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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys. I got a sea cucumber delivered today. My question is how do i know if its alive or not? it still has color, but it has not moved at all? i dont want to leave it in my tank if its dead.
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All, I have questions about my Red Flame Angel: 92 gallon tank. Water: Temp: 79-81 Ammonia: 0 Nitrites: 0 Nitrates: 5-15 depending on the day pH: 8-8.1 Sal: 1.0235-1.025 refractometer KH: 10-11 Ca: 400-420 Phosphates: sometimes .25 today 0 3 green/blue chromis 2 ocellaris clowns 1 GSP...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all... Usual applies for me: Noob, 92 gallon, two ocellaris clowns, banded goby, flame angel, 30LBS LR, sump, skimmer, bio balls, media reactor... The clowns are going through what my research tells me is that male/female aggression/domination behavior. They came together - about 6...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    My clown and goby do this sort of thing all the time in the video below. They never hurt each other. The clown always opens its mouth on the goby when they get close and she pushes the goby sometimes, but the goby doesn't mind it. It's so weird. One time the goby perched on the clown and they...
  5. Reef Fish
    I've had my Tomini Tang for around six months already and have noticed him doing some crazy movements once in a while so wanted some feedback. The Tomini looks fine all day and all of a sudden he just starts to swim back and for from one side of the tank to the other extremely fast sometimes...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Happy Holidays All! I have a question about interpreting my tangs behavior. I have a 5' 120. Currently I have a mimic lemon peel and fuzzy dwarf lion. The tang was in the tank for about 3 months alone, so I was expecting some issues when the fuzzy came out of quarantine. Sure enough he...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Im new to saltwater and have been doing freshwater tanks for a couple years. i recently bought two clowns and tonight i woke up and as i walked by my tank i noticed my clowns were at the surface of the tank on their side. Is this normal behavior for clowns or is something wrong? Note: they were...
  8. LPS Coral Forum
    Is it normal for a duncan coral to close up completely at night? Iv had him for a week or 2 keep him under a dual t5 ho fixture hes about halfway up the tank in moderate flow temp is 79 degrees nitrates are 10ppm other corals seem to be fine they include leather coral, kenya trees, yellow star...
  9. Reef Fish
    Ok, this is really wierd to me and i was wondering if anyone else has seen anything like this. I have five baby black occellaris clowns about the size of a thumb nail, a small flame angel, a manderin and an algae blenny. The manderin and the algae blenny never travel outside of 5 inches from...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi there folks, I recently purchased a black and white anemone fish, but somehow its showing flashing behavior. my nitrate is around 25 ppm, nitrite at 0, dkh around 20degree, ph at 8.1. I know the dkh is quite high and i will be performing wc real soon. There are no signs on health issue...
  11. Reef Fish
    I did lots of research about Mandarin care before getting my green Mandarin. I saw lots of munid piss in my tank so I thought maybe I can keep one. I asked many people on different forums about my tank's ability to support one and all seem to agree that I had what it takes. The lady I bought her...
  12. Anemones
    55gal 19wat ballest 5050 bulbs and side light next to anemone. ph 8.4 ish. salt 1.0225 phosphate 0 no register on (assumed) 1ppm drop tester amonia 0 nitrate 0 calcium ? magnezium ? iodine ? supplementing : for tube worms clams crabs zooplankton phytoplankton essential...
  13. Reef Fish
    Hi all, Unfortunately my favorite Blenny bit the dust today. He has been acting sick for a few weeks and today was just floating around like a leaf in a windstorm. I pulled him out and humanly offed him. Now, only a few hours after I removed the Blenny, my tank inhabitants are ALL acting...
  14. Reef Fish
    Hello all I have a few questions and concerns. We have these two clown fish that finally hosted our rtba after what seemed like forever. Since this happened they became a mated pair and our little lady is growing large around her belly. We aren't into breeding just yet so natural selection will...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I recently purchased a batfish from my LFS. Its just a baby still probably 3 inches. He seems to be acting a little weird but im not sure if its just his natural behavior. He seems to be hanging out near the top of the tank kinda floating sideways. If I approach the tank he...
  16. Anemones
    Hi, new to this forum but have been in saltwater mixed reefs for a while. Question: I put a 2" hippo tang in the display tank and after two days noticed it was hovering just over a big long tentacle nem. After about a minute one of the larger tangs came streaking by and the little guy...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I have a juvenile clown that's been exhibiting unusual behavior, well as far as i know. It spends most of its time at the very bottom almost laying in the sand and every now and then it will start twitching, almost looks like it's skipping or galloping:p I read that this is usually submissive...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    hi guys, did a little searching but no apparent helpful archived info. ok to the issue... i have a lyretail grouper... two years old... recently upgraded to larger tank(moved him a month ago) for his comfort. he is eating fine.. no problems there! diet consists of pilchards, occasionally...
  19. Reef Fish
    We have had these clowns for about 3 weeks & they have got along great since we introduced them. They were purchased seperately & from different locations. However, this past week the small Percula has been acting strange. Lol! He swims inside that little rock hole and starts to swim head down...
  20. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    <!-- / icon and title --><!-- message --> My what-I-believed-to-be healthy and happy Coco Worm Australian feather duster worm was out and beautiful for the 6 weeks we've had him, until the past 48 hours, when he hasn't come out at all. He's at an angle where I can't be sure he's still in there...
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