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  1. General Reef Discussion
    i am looking for livestock that are especially beneficial to my marine environment and that would help me maintain good water parameters as well as keep things clean and crystal clear and lastly make my job a little easier. a list of plants(display tank friendly), fish and invertebrates and...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey I have a 75gall mixed reef that's been running for almost 2 1/2 years. Lately my clean up crew has slowly dwindled and I have some green hair algae and the occasional bubble algae and cyano. I have had very bad luck with the beautiful yet expensive powder blue tangs. But I have seen them eat...
  3. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    I lost most of my clean up crew in the plastic tub basement reef. Astreas, turbo, nassarious, cucumbers, and fire shrimp perished. I have a few limpets and one turbo snail left I think. What do you experienced BB reefers think I should buy for reef janitors?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Is there some type of small tang or a good vegan eater that can live in a 38 gal reef. I am starting to have real problems with plants of all sorts taken over and even growing into some (one) coral. It's getting to be a problem. HELP!!!:help:
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have a PB tang that I purchased about 3 months ago. He seems to be doing fine other than he has lost weight since I have had him. He seems to eat like a pig when ever I am feeding, and he readily accepts Ocean Nutrition formula 1 flakes, Brine shrimp flakes, Sea Veggies, SeaWeed Selects, and...
  6. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    what's your favorite snail for BB tank? I haven't been BB for long and I've got a little red algae growing on my cutting board substrate.
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Are there any fish that will eat algae off the glass??
  8. Freshwater Discussion
    Hey all, I have a 46g freshwater planted tank. Everything is going great, except I just started getting this nasty grey/black hair like algae. It is really wiry like it would be a fungus or something, but I am not sure what it is. Tank parameters are normal, nothing much has changed. What...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Alright, so me and Rachel went to the LFS yesterday, and we bought a new tank. Its 24"x24"x24" (A cube obviously). Its glass, with an overflow, but NOT drilled. I didnt want it drilled, because I dont want to run a sump. I have some things Im going to be using from my 20g, and some other...
  10. Atlanta Reef Club
    I have a 44 gal hex tank that's been set up for about 1 3/4 years now. I have a crushed coral substrate, but plan on changing that to sand eventually (not sure how hard it'll be to change them). I have a GS Maroon Clown, one small Blue/Green Chromis, and a Neon Dottyback. I also have a Fire...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    you know you love it! I did go into the archives, but wow, info overload. Here's what's up: 38g tank 2 HOB filters skimmer running good, but pretty dry skimmate atm. hair algae is not crazy, yet, I spent an hour over the weekend pulling it by hand, but that gets tiring. I don't have an RO...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    What are your favorite algae eating fish? both for beauty and efficiency.
  13. General Reef Discussion
    An algae on my rock that I thought was cool at first, has now turned into a problem of some sort. It seems to be slowly spreading and replacing coralline algae. It may be " Lobophora variegata ". From what I have read, an urchin, foxface or some tangs like the naso or kole could help me out. The...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Is there any fish that eat green hair algae? I dont want to pollute my tank to much with snails and crabs. Thanks Mark
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Good afternoon everyone. Just looking for a bit of advice. Right now I have NO fishies in my tank.(a few Corals and crabs only) I would like to get one or two but I am not sure what fish will do best in my tank. It is only a 25gal. and I am looking for something to help eat algae. Any...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I am now thinking maybe to take someone elese's advice and get rid of the reef concept and go Fish Only. What do I need to have a FO tank? Of course if I need LR I will get some new. How is a bio-ball type sump or LR only in the sump? Maybe only having 2-3 pieces in the display for the...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    What causes it? Should it be removed from the Live Rock? If so, How? What should I do in the future to prevent bubble algae? Little background on my tank first: It is a new tank (1 month old) All my levels have been prefect I have dont 10% water changes every 2 weeks I...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I keep getting a small pile of mouse like poop in the same spot of my tank, I have no idea what is doing it. any ideas?
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