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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone. Today I came home to find my favourite fish all but dead begging for mercy. I gotta say Im surprised how much I must have been attatched to this character as I really was fairly upset. About 5 or 6 days ago I noticed this marking on his side which to me looked more like a wound than...
  2. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    these little guys looked cool a 1 1/2 years ago as a small colony on a piece of rock. now they are everywhere. little white calcium tubes. size is about 1-2mm thick average about 1 inch long curled, spiral, or straight. is there anyway to rid of these things? I have a reef tank with softies...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Well,.. first you might note that it's almost 4AM and let me tell you it's been one heck of a night. I left for work at about 7:20AM this morning, and according to all my timers power shut off at 11AM. I went straight from work - to work on a car for a coworker, and didn't get home till...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all! As most of you know I'm not much of a "Fish guy". In my 125 I had a fair amount of Aptasia and I had fish that ate shrimp so I couldn't get peperment shrimp so I sort of just ignored them. Well I moved into my 180 Last weekend, and I got to thinking. I have a TUN of aptasia, and...
  5. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    anyone know what kind of little filter feeder this is? Good or bad?
  6. Tank Specs
    Hi to everyone, i was told about this site by a friend of mine Dragonreef both of us living in Durban South Africa, Now before i go into the specs on my system i know i have broken a few of the rules so to speak as far as reef keeping goes esp with regards to lighting but that is what makes this...
  7. TCMAS
    Found something new and intiresting in the tank the other day, and then my friend said it might be bad.. so, im hoping its not... sorry for the bad pictures, but you guys have done worse. what is it?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    A member of my local club has suggested buying a Copper Band Butterfly and moving it from memberto member, tank to tank to control aptaisa. IMO this is WAY to abusive to ANY fish. Thoughts?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Given that I just setup my tank about 2 weeks ago, stairing into a glass box of rocks while they cure is driving me crazy. To ease the need to do something :rolleyes: I am working on my stocking plan for my 180 gallon sps reef and need some help figuring out what to keep, and the best order to...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I have some pics here of these brains that have not been looking too good. one green and one red. red is looking all spiny and the green never really opened. here are some pics: red brain when I bought it: Brain Now: green brain: more of green brain: Okay I know you are...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, in my 46 bow i have about 40 or so lbs of live rock and as far as livestock, so far i have: 6 hermits 6 snails 1 brittle star 1 rock\flower anemone 1 3 stripe damsel (gone soon) 1 yellow tail damsel (gone soon) 1 Flametail Blenny 2 camel back shrimp 1 skunk cleaner shrimp 1 sexy shrimp on...
  12. Tank Specs
    Setup Info: I have a 180 gallon 72X24X24 Glass Cages tank with a staphire front. It has two overflows in the back which run into my old 75 gallon tank that is now the sump and refugium. The equipment = Aqua 4 stage Barracuda RO/DI 100 gallon a day, skimmer is a ASM G-4X, Korallin C1502 calcium...
  13. The THINK Tank
    OK, here's the deal. My 50 gal FOWLR is slowly becoming a 90 gal reef. (Merry Christmas to me!) My problem is aiptasia...loads of them. It is inconceivable to try to eliminate each and every one of the (literally) hundreds that I have in my tank. Berghia don't cut it, crabs don't cut it and...
  14. Atlanta Reef Club
    Hello ladies and gents, I thought I'd give you guys a hollar and see if anyone you knew or you yourselves would be interested in an aquatics position(s). Over the recent holidays I have lost a couple good people to bigger and better things and am in need of some people who know their fish and...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Well, I just wantwed to be the first to say it. I don't know if it is wrong. Althought its probably not legal I'm not officially awake.
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I know this seems to be a somewhat common theme on here, but again I have a terrible aiptasia problem. I have tried Joe's Juice several times, but I don't think I am doing it correctly because I can never seem to get them all, and all it seems to be doing is just making them upset and then they...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, I have set up a 33 gallon reef tank and it's been running for about 2 weeks. It has 22KGs of fully cured Fiji Live Rock, 2 800lph powerhead, prizm skimmer, aragonite sand and a brittle star and few hermit crabs/snails. Aso a heater and T5 2 bar Arcadia Lighting bar (1 blue 1...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I couldn't take it. I just had to have a Copper Band Butterfly. This was the first one I have seen in a store eat (in almost 2 years). I asked them to feed it, they did and it ate right away. Therefore, it ended up in a bag in my front seat for a little journey to my Reef at home. Aparently it...
  19. TCMAS
    4 Green chromis 1 LM blenny Not looking for money just a good place for these guys to live. This isn't a first come first serve, let me know your tank specs and how many fish you got etc. =)
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Just wondering...What are some recommended fish that perform benefits to the reef aquaria? Such as, tangs that eat marco-algae. What species are better than others? Rephrased...What fish would you want in a reef aquaria to preform tasks, aside from movement and color? Thanks, Brian
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