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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I lost power this weekend and my tank is down. lost kole tang, mated pair clowns, six line wrasse, reef chromis, shrimp, some mushrooms, and polyps. and one got any good ideas for rebuilding?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 220gal reef with 100g refugium and a reliable home built protein skimmer. medium/high flow in tank, x3 250W MH + 96W of T5 actinic on a 6hr cycle, minimal additives and few fish. The tank has been running solidly for more than 4 years with few changes. Nitrates have always been zero...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So, I'm wrapping up a year of having my AquaController and full-time pH monitoring. Throughout the majority of the year, my pH would swing from around 8.05-8.25, hardly every falling below 8 or above 8.3 in nominal conditions. When it did fall below 8, I knew it was time to replace my kalk in...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    i was talking to a good friend of mine about 2 weeks ago and we were talking about coral growth in he was telling me that he read a thread on another forum stating that if u stick your hands in the tank alot like every day it can stun the gowth of your corals,i was wondering if there is any...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    OK so here is the deal I have various sps that I was given in July of this year that have been growing well and showing great color and pe ect. up until about a week or so ago. I noticed the color going MUCH lighter. I have seen RTN - boy that happens quick, and i am hoping that this is not...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have started seeing information about macroalgae being bad for SPS tanks. My system is currently running SPS dominant, but mixed reef and there is Chaeto in the sump under a light. I run the light 24/7 down there because I wanted to discourage asexual reproduction, now though I understand...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I have had my skimmer finally "dialed in" for about 4-6 weeks now... I finally figured out what level to keep the water to get a nice dark, wet, nasty skimmate consistantly. I normally have to empty the cup about every 2-3 days and it is nasty and smelly. Well, twice in the last 2 days I have...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    they are on most of my mushrooms and all over the button polyp
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I thought i was getting rid of them, but there back :mad: i do not want to dose flatworm-exit into the main system. & my LFS is having probs getting a wrasse fish, is there anything else i can do to rid these things, i was thinking some kind of dip, that would not hurt the coral, & not have to...
  10. The THINK Tank
    I have had many different experiences using BB systems now, especially for stony coral/ reeftop biotopes now. I have noticed that if the current is strong enough to prevent detrital accumulations under the rock, that stony coral polyps tend to recede in all but the protected areas where there...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I have a PB tang that I purchased about 3 months ago. He seems to be doing fine other than he has lost weight since I have had him. He seems to eat like a pig when ever I am feeding, and he readily accepts Ocean Nutrition formula 1 flakes, Brine shrimp flakes, Sea Veggies, SeaWeed Selects, and...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    This was posted at the bottom of the entry portal when I signed on today: I don't if there is some form of glitch in the TRT software, just an interesting fact (1969???) Anyway, just converted over to satellite today, all I can say is WOW what a difference from dialup! (and going back to...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Due to carelessness on my part, my sump got filled with quite a bit of fresh RO water (I forgot to turn a valve off.) I just remembered a few minutes ago and went down and checked.. the salinity is at .019 (not sure how many decimals.) Is this really unsafe? I've mixed up some salty water and...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    First it was the mother torch colony, then the green red Favia, now my elegance. I am really sick of this! Only seems to affect lps. I would need a macro lens to get a shot and then dont know if it would do well. Cant find anything on wet web or anywhere for that matter. The dips seem to...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    if my power goes out to keep my critters alive!:cry:
  16. General Reef Discussion
    How does it grow? I have a small frag, and glued it down. Will it form a hard skelton base and take off?
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I haven't seen anything related to this idea, but then my search skills tend to be lacking. Let me explain the situation, and then ask the question. I have a 55 gallon reef tank. All water condition parameters have been excellent for over a year, and except for a little weird algae in my...
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