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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So my 75 gallon tank is only about a month and a half old. My bio-load is already higher than it should be with it being so new but what can I say, I was excited :rotflmao:. My tank had an ammonia spike the third week and then went down so I started adding fish then. (pH:8.1, Ammonia: 0 ...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    My tank has been up for a week today. So it's cycling. I did test it today and ammonia, nitrite, nitrate was 0 but there's a bunch of brown algae on the lr and some green hair algae. Is this normal?? How can I get rid of it??
  3. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Having a bit of an algae bloom/infestation in my tank and I'm hoping someone can help me out! I'm going to try and give as much info as possible so sorry for the novel... I have a 40g breeder, with a 20g sump, been up and running for about 2.5 months. When I set it up, under the advice from my...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello there, So i recently upgraded to a 50gl tank from a 29gl. but now i'm trying to do a reef. I have about 100lb of live rock and I have set it up with a refugium. I added a bottle of bacteria to speed up the clycing process. After a 3 weeks I added a few fish to it and they have been fine...
  5. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    For the past 2 weeks I have been noticing this type of algae starting to grow all over my glass. My tank is already cycled and is 6 months old. I came back from my trip for Spring Break and I saw it all around my glass of my tank. It comes off easy with my MagnetCleaner and it starts to grow...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    what the hell am i supposed to do now? does anyone really know how to stop an algae bloom? i cannot stand this. i dont know what else to do. ive done partial water changes with ro/di water from my typhoon III, slowed feeding of my two clows to every other day, my tests show under 10 on my...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    So the tank is a little over 3 weeks old and has been cycling with 4 Damsels and 1 tomato clown. All the fish are well and levels have spiked and went back down. We now have brownish algae growing over all our coraline on the live rock and on the crushed coral. We have 4 turbo snails but they...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    TWO ?'S FIRST IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN nORI AND THE REGULAR SEAWEED SHEETS SOLD IN THE LFS AND THE SECON IS WHAT IS THIS GROWING ON MY TONGA? IT IS HARD TO SEE IN THE PICTURES BUT THEY ARE THE SHAPE AND SIZE OF A PENCIL ERASER AND SPONGY FEELING
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone tried it, or should I be the guinea pig? :worm: (10 days and still 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, 0 nitrates, so I figure why not, unless there have been bad experiences)
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I have set up my first SW tank 120g. I am using well water straight from my pressure tank (so the water does not run through the copper piping). There is only slight trace of iron in water. Should I still invest in a RO system? 2nd I have cured LR (120lbs) in tank for 2 weeks now. Levels are 0...
  11. Nano Reefs
    I just got the lights last nigh, they're bright enough to light my entire room up! It's a 65 watt pc retro, and the lamp fits exactly over the top of my tank. I put in about 10 lbs of base rock, 2 pounds of LR. I don't know how to describe it, but my completely dried out completely dead BR...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I recently got some "cured" live rock and put it straight into my tank, a day later all my fish have ick and there's a huge brown algae bloom, not to mention my anemone's are hiding and shrinking in cracks, xenia stopped moving, could be dead... I'm guessing the rock was still uncured or...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hey, testing my water today and no ammonia anymore, .2 nitrite, 3 nitrate. My tank is experiencing brown algae bloom, diatoms im pretty sure. Its pretty bad on the live sand and makes everything really really look bad. I was wondering how long i should wait to add a clean up crew of hermit...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    My alkalinity is really high, and i sent in to wet web media to ask them what i should do about it. My tanks in the middle of its cycle, and they told me to do a 50% water change. Most places i have read about say NOT to do a water change while cycling, just at the end. So what should i do?
  15. General Reef Discussion
    :bigeek: Well guys just completed my cycle process its been 4week and my water chem is good. But just one thing my water is cloudy and looks like pea soup. I think I have good water flow, My rock are turning Purple, Brown and some green. My glass walls have this brown greenish film. What do I do...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    My tank has been set up for several years and in febuary i finnally got mh lighting.but ever since i installed it i started getting this brown alge all over my live rock.its been getting worse over time its kinda rubbery and you can peel it off.its also starting to cover my corals please help
  17. Nano Reefs
    ive never had a problem with never being able to recieve replies to my posts untill now... so here's one more chance to all of you, before i go postal and start pulling my hair and forget this site for awhile, someone please reply, i mean... i reply to posts alot... please be so kind to take...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Today I will start with my 30g tank build. Hopefully, the community will follow along and provide some help and advice along the way. Here's what's planned: 30 gal (36X16X12) tank with mostly soft corals, internal overflow 15-20 gal sump under cabinet with Coralife Super Skimmer custom made...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I've had a 75g FW tank for a few years untill I saw MY friends SW tank and I'm giving it a try. I have a 20G tank setup with 22lbs live rock 5 hermit crabs, 2 snails, 1 duster,and a damsel. I'm running a emperor filter,2 small powerheads, and a skimmer with 130w light. The tank is growing brown...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    So it sucks compared to most....and will prolly always be inferior, but it's what I got, and I've been adding to it as much as I can :thumbup: Here's my full tank shot from yesterday (Feb 18th)
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