I can't fit a single piece of starboard in a new tank I'm setting up, should I silicon the seam between the pieces, once I have them inside the tank? Is it worth the bother? Would detritus settle into the seam between the pieces of starboard?
I have noted that most of the Ricordea I have seen has a fairly dense polyp counts. Mine has a fairly wide spread appearance maybe half to 1 third of the images I have seen. Is this indicative of health or maybe a lack of something?
I would post an image but new digital is not here yet. And...
Well I have been lurking here for a couple weeks and decided to purchase a 24 NanocubeDx.
On a quick note, it would be nice if someone would post a noobs guide to the acronyms used here as it took me longer to decipher some of these than it did to figure out what...
Hello, just read up on how to make a refugium. I have a 10 gallon refugium and I was wondering what I could put in it. I have heard of people putting all kinds of stuff. Miracle mud seems to be too expensive, like 85$ for 10 pounds. Is there any other things I could put in it? I already...
and Ruh again
Hello. I'm a member of reefs.org and I've noticed that nearly everyone there seems to be against deed sand beds and plenum systems. I was wondering if this is the opinion that dominates that particular website or if deep sand beds are officially a passed fad. A few questions...
Sue me! I have DSB... actually a VDSB. (And D stand for deep, not dirty).
So what I'm understanding from reading tons on here is this: A DSB is for newbs who will make mistakes because a DSB will absorb things and act as a "buffer" for bad things.
ie, in the short term, a DSB is good because...
I am considering going BB. I have read a number of threads on here and I think this is a great way to help control various nuisance ions. My one concern about going BB is the diversity of life. I notice in my SB right now that I have tons and tons of worms (bristle and spaghetti worms). Do...
OK.. so get this.. when I firt started up my reef I had some major water issues due to my location..
apparently in NJ they decide to put HUGE amounts of chlorine in the water.... hence a death of the tank..
Now I got it CLOCKED... the way I used to have everything running..
I am ordering a Detrivore Kit today for my two and a half month old tank. There is one fish and a few hermits and snails in there, and two shrimp.
The instructions from Inland Aquatics say to add some Spirulina Wafers and Brine Shrimp Pellets watching it and adding more when it is gone and...
1.how can you eliminate tube worns from growing?
(little coiled up hard deposite w/ stringy growing our of it)
2. what are little worms on live rock. nocternal, look like little red cataplier. red with white fuzz. harmful?? good?? bad???
3. i need to move my tank and want...
Barebottom tank questions
I've got three questions;
1. Is there any reason to have hermits in a barebottom tank?
2. the highest acro in my tank gets exposed to air during water changes (the one just right of center in the pic). I haven't seen any signs of damage from this, but...
I have my 55g which I moved my 30g system into recently (like two weeks) and here is the setup:
55g 4 foot long, 24" high tank
130 watt coralife pc lighting
two cpr bak pak skimmers with bio-bale (for nitrifying bacteria to live on)
300 watt heater
two inch cc/arag sand mixture
30 lbs live rock...
I am looking into setting up a 180 gallon reef in my basement over the next few months. Can anyone make a recommendation towards the type of live rock and an online vender to purchase from. The site www.liveaquaria.com/product/scateg.cfm?siteid=24&pCatId=393 has some very good looking live rock...
Some funny misconceptions I've read about DSB's
#1 That a lot of thought and "scientific" research went into developing DSB filtration.
#2 That DSB's are mimicking nature.
#3 That reefs rely on sand beds and grass beds for filtration.
#4 That reefs rely primarily on bacterial filtration.
After talking to a couple of folks who have been members for a while, I would like to try to get some more people interested in our monthly meetings and activities that may have for one reason or another dropped out of regular activity recently.
I am interested in introducing (or reintroducing)...