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Old 05/16/2010, 08:27 AM   #2601
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Hello everyone, reppin' Tampa, FL here.

Searched RC for help with new 55gal and info helped our panic attacks on the little stuff that I had no idea was common. Doing lots of searches on what we've got going on in the 55.

We're looking forward to watching our little ecosystem grow into a beautiful tank.


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Old 05/16/2010, 11:14 AM   #2602
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Hello all

I live in the Chicago suburbs. I posted all of my soon-to-be tank info last night in a separate post. I am finally working on getting a mixed reef tank built this year. This forum is a great source of info. Looking forward to hanging out on here as my tank project moves forward. Any and all advice in my other post would be well accepted. Thanks!

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Old 05/16/2010, 11:21 AM   #2603
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Hello everyone, reppin' Tampa, FL here.

Searched RC for help with new 55gal and info helped our panic attacks on the little stuff that I had no idea was common. Doing lots of searches on what we've got going on in the 55.

We're looking forward to watching our little ecosystem grow into a beautiful tank.
It is good to read that you are researching and learning as much as you can. You will definitely enjoy your 55.

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Old 05/16/2010, 11:29 AM   #2604
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I live in the Chicago suburbs. I posted all of my soon-to-be tank info last night in a separate post. I am finally working on getting a mixed reef tank built this year. This forum is a great source of info. Looking forward to hanging out on here as my tank project moves forward. Any and all advice in my other post would be well accepted. Thanks!

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You're in luck because I have a tank with an above refugium and a below sump, just like you are asking about. I will comment in your other post.


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Old 05/16/2010, 02:25 PM   #2605
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Hello all,

I've been a member for about a month and have been reading up when I can. A newcomer to reef keeping. My neighbor gave me one of his old BioCube nano's (14g).

My current status: Tank fully cycled. Ammonia, Nitrates, Nitrites at zero. Purchased 9 lbs of premium live rock from a display tank at local fish store. 6 lbs of base rock. and 1 lb. of live rock in the back of the nano as my bio filter. No fish or corals yet. Have a cleaner crew of 4 turbos and 8 red legged hermits. Also got two peppermint shrimp to take care of some aiptasia that hitchhiked with the live rock.

I've got copepods developing in my tank. But also have flatworms that are multiplying. Which brings me to my first question. Which fish is best as a natural predator for flatworms? I've read about wrasses and mandarin gobies. But not sure if either one is appropriate for my size tank or with my current setup. Aware of flatworm exit as a remedy. But I'm trying to do this tank, and pest management, as natural as possible, without chemical additives or treatments (not sure yet if its even possible).

Also, I would like to do some soft corals as well. Should I establish my corals in my tank prior to doing fish?

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Old 05/16/2010, 02:32 PM   #2606
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Hello all,

I've been a member for about a month and have been reading up when I can. A newcomer to reef keeping. My neighbor gave me one of his old BioCube nano's (14g).

My current status: Tank fully cycled. Ammonia, Nitrates, Nitrites at zero. Purchased 9 lbs of premium live rock from a display tank at local fish store. 6 lbs of base rock. and 1 lb. of live rock in the back of the nano as my bio filter. No fish or corals yet. Have a cleaner crew of 4 turbos and 8 red legged hermits. Also got two peppermint shrimp to take care of some aiptasia that hitchhiked with the live rock.

I've got copepods developing in my tank. But also have flatworms that are multiplying. Which brings me to my first question. Which fish is best as a natural predator for flatworms? I've read about wrasses and mandarin gobies. But not sure if either one is appropriate for my size tank or with my current setup. Aware of flatworm exit as a remedy. But I'm trying to do this tank, and pest management, as natural as possible, without chemical additives or treatments (not sure yet if its even possible).

Also, I would like to do some soft corals as well. Should I establish my corals in my tank prior to doing fish?

Appreciate any reply. Thanks for the forum.

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you're question is a good one, a six line wrasse would be the best choice. But just like anything it all depends on the particular fish. I had a diamond goby that would keep the flat worms at bay. but also heard that they are hit and miss as well. Clear as mud?

I would recommend to establish the fish prior to adding corals, that way you can get a good routine and establish the tank before jumping in.


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Old 05/16/2010, 08:56 PM   #2607
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Just reestablished a 75 gal acrylic that was shut down during a protracted divorce. It's built into the wall and really makes the house (it's a small house in the mountains, it's definitely off the beaten path up here).

