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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So strangely I came home to a green chromis stuck in a power head the other day. I was a little down but he was a low $ fish. Two days later I wake up and start feeding and my Humu Humu Picaso Trigger isn't coming out of his sleeping hole. I figure maybe he's just not ready to wake up. When I...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hello and thank you in advance for any comments. I got into this hobby back in October of 2014 when I set up the following reef tank system. Fluval M90 Tank 36 total gallons -27 gallon display area in front (9 gallon sump in back) In the tank I have: Protein Skimmer 740gph circulation pump 150...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    There was a post on a website about saltwater fish dying that I was reading and saw this response: "Do you have any algae problems? .. The swimming around like crazy part makes me think nitrites are high or oxygen deficient.. Were you ever able to notice a change in breathing patterns?" So I...
  4. TRT Member Blog's
    If you think you're an expert, then chew on this one and tell me what's up.... I'm newer to saltwater tanks. So any fails you recognize, tell me. I'm committed to getting this tank up and thriving again, but I need an experts help at this point. No one at the tropical fish stores have been able...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Alright guys, so I have a 60 gallon tank and recently I had my tang get Marine Ich which I treated him for and he is doing great now but within the last 2 days I have woken up to find 3 dead fish and 2 dead turbo snails. I understand that the snails have a hard time with certain medications for...
  6. Nano Reefs
    I was just wondering if ANYONE can help me to figure out how to get rid of the Red and Green Algae in my two month old Nano tank . The water is FINE ! It's been tested, no problems at all, its always good. I now have five Turbo snails, obviously not doing the job of getting rid of it, but I...
  7. The THINK Tank
    I have a 125 gallon saltwaterreef tank with 20 gallon refugium that I have had for two and a half years. Starting this Wednesday my fish have died one right after the other. There are no visable diseases that I can see on any fish. They have been swimming one minute and the next they have...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    My fish are dying with no warning. I have a 55g tank, with live rock and sand, has been set up for almost a year. I battled ich even went through hurricane sandy with no losses. Yesterday for no reason my coral beauty which was my first and most resilient fish died with no warning. My new...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, this is my first post. I'm new to salt water, I have a YouTube video of my setup. Type in samswt05 on YouTube and they will pop up. This is my dilemma, I have a 125 gal tank. Everything I put in it dies. I had a hermit crab in my refugium for a few weeks and when I brought him to my...
  10. "Soft" corals
    Hello... I have a 75 gal reef tank that has been set up for about a year and a half or so, and I'm having some problems. I currently have one clown fish, a yellow headed jaw fish, a yellow long nosed butterfly, an electric flame scallop, a blenning, an emerald crab, a cleaner shrimp, a serpent...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I have a 60 gallon reef tank. I started it about 2 month's ago. The chromis and blenny that I bought a month after i started it are doing great, it's the new fish that are dying. My water is great I have it checked weekly and I do a 10% water change every weekend because I have a lot of...
  12. Reef Fish
    so i have had my tank running for a few months now and i had a few fish in the tank including 3 damsel and everything but my damsel have died my tank was 180g ph - 8.2 nitrate - 0 nitrite - 0 ammonia - 0 temperature is around 77-79 i cant figure out why they all died i had few tangs few...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    New to this forum so hoping you all can help me out. I have a clown fish that I just got Sunday. It has been swimming around with no issues. He eats very little. Tonight I came home and he is swimming on his side at the very top of the tank. His skin looks fine. I know something is wrong because...
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    i put a torch coral in my tank a week and a half ago. and within that week and a half, i have lost a flame angel and my brand new clarkii clown. the flame angel when inspected for damage, had nothing wrong with him at all, and had previously been acting perfectly fine. the clarkii i had for only...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone, Get comfortable, this is a long one. Over the course of the past 6 weeks I've lost about 8 fish to illness in my tank. It's a 300 gallon reef with softies and lps. I have 40 gallon sump and 40 gallon fuge. All water perameters are fine Ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate low, PH...
  16. The THINK Tank
    Ok i dunno if this is the right forum or not, but i need some help. I lost a blue damsel yesterday and today I have a green chromis that looks like crap (see Pic) and its mate that is hiding in the corner unmoved for 2 days. The only change in the last week has been the addition of 2 powerheads...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I need help! My tank has been up and running for about 2 months now. The LFS said my water is perfect and I have had same results testing every couple days. I added Green Chromis and one has died, one has a white spot on side and the other has a weird issue with his mouth, looks weird and...
  18. General Reef Discussion
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  19. General Reef Discussion
    So I get home from work today and the water is cloudy, urchin spines are everywhere, clowns are breathing hard and staying low and my tang is wedging himself into rocks. water parameters are good. any ideas? tank has been up for 3 years and fish are at least that old. no recent additions or...
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