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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I added new live sand to my tank and started to grow green algae that had bubbles on the sand bed. I turned off the lights and the bubbles went away and the algae seems to be dying off but can anyone tell me what kind of algae it is and how I can fix it? I also have some new bugs on my glass and...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I've just started my reef tank up, it's a 42gal upright. it's been running now a few days.. I noticed this morning a small creature that in the pic i got looks to be a small snail or slug? I have nothing but live rock & sand as of yet.
  3. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I'm new some weird stuff is going on in my tank. I think I have some Copepoda in my tank and my water went cloudy and my cleaner shrimp molted all on the same day. Let me know if this is related attached is a pic taken through the acrylic through a jewelry eye by my phone
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so when I originally started my fish tank I had tons of amphipods and copepods. However, in the past couple of months I have not seen one of these on my rock at all. I have read where some people have added new LR to replenish the supply some. I do not want to add any LR due to I had tons of...
  5. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi all, I'm very new to this caper. Can anyone identify these lifeforms and let me know if they are bad. Bug 1 is new, just showed up over the last week. This one is about 5mm. Bug 2 was just discovered today eating my coral. It's about 25mm long, looks like an anemone from above but like...
  6. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey! I ordered seven corals from DD a few weeks ago, and pretty much everything has been fine, until a couple days ago. My porites coral closed all its polyps and coated itself in slime, and the blue ridge coral has been doing that for the majority of the time I've had it. I didn't think much...
  7. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Today I was observing my tank as I usually do and I found 2 new things. First is that inside my rock has a web like substance much like a spider nest and I was looking at that when a small insect poked its little head out of the hole. The next thing I found is a small clam like creature that...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    morning, I have noticed a colony of amphipods in my tank. I was told this ment my tank is dirty, is this true? are these types of pods good?
  9. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Noticed these little red bugs mainly on the glass on the tank, also seem to hang around the sand bed against the glass. I do have a few pieces of acro but i hardly seen them there than i do on the glass. However, i understand that doesnt mean their not there! My question is, alot of the research...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    A few weeks ago I noticed these very very ting bugs in my tank, they almost look like fleas (most certainly small enough) but are clear in color with a black strip running through them, and have about 6 legs and 2 tentacles, I would post a picture but there to small for me to pick up on my...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Folks: I've been trying to figure out what these little white bugs are that are skimming over the top of my 55 gallon tank. By day they look like tiny dried up spiders. By night they are skimming over the water at high speeds. I am fairly certain they aren't copepods or amphipods as I...
  12. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    So I've just set up a new 140 L saltwater and I've had some liverock in there for a week. I came back today and noticed all these tiny white bugs all over my glass and quickly ran my magnetic brush over the glass. Im not sure what they are and hopefully someone can tell me and if they are good...
  13. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have encountered red bugs before but it was on new corals and a simple dip and QT before adding them to my DT did the trick. It is years later now and I have seen them again....The funny thing is, I have literally ONE---- SPS CORAL. It is a VERY small sps coral that has three branches...
  14. Nano Reefs
    Hello all, I just installed InTanks media basket. After i turned the pumps back on i noticed some white specks moving on the glass, the kinda look like a mite they are only 1/32 long or around there. can some one tell me what they are and if this is normal or not. they dont look like...
  15. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi there, I currently have a 40 gallon reef tank with a 10 gallon sump set up with a refugium. My display tank seems healthy, fish and corals doing well and my water parameters seem just right. I rinsed out the filter socks last night and noticed for the first time dozens of short, dark...
  16. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have a 28g Nano, I have had the tank up now for a little over 45 days, all parameters are right on. The clown that I have, has white spots all over him, is breathing hard, and is only hanging out in one corner of the tank. My first reaction is that it was ICH, so raised the temp from 78 to...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I tried out an idea I had today for a new dip to kill red bugs. I had red bugs come in on a red dragon frag I got a couple months ago and I have been waiting until my 120 is up to move over all of the inverts and nuke the other tanks with interceptor... I have still been looking for a way to...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so this one's a two-parter. Little background, tank is 7 and a half weeks old, 55 gal, two clowns, a handful of zoas, 6 various snails and a red leg hermit. 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, ~10 nitrate 7.8-8.0 ph 1.026 salinity. I used all dry marco rock and a shrimp for cycling. This is my first...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hi. I could use some help. Okay, So i bought a bunch of rock from someone getting out of the hobby, its all base rock (or supposed to be) but at one time, i guess it was live. I personally put ALL of the rocks into tubs and poured bleach over them, then added water and let them sit for like 24...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    So I found these two new critters in my tank and have never seen them before... the first photo is some sort of bug. Its bigger than the usual clear bugs that are normally found in tanks. This is the only one I've seen so far. If anyone can identify it and let me know if its dangerous or not...
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