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  1. "Soft" corals
    Recently I purchased a clump of red and a clump of yuma mushrooms. They've been doing great, but ever since I put them in my aquarium, my Xenia has been in decline. It actually has gotten to the point where a whole group have died. I was wondering if this was the result of the mushrooms...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    <HR style="COLOR: #ffffff; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=1> <!-- / icon and title --><!-- message --> After your reef tank has cycled and done with the following two chums, what should I start adding next? Ocean's Blend Part 1 (calcium) Ocean's Blend Part 2 (ph\alkalinity) If you could...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So this has been a problem in my tank now for over a month and now im almost at wits end with a Toadstool coral in one of my tanks. Last month I only had one coral which was a Toadstool coral and it was doing great! Around a month ago, I started back at school and adjusted my light cycle to...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi there. I have been doing freshwater for a while and just started to dabble in saltwater about 2 weeks ago. I setup a biocube 14 last week (8 days ago) and purchased my first fish (ocellaris clown) tonight to add to the tank. It has had 22 pounds of live rock on top of live sand for the 8...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    So there seems to be allot of confusion on the particular rolls certain elements play in our systems. Thought it would be a good topic for some. Wanted to discuss one in particular but you cant discuss it without others.. Magnesium, it dictates much of the chemistry in our tanks. And does...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    What exactly is this.Does this really eliminate the need for tank cycle.If so this could really spark more interest and easabilty into the hobby.I think more people would build more setups and people that are too affraid to start will now have an easier attempt...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello. I have a biocube 14 with stock lights and flow. My zoas are not opening and I am very concerned. Recently they were sporadically open, but today they didn't open at all. I have a photosynthetic purple frilly gorgonian and I heard that they release chemicals to do chemical warfare against...
  8. Dosing and reactor equipment
    im about 3 week in my cycle heres my readings ammonia 8.0ppm nitrite 5.0ppm nitrate 0ppm ive been using microbacter 7 to help with the cycle but my ammonia has been sky high for over a week now and wont decrease my question is should i stop using the microbacter7????
  9. General Reef Discussion
    As a noob to the whole coral thing, my knowledge about the different varieties is limited... I know that some corals can't be mixed and have certain space requirements, but if anyone could share some general rules that would be fantastic :D Is it ok to house sps, lps and soft corals all in the...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I only use these 3 chemicals for my reef tank....am I missing something or is this all that is needed. What chemicals do you use? :help:
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