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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone. My tank (about 3-4 months ago) had a malfunction. The heater basically over worked itself and raised my temperature to 96 degrees. I added ice and cooler water to help lower it. None of my fish had died, but all of my corals eventually withered away. Here lately, I've...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    so whats the deal with it.. can someone explain.. all i hear is thats its just snake oil but some people say its a lifesaver.. so whats the real deal?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    What is a good test kit recommended, I used to use the API saltwater one, but I've heard they can be pretty inaccurate, any opinions/suggestions for the best one... thanks.
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So I was dosing my ALK for the last week or so due to finding out that my KH was low all this time, I was reading it wrong (not sure how but I was) so I have been dosing with baking soda...but the last few days I have read my KH being so high, to the point where it doesn't turn yellow (using API...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    The proper way to set up a tank... "this is meant for entertainment purposes only, do not do." When starting a tank, the best way to do it is to fill up the tank with tap water and just mix the salt right in there. Use table salt... it's cheaper. Get some play sand to use... it is also...
  6. Nano Reefs
    Hey. I have a 34 litre tank with quite a few different corals a couple of shrimp a banana wrasse and a nudibranch. I have just got home from work and noticed a layer of bubbles on the surface of my water. Does anyone know what this is?????
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Here is the idea I came up with.. We've all had fish that haven't worked out. They either get aggressive, they don't fit in, or we just don't like them after a while.. Well, what do we do in those cases? Usually nothing.. Or maybe try to take them back.. I have an alternative. What about a...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    i recently had the good fortune to score four peppermint shrimps from a lfs. you see i have a lot of a. anemones and from what i have read these guys are a good way to combat such. my question is, do i have to quit feeding the tank to get them hungry enough to go after the anemones? also they...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    when i first got this tank it was overgrown with the purple and green stuff that grows on live rock, and these hard white corals everywhere. when full grown their about an eight of an inch maybe, little bigger, hard white star shaped. we scraped it clean, and now for the longest time i have...
  10. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    They look like snakes with little tentacles. They are hiding out in the filter area of my Biocube tank. They are growing pretty quick. Good Bad?
  11. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I noticed these white spaghetti looking things with purple tentacles on the ends growing long in the filter section of my biocube near my protein skimmer. LFS says might be spaghetti worms? Could this be? are they bad? Why are they not in my tank and hiding in the filter compartment? Please help.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a great day! So my question. Week 3 running. I have the brown/rust fugly algae, I think the term is diatoms? K, so I also have, purple, dark red hard coraline algae, red leafy algae (not slime cyano), red spiky coral looking stuff, and I now have a...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so i'm waiting for my thorny oyster to come, which I ordered from the divers den from liveaquaria. So, Fed Ex comes, and the package is in a big bag, is open, and drenched. :peeved: The oyster is closed up. Is this a good sign, or not? I sent an email to liveaquaria and Fed Ex noted it down...
  14. Tank Specs
    I have foundwhile looking at night witha flashlight a long tuube like worm thing pertruding from my live rock. It seems to be "sniffing" around, I do not know if this is something I should try and remove or just leave it. I can not get a picture but if I were to describe it I would say it is...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    im in afghanistan my buddy is taking care of my tank doing everything right and then boom this, nothing has died but were trying to trouble shoot the issue here. water changes are 10% bi weekly stepping up to weekly to try and help here. anyone recognize the issue?
  16. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    HI all, I have seen this little bug crawling around on my glass for about 2 weeks now. He is yellow on top, white underneath and has 1 pair of antennae(?). Was about 3mm long when first seen and is now about 8-10mm long. He seems to stay on the glass. Any ideas what he is?
  17. The THINK Tank
    Hi All, I am now in the process of looking for a new lfs. I was wanting to get the advice and opinions of everyone here at TRT. What makes a lfs good or for that matter bad. Wither it be personal experience or general rule of thumbs. What to look for and what to stay away from. Also if you have...
  18. Anemones
    This was on my live rock where i couldn't get to it, changed my water flow now its on the aquarium glass. So question is keep or destroy?
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  19. General Reef Discussion
    So why does everyone say no to keeping Sandsifters? when almost every website out there says they eat detrius, algae, well pretty much omnivorous?
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I'm a new reefer and I found what I would consider a bristle worm on the cheato in my refuge. I've read that most worms are typically ok as long as there are not too many, but that there are types that are not so good to have. Do I have a "good" bristle worm or a "bad" bristle worm?
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