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  1. Marine Depot
    How to Get Rid of Cyanobacteria RED SLIME!!! - Reef Tank Pest Control #3
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I've read a lot of posts about new tanks and their cycles but I've never seen a progression of what the water tests should look like. Hopefully this give some beginners an idea of what to expect when they cycle their tank. I'm by now means an expert but this cycle went pretty flawless and was...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey TRT, Some info on my tank. 90 Gallon up and running for 4 months. 30 Gallon Sump running Carbon, DSB and some LR in Refug. No Skimmer running right now. I recently got a massive bacteria bloom, which from my research suggest it's heterotrophs. I only have a couple soft corals and 2 small...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    was reading on some threads about carbon dosing and nitrate control and came across a tip that when carbon dosing sometimes corals can have rapid tissue necrosis from bad bacteria that fuel and bloom off of the carbon source as much as the beneficial bacteria that we try to increase/skim out...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Good afternoon fine folks! Been a while since I've been on here or in the hobby. Had to tear down my take for a move and life took over hardcore with more work responsibilities and more kids at home, so I've been out of the hobby for about 5 years but I want to jump back in and get my feet wet...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    About a week ago I added ... I just realized all of these posts start with the same sentence. So about a week ago I added about 50 Astrea snails to a 150 gallon year old tank. My Emperator Angel likes to hunt and eat snails at least 1-2 a day and I like to see my rocks and acrylic naturally...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    My marine tank was crystal clear this morning, then it seemed in a matter of hours it was milky and cloudy. Nothing has died recently...the fish seem fine. The corals have retracted a little ( they dont look as "happy" as normal) and the inverebrates have seemed to all gather on the tops of the...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I am having a pretty rough time identifying the parasite or bacterial infection that is present in my fowlr tank. I have a 60 gallon with a Kole Tang, 3 firefish, a 3 stripe damsel, some hermits and turbo snails, and a skunk cleaner shrimp. The Kole tang and damsel are pretty regularly...
  9. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi, I have a new tank that is about 1.5 months old. I have had such a wild ride with this tank and spent so much money, that i really just need to know what to do next. I am going to give a history and specs so you have all of the information and i would really appreciate some advice on what to...
  10. Marine Depot
    VIDEO: The Best Ways to Cycle Your Reef Tank How long did it take to cycle YOUR tank? Please reply and let us know!
  11. Marine Depot
    VIDEO: Lower Nitrate (and Phosphate) with BioPellets In today's Marine Depot video, we'll show you how easy it is to add a biopellet reactor to your tank so you can safely reduce nitrates (and, to a lesser extent, phosphates).
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Do I need to worry about anything as far as increased ammonia or nitrites if I'm adding some dry rock to my tank that has about 50lbs live rock? Also, will increasing the amount of rock (ergo bacteria) help lower nitrates? Thanks. I'm beginning to understand how much I don't understand.
  13. Marine Depot
    Guest blog post by Tibbsy and MetroKat Bacteria for Beginners, Part 1 Grab a drink, find a bacteria or trillion to cozy up with, find your favorite Snuggie, and let's talk about why you really should be welcoming your microbial overlords.
  14. General Reef Discussion
    And should i be concerned?
  15. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    My tank has all of a sudden become cloudy. I am 99% sure it is due too a bacteria bloom. I have read that it makes pH drop rapidly, which is what I am currently experiencing. My tank is fairly new(3 months). Diatoms are gone, water is good, except pH. There is a bit of green algae on glass, but...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, so I apologize if this is a silly question, but I need to ask it because I haven't read it anywhere else. I have an African Cichlid tank with about an inch of extra aragonite sand at the bed. This tank has been running forever now and was properly cycled from the beginning, thus I have...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    So this is clearly a noob question since I'm new to this but can you get sick or is it safe to have a saltwater tank in the bedroom and breath in the evaporated water since there's so much bacteria in the tank and if there's ammonia in the tank and nitrites while its cycling Also if the tank has...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    so I'm running npx biopellets and i noticed people dose bacteria strains to seed the pellets.. is it necessary to do so? the instructions say nothing about dosing
  19. The THINK Tank
    So I am setting up a 100 gallon tank with a 40 gallon sump. Total actual water volume is appx 110 gallons. It has been setup with all dryrock since 10/3/14. I have appx 75-80 lbs of dry rock with a bare bottom. I have used RO/DI water from the beginning. On the 5th I put in a piece of shrimp. I...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I am slowly putting the pieces together to start my first salt water tank. I have been reading as much stuff as time permits and I have a question about cycling a new aquarium. I plan on using dry rock in the tank. If I don't have any live rock or live sand (not sure what sand I am going to...
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