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  1. stocking question

    Saltwater Fish
    i am new to the saltwater hobby but have been in the freshwater hobby for years. i have recently set up a 60S somatic protein skimmer, i will eventually have a dual GFO and carbon reactor i am going to run a 7 gallon refugium in the sump with cheato, for lighting im doing 2 AI prime HD's and the...
  2. Saltwater Newbie Help

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    Hi everyone! I want to start by saying I have quite a few years of experience with planted freshwater aquariums and today I decided to make the jump to saltwater. I have a 46 gallon bowfront sitting empty in my room other than with about a 1/2" of crushed coral in the bottom and no water...
  3. Black Saddled Toby or Jewel Puffer

    Saltwater Puffer Fish
    I am setting up my first saltwater (have had a brakish tank not long ago with a very happy Green Spotted Puffer) tank. I am looking into either getting a Black Saddled Toby or getting a Jewel Puffer. I have a 36 gallon bowfront and will only be adding one fish. Do I need a protein skimmer? Is a...
  4. New FROSTBITE CLOWN!!

    Saltwater Fish
    So I just went to an LFS today and landed an eye on this beauty. When I went to go ask one of the workers there "how much for the frostbite?". He looked puzzled and pointed to a toadstool and asked if that's the one I wanted....lol:| So I said no that's a toadstool I wanted to know how much...
  5. New Saltwater Tank Help

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    Please help the beginners of the saltwater tank keeping hobby! I Have been having so much trouble with my research. I am new to SALT-water aquariums and am so confused. What is the bare minimum I need for a tank? What are the cheapest buys, and what would you suggest I put in? Thanks so much for...
  6. I'm going to start a saltwater tank, what can you suggest for me?

    Saltwater Aquarium Equipment
    GIVE ME ALL YOU'VE GOT!!! I have a 55 gallon tank that I had previously filled with water, expecting to run another freshwater. Then my stepmom said she wanted to get rid of the 2 Tomato clowns in her 72 to make way for some "Nemos". And then it was back to saltwater. So I have a few questions...
  7. Midas Blenny has white spot on fin- NOT ICH

    Saltwater Fish Diseases
    On Saturday morning I went up to my local fish store. It's a reputable place with quality fish. My brand new 90 gallon saltwater tank had finished cycling so I went to get a cleaning crew and maybe some clowns. I came home with a cleaning crew (hermits, snails), 2 cleaner shrimp, 1 chocolate...
  8. Designing 4 exhibits for New Mexico Aquarium....PLEASE HELP

    Advanced Saltwater Discussion
    You have been hired by the New Mexico Biological Park to create a new set of exhibits. The focus of the new gallery is the Pacific Region. The Gallery must contain the following 4 tanks representing the entire Pacific Region. Your job is to design the life support systems for the following...
  9. Finally decided to introduce myself

    Introduce Yourself
    Hey everyone, Aquarium Hunter here saying hello to all the fish hobbyist of this great forum. I've been visiting and browsing this forum for over 3 weeks now and finally decided to create my profile. I'm from Los Angeles, CA and have about 3-4 years involved in this awesome hobby/culture. I...
  10. Hello to the community!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello, My screen name is ReefPlumbdotcom. I am a Saltwater Reef Keeping Enthusiast. I like discussing the hobby with other enthusiast or helping new hobbyist understand the do's and Don't (s) of it all. I have an online store at reefplumb.com selling aquarium supplies that just recently...
  11. beginner with saltwater tank needs help

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    I had received a 30gal tank and I currently have a freshwater Ann and think I have that well under control so I decided to make the 30 gal saltwater. Currently I am in th beginning stages. I washed all the sand and put it into my tank. And that's where im at. It took almost 4 and a half hours...
  12. Fish Only Tank

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    I am going to have my 37G rectangle fish only tank starting up in the next 3 months, my plans go like this: Tank: 37 G rectangular tank Filters: Penguin 200 Bio Wheel and API Nexx 55gal or Filstar XP Small (please give me feedback on which canister filter is better) Lighting: LED: 42 white / 3...
  13. Concerned about fish while traveling

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    Hello, all. About 15 years ago I had a nice 55gal setup. It was the source of so much enjoyment, and every time I go to an aquarium or even the LFS I feel a longing to get back into the hobby. The one major thing holding me back is that I travel frequently, sometimes up to ten days out of the...
  14. Possible 50 gallon tank mates!

    Saltwater Fish
    Hello all, I have kept several species of coral and inverts for the past couple of years, but not so much marine fish. So I want to start up a FOWLR tank and here is a list of fish I would like to keep and setup. Possible mate list: Fu manchu lionfish Dwarf Hawaiian moray eel Kole yellow...
  15. High nitrate levels

    Water Chemistry
    We have a 125 gallon saltwater tank with a HOB Red Octopus protein skimmer with live sand, live rock and crabs and snails. Wanting to add fish and later some soft coral, but we are having trouble with high nitrate levels. All other water qualities are good. After reading another post, we...
  16. New tank setup help!

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    Hello there all! I am FrightyDog! (little soething about me!) I am a resident of southern California and fan of animals all around! I have kept everything but rodents (so far). I am just rekindling the flame for saltwater fish! I am open to many ideas because i am quite new to this...onto my...
  17. Adventure in pico reefing- 2.5

    Nano Reef
    Well, after much research, my 2.5 gallon pico reef in finally set up! I have 1.5 inches of live argonite, and I'm going to pick up some live rock today! I have a 3 gallonair powered filter running on it, mostly for oxygen and water movement. My light is a 10 watt multicolour LED made of 3...
  18. confused about reef lighting

    Saltwater Aquarium Equipment
    I don't really get it. I know that most people like LED lights, but is there some reason tou NEED LED, or is it mostly aesthetic, because it makes colors bright. I'm starting up a 2.5 gallon pico reef with beginner corals(zoos, button polyps) and mushrooms. It was a fw tank, and the light for...
  19. 2.5 gallon pico reef

    Nano Reef
    Hi! I am a complete newbie to saltwater and have very limited knowledge in this area, to I'm trying to gobble up as much info as possible. I'm considering setting up a 2.5 gallon pico tank. I would put live rock and gravel, 1 clown goby, some of those micro hermits, and some small polyps/coral...
  20. Need Help - Brand New

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    Hello, I am new to this forum but I wanted help from you guys about salt water fish and an aquairum. So I have had a 30 gallon freshwater fish tank for three years now and everything is going great and so on. But I really want to get a saltwater fish tank because I think they just look so much...
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