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  1. General Reef Discussion
    In my 55 gallon fish only i have this hard green algae growing on my back glass and corners. I tried scraping it with the kent pro scraper metal blade and i got most of it but its so hard to get off. The whole back wall is covered in it. What the heck is this stuff? I scraped what i can and went...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Tank is doing OK. Not much growth. The switching of the MH bulb to the 10K XM helped some color but the tank still lacks allot. The blue tort is still light lavender and the green with blue tipped Acro is brown. The bali slimer has only grown 1 inch in ~6 months. Growth has halted again. and...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I picked up this piece of Tonga Branch with Mushrooms more for the odd coraline Algae that is growing on it. The second pic gives a pretty good idea of what it looks like. I'll get a few more pics once the lights are on later today.
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I'm trying to find a few colonies of table top acroporia. I've been searching for awhile now, and have not seen acros designated as table tops (basically I'm looking for those species that tend to have a plating shape like a monti cap, but put up the finger projections of typicall acro colonies...
  5. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    Anyone use Boyd Chemipure? The sales pitch is pretty good, but I rather hear from a local reefer. http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewItem.asp?idproduct=BE1113
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Reefies Here is the trivia question of the day... What is the benefit of growing coraline in a reef tank (besides the fact that it looks pretty)? Cheers, J
  7. The THINK Tank
    Article Marine Biology Publisher: Springer-Verlag GmbH ISSN: 0025-3162 (Paper) 1432-1793 (Online) DOI: 10.1007/s00227-004-1503-7 Issue: Volume 146, Number 5 Date: April 2005 Pages: 937 - 942 Innovative substrate tiles to spatially control larval settlement in coral culture D. Petersen...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I'm not happy with the growth in my tank. I do have nice heavy patches, but it doesn't seem to spread like it once did. I monitor the ph and all othe parameters seem to be ok. Advice? Tank Specs recently added. Photo attached.
  9. The Think Tank Must Reads.
    You should be. Tell me who he is and what effect he has had on the modern salt water aquarium hobby. (please let's keep this one on topic, I'll remove any off topic posts)
  10. Algae ,good and bad
    I tested PH, alkalinity and calcium and all are perfect. Why is my coarlline algae not growing? It seems to be at a standstill, it is on my live rock that i purchased but doesnt seem to be spreading at all. Could it be not enough circulation in the tank? I have a slight hair algae problem...
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