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  1. General Reef Discussion
    My tank doesn't seem as vibrant and full of life as others I've seen, it's developed a purple/reddish slime problem and there is also alot of hair algae. Turbo snails don't seem to last that long and my zoas and mushrooms aren't that happy looking. The tank is a 29g biocube My pH is 8.4...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so on my 125 tank im starting to get reen algae all over. I first noticed some on a rock and now 1 day later its all over the glass and all over the rock its not very terrible but its starting to grow everywhere. Please somone give me a way i can get rid of it. Im running a 125 with a skimmer...
  3. Reefing Equipment
    As you can see this is my first post on this forum. If this was an audio-video forum, I would be giving a rookie advise on amps or dvd players, but tonight I'm the rookie and I need your help. I will be buying a 92 gallon corner tank to set up a reef tank, The type widely available. My plans...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone!! I wrote a week or so ago about finding a small patch of hair algae on a ph and glass in my tank. Well today I found a patch of green(dark emerald green) on my lr. The patch is small and not hair like more like velvet. I dont understand why I'm getting this algae. I do my water...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, We have a 450g reef and are currently filling up a 360g predator tank to move the animals out of a 150. They both feed into a 300g sump/fuge/skimmer tub. We're running two Euro-Reef RS-250 skimmers. Nitrates creep up to 20 sometimes but a 150g water change takes care of that...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, I will not make you wait 3 days like some other people (reefermike and his new fish thread ;)) to see them, so let's get started. Here is the Pocillapora frag I got from the CMAC meeting back in February. This is when I first got it: And here is how it looks today: This was the...
  7. Margaritaville
    :wavey: Morning! Still sick, you all have a great weekend... I'm going to go to work!
  8. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    Hey good people.. I found You on line and decided to join if that is possible.. I am not one of You who got some huge reef tank, but I own a 24G Aquapod for over a 2 years now with pretty nice success. I started one day in 2006 when I bought this tank from Jeff's store while it was located in...
  9. Topic of the Week Archive
    Well it is the start of the new year and the start of the bi weekly discussion's. we all know they tend to run a little longer sometimes... just to let any one who is not familiar with the bi-weekly. at any time you can post and ask or share knowledge, i just ask that you dont jump too far...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I bought an orange zoa colony that was infested with sundial snails. I picked most of them off but night by night the zoa colony was declining. I did a quick google and came across a freshwater dip, and thats what i did. the temp and ph was matched, i put the zoa rock in freshwater for about 15...
  11. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    Water parameters as follows: Nitrate 0 Nitrite 0 Ammonia 0 or .25 depending on test kit PH 8.2 alk 1.9 temp 76.6 Salinity 1.025 After the reef meeting on Saturday I placed all my new goodies in my 45 gallon after acclimating. Everything looked good. I had some brownish strands hanging off the...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    How long have you kept your Reef tank WITHOUT it recycling or massive crash, die-offs or anything sever or tragic.
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Im honestly about at my wits ends with freakin hair algae, My system is as follows, 125 reef ready with about 40 gallons in sump volume, maybe 100 lbs of live rock, shallow sand bed rocks are lifted with rock lifts flow is about 4500 gallons per hr Skimmer is a bubble master 200...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so I was on craigslist to sell my Kegerator and came across this ad for a reef tank. At 400 bucks i just had to get it. This is what I have: 80g plexi glass tank w/ built in over flow 30g sump It has 4x 96w lights in it 2x white ones and 2 actetic (blue) ones. Power Compacts. I has no moon...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    OK I know some of you thought it was sacrilege that I tore my 450-gallon system down. Numerous issues compiled and aided in the decision. First off was the system itself. I think anyone who builds their first dream system will tell you that a lot more thought went into building it than...
  16. "Soft" corals
    Got a ? What is a fast spreading low light coral, 10gal tank plenty of circulation, nothing in tank except LS and i have 2 50/50 screw in bulbs, i was told the only reef i could have was low light...any help would be greatly appreciated, avg temp is 78-81 and sg is 1.023 chris
  17. General Reef Discussion
    well i have a penguin 125 on my 20g and i have a penguin 150 sitting in a box in my fish room would it be ok to change it out? or would there be a problem with the lose of the bac in the filter.
  18. General Reef Discussion
    We have a lot of green algae in our tank. Is there anything that will eat it or is there something I can put in the tank that will destroy it with out hurting my fish, shrimp, or star fish? We are new at this and could really use some good advice. It's a 75 gal. saltwater tank. We've had...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    well when i was starting my new tank i think i used some tap water instead of my deionized water i keep some tap on hand to help with cleaning all in the same buckets later when i went back to cleaning so nets etc. my freshwater bucket was gone so how much of a problem is using that fresh...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    hello all, i have a 10 gallon (my first try with salt water, wanted to keep it simple and cheap, i didnt know i get addicted, i swear) with back-hanging filter, caribe sea brand live sand, 7 ilbs on liverock, 8 blue-legged hermits, 1 sand sifting star, 50 watt heater, 24 in flo. light, and thats...
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