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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so I have been battling GHA for a while. I blame it on not cooking my dry rock before setting up. Tank is 5 months old and 3 months post cycle. I scrubbed the rocks free of severe GHA with a toothbrush and added a large amount of fresh GFO to my reactor. Then...the water went very cloudy...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    hi guys, I've recently bought a hammer coral. The first week it was fine, in his little pico reef, but then i left on a skiing trip for 3 days and two corals were dead in the pico. i knew i needed to save every thing so i quickly grabbed all my coral and placed them in my 30 gallon cube. having...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    so i recently had a bacterial bloom and my lfs recommended this sea chem clarity and it cleared everything like a miracle. but then a week l8er i had a mini cycle and my water turned cloudy just like a bac. bloom. but there was no cyano. i did a water change and used the clarity but it stayed...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I recently discovered i have a bacterial bloom. when will it go away
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I'm cooking my live rock before adding it to my new 34g. I have a few question since this is the first time I have cooked LR. How close to tank temp must the LR be kept at while cooking? I have a Mag 12 in the tub right now and the temp is a bit on the high side. What can I expect once I...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    My water is very cloudy even when I'm have carbon in my sump, but couple days back I had Phos-zorb in there and my water was very clear no cloudiness at all , so my questions is ? should I start to run Phosban reactor ? or try to run carbon reactor ? ..... or ... anyone know what maybe happening...
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    A short introduction of myself; my name is Chad Vossen; I’m 20 years old and live in MN. I have successfully raised 3 peppermint shrimp, with more to settle soon. I could have had more success, but I had two massive die offs that were human error. My larval shrimp tank is very basic; it’s a...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    How do I lower PH.. my PH is going from 8.3(during night) to 8.5/6 (during day) ... is this normal or how can I lower it down.... Note: I have light ON at my refugium during night only and it goes off when my aquarium light comes on.
  9. General Reef Discussion
    just put 3 mexican turbos in my 100 gallon tank and two days later the water is cloudy i did notice these snails were staying close to each other and even on top of one another is it what i think ???...water checks out fine....all my critters are accounted for.....any ideas ?? thanks
  10. General Reef Discussion
    after all the $$ i spent on high priced equipment, 6 months of labor, constant water testing, problems after problems, a near crash over no magnesium of KENT salt...no great growth to calculate as a entire reef, im at my end with this *** tank....i wake up this evening to find that my 30G hard...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    My tank is all cloudy I can't see anything and my 6 line wrasse is dead help me! What can I do!
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Okay this is driving us crazy. Our sand bed is only about 1-2 inches deep in the front of the tank with the area behind the rocks barely covered. I do a 4 gallon water change in our 28 which is a little more than 10% of the total volume but probably 15-20% of the water volume due to the...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have this red hairy stuff that is slowly growing from my rocks to my sand bed? Is there something that can get rid of this?
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Was talking to a fellow reefer who has been dosing vodka in his tank he thought i should give it a try to help with nitrates and algae issues. anyone else doing/have done this? he puts 4 drops into about 150g system
  15. Margaritaville
    After a good scolding for killing my clownfish due to a LACK of patience:rolleyes: I thought maybe you could send me some patience Karma:blob: I am sitting cross legged right here for 24 hours....so discuss:p
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I need alittle help, a few weeks ago i posted about my tank water being hazy, everyone told me what i thought it was being a bacterial bloom since the tank is new. But the problem is the water still hasnt cleared up. I have a mixture of base rock and live rock. No sand added to tank as of yet...
  17. Margaritaville
    Well it's getting closer, discuss
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Alittle tank background: I have 22 lbs of uncured live rock along with about 50-60lbs of dead base rock. This base rock, used to be live rock that was in my tank, before i tore the tank down to move, i moved and the rock was stored in 5g buckets but with out water for close to year. So all the...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    my 37 gallon reef tank is growing alot of red slime at the bottom of the tank all over the rocks ive never had this problem in 4 years i bought redsmile remover and did a 10 persent water change after 3 days and it came back full force any one know the reason why and what can i do or use to stop...
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