x 300mm) Crystal Dynamic Aquarium Sump: 24" GEO Auto Filter Roll ("AFR") Light: 8x24 ATI Powermodule Wifi Flow: x2 Vortech MP10QD Skimmer: Deltec 600i Controller: GHL Profilux 4 Doser: GHL Doser 2.1 Quick pictures of the setup after picking up the tank today. Will be traveling in a bit so updates might be a tad slow!
  5. haxen1513

    Haxen's 5 Gallon Pico

    Hello Everyone. Here's my first pico fowlr tank. It's now 3 weeks old. Tank: Unbranded 5G Glass Tank Light: Par 38 Blue/White LED Light from AliExpress Filter: Dophin H200 HOB Wavemaker: Unbranded 3W wavemaker from AliExpress Salt Water: From the sea Biofiltration: 1Lb Live Rock from the sea Livestock: Fish and CuC Winkle Snails Bullet Shrimps Hermit Crabs Tiny Crabs 1 x Arabian Cowrie 1 x Cocoa Damsel (Got eaten by lobster) 1 x Octopus (Died) 1 x Spiny Lobster (3 Inches long)
  6. MikeLNewell

    New tank plans - ADA 60-P

    I am in the process of planning a new reef tank and thought I would share my plans with the community. The plan is for an ADA-60p and, for the sake of planning, the associated stand. The space is a fireplace set inside a chimney brest in my dining room that has an arch around the top - it's fairly modest space size but would benefit from having something there to add value to the room. Here are a range of plans below. They are near enough to scale relative to one another. Red arrows indicate water direction. On to more specifics of the sump: There is a primary and emergency return from a narrow overflow box (which is based on something like this: https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/eclipse-s-overflow-box-600-gph-eshopps.html The primary return will then be split into two... There will be a bubble tower (inspired by Melev's designs) for one of the split returns. The water exits the bottom into the 1st section of the sump where the skimmer is housed. Along the front of the sump is a long thin refugium which is fed by the second of the split returns. The refugium runs the whole length of the sump and exits in the return chamber. The internal baffle will be black acrylic which will extend above the height of the sump to stop light leakage and algae growth in the other compartments of the sump. Here is a side on view of each of the compartments of the sump from L-R: split returns into bubble tower and refugium; skimmer section and first baffle; refugium outlet into return section and small probe holder. The return pump will join to flexible reinforced tubing to reduce noise then into a single return (likely with an anti siphon valve somewhere... something I've missed off). The specifics of components are yet to be decided. The skimmer size is based on something like this http://www.eshopps.com/products/proteinskimmer/midlevelline/x120/ I plan on building the sump myself from acrylic so open to suggestions regarding design. The biggest missing compartment is an ATO section - thinking of shortening the refugium and return section to accommodate for one. Space is a touch tight! Any feedback would be warmly received, particularly around the plumbing plans. Cheers, Mike
  7. Amphrites

    Worrysome silicone seam

    Whelp, didn't really notice this area in the seam of my new 20Long during its' wet-test outside, or maybe I did and the lighting inside just makes it more obvious/bad? I'm not sure I trust the integrity of the bond because of where its' located in the panel and how little, not apparently-delaminated, silicone is left, but my silicone experience is with doors and windows, not aquariums. A shiny-new penny for any and all thoughts alongside much appreciation! *Edit, Aqeuon tech thinks it should be fine, doesn't feel it was big enough or through enough of the silicone to be an issue, should have called them first come to think of it, guess I value the experience and opinions of hobbyists a bit more than mnfctrs?
  8. I had a lot of fun making this video. Let me know if you enjoy. The tank has been up and running for about 4 months now and I’m pretty proud of it. The video is mostly of the mantis shrimp and his funny antics. But it also shows the chronological evolution of the tank since the day I brought it home. Let me know what you think!
  9. HingleMcCringleberry

    Mantis shrimp in a nano tank?

    Hi all ive decided to get a peacock mantis shrimp and give it its own tank. I found an old oceanic 8 gallon bio cube on Craigslist for 35$ and was thinking of using that. It fits perfectly on my nightstand. I also have a 20 gallon setup that I took down a few months ago when I upgraded. But it is a budget 20 gal setup and not exactly quiet or pretty. I think 8 gallons could be big enough for a mantis shrimp if I provide it with lots of burrowing spaces and a deep sand bed. What do you think?
  10. adam_ducote

    What tank should I choose?

