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  1. Marine Depot
    VIDEO: How to Acclimate Fish and Corals Drip acclimate new arrivals to ensure a safe transition to their new home!
  2. 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 >
  3. "Soft" corals
    Hey Guys, My tank is a little over 6 months old. Salinity is typically between 1.023 - 25. Two weeks ago, after seeing some major coraline growth, I decided to begin the adventures of corals. Parameters seem within range: 480 calcium, 80-82pH, 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, nitrate is typically 15-20...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Attention fellow noobs: learn from my mistakes. I decided I'd try and be a Real Aquarium Enthusiast and drip acclimate the two banded shrimp I just got. I mean, how hard can it be? First off, they shouldn't call it a drip tube. They should call it a get everything near your tank including...
  5. Reef Fish
    Hi there...so I am ordering 2 new fish from MarineFishEz. Its definltey not like most places I have ordered fish from, such as LA and Bluezoo. The guy you talk to on the phone, personally hand picks, and packages the fish himself. He even sent me videos of the exact fish I would be getting! Even...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, my tank has been set up since March therefore its cycled and has been running for 5 months. The fish are doing well however i cannot keep any corals or invertebrates. I've tried a branching hammer, two different mushrooms, a featherduster, two cleaner shrimp, a fire shrimp, many...
  7. Marine Depot
    New! KZ Coral Platform System + Acclimation and AquaMaxx Specials Grow healthier corals with Korallen-Zucht's Coral System and acclimate new animals safely!
  8. Nano Reefs
    Hey all, I had an idea regarding acclimating coral into a new tank. Interested to know if it's a good one - or if it isn't! I have quite a nano nano-reef. It's only 6g. Therefore the majority of the tank is quite well lit, with the exception of a small area shadowed at the back of the tank...
  9. Marine Depot
    How to Build a Fish Quarantine Tank Treat sick fish plus prevent parasites and disease from entering your display aquarium by setting up an inexpensive quarantine tank. Here's how! How to Acclimate Fish Using the Innovative Marine AccuDrip
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Guys, I have a 250gal tank with a sailfin in it and i wanted to introduce a yellow and a blue tang . When I introduced my sailfin, i had him in my qt tank 10gal for a week being treated with copper before i moved him into my display. This was effective being that it was only 1 fish. I dont...
  11. 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...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    how long does it take for a fish to die if the acclimation process was does improperly? my fish got here this morning and i had 45 minutes before i had to leave for work. so i did it quick but carfully. just want to know what i should expect when i get home.
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, I made the title a little dramatic but I'm trying to get y'all's attention! Not to mention I won't be able to sleep until I get some answers. Ever since I was a little kid I wanted this setup with the clowns and now I finally have the nem so I'm sorta attached to him. I bought a new sebae...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have purchased emerald crabs and snails 3 different times and each time they die. I drip acclimate them for a really long time until the salt level are equal, but it seems that as soon as they hit the tank they die. I'll leave them in one spot in the tank and the day they will still be there...
  15. Reef Fish
    Hi there, I'm kind of at a loss with some of my newest fish dying. I have a 29g biocube that has been running for 7 weeks. I test my water every other day; do a 20% water change once a week and have a generally healthy tank. I have a cleaner shrimp, clownfish, 2 hermit crabs, several snails, and...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Im getting ready to add some new corals to my tank for the first time and I wanted to know what some different people processes were when they added corals. Ive read some people QT coral, some use coral dip, and some throw them straight in the tank. What is the best way to add new corals to keep...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Guys, I could browse all day to get information about Goni but I would rather get your feedback, particularly from your personal experience caring for Goni. Flow: Direct flow or Indirect Flow? Placement: Substrate or Mid Level? Lighting: How long hours of lights? High Intensity light or...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hi All-- I have a 28g nano-cube, started in early to mid-august. I have about 28lbs of LR and about 1-2 inches of live sand. I have 4-5 simple black hermit crabs, 4-5 Astraea snails, and 1 Ocellaris clownfish. Salinity is generally around 1.021 to 1.022. Up until last weekend, I had been...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I ordered 7 Coral frags online about a week ago. Yesterday I received my shipment, which has turned out to be not doing so well. I have many corals in the tank that are very similar to the ones being brought in, beings zoanthids and mushrooms. Only 1 or the 7 corals has even started to open up...
  20. "Soft" corals
    Saved a colony (sinularia dura) from the rock we received. Also got some red mushrooms, which are doing great. This colony started off in a low flow area. It didn't respond well to the light so low light, as well. Changes today: I moved it in front of the trickle filter return. It opened up...
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