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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Everyone, I am very new to both online forums and the saltwater hobby. I wanted to start small/simple... 20g ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 0-5ppm Temp 77-79 powerhead 2 hangon power filters (rated 30gallon tank plus each) I cycled my tank with live rock and live substrate for about 5...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 55gal reef tank I started up a little over a year ago and I've had ups and downs with in regards to both fish and corals. I purchased all the test kits for High PH range, calcium, phospate and Carbonate hardness and the hydrometer as well. I always maintain my salinity around...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Just a quick question for u reefers, does algae growth have anything to do with where u r at in ur cycle? Or does it decide to kick in whenever it feels like it!?!?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have a brownish/red algae that is growing all over my sand and LR. My tank is about 5 months old and I have been doing water changes every 2 weeks using sw from my lfs ever since this problem started occuring about 1.5 months ago. The problem persists and at times it gets so thick that it will...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I've been into aquariums for years but just the last 6 months i started a salt water fish only tank and it's been great. So i decieded to start a tank just for corals it's been up and running abount 2 months, about two or three weeks ago i started to put in cheap little frag corals that i got...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I started with 50 lbs of marco rock and added 15 lbs of live rock 1 week ago. I am using RO/DI on the tank and my SG is around 1.023 So far the KH is around 8 I am running 2 T5 HOs on a photo period of 12 hours. I don't know what the nitrate measures yet because I only have the test strips...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    please read other post...I accidentally posted this twice
  8. The THINK Tank
    I have put my metal halide on a timer that has them on from 7:00am to 6:00 pm. Is this too long? On the weekends I have to do 7:30-6:30. Could that length of time (11 hours) for the halides be causing my algae problems? I have 4 actnics on that same timing system. How long should they be on...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I am in the process of cycling a new 28 gal Nano Cube HQI. The tank is in its 3rd month. Live rock/sand. Will eventually be a reef system with corals and fishes. I just added my cleanup crew last week. Even after quarantine, the rock has developed filamentous algae. Not a major problem - yet...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I am concerned with what we think is a brown(gelatonous) kind of algae that is really hard to brush off our top rock, none of the cuc or the cleaner shrimp really touched it.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, my name is Samantha and this is my first time on this blog. I have a 75 gallon marine tank that has been up and running for about 2 years now. I have a Cannister filter on it using Chemi Pue Elite and a phosphate remover (I forget the name off hand, sorry). I also have a CPR backpak...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    We are adding a refuguim/sump to our new 120 reef tank. I've read that tangs don't like the chaeto, but it's best for the sump. I'd like to add something that they will eat though. (now they eat dried nori) Which is the better red or green gracillaria (I've read it's good for tangs). Or is...
  13. "Soft" corals
    Hey guys and girls, new to the forum and just set up my new 65 gallon tank. I have some soft corals ( ployps, mushrooms and something else) and was wonderingn how much current I should supply these soft corals. As of right now I have a a CA 2200 in the tank that supplies all the current and...
  14. 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.
  15. Tank Specs
    All DIY all the way. I wanted a change so I decided to build a new tank and all the goodies so heres a list Stand,sump 50g,display34x32x30 140g, fuge 30x30x8 30g, remote dsb with LR 12 g, total liquid assets 222gallons.2g kalkwasser topoff on float valve. way too big skimmer, vho, T5ho, 10k...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hello Everyone Old and New, I've just started a new full time job taking care of a private 2100 gallon tropical saltwater tank. I have unlimited funds at my discretion.:bigeek: There are some SPS corals and tropical fish in the tank right now, but the 85% of the rock work is empty. The...
  17. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Anyone know what kind of algea this green fuzzy stuff is and how the best way to get rid of it?:doh:/Volumes/NIKON D40/DCIM/100NCD40/DSC_0003.JPG
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Ammonia; 0 Nitrate; 80 Nitrite; 0 High Range pH; 8.3 Salinity; 1.026
  19. NIMAS- Club members only: Meeting/Selling/Trading
    This morning I go downstairs and notice the carpet was a little wet by the fish tank. I didn't think much of it because we've had thunderstorms the past few days that have knocked out power a few times. I thought by looking at the water, being some at the top and side of the tank that the...
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