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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, New to reef keeping but not to the hobby. Not sure which algae (or dino) this is. And some assistance please with killing it Tank is 3 months old. Finished cycling about a month ago. Slowly adding frags and one larger polyp. Some Info: Tank: Red Sea Reefer Nano (21 Gallon Display, 8...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    last night i went to bed and woke up this morning and had algae bloom over night , looks like BHA so i ordered some gfo from bulk reef this stuff is ugly
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Me and my Girlfriend purchased a 15 gallon column tank about 4 weeks ago. we have live rock and live sand, also a peppermint shrimp (only had a week) and an emerald crab (just a day old). Over the past 4 days we have seen a type of brown hair algae grown on the live rock and in our sand, any...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hey All, I have been having a few problems lately and I think they may be related. For the past couple weeks, I have had a brown "hair algae" outbreak with strings on most rocks, corals, and the side glass. I am guessing this is diatoms. I thought they would clear up on their own by now but...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have a little tuft of brown hairy algae... about the size of a dime, and I dont want it to get any worse. I thought I had brushed it off but upon closer inspection (when I put a hermit crab on it to eat it) i saw that it actually pulled the hair into a little base when the crab went over, and...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    This has been growing for the last month or so. This tank has been up for 14 months and my water tests out fine. I did a 10 gal water change about 2 months ago. How can I get rid of this algae? I have had a brown hair algae in another tank, but there is no hair on this one. Here is a couple...
  7. Topic of the Week Archive
    Well it is the start of the new year and the start of the bi weekly discussion's. we all know they tend to run a little longer sometimes... just to let any one who is not familiar with the bi-weekly. at any time you can post and ask or share knowledge, i just ask that you dont jump too far...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Well I'm finally taking the plunge into SW tanks. I'm sure you all have heard it many times. After doing alot of searching, reading, printing out diagrams, buying books, etc. etc. etc. here at the TRT, I figured it was time to start my thread and put it all together and at the same time get...
  9. 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.
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi I posted this yesterday but with no pics so the thread got burried. Now I have a pic, not the greatest but I hope someone can ID for me. I have a GSP that I got from a local club member. Whne I got it, it had some brown stuff on it. It is now spreadding and appears to be "smothering" my...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    How long should I leave my light on I have a 29 gal tank, with a corllife light two 65 watt bulbs, one white bulb, one blue. I have it on a timer for eleven hour right now.:banana:
  12. Eau Claire Reef Club (ECRC)
    Are any of you Eau Claire Reef Club members looking to buy fish or other livestock? I am interested in placing an order with Vivid Aquariums and need another $100 order to group with mine to get free shipping (it's free for orders over $225). I can have it shipped to my work so it wouldn't sit...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Any advice on how I can get rid of brown hair algae and bubble algae that's growing on my tank? Thanks.
  14. General Reef Discussion
    hi all... over the last couple of days my tank had developed some seriously awful brown slimy-stringy algae issues.. it's ALL over.. and has little air bubbles all through it.. it looks like ugly brown spaghetti.. I have done two 10% water changes in the last 4 days but it's still getting...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    So Ive been doing some gnarly water changes lately, 5 gallons about every 5 days since Ive had the tank for the past couple weeks. The algae is literally cut by at least 80%. All Ive been doing is stirring up the bottom a little bit, and rubbing the algae off of the acryllic before the...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    reaccuring problem Ok, so, yesterday, i took my live rock out, cleaned all the crap out of it, put it back. it looked great, i could see all the coriline, it was great. a day later, im seeing small amounts of brown hair algae on various parts of the rock work. it was flawless yester but...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    ive got a couple patches of this stuff, im sure its some kind of algae, but i cant find any pics that match it, ive been through a couple different sites trying to id it, but i konw i should try here, cause some one knows. its kinda fluffy like a cotton ball, here are a couple pics...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I got a lil tired of constantly having to remove the backround to dry water that gets in there from time to time( i have an overflow box and a load of plumbing in the back). So i decieded to spraypaint the back glass black(i used every safety precation to protect it from getting in the water...
  19. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    ok so i tested my tank and i here is what i have PH 8.2 Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 5-10ppm Calcium 580 Alk 15dkh phosphates undetectable just not sure why my calcium and alk are so high. i occasionally use kent superbuffer. other than that, i do a 30% WC biweeklyusing RO/DI water. i...
  20. TCMAS
    heres a couple of pics of 3 ranford gobys i got. they are some cool little guys.
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