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  1. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    [SIZE="2"][SIZE="1"]My tanks is suffering from a mini crash and I cannot seem to get it locked down. I introduced some frags a month ago and all but one is alive. I got this elegance coral at the same time and up until a week ago it was doing great. All the frags I lost were sps that stn'd...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    My 14 gal biocube crashed, I was using a media basket with purigen, I recharged it and I guess I should have used more prime, I killed my tank. I was able to save my clowns and my damsel. I removed the bodies and replaced the water with RODI and have just been keeping the water moving while I...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi folks, In the past 4 years I have had more struggles with my tanks that I had in the 10 years prior. Part was due to personal struggles... the ohter: Magnets. I am going to remove all the magnets I can. Ok, lets be clear... we use magnets in our tanks all the time and often without issue...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Live in key Largo. Evacuated during hurricane Irma. I left my 75 gallon reef tank with battery backup air pump but it was not enough to last the 4 days i was away. We were finally allowed to come back on Tuesday and found house without power, all fish dead. Only life in my tank are a few corals...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    So about two weeks ago, my Therm. Geo Heater decided to malfunction and raise my temperature to 96 degrees. When I seen the temperature, I immediately took out my green carpet anem. Its the only "coral" that lived. I did a 55% water change, and my LFS told me to do a dosage with Microbacter(7)...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    my 90 gal ops softy reef had a power outrage and crashed.... well all the fish except my 2 clown pairs and shrimp died.. a lll corals are fine.. now i want to restock.. what are the suggestions.. they must include a tomini tang :dance:
  7. General Reef Discussion
    As some of you may have seen, I had my tank crash over the last couple of days. My tank went from being perfectly healthy to losing all my fish beside 1 cloak at this point. I'm looking for some help at this point to see what I can do to get this tank back up and running properly. Unfortunately...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    About 6 months ago I vacation internationally for a month and I was wondering if it were to happen again, what would I do with a reef tank? I can always get an ato, auto feeder, but what about water changes? My lights have timers so I should be good.
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys, got some bad news, I added a bunch of corals a while ago and everything was great, but I had a Capnella species (Finger Coral Silver) and it wasn't looking flash. It started to turn black in the tank. At this point my levels were 0 Ammonia 0 Nitrite 40 Nitrate 1.023 Salinity 25c...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 55 Gal tank with 2" of sand and tons of live rock along with another 5-10 gallons in a sump/skimmer set up. The tank has been running for 6 months, was cycled, and working fine for a while. Has a lot of coraline growth on the glass, rocks, etc... I have three clowns, a raccoon...
  11. Nano Reefs
    Hi all, So I've been running a Fluval Edge 12 gallon for the past 6 months, and in that time I've had two major crashes. I don't understand the reasoning behind them and was hoping someone could help me. The first time, I had a clown, 2 small bubble tip anemones, an anemone shrimp, and a...
  12. The THINK Tank
    Hi all, So I've been running a Fluval Edge 12 gallon for the past 6 months, and in that time I've had two major crashes. I don't understand the reasoning behind them and was hoping someone could help me. The first time, I had a clown, 2 small bubble tip anemones, an anemone shrimp, and a...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    ok so a month ago my snails died becuase of a heat wave and my tank rose to 90degs now i only had snails no fish so i removed the dead snail but i havnt changed the water in a month (i kinda lost interest for a month becasue of the heating/cooling issue) anywho my pumps have been running for...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hi im in montreal and we just suffered a horrible heat wave and its getting hotter i have a 10000btu ac that was not able to cool my room (with aquarium) and the tank go up to 90f the snail i have are probably dead form the looks of it (they fell off the glass and when i turned them over they...
  15. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    hello,:wavey: im finally back in business. my tank imploded about a year ago due to my fiance placing a brass valve on my return line:bawling: which quickly deteriorated everything but my fish. then when he was removing it as told he placed too much weight on the corner of my sump causing it to...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 190 gallon acrylic tank. It sits on top of a furniture quality stand. My 29 gallon sump is not cutting anymore so I bought a 40 breeder. It does NOT FIT. the middle brace between the front doors is in the way. I was going to drain the tank but the top of stand is solid...
  17. The THINK Tank
    Since I see a lot of folks pointing to the Smithsonian for certain methods and now that I have pictures of the "sign" beside the tank, I think it is good to create a record of the Smithsonian's tank. First of all, I am amazed at the issues the tank seems to have (still). It looks like it...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Long story short I had a problem with my 55 gal tank and it crashed. I let it sit for a couple of weeks just because I didn't have the money at the time to do a massive water change and get it back up and running. Anyway it started to grow some green algae. On the glass and on the rocks. I can...
  19. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Hi need help figuring out what's wrong. I overstocked too fast with my last 3 fish purchase and seems like everything is about to die... (sorry for the long post, i want to get all the details out) Aug 24 started cycling with dead shrimp September 8 all parameters were stable, confirmed by my...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    ok, folks, this is tough... my 40B is crashing... actually it has been for some time (I am guessing 3 weeks). It is a slow systematic crash affecting all corals but in slightly different ways. Ok, a few weeks ago, I noticed that some corals were loosing color. My orange digi was the first. I...
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