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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I am on my second Foxface Rabbitfish from Absolutely Fish, a supposedly MAC certified LFS, that was fine for about a month and a half and then went downhill overnight and died. I have 3 other fishy inhabitants that are perfectly fine that have been in the tank since it started. From what I...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    So I took the proverbial plunge and ordered a 135-gallon tank yesterday. The new baby is 72"x18"x24 with a center trap overflow and a black back. SOOOOOOOOOOOO....what do you think I should do with it? Give me all your ideas on equipment, livestock, etc. Thanks in advance.
  3. General Reef Discussion
    My foxface is acting really sluggish. He is hiding a lot and when I fed the tank he didn't eat at all. Usually his apetite is really strong. This just started today. I noticed it when I got home from work. Yesterday he was fine and swimming all over the place as usual. Water params are...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    This is very strange... I'm losing a fish every two weeks or so.... The water stays right in the upper 70s, sometimes going to 80 or 81. Five days ago, I treated the tank for red slime. The ones who are going are the new guys... the ones who have been there since the start are doing great Every...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I am going to Tulsa tomorrow and I plan on taking some of my saltwater to a couple of LFS. I want them to test my water and see if they come up with the same results I come up with. I need to figure out why the new fish I add die after about a month. I have added a sailfin and it died. Then a...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I can't figure out why my fish is dying. When I came home today, my powder blue tang was laying on the sand - now he's in quarantine - he is listing sideways, and seems to be totally out of it. He has only been in the tank for three days. Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate are all ZERO. dKH is...
  7. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    I want something that can poop with the best of them. 90 gallons, currently the only fish in there are a yellow coris, a large scribbled rabbit, and a small tomini. Suggestions??
  8. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    I'm under the impression that the majority of fish in the ornamental trade are juiced(caught with cyanide) and are doomed to die within weeks or months. But for argument's sake lets say it's 50/50. That means that at least 50% of fish in the trade are lemons? As an economically conscious and...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Im new to this hobby and I really like it so far even though I keep having troubles. You guys have some beautiful tanks out there and I can definitely see why your hard work is so rewarding. Thanks in advance for any help or ideas. Sorry about the book. I bought a 65gal tank from a friend...
  10. TCMAS
    Well I am frustrated, My newly acquired black cap gramma I got on Thursday p.m I found dead this evening :angry: This has been a trend that I can't get rid of. I got a six line approx. 3wks ago and lived for 2 wks and then MIA. also with a lawnmower blenny too!!! So I don't get it. Yes I...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Gang, I'd sure appreciate any pointers towards resolving this issue with my beautiful Flame Angel. She's(?) a juvenile that's been with me for several months and has recently started showing signs of HLLE. Here's the best pic I could get today: Currently, she is in a 29 with a blue damsel...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    This poor girl just would not eat, anyone have any input on them? I tried everything dried seaweed, live brine/frozen, romaine and it just would not eat, and you can see the out come. It did pick at the rock & romaine a litte but not much. I really liked that fish too.:angry:
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Okay guys...bear with me, as this is gonna be a long post, but I REALLY need your help. The problem is...the wife-to-be can't seem to keep any fish. And I'm looking for any thoughts/opinions why, as I can't figure it out. At all. The details: More than anything, the woman has wanted a...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Ok for the past week i havnt seen my wrasse in my tank at all. I have a tight seal on my tank because of my eel. He just might be hiding somewhere for all i know right now. This morning i noticed my coral beauty laying on its side in my tank still breathing i didnt think anything of it because...
  15. Topic of the Week Archive
    Fish. We all have them, they range from very small to pretty Big. what are some of the things we need to do to have them in a reef tank? Are there pro's and cons to having them?
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I purchased a yellow tang about a week ago, he looked a little skinny but I just thought that the store wasn't feeding him properly (mistake). I got him home and put him in my QT with 3 green chromis. The chromis are doing great but my tang is listless. He was eating pretty good but still seemed...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I would like to know some of your experiences with different web sites that you can purchase fish from. They all seam to be cheaper than the LFS and I am considering buying some fish online for the first time. Any input? Good or bad experiences. Mike
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I am ready to start introducing some new critters into my reef. As a business owner myself, I am well aware of the importance of supporting local business. However, I am really struggling with the thought of paying, in most cases, double, what I would from reputable online sources, buy sticking...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I had a blue starfish that was moving around and living well for about two days, then it just stoped moving but was still alive. When I picked it up off of the rocks, it had long purplish-burgandy colored stuff that was wavy like a ribbon hanging out of the middle of its underside. I put it on...
  20. TCMAS
    ...in local fish stores. Just your thoughts on why LFS can keep saltwater fish alive. I just want to see your options vs. what I know working at a fish store.
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