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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey TRT, So I've had my 90g reef tank up and running for about 6 months now. I have a Firefish, 2 clowns and a Blue Damsel, all of which are doing great and eating. The issue is that I've been seeing a lot of empty shells laying around the tank. It looks like snails are just disappearing. I...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, When is a good time in the initial cycle to add some CUC? And at what rate should they be added for a 30g tank? I haven't actually started the tank so I can't yet tell you my parameters ;)
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, so after the debacle with the killer split pea soup, my tank was pretty much nuked. Have my firefish, a few pieces of coral, a blue leg hermit, a few ceriths left. Tank went through the uglies again, and was in the middle of a hair algae outbreak (which I was letting run its course-no...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    My tank has finally finished cycling and I have brown algae and even coralline red and pink algae in my tank (which is pretty neat !!). I already added two snails from a LFS but they won't touch the substrate. I read that it's not wise to add hermit crabs to a new tank as well as brittle stars...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hello! I have been reading and stalking TRT for a while now. There is so much great information and opinions. I stated out with a 55 gal freshwater planted tank. It has been up and running successfully for a few years now so I decided to try my hand at a saltwater tank. So far things seem...
  6. Nano Reefs
    Hey guys, Just started setting up my 5g nano yesterday, using live rock to cycle. I'm planning ahead for what I want to use for my CUC, because I can't help myself :freak:. I'm planning for some type of Goby as probably the sole fish in the tank, and then I'll stick to some low light soft...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Is it normal to have TONS of long green hair algae after cycling my tank?... the tank went brown and is now almost entirely green. I feel like I remember going through this with my first tank but im not sure I got this much long green hair. Also what would you guys recommend I bring in to...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys any suggestions on what you guys like for your CUC. I have a 90 gallon baby reef. Just starting to get the noobie tank uglies. Just wondering what I should get to eat it up. Thanks ya'll.
  9. General Reef Discussion
    hi So was wondering what was the best mixture snails, crabs and shrimp for a 30 gall reef tank Thanks
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I am in the process of cycling my 20 gallon high, which will be FOWLR until I can afford better lighting. I have about 25 pounds of rock, 3 of which is live, 20 pounds of live sand, a 425 gph koralia powerhead, and a 200 gph HOB filter running with filter floss. When I am done cycling, what...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Got a new mushroom a few weeks ago. He's (I've assigned him a gender) been doing great, opening up right away, easily tripled in size since we put him in. Then I noticed he didn't open yesterday. Kept an eye on him, thinking he may need to be moved in the tank. This morning he's just a...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I couldnt help myself but have the title snail mail. What my actual snail question is what are the best snails for cleaning up rock work (hair algae) I am making an order from bluezoo and i would like to add some snails to my list to make up the cost to get free shipping. Here is what i was...
  13. Crustaceans
    Hi all - when I first bought the CUC for our tank, I got an itsy bitsy scarlet hermit crab. And man-oh-man, has that thing grown. I have now learned that not only does a hermit crab switch shells, but apparently they also molt (not something I ever gave much thought to before, but obviously...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hi! New to the forum but my Husband and I had a 75g tank for a few years until we moved and had to sell it. We've decided to get back into it but we've gone smaller. We bought a 29g Coralife Biocube. Only change we made was to pull out the bio balls and put a media bag in the center slot...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Alright guys, I'm here, about 10 minutes away from bagging up 3 of my Blue Legged Dwarf Hermit Crabs, and sending them to the nearest LFS I can find on google maps. I'm hoping by starting a constructive thread about this I will 1. Blow off steam, 2. Hear everyones personal experience and...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, A LFS has this custodian package, and I was wondering if it would be suitable for my 28g nano cube. 12 - Blue Legged Hermits 3 - Red Scarlet Hermit 5 - Astrea Snails 5 - Margarita Snails 5 - Cerith Snails For $57.80CDN My original CUC plans consisted of nassarius snails, peppermint...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    The flow of my filter keeps making a vally/pool in my sand bed.. How to fix this? & All I have in my tank is the CUC as of right now.. But is it okay to do a water change with the cuc in the tank. Or individually catch them ?:confused:
  18. Nano Reefs
    So for the past 2 to 3 weeks, I have added a Cuc which consist of 2 peppermint shrimp.. Which demolished all the aiptasia in the tank. And one had a lot of babies. Also I have a hermit crab that eats constantly. What is this mushroom looking thing in my liverock/clams mouth ?
  19. Crustaceans
    Hi all, a little new to the reef world. I've read more forums and opinions than I know what to do with. I had a local fish guy to help get me started - he has thrown in damsels, clown fish a tang and some snails, as well as a couple anemone and corals. He has told me that clean up crews are...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    My 45g should be done cycling tomorrow. As long as the 2ppm ammonia drops to 0. Since I was so focused on my cycle I never thought about my CUC. Its BB with about 50lbs dry rock, now live or cycled at least. What should I start with and how many?
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