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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 90 gallon tank and just purchased a copperbanded butterfly to get rid of aiptasia and because it's a beauty, anyways within a couple hours of indroduction I watched it eat 4 or 5 very small aiptasias but haven't seen him eat anymore since then, also, he has only eaten one or two items...
  2. General classifieds
    Saltwater Setup 150 gal Either you buy all or I will sell just what's inside tank for $950. I will not separate fish rocks and corals.I have about 900 watts of lighting. The only filter I run on the tank is a skimmer . The rock, sand & proper clean-up crew and not being over bio load makes for...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I'm not sure who is going to remember me and who isn't. I haven't been on the site in a few months. Around the fall of last year I did a complete DIY for a 65 gallon tank, stand, ect.. Pic: I built the tank at the same time as I was stripping the room. I had furniture picked out and...
  4. General classifieds
    150 gallon reef ,live rock,corals & fish*make offers* Will separate,corals first then live rock. I have about 900 watts of lighting. The only filter I run on the tank is a skimmer & a UV unit. The rock, sand & proper clean-up crew and not being over bio load makes for a perfect system...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Well first I have to wash my hands of this. I went with my gf to a LFS that I have never been to. She wanted to pick out a fish of her own for the 90g tank. The problem is she has bad taste. The fish she likes are either not reef safe, mean, or not hardy. The one she settled on was a copperband...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Ok I just got some live rock from a fellow reefer. It has tube worms on it. many many little tiny ones. I thought about just getting a stiff wire brush to them. Is this the most humane way to do it.
  7. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi guys, I am posting this on behalf of my parents since I am visiting them right now. They have a very well-established (5+ years old) 6 foot long marine tank, sand bottom, with fish and coral. Recently they've gotten a pretty bad aiptasia infestation, which I guess started when one...
  8. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Has anyone tried these to get rid of aiptaisa? Do they work? Does any of the LFS sell them?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Well, after much debating with myself, I decided to add a CopperBanded Butterfly to my 180 gallon reef. I have gone back and forth about trying to keep one as I know their survival rate in captivity is less than encouraging. I had mainly been thinking about keeping one due to the abundance of...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Thought I would post some shots of my 180 gallon tank tonight. Enjoy.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I cant find images for them I dont know what it is. They look like little pimples growing on the rocks and then it seems that some have kind of bloomed into a coral looking thing. Again I'm new so i Dont know how to identify these. I'm trying to think of the best way to describe it. They are...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    What's the most $$$ you've spent on a fish? DESCRIBE IT & POST PICS IF YOU STILL HAVE IT....
  13. General Reef Discussion
    why is it that SW hobbiest feel they need to replicate the entire SW ecosystem in their SW setups, when all they want to do is keep some fuzzy sticks? are all of these ecosystems necessary? are there any other hobbiest that do this? ex: Dart frogs, Rift lake cichlids, amazon basins. what do...
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have a bristle worm trap in my tank and after the lights had been off for a while I decided to take a look and see if I had had any luck getting rid of some of them, any way when I turned on the light I saw a bristle worm that appeared to be suspended in mid air! Upon futher inspection I saw...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everybody. As of today I have started my complete DIY system. First a little background info about myself and how this came to be: My first tank was a 55 gallon reef that I started back when I was 17 (now 22) and it went strong for three years. Being a student with three jobs was rough...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I've had the green star polyp for about a month now. The other day I noticed a bald spot, didn't think much about it. Today I noticed the bald spot move, so I took a look and there is something weird in it. Anyone know what it is? Should I pull it out with tweezers or something, I don't like the...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Sorry on two counts. First, I feel liek I should post this somewhere else where only noob's post, and second the picture is poor at best. Nonetheless, I'm hoping someone can identify this little guy for me. It's in a really awkard spot and hard to view and photograph clearly. You can see the top...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so I have aiptasia. I have done all I can with joe's juice and its just not going to kill them all. I can not take my rock out I have to much coral on it. I have a pink face wrasse that likes to eat krill and onetime he did eat a peppermint shrimp. So I dont think I can get alot of them to...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I would like to get a copperbanded butterfly for my 90gal. to help with Apst. Anyone have one in a reef? Anything I should be cautious about? Any Info would be appretiated. Currently in my tank i have: Fish (2) Green Chromis (1) Yellow Tang (1) sailfin Tang (1) Clown (1) Coral Beuty (3) PJ...
  20. Tank Specs
    I just traded building a deck for a new reef tank. I got a all glass 90 gallon reef ready tank and stand. A t-5 8 bulb with moon lights. A ecosytem filter.
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