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  1. Marine Depot
    VIDEO: How to Acclimate Fish and Corals Drip acclimate new arrivals to ensure a safe transition to their new home!
  2. General Reef Discussion
    http://youtu.be/_hJjiFl3yzA Click the link
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I am supposed to get my cleanup crew of snails and hermits and a grab bag of polyps. If they get here late I may have to go to school soon afterwards. is it better to drip acclimate them after my 3 hour class or quickly acclimate before class? Supposed to be delivered b4 10:30 and have to be...
  4. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    I've got a friend (Isaiah, who a few of you may have met) who is temporarily leaving the hobby...meaning he is keeping his equipment but emptying the tank and getting rid of all livestock. It sounds like he'll take pretty much anything to empty the tank ASAP. I have not seen it, but he's had...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I am so proud of myself I found out that Mrcoral had a 40% off everything sale so of course I hit that so hopefully somtime next week I will have 6-7 new peices the are , PURPLE EYE MONSTERS FAVIA, 2 x BABY BLUE BIRD NEST WITH PINK EYES FRAG, 1 x SUPERMAN SEA SQUIRTS FRAG , 1 x Australian Alien...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    What is the best way to lower salinity in a tank? I finally got my RO/DI set up today and it is producing water. I tested the water in my tanks and this is what I was reading: 90G: 1.032 Occupied 120G: 1.014 Empty 10G: 1.032 Occupied 12G: 1.026 Empty When I went to Alabama a few...
  7. Tank Specs
    Hello, everyone! I'm new here and didn't see a newcomer's thread so I'll use this to introduce myself and my tank. I'm Barb, and my tank had LR put in on April 21, 2008. It's already loaded with corals. I've found I have no patience whatsoever, but I'm working on that! I live in Ohio, have four...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I have had 2 crab die in my tank while molting. Here are my tank specs and water test conditions. http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/f7/my-55-gallon-reef-to-be-116883.html When I got the tank I had a sally lightfoot crab which died a couple weeks after we got it. It was stuck mid molting and...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I had a great time at the Third Annual Pig Roast held at the Walnut Grove Seaquarium yesterday. Tom, tdwyatt, and his wife Mel were amazing hosts and I really enjoyed meeting everyone there and trading some frags. Now on to the pictures: While everything was drip acclimating, I cleared the...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys I have two feather duster that haven't opened yet how long dose it take for them to acclimate ?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello; We have a reef tank, right now what is living in it are: live rock snails 2 shrimp 4 anemone 4 damsels 2 clownfish a bunch of hermit crabs and one choc. chip starfish. We just got him yesterday, and from the tops of his cho. chips in the center of the star he emitted a smoke, and the...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I have been waiting for years to find a healthy H. Mag. I went to the LFS today, and felt like a kid on Christmas morning. There it was. About a foot across with a bright purple base. It filled up the cube they had it in. Its foot was stuck to the side, so I could tell there were no tares...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Bought a couple of Montipora diga.... plate coral at the MAX show today. Did the drip acclimation concept and placed in the Display tank. Question: Is it normal for those corals to excrete a bit of slime from their edges ? I don't want to find out later it was an early sign of something wrong...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I decided to put two chromis in my tank 3 days ago and now they are dieing. Amonia: 0 Nitrate:5 Nitrite:0 Ph: 8.4 Temperature: 78 Is there two much flow? Why are they dieing? http://hotimg5.fotki.com/a/24_149/207_234/100_0285.jpg
  15. General Reef Discussion
    well i got some new corals today...& some trouble along with them...the zoas...have orange flatworms....rare zoas...big trouble..is there anyway i can rid the flatworms BEFORE adding the zoas to my tank ? or should i get my money back
  16. Nano Reefs
    Hello, its been a while, been very busy, and fighting cyano in my other tank for the last month or 2. I am finally getting some of my time back so here I go with a new build. Thanks to MarineScape I finally got a tank to replace my little 8.8g nano. I picked up a 24g Aquapod at MarineScape...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    am i suppose to use drip acclimation for sps and lps the same way i do fish? I know I am for anemones but a little confused about those. and if I am, do I do it after I glue them on the rock?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Over the past few months, my tank has become a green algae factory. I've tried water changes and have been checking my levels, and everything has been ok from that standpoint. I had bought a few new crabs a few months prior. I forget the name, but it's a very quick, very flat crab with...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    hey all need some help with following beside of live rocks Ive added some rocks i found from a mountain , will it be as same as live rocks ? i had lack of calcium so i bought aquacal, will i have to add it everytime i do water change? Ive added fire shrimp last night and died within...
  20. DIY Forum
    Ok. I want to turn an empty 5 gallon bucket into a gravity fed drip top off unit for my sump. What's the easiest way? Can I just drill a hole in the side of the bucket and thread in a John Guest fitting with lots of teflon tape, or do I need to do something different? I don't dose...
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