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  1. The THINK Tank
    My reef tank is 7 years old and was doing well until recently. I add two part calcium and alkalinity every day to the tank and have a nice assortment of mostly LPS and Softies but a couple of SPS as well. I went out of town for a few days and wasn’t able to add the chemicals while I was gone...
  2. LPS Coral Forum
    Hello, This morning as i was leaving for work i did my morning tank check as usual. I noticed these white spots on my green open brain. It is not bleaching or recesion of the flesh but looks almost like calcium deposits or white "spongi" growths all around the mouth and center circle. The...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I can't figure out what this is on my glass. It's only in this one space and it will not come off. I have tried a straight edge razor, no love. What is safe to clean with in my tank, and what is good to scrub, and I mean scrub. Here are pics. It was kinda hard to get a shot of what it actually...
  4. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    Just a reminder to you to do your regular maintainence checks... Brian came over to drop something off and noticed my water level on the skimmer was rather high. I agreed, and had been having to regularly adjust the water level to get skimmate. I took a night to do a bunch of much-needed...
  5. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    I went down to Madison today, and picked up another skimmer, it is a Euroreef 5-2 i think. I am trying to look it up on their site right now. So now I have my RS-80 and a 5-2?, on 220 gallons of water. I will get pictures up in a couple days. I can't wait to do a gate valve mod and a mesh mod on...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I've been looking at what the optimum levels of calcium, magnesium & alkalinity are (after being advised that 1440ppm mg is a little too high) and have found the books say 420-500ppm (ca), 1200-1300ppm (mg) & 8-12dkh. I understand that if any of these levels were too high it...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    anyone ever tried using a HOT filter unit as a powered overflow... benefits for this would be , no loss in suction and no flooding in the event of a power failure. What i mean by using it of coarse would be taking out all the filtration media and drilling for bulkheads in the bottom.. ideas...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I have recently added some buffer to my aquarium which was dissolved. I am noticing a very hard white film on my glass. Does anyone know what this is and how I can eliminate it from my tank. Thanks. Mike
  9. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I have these tiny white dots on my glass that I think are featherduster babies! I can't get a pic because I have too much reflection on the glass - I will try tonight when it's dark. But I had a big worm vacate its tube and about 2 days later I have these spots they are very small almost...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Guys: I posted a couple of weeks ago, titled Hair Algae Hell, and I thought I would let everyone know that everything is looking great again, and I wanted to try and give a comprehenisve blow-by-blow to help anyone else that got into my same situation. The good news is that you can recover...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I am yanking out the sand and going BB. How do I clean out the inside of my tank to make sure that it is free of any organisms.....just scrub with water or a water/vinegar combination or some other combo?? I did have alot of bubble algae on the rock........I am cooking those now.
  12. DIY Forum
    Well, after moving to my new house, and mounting the RO/DI unit near the laundry, I realized I was a wall away from my freezer and I would LOVE to have clean ice cubes that don't funkify my drinks. I posted in General, on another link where someone was talking about RO output distances. My...
  13. Margaritaville
    Good Morning Stooges!:wavey: You all were chatty last night after I left!:lol: Like the new avatar Kia! Sorry but I have intentionally not called a thread Manic Monday because I knew it would just bring singing.:agree: (Go ahead and feel free to sing even though it is Monkey Monday) Amy...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I am toying with the idea of dosing my tank with Epsoms Salt to bring the Mg. up to around 1400, my question is will this have an effect on my salinity? My parameters as of right now are: Cal. 465 Alk. 4 meg/l Mg. 1250 I test with Seachem test kits and will change to Salifert next time I...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    So cleaning the PC off my acrylic yesterday with an acrylic brush and somehow get some little grit on the brush and it scratches the [email protected]#% out of my tank. I've fixed many a scratch when the tank is empty but I need a good solution for fixing it full of water. Anyone have good experience and...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    well its been two years and i think im about to throw in the towel :( im very tired lately and just dont have the enthusiasm anymore to care for 4 reef tanks. it used to be fun but now it has just become another thing to clean. im blaming this partly to motherhood, 2 young kids wearing me down...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    About 18 months ago I broke down my tank and put everything in storage. I am now ready to start over. I have about 50 lbs of rock that has been dry all of this time. Do I need to do anything to this rock before adding it to my tank. I plan on adding LR on top of this dry rock and letting my...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, So today after all my questions about sumps. I finally turned it on. I need some comments about the order in which I did things and some suggestions about improving things related to the sump. When I finally got everything with the siphon up and running, the first thing I did was fill...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    The Bachelor based reef biotope is a rare and often misunderstood sight in nature. This gentle giant lives primarily on burritoes and top ramen in the absence on macaroni and cheese with hot dogs. Normally when seen, this creature is working on plumbing or can be seen surfing the reef...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I bought a 72 gallon glass tank used. The glass on the front of the tank has a cloudy film on it. On the sides of the tank the glass is crystal clear. Before setting up the tank I scrubbed and scrubbed and nothing would budge it. It didn't look as cloudy when I put water in it, but now that...
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