    Hey everyone, I'm looking at getting my first tank but am a bit indecisive. I'm trying to decide between a Waterbox 20 Cube, Innovative Marine 20 Nuvo Fusion, and a Fluval 13.5 Evo. What would you choose and why? As for lighting, I'm going to get the AI prime. Thanks!
  11. So my wife has decided she wants to get me a larger tank 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 I am leaning towards the red sea max e260 and was wondering how loud it is and if the stock protein skimmer is decent. My other option is the reefer 250 but I’m still deciding
  12. Snazxy

    The Snazxy Reef

    About Me and This Tank (TLDR at bottom) So a few years ago (about 4) my family and I were getting cichlids for my little brother's bow-front from this little shop that our uncle recommended. Keep note that the closest thing Ive ever seen close to a reef tank was a shark-filled-false-coral tank at Seaworld. As soon as I stepped into those doors I was greeted by a 32 gal Biocube. As fast as a blink of an eye I was hooked, not just by the clownfish playing around in a foot long circumference of a bubbletip anemone, but as to what I noticed as those alien like creatures that I have roughly known as coral from the books in the elementary library (I was a big reader). I was mesmerized by the beauty of a 30 gallon box of water to the point where my parents had to pull me away from the dang thing. Naturally I was pissed and refused to leave the thing. But my parents told me to check something out. I round the corner see a room full of frag tanks, my jaw dropped. That day was the day that I owned my first reef tank. We got a Fluval Spec 5 gal, some live rock, live sand, a small strip light, a clown goby, a firefish, a 6 lined wrasse, and some zoanthids as well as a paly. I had that tank for about three years until we moved and things went down from there, I had my first algae bloom and the tank went out with a boom, everything dead except for a GBG as well as my blue coral banded shrimp (that I still have today lol). I was devastated. Even though I didnt know what I was doing I knew I was on fire, I mean, I had some pretty cool corals as well as a dragonface puffer (that somehow lived about 6 months but sadly died to my firefish -big meany) and on top of that I never did a single waterchange! After that I had nothing but an algae filled tank for about a year. That brings me to where I am now! Last year for my birthday my parents got me a Fluval Evo 13. BIG learning curve. I had constant algae blooms and the seams even busted. But luckily that gave mw a clean slate-- the best of the slates! I started doing hardcore researching on reefing, and I mean hardcore, as In staying up til 3 AM on school nights (still a strait-A student!) watching videos and browsing forms, until I had a rough Idea of how to properly care for the delicate, money draining art forms we call reef tanks. As of today I have my Fluval evo 13.5 that only houses about five corals, sad I know but its hard when the closest LFS from where I live as 45 minutes away (an hour if you count Austin traffic). I have also recently bought an AI Prime HD that I got with lawn mowing money😄! Im still learning but since i've been doing water changes algae is at a minimum, only a few spots. Tommoro I will try to add pictures but thanks if you've made it this far through my story. I look forward to adding pics soon! TLDR; I have been reefing since a young age and I have a Fluval evo 13.5, but srsly this doesn't do my story any justice just read the above lol
  13. Multifasciatus

    can we? Or can we not?

    So as the title states, can we? Or can we not? Being Reef hobbiest as a whole we all have many things we say can or cannot be done, from fish store employees, to hobby literature, , veterans, to beginners, everybody’s opinions are different. I’ve worked in the industry for years, and have heard many many things. What I’ve noticed is most of these have no bases in actual science. Some of which I’ve proven through expierments to be false and others true (gorgonians do not die if they touch air, some sponges however do) what I have found is a “you cannot unless you....” is more appropriate. So everybody post things that you think cannot be done or “rules” you have heard that you are unsure about and let’s discuss them. See if someone has evidence to the contrary. And maybe have some results for expierments proving if this to be the case or not. Please let’s not take unneeded risks with livestock, always be mindful and responsible of the creatures we care for. And please keep an open mind and remember some of the species we keep now would have been considered impossible not that long ago.
  14. Mike P

