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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All - I would like to gain your feedback on my current system: 25G Cube DT - set up for 3 months Eshopps Berlin style sump w/ 4" 200 micron filter sock Reef Octopus 110 SSS Protein Skimmer Ecotech XR15 Pro Lighting - Ecotech SPS AB+ program at 60% max intensity for 7 hours/day (2) Ecotech...
  2. The THINK Tank
    As I have been gone for a few years, just set up another tank, and have recently been thinking of my good friend Tom, I'd like to bring up a topic he and I discussed long ago, but never received a satisfactory answer to. Anyone who is a diver knows that colors/wavelengths are filtered out of...
  3. LPS Coral Forum
    I am new to reef aquariums but I will post my water parameters and then get to my question. Magnesium - 1340 PPM Calcium - 420 PPM Ammonia - 0 PPM Nitrite - 0 PPM Nitrate - 0 PPM Phosphate - 0 PPM DkH - 9.5-10 dKH pH - 8-8.1 I have a Nuvo Fusion 10 (I know a tank this small is likely not the...
  4. Reefing Equipment
    Advice on lighting Hello, I was reading about lighting in a reef tank and found out that my layout may not be the best, so I want to ask you what you think about it and what should I change / replace. Tank dimensions: 27.6 inches (width) x 23.6 inches (depth) x 51.2 inches (height) 137.4...
  5. Anemones
    I have 2 condylactis anemones.. one has the pink-tips and the other was all white but now both have pink-tips? Is it normal that the color just appeared? thanks
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I just noticed that my percula clownfish's color has changed. He used to be bright orange or orange for that matter. Now he is becoming darker and the orange has some black added to the shade. He is in a 10 gallon tank he is the only percula along with a cleaner shrimp, firefish, a...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hi All, I was thinking of getting some of the live algae that Liveaquaria sells. It seems to me that if your water parameters are good you can have both food for herb/omnivores as well as pretty decorative plants. Any experience or opinions would be great. I would like to add the color...
  8. Reefing Equipment
    I would like to know how many of you have painted/laminated your back wall. If you did, what color you chose for your tank and what your wall color is. Or, if you chose to wrap your wires instead. And lastly, if you like it or would change it. Thanks!
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All, I currently have a 72" Hamilton Cebu fixture that houses 3x250W Hamilton 14K MH, 4x60" T5 HO, and very dim blue LED's over my 180 DT. I would like to add more blue to my tank but don't want to give up the growth as my tank is about 6 months old with lots of small SPS frags. I've...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all! I'm in the process of doing a tank upgrade and it's time to deal with the back of the tank. My wife wants me to paint it blue like my old one but I want to do it black. She thinks black will make it look to dark. If I was able to get to the back of the tank I would just use a rap but...
  11. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    hi everyone im new to this forum. ive just started a 16 gallon tank about a week ago. so far ive starting cycling and i have about 3kg of live rock in there, i need to get more but its expensive! i had a dig around and picked out the bits i liked the look of. basically what i want to know is...
  12. "Soft" corals
    Hello guys! I am interested in starting a 'zoa gaden' in a corner of my tank, but am not sure where to get the zoa's from? My LFS has 1 type of zoa, and they are very dull :( I want some bright colors in my tank :) What websites are reliable for purchasing zoa's? Thanks, Camryn
  13. Tank Specs
    My daughter woke up the other day and asked why we can't have Nemo, and Dori in our fish tank, and I explained to her why...but then I got to thinking...why not? Right now I'm in the world of Cichlids. I'm slowly selling off my stock of Cichlids, to make way for a breeding set of Cichlids, but...
  14. LPS Coral Forum
    I recently got an aussie prism favia and after dipping it, I out it in my tank and the green around the mouth starting sliming and now the green color pretty much slimed off. What happened and will it all come back?
  15. Lighting
    I have a 75g I am setting up. I will be building the lights myself so the sky is the limit. I want to be able to put anything in the tank (sps, lps, softies, etc) not necessarily all at the same time. I just don't want to spend the money to build it to then be limited later. I will be using...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys, So I added 10 red legged hermit crabs to my invertebrate collection along with my 2 blue legged hermit grabs but I have a question. When I put them into my tank one of them is green! He looks exactly like the other red legged hermit crabs with the same shell and everything but he is...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 29 gal corallife Biocube, its been set up for about 8 months now and i pictured it to be more in bloom. i don't know what I'm doing wrong, it just looks bland. I recently ordered a Tunze 9002 along with a media basket from 'inTank' and that should be here in the next week or so...
  18. SPS Coral Forum
    Here is my beautiful orange Monti. A friend gave me this frag (it was about 1cm) and said it was slow growing. However, after about 4 months it has gotten at least 5x bigger. Anyone else got some super amazing colors out a SPS coral? Feel free to share -William
  19. Lighting
    Hello, as of right now I am running a marine land reef led 48" fixture (I know, I know, leave the jokes aside for now) it has 46 white bulbs and 8 blue. I am also running a reefbrite actinic bar with 30 LED's. My corals don't have the same color "pop" during the day as they did in the store when...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Looking for some info on brightening up corals. Have mixed reef under Ai sol blues for past year. Getting go growth but colors seem dull. Any additives or tank adjustments that would affect coral colors? I perform weekly 10% water changes
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