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  1. Reef Fish
    I have diatoms on my sand and some algae and I am looking for either a fish or invert(s) to fix this. I have a 40 gallon tank. I have aragonite sand. I was thinking a yellow prawn goby? Suggestions?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    ok 75 gallon tank a little over a year old, sand has always been white. now the past few weeks turning brown in areas. maintenace routine still the same: 100 micron filter sock changed every 2-3 days, 15 gallon RO water changes every other week siphon sand bed every water change. Water runs into...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi I've been cycling my tank for 4weeks already and suddenly I noticed a black or dark brown algae I'm not sure what it is but was just wondering what it could be any advise would be great on how to control it. So far my ammonia is 0 trites are 0 and trates are 10ppm seems to be stable I've been...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    i have been posted on one of the thread and i was asked to start a new thread so here it is! i started my tank 3 weeks ago, and in these three week i tested my water twice, the first time was one week after the tank was running and the second test was the 3d week which was yesterday! both tests...
  5. Nano Reefs
    I have a 10g nano reef tank that is about a month old. I have a serious diatom problem. How can I get rid of this garbage so I can produce coraline?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    what the hell am i supposed to do now? does anyone really know how to stop an algae bloom? i cannot stand this. i dont know what else to do. ive done partial water changes with ro/di water from my typhoon III, slowed feeding of my two clows to every other day, my tests show under 10 on my...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Day 4 in recent diatom bloom on a new tank. What should I do? Or should it play out itself?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    What is the best way top get rid of Diatom algae? I am about to go buy a Diamond goby, hoping it will help. I have a 75 gallon reef tank. Established. Just all of a sudden I have had a huge bloom for the past 3 weeks. WAter perameters are all testing fine. I have tried 2 water changes...
  9. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    First off over the past week i have noticed white spots on all 3 of my fish, i have 2 skunk shrimp, one day i saw the spots, the next day they went away. this happened every other day for the past week. As of tonight all 3 of the fish have white spots, they eat just fine, two of them are the...
  10. Nano Reefs
    Hey everyone. I am working on my first nano. My main tank crashed!!! <?xml:namespace prefix = v ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" /><v:shapetype class=inlineimg id=_x0000_t75 title="Stick Out Tongue" smilieid="6" stroked="f" filled="f" path="[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@5xe" alt=""...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hey y'all.... I have a diatom algae problem all over my sand and glass. Its driving me nuts. Why all of the sudden? I always use RO-DI for top-off, perhaps the filter needs to be replaced? I don't want to spend the $ on a new filter if you don't think that is the problem, but its my best...
  12. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    I have picked up an 8w GAMMA UV sterilizer that was only used for a couple months. It was not run 24-7. Only used on an as needed basis. It did not come with instructions. I did a search for the manual and found it. I am planning to install this as a hang on unit. I cannot, for the life of...
  13. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    If you are in need of replacement bulbs, I highly recommend getting them from Deb at DIYREEF.com It's the second time I've gotten lights from her and each time she ships (I choose UPS Ground option), they arrive the next day! And the prices are reasonable too! But don't take my word for it...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    what is the water flow needed for 48" long 55 gallon reef tank. I have a hang on back refugium/skimmer with a 250 gph pump and a Koralia 600 gph pump placed at on end towards the bottom facing the middle of the tank. I am also getting alot of brown algae, I was told this could be from water...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hey every body. Im new to reefing but Ive done my research. I have a 14 Gal Oceanic Bio Cube that has 16lbs of fiji live rock and a nice deep sand bed. Im going to get another powerhead or pump of some kind to improve tank flow. Im also going to get an led kit for the lunar glow. The tank...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I recently had a salinity problem in my tank where the salinity was WAYY TOO HIGH, so over a short period I had to do 20% water changes every other day three times, and since my salt level was so high I had to replace the water with fresh water. I finally got my salinity level back to normal but...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Brown Algea question(with pic) So its been awhile since I set up a salt tank. This one has been set up for about 2 weeks. I notice this starting yesterday and it is more noticable today. Is it going to go away or is there anything I can do to make it go away ASAP.
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, First i would just like to commend the community on their good nature and overall wanting to help each other. very informative and friendly helpful posts is what keeps me coming to these forums. so I am thinking of diving into this hobby, trying to take in all the information i...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Ok My Tank Is In The Second Week Of Its Cycle. Amonia Levels Are Falling (almost 0) Nitrate Levels Are On The Rise Every Thing Was Cool Until 24 Hours Ago I Took One Of My Bigger Rocks Out The Tank To Clean And Shake. While Taking It Out It Passed Over My Korallis 4 Power Head. You Should...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    My tank has been cycling for 2 weeks now. I have 45lbs of Fiji rock. When should I start my water changes:help: and should I be added any supplements? Thanks for the advice on the AquaC skimmer! Thank you everyone for all your help!!!:banana:
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