This is the third time I've operated this tank.

I lost some of the xenia but that'll come back, and everything else seems to be happy. Might I add I moved all this livestock in a blizzard? Crazy!
Here's a linky to some of the xenia that made it. Things seem good. Test kit, ro/di, hob skimmer expected wednesday. Not sure when the lights get here, but I've got a nice 175w MH pendant that is enough for the time being.

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Old 05/16/2010, 09:31 PM   #2608
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Hi I'm Brett and I'm a reef-aholic, along with my wife. We used to have a 55gal freshwater tank. Then changed it to saltwater. That lasted about 6 months, until the middle support in it broke, and the tank started to bow out. So we got out of the hobby for awhile.

We recently went to are local pet store and found a good deal on a 29 gal Eclipse saltwater started kit. So we bought it and set it up.

So now we are back into the hobby again. On a smaller scale then before. But I would rather do it right on a smaller scale then wrong on a bigger scale. This website is helping us get it right.

I would like to thank every on here on the info I got while I was lurking.


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Old 05/16/2010, 10:40 PM   #2609
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Hi I'm Brett and I'm a reef-aholic, along with my wife. We used to have a 55gal freshwater tank. Then changed it to saltwater. That lasted about 6 months, until the middle support in it broke, and the tank started to bow out. So we got out of the hobby for awhile.

We recently went to are local pet store and found a good deal on a 29 gal Eclipse saltwater started kit. So we bought it and set it up.

So now we are back into the hobby again. On a smaller scale then before. But I would rather do it right on a smaller scale then wrong on a bigger scale. This website is helping us get it right.

I would like to thank every on here on the info I got while I was lurking.

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Old 05/17/2010, 05:46 PM   #2610
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Wink Hello!

Hello RC!

I am fairly new to the hobby for about 3 months and can definitely use some edumacation. I really enjoy this hobby and have been adding more and more aquariums at my place. I have plenty more room to grow and could also use some extra tanks and equipment if anyone is trying to get rid of them.

I am currently housing a 55g, 20g, 5g rubbermaid for aquatic plants, and a antique oriental fishbowl. Looking to expand my hobby into the marine area with a 30gal setup for the cheapest diy price

Nice to meet everyone!

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Old 05/17/2010, 05:50 PM   #2611
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I am fairly new to the hobby for about 3 months and can definitely use some edumacation. I really enjoy this hobby and have been adding more and more aquariums at my place. I have plenty more room to grow and could also use some extra tanks and equipment if anyone is trying to get rid of them.

I am currently housing a 55g, 20g, 5g rubbermaid for aquatic plants, and a antique oriental fishbowl. Looking to expand my hobby into the marine area with a 30gal setup for the cheapest diy price

Nice to meet everyone!

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Old 05/17/2010, 05:51 PM   #2612
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Hello my name is Deidra. My husband and I just got started in reefs. We have an 8 gallon tank with a mushroom, some zooanthids, a pulsing xenia and a blue ricordia in it. Along with 2 clowns and a peppermint shrimp. Looking to get more corals in the future. We also have a 46 bow front set up, but its empty except for live sand and live rock But we want to set it up as a reef tank also. I joined here for info on corals and coral talk and such! Been a great experience thus far! Thanks to those that keep it going!


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Old 05/17/2010, 05:54 PM   #2613
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Hello my name is Deidra. My husband and I just got started in reefs. We have an 8 gallon tank with a mushroom, some zooanthids, a pulsing xenia and a blue ricordia in it. Along with 2 clowns and a peppermint shrimp. Looking to get more corals in the future. We also have a 46 bow front set up, but its empty except for live sand and live rock But we want to set it up as a reef tank also. I joined here for info on corals and coral talk and such! Been a great experience thus far! Thanks to those that keep it going!

would love to see a picture of your coral tank as I am sure others would too.


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Old 05/17/2010, 08:01 PM   #2614
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Hello all,
I am new to this hobby. I am 14 years old and have reasearched for the past 7 months about this hobby. After stetting up my 75 gal aquarium, I added my live rock, now my tank is fully cycled and everything is good. Well, now, there is all this dtuff just popping out. I know mostly everything that has popped out.. except this on thing... There is this red anemone looking thing that has popped out. It has bright green florescent tips. It has a very pronounced mouth. Any help would be much appreciated!


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Old 05/17/2010, 08:09 PM   #2615
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Hey...

