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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have recently added a Reef Octopus BH-1000 HOB skimmer and taken off the AquaClear 50 HOB filter, and when I get home from work the glass is covered in green algae. It is a 29gal glass aquarium w/ 4 fish, assorted SPS,LSP,Zoas. I also upgraded the lighting from a 24"2 bulb T5HO to a 24"4 bulb...
  2. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Recently I had what I was told was a diatom bloom. Today when I turned on my light I noticed my sand has a lot of red, orange and green in it. Is this some type of algae problem? An idea of what has recently been going on in tank. My LFS said my water was good enough to add fish after a...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I had made mention of this in a few posts earlier, but kept forgetting to start a new thread on it. So, here goes. My 54 gallon tank was running a little too cool compared to my other tanks. They usually hover between 78 to 80 degrees, but this tank was ranging from 74 to 77 degrees. Of...
  4. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    I am so thrilled to find my brothers and sisters here at NIMAS! I have struggled alone for far too long without others to commererate... is this a hobby, a faith, or a religion? I think it can't be classified as any of those... it is so expensive, it should be classified as an ex-wife! Anyway...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Good morning all . Is there anything on this site that has pictures of algae ? Ya know so I can say YEH YEH thats it ? I've looked everywhere and can't find anything that looks like it . It's not diatom,red,brown,hair etc. When you stir it up it looks like it's snowing but it gells back at...
  6. NFMAS Member Tanks
    Hey Guys, This is our new aquapod, we just set it up last week. Got a GREAT deal on it. It has a 1x150 watt 14,000K metal halide light on it. It is still in the cycling process but just wanted to post the first pic on it. Only has a couple pieces of live rock in it for now.
  7. Topic of the Week Archive
    For purposes of this discussion the following terms are used to describe certain things: Live Rock: This seems to be self-explanatory but it will include any DIY rocks, any type of actual rock that is used in a tank for a surface for the bacteria to live on. Wet/Dry media: This includes, but...
  8. LPS Coral Forum
    When my tank is ready for corals? Its just finished the cycle and the algae is dying off....Should i be lookng for any particular signs or water params?? Plan to start with frogspawns or hammers.....
  9. Nano Reefs
    Hi everyone :wavey: I'm setting up a 12g nano reef tank and I had a question (big surprise huh :)) anywhooo,, my question is about cycling the tank, is there a guide out there that could tell me the rules of this procedure? I want to do everything very slowly and take my time with this...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    It seems that shortly after changing to the skimmer and adding some new sand, this algae started growing. I did a w/c Saturday and this is how it looks Tuesday. In just 3 days. Anyone know what's going on? I tested phosphate with a salifert kit. If I am reading it correctly the phosphate level...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    what do i do??:D
  12. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I'm noticing after upgrading my lights that my water does not look crystal clear. It looks like the tank has a brownish tint to it. Also I'm getting a increase in easy to remove green powder like algae. I really want crystal clear water and I want my nitrates finally down to zero!!! I test with...
  13. Omg

    General Reef Discussion
    SO my girlfriend came over today and we were looking at my rock and we totally found 10 feather dusters and i didnt buy them they came on the rock i was amazed and i got my light today and my girlfriend came over my maderin is doing good everything is awesome:rotflmao::D:banana::dance::beer:
  14. General Reef Discussion
    hello again... question for everyone, we are going to be moving to a new house about an hour from where we are now, does anyone have any suggestions on the way to go about this. I have a 55 gal reef tank. I have a rough idea but am not totally sure what would be the easiest way to do it.
  15. Topic of the Week Archive
    Cycle part 2 to continue on with the last Bi weekely discussion on the cycling of our tanks. first part tank is all set up, water, salt , Live rock, parameters are where they should be. IS this the end of the cycle?
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Now that the 46 bowfront is a reef again .... (and my whole attitude is that everything is all new so lets do it right) I was thinking about analyzing everyday things too. So ... I have a 46 bowfront, bare-cutting board bottom, drilled, with a rubbermaid sump 70' away down in the basement...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Using my own inline RO/DI water supply. If have algae means have phosphates, then how do most you pro's eliminate phosphates? Water changes to bring out algae on glass faster after each glass cleaning. Have calc reactor, skimmer, etc... What is the secret to eliminating phosphates?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I have lost a royal gramma, lawnmower bleeni and my clown. And when i say lost i mean lost. I can not find them. I looked in all the cracks in my rock and they are no where to be found. I am assuming my bubble tip or my banded serpant star ate them because i have no spike in para. I have red and...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    looking for input and advice on running a wet/dry filter with my reef tank and live rock. if not what should i do to filter my tank????
  20. General Reef Discussion
    i am looking for a way to raise my tanks ph without adding phosphate to the water. i have been told that all ph up products are phoaphate based to spite what the labels say. is thaere any safe way to raise ph?????
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