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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I've had my 29g up and running for about 2 1/2 weeks now with 40lbs live sand, 12lbs dry rock, 9lbs live rock, and my water params are: pH: 8.2 ammonia: 0 nitrite: 0 nitrate: 5 SG: 1.023 After I started getting 0 readings, I gave it a couple more days and then added (conservatively) 2 turbo...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I'm just starting to set up my fist ever salt tank, rounding up equipment, should have a single overflow 100g glass tank sometime this week, it comes with a canister and a sump system. Bought a Prism skimmer last night, I know, I know, it was on sale for $30, couldn't pass it up :D. I'm...
  3. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Hey i have a red stripped Halloween hermit. I know they are not 100% reef safe but what are they a threat to? Will it try to eat my Blood Shrimp? Or start munching on Xenia or attach its self to a fish exchanging DNA and a alien fish/hermit (fermit?) will burst out the fishes chest or what...
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    OK, some more ID help please. I found these unknown worms and thought they were Bristle Worms. But the consensus from the other thread is they are not not, but probably bad none the less. Possibly Euchnids Sp.?? So any help and removal idea's would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you Joe
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi ho - I have a chili coral that seems to be the only unhappy resident in my tank. I put it in 3 weeks ago - it was small, but happy and opening at the LFS. I located it in a small grotto in my rocks to shield it from too much light and at first, it seemed happy - even opening for a few...
  6. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    <--Nick We have a green hair algae problem in our seahorse tank. Last weekend, we went on all the boards looking for a solution that is safe for our horses... We found "Halloween Hermits" (AKA Ciliopagurus strigatus) to have an appitite for the algea we had, and they were small enough to...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    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...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Well my tank has been set up about a month now and I need to get rid of 2 algae problems. issue #1 The tank was purchased used and was set up when I bought it. At the time of purchase it was full of green hair algae. When I got it home I brushed each rock and cleaned each rock before I put it in...
  9. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Does anyone know if any of the lfs in jax have or will have any banded/blackfooted trochus, zebra hermits, electric blue hermits, or super tonga nassarius snails? I may be looking to pick up a few of each on my trip to jax for the meeting.
  10. TRT Member Blog's
    March 24, 2008 Day one - 34 Gal. Red Sea Max Set up, filled with H2O & substrate ! Day 2 - Added about 15 lb of live rock - mature from Aqua George's. Also added clean up crew (red & blue hermits & turbo snails) and plants. Day 3 - Discovered stinging aneamonies & CUC began attacking each...
  11. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Hey gang, I'm planning to move out of the area (hopefully to LA:wavey:) sometime soon, so I need to start thinking about selling my tank. I have a Finnex 30 Gallon tank. This tank has a back area with a protein skimmer and a fuge. I have 40 pounds of live sand, with about 3 inches of sand in...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I have been here for just a couple days, reading up and learning. I found you guys after I had the bad experience of finding out that my hubby had purchased me a gift card from Aqua Zoo for Christmas 2 days before they closed. I came here trying to find out the details. I am fortunate in that...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    i did some reading on strawberry hermit crabs. most of the information i have found says they are land hermits that like saltwater ponds. what would be a good large hermit crab? i am thinking about building a hermit crab aquarium. thats all thats going in. sand, live rock, and several large...
  14. General classifieds
    I am selling my 75 Gallon all glass reef tank that is up and running and has been for two years With no problems, other than right now I do have a small, and I do say small issue of flat worms. It is in great condition. No scratches or blemishes to the tank. The back is painted black for better...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    46 gal. bowfront "Reef" w/DSB. I say reef, but really all I've got that is reef-like are some zoos, shrooms, and yellow star polyps. I have a fighting conch, about 10 scarlet hermits, probably 5 blue hermits, a marshall island blue leg hermit and a few other typical small critters that come in...
  16. Tank Specs
    Finnally the tank is complete. Little history upgraded from a 55 to a 120 about 6 weeks ago. Now for the fun part. 150 lbs live rock 100 lbs fine white sand 10 gal sump 3 rio 3100 pumps (1 for homemade skimmer) 2 250 watt MH with 6500 Iwasiki bulbs (Homemade) 260 watt 10,000/antic pc...
  17. Reef Fish
    Current setup is 120 gal 2 X 250 MH, 260w PC. 55lbs live rock. Percula clown in BTA, yellow tang, coral beauty and lawnmower blenny. Also have a small but getting bigger quickly white Sebae Anemone (feeding every other day trying to bring him back to life). Fire shrimp over 50 blue hermits and...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Here are some pics of new snails and brittle stars and a few blue hermits not in pic though
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I want to hit the price for free shipping ($225)...got a bunch of supplies and what not, but wondering if this is too much. Already in the tank right now there is just a GSP, and adding two candy cane frags today. Oh, and some clean up crew is already in (3 red hermits, 6 blue hermits, 5 turbos...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Today im adding 1 true perc, now I have a pair, 1 scooter blenny and 2 red and 2 blue hermits. They are still floating in bags, but once they are in the tank I will post some pics tomorrow after they are settled in. My current stock is 1 true perc, 1 psuedo purple basslet, 1 tiny horseshoe...
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