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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I purchased a used 46 gallon saltwater tank that had been up for 9 months in November. The tank had a short cycle after moving it to my home and setting it back up. The last two months or so I have been having serious algae problems that have only been getting worse. It started with small...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    So I was at one of the LFS around here yesterday, Actually it's a Pet and Garden center that just happens to have a limited supply of SW supplies. Any way I have my reactor up and running and I need to boost my Ca by 100ppm (90g total volume) I wanted to use Turbo Calcium since it has about the...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I ask because I've had water in my tank for over two weeks, and it still hasn't begun to cycle. More than half of the rocks came from an established tank. The other rocks came from a lfs that was cooking the rocks for moths. The tank has had a brittle star, and several hermit crabs, along with...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I'm having a bit of an algea problem. Also seems to be just this layer of junk on my live rock... I know I need more snails, so i have about 20 turbo snails for my 65g. How many should I get? Also what are the best snails that'll really do a good cleaning job? I was thinking maybe a Queen Conch...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    why is cyano getting worse on the sand bed AFTER i started running a skimmer ? its got alot of waste out almost 1 cup in less than 2 weeks, but cyano appears to be getting worse down at the very bottom of the tank, & the sand bed only, i just cleaned the entire thing & it was gone for over a...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hmmm. not sure if this worked but ill give it a try. These pics are nothing spectacular but they are my first pics. I just got my digital camera bk from my brother. I have to learn how to take better pics with it cuz i think they kinda came out crappy. I think one is of my bubble coral and the...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    OK I have red bug in my main display .. I know interceptor will kill them and all your pods, crabs, herms and shrimp ... so here is my question. will it harm a large cucumber and what about clams? ... any information would be great! Thanks! Steve
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Well with my cycle (short because of cultured solomon rock from a friends tank) done I waiting for another week and very good test results until I got some inhabitants. I also took your advise and ditched the 160gph maxi-jet 600 for a 400gph HYDOR KORALIA 1. And um wow what a difference. First...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone, I'm hoping to be moving next month and I think its time to replace the sand bed inmy tank. Ive had the sand for about 4+ yrs now and see red build up in it from the side view. My questions are should I replace it when I move? How much sand will I need to buy for a 150 gallon 6 ft...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi I posted this yesterday but with no pics so the thread got burried. Now I have a pic, not the greatest but I hope someone can ID for me. I have a GSP that I got from a local club member. Whne I got it, it had some brown stuff on it. It is now spreadding and appears to be "smothering" my GSP...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    This red film keeps on coming back even if I blow it with a turkey baster. It seems to occur only on one side of my tank. I have attached pictures below. Please advice how I can get rid of these red films once and for all and are these good or bad?
  12. General Reef Discussion
    my red slime is turning green good or bad? my mushrooms are bleaching a bit from loss of light due to cloudy water :( there's a battle raging in my tank the lines of war have been drawn! \/ here's my Leather coral cabbage open\/
  13. General Reef Discussion
    irish02bk, Jabel, and Thefishmaniac!!! And here's the Official TRT Chorus® to sing....... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOOOOOOO YOUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have had a terrible time with red slime. I don't have a reef tank. I started my tank in Novemeber. My fish are healthy and I have tried to stop the slime by alot of different suggestions. We have cut down on the light being on. We covered the windows to keep the light out in the room. We...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I done a lot of reading on here for about the past month or so and am a little confused if high phos actually kills anything. Or does it just cause the algea and cyano blooms and make the tank look bad???
  16. The THINK Tank
    It's a while before I have to worry about "old tank syndrome" myself, but the following article is interesting, informative, and pertinent to developing an overall strategy in a reef tank... http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2006/10/aafeature#h1 What do you guys reckon?
  17. General Reef Discussion
    OK, i'm going to change my 110g freshwater over to a saltwater tank soon and just want to clear some things up....First, it is going to be a fowlr tank eventually going to reef..Now the questions I have are; 1. can I add LR as I go, or do I need to put it all in at once? 2nd, do I have to have...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    hello everyone my name is Mitch and I live in San Antonio, Texas. I've had fish only salt aquariums for over 25 years and am now ready to make the splash into setting up a reef aquarium. I've scanned and searched this forum for tips on setting up or rather converting an existing fish/live...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone ever have one? Are they impossible or just difficult? They are truly stunning!:drool:
  20. General Reef Discussion
    :eek: it all started with a phone call sat. , :help1: our buddy had grown tired of "the natural look" and requested some assistance, truth is he got busy like we all do, but then wanted to make a turn around before it was to to late, "scuba namena" and "tyson" to the rescue. we got together...
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