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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Newbie help please! I have a 60 gallon reef tank and have had great success with the corals but can't seem to keep fish. Its been up for 4 months and the water is testing perfectly at home and at my LFS. The first round of fish seemed to do fine (2 clowns and a tang) and all at once they all...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey TRT I have had a benggai cardinal fish for 4 years now and I'm noticing signs of age. He is my favourite fish, and he is pretty cool. Also HUGE, but he is less active, staying still in one spot for up to half an hour but still eating and happy. So is this guy dying from old age or something...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I'll try to keep this short ... About 4 weeks ago I got 2 ocellaris clownfish to start my tank. 3-4 days after having been in the main tank, one died for no reason I could find other than maybe he was bullied to death by the other clownfish. The next day I got another clownfish and they have...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So I got a nice gigantic frag of xenia for $15 yesterday and it has like 7 stalks on it but counted as a frag. In the bag even it looks great but when it got to my tank, it slowly decline in appearance. I floated for about 20 mins and dripped until i filled the cup up with the same amount of...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    How can I effectively rid myself of xenia? I have heard of a couple different ways like taking the rock out, cutting the stalk as close to the rock as possible, and scrubbing the base. I have also heard of blasting it with a torch. There seem to be mixed reviews on both methods and if they work...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    This morning I woke up to find one of my chromis dead upside against the filter tube, see picture below. The tank has been going almost a month and the fish had been in the tank for 5 days. All other fish seemed healthy. Does anyone know how this could have happened?
  7. Nano Reefs
    Hello, on Saturday (it's know Tuesday) I went and purchased a cleaner shrimp after taking my boxer shrimp bk because it always tried to kill my fish, yesterday I did a 10% r.o. Water change and straight after my cleaner shrimp died. I took it bk this morning to get home and did a drip acclimate...
  8. Reef Fish
    In my relatively new tank, I had a snowflake eel, chocolate chip starfish, two clowns, baby yellow tang, and a baby blue hippo tang. Before adding them, the tank went through a short cycle since it already had live sand in it from a previously established tank and the water was tested and...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hello. I am desperately trying to figure out what caused the demise of my lemon damsel and pair of Ocellaris clowns. This morning, my wife wakes me up frantically, exclaiming " the fish are dead!" I come to find one of the clowns and the lemon damsel dead. The other clown is rapidly gilling...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Exact parameters dont know exct but they are all in the good levels by the color chart -Stocking i had 2 clowns, 1 bird wrasse, 1 dottyback, 1 dwarf lionfish, 1sea serpent star, 4 turbo snails, 1 sally lightfoot crab, only thigs left are the inverts and some sponge that came on the live rock...
  11. SPS Coral Forum
    hi, im new to reef aquariums to start. ive been noticing my green star polyps havent been opening and my kenya trees havent been doing very well. one kenya tree died due to my frogspawn and the other was very healthy last week and the last couple days it has been shriviling and not nearly as...
  12. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    30 gallon tank, protein skimmer, heater, temp at 78.6. all have good flow one power head. 25lbs live rock, one torch, one frogspawn one hammer one anemone rose bulb tip none of these are touching, a clown fish, a diamond golbe, a fire angel (up till this morning) one emerald crab, one cleaner...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Help! I was performing routine maintenance on my 40 Gallon Hexagon Reef tank, changing 10 gallons of salt and inserting a new carbon bag into my canister filter. When I went to go tighten up my canister the lid holsters snapped and water sprayed everywhere. Now I can't run my filter! I have a...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    125 gal DT (72x18x24 lwh), 20 gal sump Berlin Triple Pass running semi wet 2 250w mh, 4 65w pc, 6 moons (10 hr pc's/8 hr mh) stage 5 ro/di 90-100 lbs LR on pvc rack 2 inches off bottom 20 lbs of larger stone aragonite gravel weekly WC of 15-25 gal Quiet One 300 return at about 4 feet head...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    My brothers coral beauty is laying on the cc sand bed breathing really fast, what do I do? We just got rid of some red slime and we think he might of eaten one of the little carbon "rocks" that fell out ofthe filter, please help! The tang, damesel and false percula are fine.
  16. General Reef Discussion
    i need help bad! about a week or so ago i started getting what looked like cyano algae. i did a dose of chemiclean and changed the water 48 hours later. a couple days later the entire water looked like it was turning brown. the next day my water was soo cloudy that you could only see a couple...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone, from past 2 weeks or so i have noticed my colt coral isnt doing too well. My water levels are just fine. Today, i noticed something unusual on the side. Its like my coral is being eaten or something. On its right side it has a hole, like its being ripped by something, and then i...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I had a perc jump out of my 55g last night, I didn't find him until this morning... so needless to say, he didn't make it. I was just wondering what could cause him to jump? Other Fish in Tank: 1- Percula Clownfish 1- Foxface Rabbitfish 1- Long-Tentacle Anemone Coral/Inverts: 1- Hammer Coral...
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