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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So I’ve just had my first absolute disaster of reef keeping in 7 years which has literally nuked my entire fish tank. :bawling: I’m looking for advice or any assistance available. So the story goes I have been keeping a community reef aquarium since 2013. I had tried to keep things as normal...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    My wife started a load of laundry and somehow the washer filled up and then just kept filling up flooding the laundry room. Directly below that is my sump in a little cellar at the back of the house. It is normally only about half way filled up. As you can see it is completely full to the top...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Saturday morning I woke up and found my fish tank so cloudy I couldn't even see the rock. My three cardinal fish were dead by the glass in the front. I noticed the entire bottle of fish food had been dumped into the tank. After investigating, my 4 year old confess' and told me that he did it...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Ok Ok Ok, SOO here is what happened. I came home, looked at my tank to see my mean as heck emerald crab, in my pistol shrimp/goby home (which i love soooo much) The pistol shrimp and goby are cowering in the back of the home. I stupidly try to move the crab by poking it, MOVED IT FURTHER IN...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have been keeping a reef aquarium for over 6 years. I have a 90 gallon reef aquarium. After a cleaning a couple of months ago, an unknown contaminant got into the aquarium, caused massive cloudiness (such that I couldn't see through water), and killed off nearly everything in my aquarium over...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    First to start off here are my parameters. These are tested with an API kit as well as the red sea reef pro kit. Ammonia: 0 Nitrate:~20 Nitrite:0 kH: 10.6 dkh Temp: 79 Salinity: 1.025 Mg: 1600+ (way high, how can I lower this?) Ca: 470 ppm So I'm not sure what's going on but I am super...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Right now I have two maroon clown fish on the verge of dying. I had lost everything in my tank, including snails/cleanup crew. I also found my two damsels dead. The only thing I can notice on the two surviving clown fish is that their eyes are cloudy. I am making fresh rodi water for a FW dip...
  8. DIY Forum
    OK guys, some of you saw the first installment of this yesterday in the daily news thread. Here will be the whole enchilada, with a warning for DIYers. The warning is that every tank should have it's own stand. Period. You all already know that the tank should be level, balanced, and stable...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Happy Labor Day! So, I went camping this weekend and entrusted my good friend's girlfriend (probable more reliable than most of my friends unfortunately) to watch after my tank and do water top-offs. We were gone three days, and had no phone service at all -oddly it seemed like a nice thing. My...
  10. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I'm freaking out, I have no clue what this is and when I looked on an ID page there were about 50 that looked the same.. there is a few of these in my tank.. didn't know they were in there until the middle of one night i turned the light on and they darted under the sand! i can only spot them...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I had an isolated dying zoa colony without obvious cause so I tried to do a melafix dip outside of the tank 1 week ago. I dipped the 1 inch rock that had several remaining zoa heads on it into a small container of about 100ml of tank water and 5 ml melafix (probably way too much melafix!) for...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, this is my first post ever (unfortunately its under these circumstances) I've followed the site for all my questions and I have found it very helpful. First of all I'll go over my tank specs. I have a 75 gal tank with a 25 gallon sump. I have about 150 lbs of rock between the sump...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Today my 10 gallon crashed because of some bad purigen and everything was closed up and rotting after only 8 hours. The tank smelled terrible and so I had to move everything to my 55 gallon that has only cycled for 1.5 weeks. The nitrates are 50 ppm and the ammonia is 25 ppm. I moved all the...
  14. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    Ok, it is official... I hate snails. :angry: Snails... ugly ba$tards (why can't I use ba$tards with out it blipping me)that clog both pumps and overflows, they get jammed in ATO float valves, they die to pollute the tank (to near crashing levels in nanos), they knock your price coral off into...
  15. Reefing Equipment
    Ok everybody I need your help. I recently upgraded to a new stealth pro 250w heater in my 72bow, and just a minute ago I started to smell something burning, and immediatly ran to my tank. Everything seemed fine at first glance, but the smell in my house was HORRIBLE. I kept searching and all of...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Tank is about 9 months old. 45g display 30g sump Display contains 60lbs live rock, 60lbs of live sand Livestock 2 false perc 1 damsel 1 hawkfish 1 dragonet 1 tomini 3 emerald crabs 40 some random snails/crabs Coral 3" frogspawn 3 diff zoa colonies with about 40 heads each 1 candy cane with 4...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so ive had a 14 biocube set up for about 5 months and the past few weeks all my corals are almost dead but my fish look healthy. im planning on restarting the tank any ideas on what i could do to keep my fish healthy while i restart the tank? bcause i would like to keep them but if i have to...
  18. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    I went camping over the weekend and as near as I can tell, this is what happened: for some reason, my power went out and when it came back on, one of the GFCIs tripped. A couple of things didn't come back on--the most important of which was my window air conditioner. I have a few tanks and MH...
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