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  1. General Reef Discussion
    i've been wanting to get some more lights on my tank and get rid of the shop lights. found a guy that is selling an outer orbit 36 hqi/pc light and a cpr dual bakpak skimmer/bio filter for 200. now i just have to get my girl to not gripe for too long(she'll gripe no matter what cause its for my...
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    Yes I know I am a big slacker. It has been a busy month. Lets all say hi to our new friends :thumbup: Admiral558 amitrano androsar ASC Barry_Keith bb0029 Bethy bezoar bills Bio Filter bluegrasscorals Bluespot bmacfoto Bogo bugbabe623 cactus94945 camaroracer214 canfielddavid caportela...
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    I will admit that I have not QT'd many fish after bringing them home from LFS. I usually acclimate and drop them in. I know that is not the best way. If I were to get a tang would it be better to get a young one so that I can quarantine in 20 gallon tank? For those who buy adult size tangs, what...
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    I have a 20 gallon sw tank,have clowns and want to put live rock in,I have a 15 watt compact lightening,was wondering is that enough light to keep small pieces of live rock alive? new at this,need some advice
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    So, we did all the things you are supposed to like sucking out all the ones you can see first...How long after treating should we do a water change???
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    what are these things(sorry for the pic quality it was taken in the front of a bowfront) they are about 1" long and look like stalks..there are tine bugs everywhere?
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    lo all i have had my buyo tl550 for 3 weeks now all is going fine i have added my live sand live rock let it cycle checked all levels every day and i put my clean up crew in, then i added 2 cleaner shrimp and 2 peppermint shrimp, left it and tested it all again now i have added 2 feather dusters...
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    i introduced a healty coral beauty angel and it has ich after 1 day in my tank. i also got a six line wrasse at the same time but didnt notice that it had an injury till it died. i dont know what to do, i have a quarantine tank, but it doesnt have any water at the moment.
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    Hello - Happy Monday! I'm posting a bunch of update pics. Most everyone is happy - except one head of the torch coral - it closed up a bit and hasn't fully reemerged. Yes, I still have grass, but you may notice I've taken a bunch out - so I did hear you. Notables: One shrimp is very...
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    well i have more problems with my 90 my sailfin has ick it has alot of white spots all over his body will a cleaner shrimp help? are there any natural ways to cure it? i dont want to add medicine unless i have to
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    What should I do? This is my first battle. I have her a yellow a puffer and a coralbeauty. and one mushroom should i use med. or wait it out? or what???
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    OK short and sweet. Do any of my fellow south Carolinians know if there is ever a South Carolina swap?
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    As you know, my tang had a run in with a powerhead yesterday. He's doing fine now, but I just took a close look at him and he has little white spots all over his body, which I assume is ick. I also have a LMB, clownfish and a green chromi in the tank and they don't have any spots on them yet...
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    I'm fairly new to the hobby and still learning the names of the different live stock. I have a 75 gal tank with approx 80 lbs of live rock (mixed) and approx 1" of live sand. As for lighting I have Coralife's 495 watt canopy. For filtration I have a Eheim (for 100 gal) and a Fuval 304, along...
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    I am going to be making a DIY carbon filter form my tank. My question is: most filters that hold media, are all shaped like this: Here the water is pumped through the top, down to the bottom, where it is forced back up through the carbon, and back out the top. Why not something like...
  16. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    So I have this 55g sitting around as well as a few pumps and PC lights...I was trying to sell it, then though abou tusing it for a mix tank. Then tonnight decided I would set it up and a frag tank. I want to make it simple and low maintance. It will be out of the way so it won't be somthing I...
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    See what happens when Whiskey comes to visit!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Back story to make it cute... My 6 yr old son has wanted a saltwater tank in his room since we put ours up in the living room. He has read endless conversations about tank set up with Whiskey & I and when he found out he was coming he...
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    I am not at all read to stock yet, especially since my tank isn't even set up, I am just thinking ahead. How many fish is too many to add all at once to a 29 gallon. It will have a lot of flow, 3 inch sand bed. probably 30-40lbs. LR. a CSS 220 skimmer. I want 2 clowns and maybe a dwarf...
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    I picked up one of these Biocubes and the matching stand at my LFS yesterday. They were having a silent auction on the setup as part of their customer appreciation day and I ended up winning the auction. Now that I have it, I'm tying to figure out what to keep in it. It comes with two 36W...
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    was looking at getting the ehiem wet/dry filter (model 2227) for my 75 gallon and was wondering what the pro's and con's were
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