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  1. Marine Depot
    How to Acclimate Clean Up Crew Invertebrates Here's how to safely introduce the critters who'll keep your tank clean! PLUS: Sign up to get early access to our Black Friday deals >
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey TRT, So I've had my 90g reef tank up and running for about 6 months now. I have a Firefish, 2 clowns and a Blue Damsel, all of which are doing great and eating. The issue is that I've been seeing a lot of empty shells laying around the tank. It looks like snails are just disappearing. I...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, When is a good time in the initial cycle to add some CUC? And at what rate should they be added for a 30g tank? I haven't actually started the tank so I can't yet tell you my parameters ;)
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, so after the debacle with the killer split pea soup, my tank was pretty much nuked. Have my firefish, a few pieces of coral, a blue leg hermit, a few ceriths left. Tank went through the uglies again, and was in the middle of a hair algae outbreak (which I was letting run its course-no...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    My tank is now 3 months old and doing great! My 2 clowns and recently added Foxface are doing well as are the CUC (3 Cucumbers that came with the 100lbs of LR, 2 large Emerald Crabs, a lot of hermits and snails). I started with a ton of hair algae that covered most of the back wall, some of...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    My 55 gallon tank is almost 2 years old and my last clean up crew is almost all dead from my 2 large hermit crabs. My tank is being run by a modified hang on the back filter. There is plenty of hair algae and fil, algae in my tank. I would like to know a good Clean up Crew for it. I do not have...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, so my 220 is up and running. I used live sand and dry rock. Added a few pieces of live rock to help seed initally. At this point the Ph is 8, temp is around 78-80, no ammonia or nitrite or nitrate for weeks. Basically its just sitting clean and pretty. So ive been reading online and some...
  8. Nano Reefs
    So my ammonia is about .25 as is my nitrite after about a week/ My nitrate is like 160. It looks like there is an algae bloom going on. Do I do a water change? Wait it out? Is it time to add the clean up crew? Thanks for the advice!
  9. Nano Reefs
    Hey guys, Just started setting up my 5g nano yesterday, using live rock to cycle. I'm planning ahead for what I want to use for my CUC, because I can't help myself :freak:. I'm planning for some type of Goby as probably the sole fish in the tank, and then I'll stick to some low light soft...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Lets discuss the recommended way to setup a Reef tank. Lets discuss what LFS recommend, and what you would recommend to somebody just getting into the hobby. What are some aspects that are easily overlooked when setting up a new system? G~
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I am in the process of cycling my 20 gallon high, which will be FOWLR until I can afford better lighting. I have about 25 pounds of rock, 3 of which is live, 20 pounds of live sand, a 425 gph koralia powerhead, and a 200 gph HOB filter running with filter floss. When I am done cycling, what...
  12. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    Been stalking for mad long, finally joined Kinda Started here More recent additions Just a couple weeks ago
  13. General Reef Discussion
    New to reefing, fairly new tank (I have a post in the tech specs forum for review). I have a DSB 4.5" - 5" and am hoping my sand bed populates quickly though I don't mind the wait. Already see a few tracks in the viewing pane. However, what type of a clean up crew could I get? I don't want...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone, just got back from a month-long training down south where I wasn't allowed to have my phone or internet, so I left my mom in charge of the tank. I had my doubts, but she still managed to get it cycled. So now I've populated it with a yellow-belly damsel just as a starter in case...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    So two new things. I finally got the watchman to come out and he is gorgeous lol, and I reaquascaped again. The old one was wobbly and eh. I'm trying a simplistic design now tell me your thoughts. And also the watchman hasn't been eating, or at least I haven't seen him eat he's so sneaky. And...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Heyo TRT! In my ever continuing pursuit for uniqueness, I'd love to get some ideas! I need a clean up crew for my 15gal nano tank. Now before any suggestions, know that I plan to have a lot of corals and a Warty Clown Frogfish. Of course I'm eyeing snails, hermit crabs, and starfish. However...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    One of the nerites I got is much bigger than the rest, size of a quarter. He doesn't seem to be doing much. I read that they will hang out above the water line while for a week or so, but He hasn't come down like the smaller ones. I knocked him off once and put him by the diatoms and he ate for...
  18. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Does EVERYTHING need to be quarantined before being added to a display tank? ie algae, corals, snails, worms?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Ok this marks week 4 of my tank up and running. Tank parameters are great, ammonia, nitrite, and phosphates at 0, nitrates are at 10-20. On 09/08/14 I added a royal gramma and tested the water during this time and saw no ammonia or nitrite increase. I am sucking out detritus from my sump and...
  20. New Member Introductions
    Hi all I'm new to the reef tank, I have a problem went to lfs today and got 2 banded coral shrimp (boxing shrimp) and once in tank few mins in they started to fight?! I have been told before you can have 2 shrimps of any shrimp together but not more than 2 of the same kind so didn't see this...
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