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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Why are Astraea snails suggested as a good clean up crew member? They are slow as molasses and are always needing help being up-righted. I can't see what they offer?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    astraea snails and chemi pure elite are to me the best thing to fight green hair algae. With small tanks like the Biocube 14, it is very hard to keep control of this problem. Here is a before and after photos of my live rock. I am now a true chemi pure elite fan and love theses astraea snails. I...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Ok - so I'm wanting some suggestions for a clean up crew for my 12g Nano... I don't think what I have now is enough... It's a 12g nano w/ a young pair of maroon clowns, live rock and their anemone... Right now I have 2 Astraea Snails, 4 Nassarius Snails and 1 tiny hermit... What else...
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    Ok so heres my story. I have a 75gal tank that has been running for 4 months now and still no fish. I have been battling hair algae,cyano,and black spots in the sand(yes I know thats toxic).......Anyways I got a new stand so that I can fit my sump under it and I was wondering if it would just be...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Myself and the wife have started a 120 gallon reef build over the last weekend. This is a long awaited return to the hobby for me and a new introduction for her. Ill make this inital post mostly about equipment and some questions on equipment. The only thing we have on hand now is a...
  6. 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
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    I am battling cyano and I was doing my daily removal of bad patches of sand. I took my hand out and smelled something funny. I smelled my hand and:bigeek:,the smell was terrible. It smelled like rotten eggs. Is this normal?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    so it's time to get started... <O:p</O:phaven't had a real reef tank ever. i tried once ten years ago, but everything crashed when i went on a three week trip. keeping a reef tank has been one of my greatest joys and also my biggest defeats when my old tank crashed. <O:p <O:p</O:p i have a...
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    I recently had a salinity problem in my tank where the salinity was WAYY TOO HIGH, so over a short period I had to do 20% water changes every other day three times, and since my salt level was so high I had to replace the water with fresh water. I finally got my salinity level back to normal but...
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    Brown Algea question(with pic) So its been awhile since I set up a salt tank. This one has been set up for about 2 weeks. I notice this starting yesterday and it is more noticable today. Is it going to go away or is there anything I can do to make it go away ASAP.
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    I'm working on my 75 my FOWLR tank The water was in for a week then I added time sand for a week, next went in 40 lbs of cured live rock and 22 lbs of semi cured live rock (should all be cured by now). So about 3 weeks total right now. I have Feather worms, Zoas, A snail (unless clams climb...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    okay. what can i do about this. looks like air bubbles trapped inside of red hair algae. don't want to add chemicals. i like to let nature take care of its own. any critter that can eat this stuff that won't add too much bioload? emeral crabs eat this stuff? there is quite high flow in...
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    sick clown ? or just beaten up ? update : i think he's going to make it :) recently i got another small percula clownfish, to replace the one that died. he looked great, he's very active, and is eating very well. and he's always hanging out withthe other clown (a little bigger) in and around...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I am wondering what good places there are to order fish as well as corals online. I have bought my last few fish from the same fish store and they seem to live about 30 days then die. I am getting really bumbed in the hobby now. I would really like to add some new things and money isn't going on...
  15. Tank Specs
    Finnally the tank is complete. Little history upgraded from a 55 to a 120 about 6 weeks ago. Now for the fun part. 150 lbs live rock 100 lbs fine white sand 10 gal sump 3 rio 3100 pumps (1 for homemade skimmer) 2 250 watt MH with 6500 Iwasiki bulbs (Homemade) 260 watt 10,000/antic pc...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Purchased a polyp rock from the diver's den from Liveaquaria about a month ago... Since then, my snails are slowly destroying polyps. The rock was about 80% covered,, and now its about 40% covered. Is there any trick to keeping the snails off the rock and eating the polyps? When I see them...
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  18. Tank Specs
    Hi guys!! I'm new here. I've been keeping FW for 5 years, and started my first SW tank in December. Considering this is mainly a SW site, I'll only be listing info for that tank. If you're curious about my FW set-ups, don't be shy...just ask :p Here's the stats: 20 gal high 2 inch SB 16 lbs of...
  19. TRT Member Blog's
    Ok, got the tank mostly set up. Here's a few pics... The chiller will be connected soon, I just need to figure out if it needs additional shelter (or if the awning will protect it). Here's its guts. 2 250w MH's and 2 65w actinics. The 2 cooling fans are visible as well.
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Well not really first lesson.....I learned a whole lot of things that I should and shouldn't do just while I was setting the tank up but today I got 10 astraea snails and set them loose in my tank. These are the first "living" things.....meaning things that I can actually see move...
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