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  1. The THINK Tank
    I have diatoms. Sooooo many diatoms. They cover my tank. I do the best of clean the glass and sand but by the next day its all back. I have two hermits, two damsels, and one pink rose sea urchin. All the levels in my tank are perfect. Salinity is 1.025 PPT S.G. I have a aqueon 20 filter for my...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    my tank livestock are; about 40 lbs live rock, 2-3 inch live sand, assorted snails and hermit crabs(approximately 20 in total), one emerald crab, one gold stripe maroon clown, one saddle back clown, one yellow watchman goby. my equipment consists of; one aquac remora H.O.B. skimmer powered by...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    When i bought i LR , it was well established and in someones else tank for years. Had several Large patches of Bushy Green algae growing on rocks, was going to pull it off, but the guy i bought the rock from said NO. so i left it on there. Appears to still be living but getting kinda annoying...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone! This thread is part B of a thread I started lastnight. I'm heading over to the lfs to pick up a cleaning crew. I have an algae outbreak from over feeding. Here's my question I have a armored wrasse that has a taste for smaller snails so I was thinking of a seahare? What do they eat...
  5. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    A few weeks past the cycle now, and got my first critters, but cant get rid of the algae yet.....My hermits and snails are makin a HUGE dent in the leftover diatom mess, but that green crap keeps hanging on.....I have hair algae, grape caulerpa, a smear of green slime, and removed one green...
  6. NFMAS Members only
    Hi All, I am new here so if this is not the right place to post this, please don't yell too loudly. I love crabs. I have had 2 emerald crabs and a porcelain crab. All three have died. :-( At first I thought it was because my tank was too new (only 7 months) but I would supplement the...
  7. NFMAS chat
    My yellow polyps have not been looking so great lately and I've been checking my water a lot to figure out what could be causing this. Everything appears to be fine. I do however, notice my two larger fish (tomato clown and golden damsel) appear to be picking at the coral. I think they are after...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I got some live rock awhile back and later started noticing tiny star fish in my tank. They don't seem to be causing any problems but I have so many I fear later they may cause a problem and will be hard to get rid of. Is there any thing that will get rid of them naturally? I pull some out when...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    hello all my tank is doing its cycle at the min looking tonight once the lights were off i found this slug thing all i can explains is that about 1inch long ish black it seemed as though its head was a mouth ie sucking on rock or maybe it was the back of it cos it shot out a little white...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    hello all i am very new to this tbh but i got a orca tl550 128lt and have put live sand ro water got it to right temp salt level then added 18kg live rock im waiting for the cycle to then add cuc, i have had a few bits out of my live rock but found this crab nice looking thing not sure if it...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Will a LMB eat macroalgae? What about a pygmy angel?
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Just noticed over the past 2 weeks the development of this light green 5 pointed hitchhiker. Was wonding if someone could id sorry pictures bad but it is definately mobile. thanks
  13. General Reef Discussion
    The lawnmower blenny I bought last weekend is dead :( Never showed any evidance of sickness, after the first day nobody was picking on him, he just died. I always hate loosing fish. Whiskey
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    found this flat worm in my tank been watch him for week now has not eat no coral so i think he is a good one
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I would like to have a tang in my tank. What one would you recommend if i am able to have one in mine. i know people recommend a min of a 6 foot tank. but some of the articles i have read on tangs a few of the tangs state a min of 75 which is a 4 foot tank. suggestions?
  16. nano build off 2008
    Project: build a softy reef (and to get Caball362 into the hobby ) Tank -- 10 gallon tank -- 10 gallon sump/fuge ( still discussing ) -- live rock *marco rock ( unknown ammount at this time will have to see on a rock per rock bases. as some know that is some light rock for the sizes...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    How do you distinguish a good astrenia from a bad one? This guy was on the glass. I see tons more on the glass in the back of the tank that are as small as a speck of sand and only visible at night.
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I have had my 90gal tank up and going with cured rock for five weeks. I have have a few things growing and I'm not sure if there good or bad. If there bad I would like to know how to get rid of them. The tree like plants in the last pic are starting to grow everywhere. Thanks
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all!:wavey: I'm just curious about sea cucumbers. I'm thinking about getting a couple to clean up detritus and fish waste. What do you all think about them?:icon10-3:
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Last week, I lost one of my tonga fighting conchs, so I picked up two small nassarius snails. Today, I found one of them out and about. At first, he was spinning around and around with a hermit crab on his shell: Then, after the zebra hermit had finished his ride, the nassarius went nuts...