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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 90 gallon tank and am upgrading to a 180. I see many people saying that moving the sand to the new tank can cause die off. The idea of phosphates increasing from moving the sand makes me curious. I clean my sandbed weekly and don't see if it is cleaned often how this is going to...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I am transferring my stock from a 30 to a 65 gallon. With aquascaping, am I better off to get the rock in place, and then fill in sand around it to avoid dead spots under the rock in the sand. Or should I lay out the sand and not worry about the spaces under the rock?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Just wanted to know what the best creature for 'cleaning up' detritus is?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Good morning everyone, I have a question about detrius. I have a pretty good amount detrius going on in my 28 gallon JBJ. I thought that this may be part of the uglies happening and I was supposed to let it run it's course and of course keeping up with water changes. The more I read, it...
  5. Reefing Equipment
    What is the best sand/ siphon/vaccum for removal of detrius?? my sand has gotten real bad, and I want to do a better job of keeping up! whats the best out there??
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I've been pretty curious about this lately and want to see others thoughts about glass algae (I have no idea what to call it :rotflmao:). You know what I'm talking about right? That brown algae that grows on the glass. I am wondering what this stuff is and what contributes to it's growth...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    anyone notice that mexican turbos seem to crap more than they benefit your tank? or am i alone on this?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I started a 6gl nano in my daughters room with 2" live sand bed, 5lb lr from my display, 4lb cured lr(atleast they said it was cured)from lfs, water from my dispay. Tank ran for two weeks, I did tests at 1 week and 1 1/2 weeks to check for a cycle, nothing showed up. I waited another week and...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    So why does everyone say no to keeping Sandsifters? when almost every website out there says they eat detrius, algae, well pretty much omnivorous?
  10. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    I have noticed recently that my BB tank with rock lift has an interesting issue. Any detrius that is trapped under the acrylic has turned green, red or purple. I pull out as much of this as possible during water changes. What remains has recently began to swell and ooze out from under the...
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