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  1. Nano Reefs
    I have two SW biocubes and have a difficult time keeping corals. In my 29 I do have good luck with cabbage coral (too much), mushrooms and hammers. I tend to run high with nitrates probably due to feeding too much. Recently a friend came over to test for more than my usual testing and found the...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hello Reefers, My tank info on the bottom but today I would like to go out to the LFS and start to buy the must haves in aquarium supplements. No corals in the tank yet but I would like to get all the levels to where they should be. I know off the bat im going to need calcium and Alkalinity...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Guys, I finally got my salifert test kits (Calcium, Magnesium, Alkalinity) I tested my water last night. Ammonia-0 Nitrite-0 Nitrate-<5 Mag-1470-1500 Calc-350 KH- 8.9 Alkalinity- 3.19 What chemicals should i purchase to get my calcium and Alkalinty (KH) in the correct areas? Look like...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, I'd like to start of by thanking anyone who is able to give us some good advice on solving our problem. I have wanted a fish tank for years and my fiance and I recently got involved in trying to get our set up going. We were recently gifted a 40 gallon tank and stand. It was...
  5. 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...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    For Christmas my husband bought me some mushrooms to replace the ones he killed with extra strong led lights. We thought that the water flow was too strong, so we adjusted the flow. Today I noticed that they do ot look good at all. They are turned in on themseles and a few have strings...
  7. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hello Everyone, We're setting up shop as a wholesaler of marine fish in South Florida and although I'm pretty familiar at this point in how to set up a reef tank filtration system, we are now talking about a 6,000 gallon fish-only system! I've got skimmers and carbon but my ammonia is through...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    My Husband and I have had our 55 gallon reef tank up and running for a little over 8 months; The first month we cycled the tank with 60lbs of aroganite sand, three pinfish that were leftover bait, and about 80lbs of live rock. Then we added a few damsels at a time throughout the following...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Picked up a rounded edge 55 gal acrylic tank that was neglected and scratched pretty bad. Did my research and got it looking great. Now I'm ready to start the process of bringing my other tank over to this newish one. I'm worried about the residue from the polish. I scrubbed the insides with...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 75 gallon with live sand, no fish in it yet, set it up on 3/31. i had a very small ammonia spike about a week after i had it up and running and now all of my levels are at 0. i figured i would have a much larger spike. am i just being impatient, is a larger spike yet to come? along...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    just wondering, what does magnesium do in a reef tank in relation to corals? does it help improve the structure, colour, or what? Thanks
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Yes I am a newbie with a reef aquarium. My LFS gave me several chemicals to dose the aquarium with and now I am not sure about the saftey of doing this. I have been using Reef Trace and Restor Coral Tissue Supplement. Should I really be using these things? Or what should I use I am not...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I was plumbing my new 190 gallon acrylic I got distracted by the kids.... turned back to the work......accidently put purple primer on the inside of the pipe !!!! Where the water goes...... Will I be OK?? Or should I remove it all and start replumbing????????
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Has anyone used any of the Thrive products and obtained good results? Theres a store here locally that carries their products and while I use their analytical calculator on their site to keep up with my parameters but Ive never used any of their stuff. If you havent checked out...
  15. The THINK Tank
    Anyone paranoid about using cleaning chemicals near your tank? My 125 is in the dining room on laminate flooring and I use a swiffer wetjet to clean the floor - I just wonder if any vapors of some sort actually end up in the tank? Any thoughts on this matter would be helpful to a lot of ppl I...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all! Like several of SW aquarists I came into this hobby blindly. My first set up has been going relatively smoothly. I have had my tank since Sept. 2010 and just started adding corals and anemones in April 2011. Setup: 20 Gallon Long, 156 watt 4 bulb T5 (2x white, 2x blue), Tunze 9002...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    does using kent marine pro ammonia detox screw up my test results? i use an aquarium pharmaseuticals saltwater master test kit(liquid drops).
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I have a question for eveybody. What type of chemicals do you put in your tank? I use kent products picture below And I know a lot of people dont put any chemicals at all but rather just do water changes. But I only do my water changes every month.
  19. Reefing Equipment
    I am starting my first reef. A standard size 90 gallon. Can anyone recomend a good test kit to start with?
  20. Large Systems
    Ok, I'm confused. When my calcium gets low, I buffer it with Brightwell's liquid calcium to bring it back up. I have been reading that liquid buffers like that are ok for a little while but that I should be using Kalkwasser to buffer the calcium. I see Brightwell has a product called Kalk + 2...
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