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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have a new 90 gallon sealife systems acrylic tank.It has been cycling for a week,I started it with 50lbs.of aqua cultured cured live rock and only 20lbs of live sand and 50lbs of argonite. One piece of liverock was completely covered in coraline algae the other two had a few spots and one...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    How come I cant get coraline algae to grow on my live rock but it grows all over the acrylic in no time? I have an urchin but he goes on the acrylic too so I dont think he is cleaning it ALL off the rocks.
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Thinking of going Bare Bottom but want to know if it gets algea and coraline like the side walls? It would be tough to clean if it does.
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So this is strange, and I wanted to get some feedback from people who have a little more experience on this. The A/C is out in my house and the HVAC people say they can't get a new compressor in until early next week. So, it's been warm. I turned off the 4x54W T5HO lights I have over my 55g...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have a question about my water tests and whether this results could be why I don't have coraline algae growth on the glass in my tank. I just did the tests and the results are as follows:(i hope I am listing them correctly) pH 8.0 dKH 15 phosphates 1-2 nitrates 5 calcium 500ppm There does seem...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    So everyday I have been wishing for some coralline algae to appear in aquarium, however I have never seen it. I use a little purple up everyday to increase the chances? Weeellll, today I saw a what seems to me, a small speck of coralline algae on my hermit crab's empty shell. Can you tell me if...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hey well ive got this 8 gallon biocube that is thriving and is covered in coraline..the only problem is is that there is coraline starting to grow all over my panes of acrylic...so my question is; how can i get rid of this?? thanks!
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I was wondering what type of corals would be good for a beginner to start with...are zoanthids a good choice or not??...thanks...-Nate
  9. Eau Claire Reef Club (ECRC)
    I just got a huge client and I am in need of around 800 pounds of sand and 700 pounds of live rock anyone have any good places to get some.
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Guys... Can you tell me what you think of the rock in this picture? Most of it looks good to me, but I'm a newbie...I guess I'm most curious about the bright reds. Would you put this stuff in a new tank if you were starting one? Ok...so don't make too much fun over the pictures...stupid...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I've had a blue linkia star for over a year in my tank. He's always done real well since I figured out to really maintain the salinity closely. That was the #1 issue. All of his little white spots went away and he was real healthy. He's always been shy and stayed in the rocks when the lights...
  12. NFMAS Member Tanks
    Here are a couple pics of my FO dont mind the date :) its wrong the P Tang is no longer with us :( This tank has a built in overflow and filtration but im unsure how to plumb it correctly. All of our fish are named after Cowboy Bebop people. So the puffer is Spike the Clown is ED and the...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys... I have read a lot from members of the forum that say their nitrates levels are at zero??? :eek::confused:Mine have never been at zero, I have learned that high Nitrates are not the worst things in a tank, But I would like to know How is this possible?? On another subject....I have...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys; I have seen a lot of comments here about LR only as a filter, and was wondering if that's the best way to do it (newbie here):freak: Also, What can I do with my canister filter if I do that? I guess I would still need mechanical right?? (like I said):freak: Thanks for the info and for...
  15. Tank Specs
    29 gal w/ obligatory black pine cabinet Whisper 30 Skilter 250 30'' Coralife Lunar PC 65WX2 w/ 2 1W LEDs Glass-top hood 40# live sand 24# live rock Approx 78 degrees F Speck-sized snail Tube worm Wee evil crab (all are stowaways on the rock) 5 weeks old - let the sand sit for 3 weeks until...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    So I have had really good coraline algae growth in my tank for some time now so I decided to try a SPS coral. Here are some pics. One is with actinic only and 2 are with MH on but with different camera settings. I am finding it hard to set my camera up to get a good representation of the tru...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    My question is, will silica sand prevent coraline algae growth? :eek: :lol:
  18. TCMAS
    well i know what i need to do, however its not giving me the results i want! well 10 gal display, 20 gal volume. coralife 65 super skimmer. tiny fuge of chaeto (regrown from two strands). lots of live rock and live sand mixed with crushed coral (one mistake i made in my early days. tank...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Just about to buy the first livestock for my tank - Urchins and cukes as it is looking mighty dirty!!! As Im a newbie ..... just wondering whether the urchin will destroy my zoos and feather dusters etc etc or do the yonly eat the stuff we dont want???????
  20. TCMAS
    I recently set up my aquarium about 3 weeks ago. Its a standard 55 gallon, I added the lighting a few days ago. Lighting 260 watts 50/50 pc My live rock is turning a rusty brown. How do I get rid of this or will it burn itself out. Right now I call it the ugly tank syndrome. I'm moving in 2...
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