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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have been at war with nitrates for about a year now. It all started last summer when I went out of town and came home to a house that the a/c had cut off and my tank was over 93 degrees. I lost almost everything and it had only been up and running for about 6 months or so. My Nitrates where at...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    First off this is my first post and I would like to apologize for a question I am sure has already been answered. I have searched the forum's for hours upon hours and I am not 100% sure I am convinced with what I have found. Here are my specs 46 gallon bow front Biowheel 280 filter Eheim 2213...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I started my 29 FOWLR tank about a month ago. It's finished cycling with 16lbs of LR and currently houses some margarita snails, nassarius snails, and some blue-legged hermit crabs. Although some of the margaritas have fell victim to the crabs... despite many extra shells laying around, I...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    At what point are you ready to add a cleaning crew to your new tank? Sand and Rock have been added ... Live Sand has been added ... few pieces of Live rock have been added ... both to see the liveness of the other sand and rock ... At what point am I ready to add some snails/crabs/hermits/etc ?
  5. Lighting
    Hello, i have recently purchased a fixture with 3 250 metal halides @10k each. the fixture also has 2 96 watt actinics. I can run the 250s either 1 by itself or 2 or all three. the actinics are either on or off. I have been running the actinics first thing in the morning then including 1 10k...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    i have had my tank up and running for about 8 months now and everything is great except for my snails. i have had snails in my tank for a good 5-6 months and up until now have had the same ones from the beginning of time. recently they have all died. i tried buying some new ones and they dye...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    :read:Hey all! So my tank has been cycling for 3 weeks, all of my water parameters are zero except nitrites is around 0.25 - 0.50ppm so it's almost zero. I've had an aglae bloom for about 3-4 days now (still going). How much longer do you guys think my cycle will be done so I can move along to...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all! :cool:So I have some brown algea growing all around my tank a little bit. My tank is cycleing the liverock I put in about 2 weeks ago. water parameters are: ph 8.2, phosphate 0, nitrate 30, nitrite 1, ammonia 0, cal 440 Is this normal? How long will it be until it goes away?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I've had lots of issues with my SPS acros lately. I lost an entire colony that was once growing a lot. I'm also losing a stag now and some other smaller SPS frags. It seems to have all started when I changed my my 400w Hamilton 14k's out that were over a year old to new XM10k's. Some corals...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    my filteration and powerheads have all been powered up for almost a week now. In the tank I have over 110lbs of cured live rock and about a 3-4inch sandbed. The sandbed i have and the cured liverock i have came out of a mature system and put straight into my new tank. Currently there is no...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Is brown hair algae any different than green in the causes and cures? I have noticed alot of it popping up in my tank since I took out all the fish.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    well algea blooms are gone and are not coming back :thumbup:. so i thought i would share some picks outside of my build thread.
  13. General Reef Discussion
    1 YEAR AGO! BUT STILL A BABY!! AND TODAY!!
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 120 shallow crushed coral and sand bed. I have 3 sand sifting stars, 1 young horseshoe crab, and 3 nassarius snails. I cant seem to get my tank completely clear. I always seem to have small particles floating around. I have 4 MJ 900 pointed in different areas high and low and seem...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, I recently switched over my 33 gal fresh tank to salt. I got a little carried away when buying $400 worth of live rock (and still want more). Here is what I have done, and what I wish to do. Maybe a few (or more) of you can give advice. Tank started April 25/07 Added (all by...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    .............The tank I have lost sleep (and money) over.................now seems to be doing well:banana:
  17. Freshwater Discussion
    anyone have any thoughts on the best plecos out there? ive heard the royals are good (L-190)
  18. Tank Specs
    Well not too long ago, my fiancé and I decided to start up an aquarium. We talked about freshwater, but decided that we wanted to go salt and then decided to go reef. Since I had no idea what I was in for, I agreed rather quickly. Maybe too quickly. However, I am excited to have started the...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hi: I am new to the reef world and would like some help. I have 37 gallon freshwater tank with plants and fish. Now I would now like to start a reef tank. I have been trying to find startup info on the net but have found very little. Can you guys tell me "HOWTO" or at least point me to a good...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Had the new tank up for a couple of months. The live sand is turning brown. Any ideas on how to fix or help it not do that?
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