    Tank Smell

    Anyone experience tank smell after doing a good cleaning with big water change on their tank. I was scrubbing cyno and syponing it out not sure if that’s what caused the smell
  15. Was planning on upgrading my tank to this 24 gal but decided to just wait until I can upgrade to something in the triple digits. Tank has been completely cleaned out and scrubbed real good, in great condition with absolutely no leaks. The person I bought it from also provided a stand but it’s in rough condition so I never used it, you’re more than welcome to take that as well. Comes with the pump and a spinning nozzle for random flow throughout the tank. Surface skimmer. Stock hood (missing the little door that you lift to feed the fish) has the stock light and works just fine. Does not come with any other filtration media in the chambers but I will be more than happy to provide box crate and zip ties for you to make your own filter media basket (which is way better than the original basket anyways.) I can also throw in some polyfill to get you started on the mechanical filtration. Bought it for $175 yours for $90 LOCAL PICK UP ONLY!!!!! San Fernando Valley, California
  16. coryscritch

    HELP! TANK IS LEAKING

    Hi, so i came home today and noticed my tank has sprung a leak. i do not have time to let a new tank cycle. so i have to do this today. my plan is to transfer all the water to the new tank. after i will add live rock and corals, then my two clowns and cleaner shrimp. so now I'm left with the sand in my old tank. i was planning to bag it in ziplock bags and transfer to the new tank take it to the bottom of tank and slowly let it out. is there a better way to do this. i really don't want to lose my clowns/shrimp/coral. please help. thank!
  17. coryscritch

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    Cheap,simple,beautiful
  18. Bought a Radeon XR15W G4 Pro yesterday and im super happy with it, I was looking through the ecotech website and saw I could import custom made settings. Can anyone recommend where I can find some? Or if anyone knows any good ones. My tank is about 10 days old or so.
  19. RoboNarples2929

    Is CADLights good?

    I'm considering getting a CADLights versa 60g cube and I've heard varying opinions on their quality, does anyone have an answer?
  20. alex_da_fixeru

    Advice for choosing my first tank

    Hi, guys! I've been lurking for quite a while on this forum and I am reading a lot as I am going to buy my first reef tank in the weeks to come. I've been doing extensive research, but still would like to pick your brains for the first marine tank purchase (as I already have one freshwater tank). I already have a RO/DI water system. Also, take in consideration that I am based in Europe, Romania, so I don't have access american brands, or it's very expensive. So, this are the AIO tanks that I am currently pondering which one to go with: Innovative Marine Nuvo 10 + perfect size for my desk, so I won't need to buy a stand - small sump, with little space, so I would have to choose carefully what to put in (I am looking at you - protein skimmer ) Innovative Marine Nuvo 30 (I like cubes) + big, enough space for equipment, I have a great deal right now from a fish store - expensive to start, needs a desk Eco Mini 28 + big, skimmer integrated, refugium with light built-in, 2 trays of Miracle Mud - expensive to start, needs a desk Resun DMS 500 PL + big and cheap as cost, enough space for equipment - expensive to start (but balanced with the cost of the tank), needs a desk What do you think it will be the best choice for start? Thank you so much in advance!
  21. Jaybaum

    Ammonia outbreak

    Hey guys my tank has roughly 0.25-0.50 ppm ammonia, and I have 3 fish and 13 clean up crew members. To kick start the tank I used Bio-spira, then added fish 3 days later. I probably should've waited longer for the tank to cycle more. I tested the water parameters yesterday and all were fine. I did a 10% water change and added ammo-lock. Anything else I should do? I almost want to drain the whole tank and start the cycle over.. but where do i put my fish?
  22. iced chai

    Fish Movement

    So here is the deal. I have two tanks. I have a 20 gallon tank and a 5 gallon tank. I want to move 1 of the fish from the 5 gallon tank to the 20 gallon tank. Here is the parameters. In the big 20 gallon tank, I have 2 clownfish, 1 little yellow fish, and 2 shrimps. I would like to move a four striped damsel from the small tank to the big one. Could that work? Would the fish get into fights? Any help would be amazing Thanks, Trev
  23. Lugmos12

    Fluval Evo 13.5g hood

    i'm really frustrated with the hood on my tank. it's a pain to clean since both parts of the hood have to come off at the same time. I'm wondering how much evaporation will happen if I keep the smaller portion of the hood off at all times. Any thoughts?
  24. Conner smith

    Top 5 Corals For Beginners!

    https://youtu.be/8j8xSB-VREU If you want see 5 corals great for beginners look no further!
  25. My 20 gallon nano reef!!! Check it out!!!!! Please and thank you! I will be doing updates on this tank as well as product reviews, showing some coral I pick up along the way of building this tank fully, and also answering questions if I could! so stay tuned for more...
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