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  1. "Soft" corals
    Hello Reefers! Got a moderate hard question, I have Strong T5's and Planning to grow soft corals.:D I know some corals take low lighting. like 50 - 150. If I have to much light will that affect the corals in a negative way>?< I can reasonable control the flow for each coral But Not so sure...
  2. LPS Coral Forum
    Hey guys I just purchased some acans and I'm really excited. I am also a beginner in this hobby. I recently have been having problems keeping corals so I'm here to ask some questions. What should it expect the first week when it is adjusting to tank? How will I know if it has to much light or...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Well i have a couple zebra crabs in my tank and was wondering if a scarlet crab can go in there too its a 75 gallon... and then my other question is how often should i feed my corals that can eat, i got a candy coral and a frog spawn and do ihave to feed each head for it to eat or can i feed...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I did some research before I picked this out and knew it was super aggressive. I have a spot for it well away from other coral. It is my favorite piece I got (so far). So this morning I was reading some more and came across a post I didn't read yet. This post was claiming the hydnophora will...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have one pipe organ coral. It was doing very well. Recently some white material is getting deposited at the root and looks like coral is getting problem to open on that area. Any idea what is this? Thanks.
  6. General Reef Discussion
    so i got this bleeding apple scolly about two weeks ago and since i have gotten it the mouth is always kind of open but not fully extended i have it in the sand bed in low light low flow i have tried it in the light thinking it wasnt getting enough. i have tried to feed it but doesnt seem to...
  7. Lighting
    I wanted to share this writeup with you all. It is pretty good and begins to describe beam angle versus optics. Looks like there will be a second article coming out soon, so I will be sure to post the follow up as well. Other cool articles on the blog too. Here is an excerpt... The...
  8. SPS Coral Forum
    I am currently keeping several different sps in my 55 gal tank with good success. I've gotten quite a bit of growth and great polyp extension as well. I started keeping them about 2 months ago. I just purchased my first acropora today from my lfs. it is a green acro sp from quality marine. my...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I was given this new coral just a couple days ago and was told it is a hydnophora. I was told it is very aggressive (actual reason it was given to me) and the person didn't know if it was considered softy, lps, or sps as it was thought to have characteristics of each. After some research I think...
  10. Nano Reefs
    just started my 10 gallon nano with five gallon sump, 2 18 watt t5, 1 inch overflow and 1/2 inch return around 260 per hour. i bought live rock and two days later a zoanthid looking coral appeared. its mouth is not open and the current is waving it around alot. what should i do its a new tank...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I bought two ricordea's a couple of weeks ago. Could anyone tell me if they look like they are doing well? They were open more a couple of days ago. Just want to make sure they aren't dying. images: http://flic.kr/p/cdZ55f http://flic.kr/p/cdZ5kE
  12. General Reef Discussion
    i bought a sebae anemone and mushroom corals and i would like to know what to feed them i gave the anemone some frozen brine shrimp and how do i get my clowns to host the anemone
  13. General Reef Discussion
    my tank livestock are; about 40 lbs live rock, 2-3 inch live sand, assorted snails and hermit crabs(approximately 20 in total), one emerald crab, one gold stripe maroon clown, one saddle back clown, one yellow watchman goby. my equipment consists of; one aquac remora H.O.B. skimmer powered by...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Reefers, I recently bought a Flower Pot coral off of Diver's Den and have little experience with this type of coral. I need your advice. First, does the attached pic of the FPC look ok? It is suppose to be purple. It has signs of being purple. It has these little swollen petals that are...
  15. "Soft" corals
    I just got my first corals about 10 days ago. One of the pieces I bought was a rock of yellow polyps and when I got home we discovered a bonus. About 6 reddish-brown polyps came up out of the rock. The polyps open up and spread out. One is in the process of splitting, there are 2 new very small...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone acclimate their corals before placing them in the tank? I s this necessary? I have always done corals the same as fish( float for an hour or two while periodically adding water from the tank to the bag) but I am interested in other peoples proceedures. What works for you?
  17. General Reef Discussion
    its showing brown marking on two of its tips....some thing i should worry about .....lighting is t5 retrofit......i have him on upper level
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I have recently gought several different things to try and supplement feeding my corals. I have 2 toadstools, carpet anemone, bta, kenyatrees, devil's hand, monti's, and severl polyp colonies. I have bought Kent microvert, kent zooplex and DT's live phytoplankton. Which would be the best to...
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