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  1. General Reef Discussion
    (In lay terms Its been 11days since my Heteractis Magnifica had both sides of his tenicles cut off my a Korialia 4 ) Heteractis Magnifica Well he's still alive and eating and hopefull will make it. He's far from out of the woods but I'm happy he made it this far. Right after I had to Rip him...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have cyano for the first time in many years. I have had problems with my pipe organ and now I believe it is full of cyano. I know I have to manually remove the cyano which I have been doing. What should I do for the pipe. Should I brush it off, dip it in something. Any advice appreciated. I...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    At the LFS last night I was asking about care for the Kenya Tree frag I bought, and the owner said just keep up with tank maintenance and replenish essential elements. Up to this point, I've only really concentrated my tests on Ph, Alkalinity, Nitrites and Nitrates. For a nano reef tank should...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    well i did notice hair algae growning but thought it was a fase. Now I have 1-3" hair algae but only in certain spots. I also have dark red slime. Everything in the tank is health including the durasa clam, bubbletip anemone, and sps. How do i get rid of it. My para. are ammonia 0 nitrite 0...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    i am going to get a CPR 300gph overflow which just fit on one side of my aquapod sump. That will take the water down to my 12g eclipse. I will put a baffle on one side for the water coming. And one on the other side where the return pump a mag drive 250 will be. in the center will be 3" of sand...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I've been trying to solve this on my own but I am stumped at this point... help...my SPS are dying I have been keeping reef tanks for 10 years and my 100 gallon is doing great, the problem is with my nano at work. It is a JBJ 28 HQI, I plumbed in a chiller, heater and a small calcium reactor...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I'm wondering how to get more colour in my tank. My acro is brown & my bird's nest is beige! However, I see all these beautiful photos of your tanks with fantasticly coloured sps... What's the secret? Thanks, Lou :confused:
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so I just got this little frogspawn from the lfs. The guy gave it to me and said it is not doing well and would die if it were to stay there. It has been in my little nano for about 2 days and is starting to open a little. Is there anything I can do to help him. What do these guys require?
  9. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    A 180 Gallon Reef was donated to my local High School from which I graduated. The previous owner (a cop that has since moved to Ken.) was using multiple suppliments, this that and the other. The kids at the school seem to know more about the tank than the teacher. The teacher I think got...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    OK.... when I started my tank back in 03 I had a colt coral in there for over a year as well as a ton of polyps. All flurished! then all of a sudden everything started to die. water parameters are fine. I thought it was my tank inhabitants picking at them.... I was wrong. I then thought...
  11. "Soft" corals
    I feel kinda stupid asking this but I just recently changed my tank from basicly a FOWLR to the beginings of a reef tank. All I realy did is change the lights from cheap fluorescent lights to 2 250w metal halides. (This is on a 75 gallon tank) and I slowly let the coral get adjusted by having it...
  12. TCMAS
    I tested my alk level and it reads 3.09 on a salifert test kit and my kh was 8.6 what are the levels supposed to be at for a reef? My calcium is high and I seen the earlyier threads that if ca is high my alk will be low I do not add anything to my tank except for kent marine coral vite like once...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone here use the Marc Weiss products? I have been using Spectra vital a couple times a week in every reef i have owned. pros/cons? price?(expensive!!!!!) black powder? a penny for your thoughts...
  14. TCMAS
    All right the low down is I did a water change some of my zoas are real small or not opening up. My PH is good, My calcium is off the salifert test chart,my KH is 9.0, ALK is 3.20. These are the things I have done lately. obviously added liquid calcium Kent brand, Kent coral vite, and switched...
  15. Eau Claire Reef Club (ECRC)
    Since I seem to be getting wholly conflicting advice from sites out there, I figured I'd just ask those of you here who have been successfully keeping BTAs for awhile. Feeding: Chuck said every 3 days or so. Some sites say "every 7 if you want them to split, every 14 if you don't" and still...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    everyone have been extremely helpful. As before you know I'm bad at keeping a good reef system. I'm starting a new "24 GALLON NANO" using my old reef water, live rock, fish etc. It has to be in the chemicals I've been told several different large reef shops. Now will see how good you really are...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Tank specs: 100 gallon custom tank, 20 gallon sump Seaclone skimmer 1 400 watt 10K metal halide 2 55 watt actinic pcs, (dont' run often) Lots of live rock lbs??? some button pollups and mushrooms had some star pollups but they died. Tomato clown, engineering goby, lawnmower goby, yellow tang...
  18. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    I am having problems with my BB tank and I cant figure out what is going wrong. About two months ago, all my corals started lightening up and several died. Ive lost A. Tenius (sp), bonsai and a green cap. Nothing has changed. Calcium-420-440 Alk-10.2 Ph. 7.98-8.09 Mag. 1400 Nit-0 PO4-...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Should I put any additives in my water? I was told by the LFS that I need to add Iodide to my tank ecspecially if I use a skimmer. He said I was pulling it out of my tank and needed to put it back in. I bought some seachem reef pack enhancer. It has reef calcium, reef strontium, and reef iodide.
  20. General Reef Discussion
    and someone being nosey
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