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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have about 35# of LR that I picked up from a local reefer this wekend and want to "cook it" in a big blue tote I got for just that reason.. My question is.. Is it necessary to keep the water to temp during the cooking process or will room temp, if it does go below 70 degrees, be fine? I'd...
  2. Nano Reefs
    Ok so heres the deal...i want more room and more fish and i ahvea 10 gal...so i bought a 35g Hex setup and as of right now i have the saltwater in the hex...nothing more...from what i been hearing by asking around is that as long as i use the same sand and live rock from my 10g that my 35 wont...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have a well established 75G reef tat is about 5 years old. I took some live sand and smaller rocks and place them in a new 30G tank that I am setting up in my living room. Specs Magnum HOT 250 (55G rated) Seaclone Protein Skimmer (100G rated) Roughly 15-25LBS of Live rock 4 inch Bed of...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    after the addition of my new halide, i feel that i can support some more corals/polyps and whatnot. what are some good, fast growing, and hardy corals that also still appeal to the eye? Its for a 125g with 410w of lights. and if anyone has frags for cheap let me know. the new additions will...
  5. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    I'm going forward with the seahorse tank.... Aftertalking to the guys at Pruess last week I decided to go forward with seahorses. That was the origonal intent of the hex. It now has water and sand. I plan to put about 10lbs LR and 10 lbs Base rock, some macro and and a few softies, shrooms...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I've been studying this hobby for 12+ months before ever getting the tank wet, and after searching for all the threads about trace ammonia after cycling, I never once saw this. So is it just me? 8 weeks into the cycle I've got A/N/N at 0.25/0/25 - ammonia never got lower. Took a sample to the...
  7. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Got the remodel done, and caught up on bills, so Im FINALLY getting to put my tank together..... I've put some thought into going BB right from the start, but I have so many questions......First, is BB feasible for a fowlr tank? Right now Im more interested in fish than anything. Ill be buying...
  8. Nano Reefs
    Opinions Please! On a run yesterday in the new neighborhood in Koreatown, jogged into the LFS at the end of the street and got inspired. So I've got a setup going on a 10g reeftank, just want to make sure I'm good to go. Despite my readings here, I pretty much let the nice, helpful man sell...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Be honest here. How long does it take for dried (dead) rock take to become live to be able to support fish and corals? Say you had 50lbs of dead rock and added 1 5lb piece of live rock. 6 months? Also to do this safely with NO algae nightmares? Do you have to cook the dead rock?
  10. General Reef Discussion
    so i went to my lfs and got tests and my Nitrate was at 27 how do i lower that to 0
  11. Topic of the Week Archive
    Cycle part 2 to continue on with the last Bi weekely discussion on the cycling of our tanks. first part tank is all set up, water, salt , Live rock, parameters are where they should be. IS this the end of the cycle?
  12. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    OK heres the deal, I added LR from midwest coral (which I assumed was cured, they had livestock in the vat with it) on 1.25.08 I have been testing the water params daily since then and since 02.01.2008 have had low levels on all the critical water params. I have never cycled a tank with cured LR...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Well, I'm fairly new to saltwater aquariums. I got a 150g reef tank since a few month now. Unfortunetly it seems I got ich/ick in my tank. I've been adding garlic and hoping my fish would recover on their own, but 2 tangs have now died and my Rabbitfish doesn't look so good. He is still eating...
  14. Topic of the Week Archive
    Well it is the start of the new year and the start of the bi weekly discussion's. we all know they tend to run a little longer sometimes... just to let any one who is not familiar with the bi-weekly. at any time you can post and ask or share knowledge, i just ask that you dont jump too far...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Well...I guess I am taking the plunge again :) and I figured since I am going to start all over I may as well start a build thread. I will have pictures and stuff as I accumulate items. I am not really building anything though (other than the rockscape and modifying a tank for a sump), so I...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Its a very newbie answer but are all cycles about 1 month? Or is there a way to test it to see what progress I've made or where I am at in the cycle? Also, am I obligated to do water changes during the cycle process?
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Everytime I make the same mistake! I think...."a clownfish! What a great idea for a first fish"! And every time the same thing happens....disaster! Clownfish 1 died and now clownfish 2 has ICH!!! So after I watch Nemo die a slow and agonizing death, I get to keep my tank fishless for the...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I bought an orange zoa colony that was infested with sundial snails. I picked most of them off but night by night the zoa colony was declining. I did a quick google and came across a freshwater dip, and thats what i did. the temp and ph was matched, i put the zoa rock in freshwater for about 15...
  19. 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...
  20. nano build off 2008
    Well after taking down my 75 gallon and 29 gallon biocube in Chicago, and trying to deal with my severe grief and loss issues, I decided to do what any reefer would do and set up a 12 gallon aquapod!!!
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