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  1. General Reef Discussion
    what is the best way to keep algea from growing in your tank. i scrub it all the time and within a week it is as bad as it was before i scrubed it. what should i do. the sand also has green and brown algea on it do i need to get any more shrimp i have a coral bannded shrimp and a peppermint...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    i can not figure out what kind of algae this is!!!!!!!! it just keeps growing and i keep pulling it!!!!!!! what can i kill this crap with???????????? please and thank u.....
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So my nitrates has been at a steady 20ppm and phosphates at .25 and I havent had any types of algea growth except coralline, am I just lucky or could my tests be wrong? After the Diatom blooms am I due for some other type of algea growth? I use the API master and reef kits, my tank is a little...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I am semi new to the hobby and been juggling with water. I live in long island ny, and my tap water is not so bad, no phosphates, silicates, nitrate, nothing. I was using this for my tank and it was all going good except the fact that i had this bright green calcium type algea all over rocks in...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have had my tank set up for about 2 months 30 gallon long. I have my lights on for 10 hours a day. I can't get rid of this diatom bloom and green algea. I have 0 phosphates, 0 silicates, 0 nitrates and a skimmer. it has no FOOOD! how is it growing?
  6. Nano Reefs
    Thought about or tried to figure out what specific gravity or salinity coraline algea thrives at ? i have been running my tank between 1.022 - 1.024 and its not growing as others have told me it will i do daily doses of kent marine calcium kent iodine and kent iron ... is there anything else i...
  7. 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...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    My reef has been up (just live rock) for over two months. Im still getting algea growth on my live rock even after cutting my lighting down. Whats the best thing to do? I want to put my first coral in soon but first I want to get rid of the algea. My ammonia is 0 nitrite 0 ph 8.2 and my...
  9. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    O.k. here's my predicament. I have my current setup which is going to be staying the way it is... But, I have my 70 gallon with the 15 gallon sump that I want to tie into that setup... Do you guys thing that seeing the overflow is higher than the 75 gallon sump also in the basement that I could...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, last night I did a WC, about 27-28 gallons using Oceanic Salt... all went well... Current parameters are as follows.. Temp 79 SG 1.025 (refractometer) PH 8.2 Alk 7 LOW, going to dose homemade alk supplement today Cal 400 mag 1240 nitrates 0.0 phos 0 This morning I checked on tank...
  11. "Soft" corals
    An All-Round information study board on all species of Sponges, including Parasite & Coral Killing sponges, feeding habits, classification, water parameter requirements & care keeping instructions & stories.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Has anyone ever used a product called "PurpleUp"? Its made by CaribSea and its designed to accelerate Coraline algea growth. I got my LR about 1.5 weeks ago and there was some Coraline on it, but was still bare in many areas I also added LR from the sump that was completely white(I got the tank...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    ok folks I got an issue with the 29 gallon tank waiting for seahorses.... i have macro in the tank and it grows well for a few months and then just dies off. i have a huge patch that was n ice and green adn full and tall at teh start of the week ( has been in the tank like 2 months now) and...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Guys: I've been living a broken record, but have totally lost control of my tank in the last 6 months, to the point where the hobby is no longer enjoyable. I think all of this started when I followed some friendly advice and removed some live rock from the sump and put it into the main tank...
  15. Skimmers & other filtration
    I WAS AT MY LFS TODAY AND THEY HAD THIS NEW SKIMMER THATS ON THE MARKET..ITS ONLY 199.00 AND TREATS UP TO A 300G SYSTEM..IT COMES WITH A PUMP, BUT NEEDS A SECOND ONE THAT DONT DONT COME WITH IT..THE SECOND PUMP THAT IS RECOMENDED IS A MAXIJET 1200..THE LFS HAS ONE ON THERE 400G DISPLY TANK AND...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    About 2 months ago, I had a hair algae problem on one of my rocks, I took this rock and and replace it with another. Everything was/is still fine, but my question is this. I had a smaller rock leaning up against the hair algae rock and some "transfer" over. If I have this smaller rock sitting up...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    OK my tank is 3.5 weeks into cycle and I seeing the numbers really drop now I think its close I even added 1 4lb live rock last week to help. amm 0 (last week .2) trite .5 (last week 1.5 trate 40 (last week was over 90) But i have seen ZERO algea growth on rocks or substrate is that...
  18. The THINK Tank
    Hi, Been having trouble keeping sps's from burning. It was suggested that I feed more and change to dry skimming. In the process of feeding the tank more (fish) I noticed that a problem with some brown slimy type algea dissappeared, been trying to get rid of it by starving the tank, but it...
  19. TCMAS
    I am looking to buy a UV Sterilizer for my 30 gallon tank. Any opinions and/or comments on which one has worked best for you? P.S. I'm still out here. I just haven't been able to get on the net as much as I use to. I'm working two jobs... the second one just to buy gas to go back and...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    My foam when it finaly returns to liquid it is a tanish-greenish color, thats normal right? Ive all ready noticed a big diffrence in algea growth, my leathe coral is finaly in full open, and my fish come aout alot more and play.
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