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  1. Marine Depot
    How to Acclimate Clean Up Crew Invertebrates Here's how to safely introduce the critters who'll keep your tank clean! PLUS: Sign up to get early access to our Black Friday deals >
  2. General Reef Discussion
    So I know that Royal Gramma's hide when first introduced to a tank however I added a RG to my 90G a week ago and literally havent seen him once... After acclimation, I dropped him in and he was gone before I could even look. Thought nothing of it, however I havent seen him ONCE since adding a...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have tried on several occasions to acclimate new coral to my tank, and I just can't seem to get a good success rate. I am buying 3-4 cheaper frags, trying to get something to take off and thrive in my tank. So far, I have had success with green mushrooms, some other blue stripe mushroom, a...
  4. Lighting
    Hello all, I have an orbit LED strip with a whoppin 36W of power. I recently bought new LEDs, each is 165W. I am experiencing some really great growth on my coralline, pulsing xenia and clove polyps so I'm really trying to prevent any bleaching or death. My LEDs are set 10" above my tank edge...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Some background info... Newly established 75gallon. Completed cycle after rouge 2 months. During cycle, I was using shrimp and fish food then switched to pure ammonia. So I added two clown fish on tuesday (4 days ago) Fish will hang out sometimes then go back to swimming in opposite corners. No...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    So im sure this will help other gather info on adding new items to there tank please only note how you would acclimate fish, inverts, anemones's,corals ect. And live, dead, and dry rock (not dead rock but like the white sun bleached rock) how would you prepare it. Please no dogging on any ones...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I am seeking a little help/advice with zoas. Since the beginning, I have been struggling with zoas for reasons unknown. I understand that generally, they are hearty corals and should be easy to manage. But I just cannot seem to get ANYTHING to go in my tank! I have several other corals which are...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I have had my tank for 5 months and for some reason I have tried 2 cleaner shrimp and both of them died within a day. The first one I just floated the bag in the water to do acclimation. The 2nd one I did drip acclimation for 30 minutes and it still died. So what is the best way to acclimate...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    what is the most proper way to acclimate fish to saltwater tanks? I just bought 2 clownfish and want to acclimate them properly
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I was always told to do the drip method or similar but I saw G saying the other day that might not be the best way when I remembered I was at my LFS the other day and the guy running the shop would just cut the bag open and set the bag in the water for 10 minutes and just drop the fish in water...
  11. Reef Fish
    I have a 90 gallon reef tank running for about 2 1/2 years and have tried twice now with tangs and have not fared well. both times i have tried drip acclimation as i have done all fish. i use 5 gallon bucket and drip till a little over half full and take some water out and repeated. usually...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    How and For How long should i acclimate my frags? Im just doing it like a fish, leave the bag sit on top of the water slowly adding some off mine then placing it in my tank after about 30 min
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! I am brand new to the saltwater game so please take that into consideration! So far I am loving it, it's challenging, fun, has a good community of people willing to help! Thank you in advance. I just recently setup a 10g saltwater tank and it has been running for about 1.5 weeks...
  14. The THINK Tank
    I got to thinking today, I think many people are not drip acclimating properly for a couple of reasons I'll soon explain. IMHO, too much emphasis is put on how many hours to drip acclimate for. Sure I hear 1 hour, 2 hours, 1 hour per 0.001SG of difference, etc, but... the drip speed is what...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Would love to add a Copper-Banded, but have heard they are extremely hard to acclimate. My water quality is excellent (90gallon, 40 gallon sump/refugium with a protein skimmer), but I really don't have any aiptasia in the tank. My other fish are a blue hippo tang, yellow sailfin tang, percula...
  16. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    ok, so how long should it take for my corals to get used to the new light? I wasn't able to move my sarcophyton and it hasn't opened up in the last week. I added the 70 watt hqi pendant just before that. Should I worry?
  17. General Reef Discussion
    So I have going in tonight: 10 nassarius, 10 astraea turbo's, 10 cerith, 1 serpent sea star, 1 brittle sea star, 2 pep shrimps, and 4 dwarf blue leg hermits. I'm using the drip acclimation process on them and they've all been sitting in seperate buckets around the tank for over 2 and a half...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I have a well established (5yr) 200 gal, mostly soft and LPS tank. I have had my share of ooops (80 gals of water drained on floor of rental home) and algae growth etc. I have finally finished re-wiring my home made switching system to include my "new to me" used 220volt Ice Cap 250 20k MH HQI...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I had someone the other day ask me did you have to acclimate corals to your water. They said they knew you had to acclimate them to the lighting but not the water. My opinion is you need to acclimate them to the water. I personally think that there are too many changes between your water and the...
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