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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have two Rubbermaid 32 gallon containers I use to store my rodi water. Coming out of the rodi systems reads 0.00. Water in the rubbermaid after setting 2 hours reads 0.60. I just cleaned with vinegar and set outside to dry. Would that be causing diatom blooms. Im changing water every...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Day 4 in recent diatom bloom on a new tank. What should I do? Or should it play out itself?
  3. Tank Specs
    Hi, first post here! I'm friends with Rhinokio and I see his awesome nano tank everyday at work so I've finally bought a cube of my own. It's a Biocube 29 planned mods: 4x36 ligh upgrade Powerbrite LED, check this video out to see why: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxbWu2V65KUt Rock Lifts...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 33 gallon mini reef. It's 6 months old. I am getting long red cobwebs coming off the rock and the few corals I have. Is this algea or something else? Any ideas? I have attached a picture
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have what seems to be a yellow sponge in my tank. I am just wondering if it is a bad thing?doesn't seem to bothering anything but it is by my shrooms. I don't have a pic yet but I might be able to get one if need be. So any input would be great thanks in advance. Its about 3" round not a...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello again ... Its clueless Jenn First off I swear I read books before I started this project :) But I think I'm starting a diatom bloom its covering my LR and starting on my pump and filter . My question is is it going to kill anything in my tank I have Zoo's and two fire fish . Thanks...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Since no one posts on my build thread anymore I thought I would start a new thread for my question. My tank currently looks like this.... My question is, At what point should I add a small clean up crew? I have diatoms everwhere. Can I add a small clean up crew? Will it be safe to add a...
  8. Topic of the Week Archive
    Cycle part 2 to continue on with the last Bi weekely discussion on the cycling of our tanks. first part tank is all set up, water, salt , Live rock, parameters are where they should be. IS this the end of the cycle?
  9. nano build off 2008
    Ok - so here is my other tank! For reference - here is the link to my 14g... http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112039 I don't think I need to repeat EVERYTHING from my other thread - but I actually got this tank on 1/11. It was a total whim - I must admit. I walked into my...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Im confused, can base rock turn into live rock if there are no traces of live rock to begin with, because my live rock doesnt look very live, like i used to see flatworms but not anymore. i think its cause like 7 months ago when i new nothing about reef keeping, and a i had horrible cyano and i...
  11. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Hello Lady and Gents I am very new to the saltwater hobby I am crossing over from Freshwater. I just got a 110 gallon tank. I have a sump, and overflow. What should I do to get started and what else do I need in my tank???
  12. General Reef Discussion
    So I have setup a new 24 gallon saltwater tank, it has 10 LBS of live sand and 15 pounds of live rock. I only had it set up for about 5-7 days and now it growing this brown algae all over (there is some green as well) I don't have any fish in currently, but I do have a turbo snail. I need all...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    hi,everyone i am rookie on this reef keeping thing and also new to this forum. i want to convert my tank into a reef.it is a 120 gal.i it has a power compact lights from jebo 4-55 watts actinics.wut would be the perfect light for it .wut other other stuff i need 2 add 2 have a good...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Asking for a friend, I'm still looking at crossing over to the salty side He has a 30g SW that will end up a reef tank. Its been set-up for about 6 weeks and has a few fish in it (one's a tang, which I need to talk him into getting rid of). Any way, He had a few pieces of base rock and a few...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    well its been a cpl of weeks now since we moved and of course like i was told it started a new cycle from it, about how long does this kind of cycle take to pass, getting really tired of the diatom blooms again havent delt with them in a year. I'm sure theres nothing to do to get thru it faster...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Is it normal to have diatom bloom and algae hair 1 month into the cycle? It actually started about 20-25 days in but now it's into high gear. I did use RO/DI water and my Amonina is 0, Nitrites .15 and Nitrates 15. Thanks
  17. General Reef Discussion
    First off 14 gallon tank. running for about 2 weeks and the brown algae has started covering everything just like everyone told me it would... should i get a protein skimmer? and if so would either of these two be ok...
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    Hey everyone, been a while since I have posted anything. Tank has been running up stairs in our living room, while I worked on the basment development. While the basment is just about done and I have emptied the 150 into a 120 temporarly while I get the tank ready to go BB with a FSB. This...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I was checking the seals on my baffles in the sump with a flashlight and I happened to notice a small featherduster growing on the bottom. I let my eyes adjust and immediately saw about 10 more. They are everywhere. I also have tunicates that are attaching to everything in the sump. Is there any...
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