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  1. Announcements, Suggestions, and Feedback
    Hi, I have a lot of these white sponge on my tank. I am not sure what are these. Can someone tell me what are they? Are these good or bad in my tank. How do I get rid of them? Please advise. Thanks
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, my zoas start to die away. I have them grow and heathy for many years but it's start to die away slowly for about month. I am not sure what the issue here. I have tested my water everything look good. I am not sure it's because lighting but I have lighting same place all the time. This is...
  3. Crustaceans
    I have a 120 gal tank that I have been starting to add livestock too. I want to have a chocolate chip starfish in it but I also want to have coral. I know that the starfish are not reef safe, but I wanted to know if it would be ok if I made a platform about 5 inches away from the sides of the...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    This guy here is very droopy and not pointing up the last couple days. Is that normal? It was opening up every day until 10 days ago. My water quality is perfect
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, I've been thinking for a while now of starting up a 5 gallon nano reef. I was thinking of purchasing the fluval spec v as my aquarium. I have owned a saltwater tank about 3 years ago which was a Fish Only tank. My thoughts on equipment for the tank would be : Fluval Spec V Build My...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello I'm new here and very new to saltwater. All that I currently have is my 40 gallon tank. It was on sale so I couldn't resist snatching it up. I still have to get all the rest of the proper equipment and a stand before I even start to set it up but I just want to be prepared for everything...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys! I have a 29g Biocube. I have a few corals in there now.. Couple of zoanthids, torch, worm brain.. I really want to get more of a natural look in the tank, something to fill in a little. What are some options? I've been looking at some mushrooms but i don't know what else. Thanks!
  8. Tank Specs
    ph ~7.4 dropped quickly to 7.0 and is slowly come up over 3 days. ammonia 0.0 > .25 has been stable. phosphate 2.0 it went from 0 to 2.0 in 2 days nitrate was high greater then 10 ppm. then in 1 day dropped to 0 alk 14 calcium 440 aragonite/crushed coral sand beds. 1/5 deep in sump 3...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 16 gallon Bow Front tank that I am trying to convert into a small but beautiful family saltwater fish tank. However I am unsure of how much coral to add and what kinds of fish /creatures would be good to start off with. Any advice would be very appreciated!
  10. The THINK Tank
    Hi, eventually would like to have a clam, anenome and sps in my tank but which should be the first step? Tank is about 8 months old 40 gallon with 20 gallon sump. So far keeping variety of lps and softies, which are doing well with no problems. Just wondering what the next step should be...
  11. Lighting
    SOME ONE PLEASE HELP i just got a 30 gallon tank and i wanted to be able to have anomoes and coral but im not sure what lighting system to buy im so confused btw right now i have a 150 volt 20 watt hood light with long bulds is that good for corals and is there any long coral bulds thanks yall...
  12. "Soft" corals
    what kind of coral is this? http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p785/mattb14/image_zpsed0ae45e.jpg http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p785/mattb14/image_zpsaab103c6.jpg
  13. General Reef Discussion
    So I have decided on doing a mainly LPS/SPS dominated tank. Even thinking of getting rid of the 2 soft corals I currently have. Two questions. 1) Are 2 54w T5s good enough for SPS? (45Gal 18inch high tank) 2) Are there any great looking or rare LPS/SPS Corals you can think of? Would be prepared...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I want to glue some corals to Live Rock. How long Can LPS, SPS, and soft corals be out of water without suffering long term problems?
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have a mainly LPS dominated tank at the moment, with 2 montis and some zoas arriving on the 27th. My reason for concern is that I just cleaned the tank and moved a couple corals and on my Maze Brain Coral, there is some STN. It was on the sand bed and may have been slightly buried but I can't...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    So I was given a aquareef 200 the other month by my uncle after seeing his set up I thought I need to get me some of that. With in 10 mins of looking at his set up he was offering me his old aquareef 200 to start me on my way I am a complete newbie but picking up loads as I read all the threads...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    What are the easiest corals to keep/anemone I would also like something that would host my clownfish
  18. Tank Specs
    I have a 37 gallon saltwater aquarium, i just set it up today (october 7th 2012) It currently has 18.4 pounds of live rock (will be adding 20 pounds in the future) 37 gallon tank AquaClear 50 Filter EHEIM 200 watt heater Marineland LED fixture 36" CaribSea Live Aragonite 18.4 pounds of live...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I just add live rock to my new RSM 250 - can someone tell me what type of coral this is covering one of the Live rocks...? See photo. It's soft, light pink and few bright green fingers come out with the lights off.
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone. so Ive been eyeing a sun coral at the lfs for a while,I just love them! anyhow it had been about a month since Id been in,and the sun coral looked pretty bad,and over taken with algea,I asked the guy there if it was still alive and he said yes,but it wasnt doing so good,I asked if...
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