I am still a N00b to the world of Reef Tanks and Marine Fish. I decided to throw my hat into ring in Jan '10 and I am still fine tuning my tank (120g Perfecto). I live in Central New Jersey and most of my weekends consist of looking for new LFS with a good selection. Fee free and PM and give me as many pointers that you wish.. lol Glad to be part of the team..!!


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Old 05/17/2010, 08:43 PM   #2616
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I am new to this hobby. I am 14 years old and have reasearched for the past 7 months about this hobby. After stetting up my 75 gal aquarium, I added my live rock, now my tank is fully cycled and everything is good. Well, now, there is all this dtuff just popping out. I know mostly everything that has popped out.. except this on thing... There is this red anemone looking thing that has popped out. It has bright green florescent tips. It has a very pronounced mouth. Any help would be much appreciated!

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It's going to be hard to id something based on description alone, I can guess that it's some sort of anemone but without a picture, it's just speculation. Start a new thread in the New To The Hobby forum and post the pic.


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Old 05/17/2010, 08:46 PM   #2617
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I am still a N00b to the world of Reef Tanks and Marine Fish. I decided to throw my hat into ring in Jan '10 and I am still fine tuning my tank (120g Perfecto). I live in Central New Jersey and most of my weekends consist of looking for new LFS with a good selection. Fee free and PM and give me as many pointers that you wish.. lol Glad to be part of the team..!!

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Hope you find a good LFS. Have you looked in the local area for a good reef club? RC has a great section with local clubs. Check out this link there are 2 from NJ and one looks like it's active.

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Old 05/18/2010, 10:23 AM   #2618
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Hi guys my name is ken and im very new to this hobby( 4 days). I have a 180 gallon saltwater community tank. Its my first tank and im very excited!! I need help though)


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Old 05/18/2010, 10:34 AM   #2619
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Hello!
I got suckered into the hobby by those beautiful coral display tanks at our LFS and my husband. He's into freshwater and had a 125g tank but really likes saltwater, unfortunately for him, he's too impatient to do it. :P He bought me a 14g biocube for our anniversary, if that's not a hint I don't know what is. I have two peppermint shrimp and am looking to add a new coral as soon as my levels look good. Overall, I'm enjoying it so far and am looking forward to creating a beautiful landscape.

I'm glad to find such a helpful group of people!


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Old 05/18/2010, 12:58 PM   #2620
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Hey RC,

I was recently drawn into the saltwater hobby and hoping to turn my 10g live rock w/ inverts tank into a nano reef. I love the pics I've seen from members' tanks. The big issue I'm having right now is lighting and I'm hoping this site will help me get that taken care of soon. I tried making a thread in the DIY section asking for help with LEDs but it said I need to wait for a Mod's approval. Anyone have any clue how long that might take (I posted it over 12 hours ago)? Anyway, I'm excited to continue reading through the threads and learning as much as possible


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Old 05/18/2010, 01:33 PM   #2621
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I got suckered into the hobby by those beautiful coral display tanks at our LFS and my husband. He's into freshwater and had a 125g tank but really likes saltwater, unfortunately for him, he's too impatient to do it. :P He bought me a 14g biocube for our anniversary, if that's not a hint I don't know what is. I have two peppermint shrimp and am looking to add a new coral as soon as my levels look good. Overall, I'm enjoying it so far and am looking forward to creating a beautiful landscape.

I'm glad to find such a helpful group of people!

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Once you establish that biocube you know that your husband is going to want to convert that 125 over... just wait.


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Old 05/18/2010, 02:30 PM   #2623
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I was recently drawn into the saltwater hobby and hoping to turn my 10g live rock w/ inverts tank into a nano reef. I love the pics I've seen from members' tanks. The big issue I'm having right now is lighting and I'm hoping this site will help me get that taken care of soon. I tried making a thread in the DIY section asking for help with LEDs but it said I need to wait for a Mod's approval. Anyone have any clue how long that might take (I posted it over 12 hours ago)? Anyway, I'm excited to continue reading through the threads and learning as much as possible

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that mod approval thing is just to verify you aren't a BOT. as for the LED lighting you're in the right spot because those guys in the DIY forum know more about it that the majority of us. Good luck with your nano reef.


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Once you establish that biocube you know that your husband is going to want to convert that 125 over... just wait.
LOL, the funny thing is that he's already mentioned that. I think he may use it as an excuse to upgrade his 125g and "give" it to me.


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