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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 30 Gal set up with powerhead, protien skimmer, and filter but I cant help the poop and bacteria build up in the hard to reach corners. About once a week I do about a 5 gal water change and I have about 35-40 lbs of rock...Are the corners okay to leave a bit dirty? Whatever I can reach...
  2. "Soft" corals
    Hi , i have added 10 corals in 3 separate tanks last night . But today morning when i checked 2 tanks are smelling like rotten fish in fact more bad and the water is very cloudy...!!! But 1 tank is as clear as it was earlier. This is my 1st time with corals ...Plz help me with this .. Corals...
  3. SPS Coral Forum
    Hi , i have added 10 corals in 3 separate tanks last night . But today morning when i checked 2 tanks are smelling like rotten fish in fact more bad and the water is very cloudy...!!! But 1 tank is as clear as it was earlier. This is my 1st time with corals ...Plz help me with this .. Corals...
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Can somebody tell me what this is and how I should clean it. My entire tank sand bed is filled with it. Every time I clean it gets exposed
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Well I'm pretty new to posting on TRT but am a veteran lurker :fish: So let me just cut through all the intros and get straight to the problem, my 300 gallon mixed reef has all these particles in the water. I dont know whether they are micro bubbles or sand. Some interesting things to note are...
  6. Large Systems
    For those of you with huge tanks, what do you do with your dirty water that you changed out in a water change? Do you put 50 gallons or whatever down the drain?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    There are some coral frags I want to get but they have a whole bunch of crap on the frag plugs and the coral themselves. I want to get some but I don't have a separate quarantine tank at the moment. If I where to get the coral would it be healthy enough to be moved into my tank? Is there any...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I recently posted a discussion about the slow growth rate of my corals... I gave the description of my water chemistry and said that my nitrate levels were >5. I was told that some corals like dirty water with a nitrate level around 20 or so. How can I raise this correctly without harming anything?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I was wondering what everyone uses to clean the outside of their glass on the DT tank. Ive heard vinegar, water, windex. Well I have found a great product. So far the preliminary tests are great. Will continue to use to see what happens. By no means will I be getting this inside the live tank of...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 55g and i have live sand bed. 4 days ago i started to notice that there are brown spots on the sand. Since then, the sand is turning brown like there is mud on it or w/e.. i put my hand in there and moved the sand around a bit and it mixes the sand up so it goes back, and then after 1hr...
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