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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, So I just loaded up my freshly filled tank with cured rock I bought from a guy tearing his setup down (kept it wet). Do I need to worry about any problems with the clean up crew, and should I quarantine them? Also looking for recommendations on what to put in as the crew. 75 gal...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Well I am not new to salt fish set ups but am new to taking care of the tanks on my own. My ex husband use to take care of our tanks and I just admired. My questions.. What type of clean up crew should I get? I'm setting up my JBJ Nano 28gal Monday when it arrives. I know we are working towards...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, We have a 450g reef and are currently filling up a 360g predator tank to move the animals out of a 150. They both feed into a 300g sump/fuge/skimmer tub. We're running two Euro-Reef RS-250 skimmers. Nitrates creep up to 20 sometimes but a 150g water change takes care of that...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So I read and read online and came across the same cause. KOLE TANG ARE AFFRAID OF THEIR OWN REFLECTION. I have attached one of the informative articles in its entirety. Here is the copy and paste of the section concerning the Kole Tangs odd behavior Kole Behavior, As mentioned above, during...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I'm getting some red elgea on my sand bed and on glass is that some part in tank cycling or do I have something wrong... the tank is 55G, 4x 54 W lights( 2 actinic, 2 10000K) , Actopus skimmer, 20G sump. the param are PH 8.2 - 8.4, Phosphates 0, nitrite 0, Nitrate 0, dKH 10, ... will hsow some...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I got some live rock awhile back and later started noticing tiny star fish in my tank. They don't seem to be causing any problems but I have so many I fear later they may cause a problem and will be hard to get rid of. Is there any thing that will get rid of them naturally? I pull some out when...
  7. Nano Reefs
    Hey everyone. I am working on my first nano. My main tank crashed!!! <?xml:namespace prefix = v ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" /><v:shapetype class=inlineimg id=_x0000_t75 title="Stick Out Tongue" smilieid="6" stroked="f" filled="f" path="[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@5xe" alt=""...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Will a LMB eat macroalgae? What about a pygmy angel?
  9. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    You guys have any Nerite snails?? i'm looking to up the CUC in my tank and supposedly they eat Cyano...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    anyone have any experiance with glasscages tanks? i fell in love with a starphire rimless tank that they sell and wondering what their reputation is like.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Just noticed over the past 2 weeks the development of this light green 5 pointed hitchhiker. Was wonding if someone could id sorry pictures bad but it is definately mobile. thanks
  12. General Reef Discussion
    haven't seen much on this fish http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=89&N=0 . and the availability seems limited. anyone with any experiences? i know leonardo has one in the formosa forest i was just wandering on others experiences with this species. it would go in a 75...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Unknown- looks like starfish??? Help ID. Ok. SO My tank was in need of some cleaning today. I decided to do some pruning and re-aranging. I also dug down into soem sections of my sand bed to just get it agitated and ewhat not. Well I am looking at the tank about an hour later and I see this...
  14. Topic of the Week Archive
    Well it is the start of the new year and the start of the bi weekly discussion's. we all know they tend to run a little longer sometimes... just to let any one who is not familiar with the bi-weekly. at any time you can post and ask or share knowledge, i just ask that you dont jump too far...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Since I was finally able to get a positive id on the Kracken, now it is time to move onto something else... starfish. I have a whole lot of starfish in my 75 gallon reef. Most are small white ones that split themselves all the time and I figured that these are Asterinas and am not really...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    How do you distinguish a good astrenia from a bad one? This guy was on the glass. I see tons more on the glass in the back of the tank that are as small as a speck of sand and only visible at night.
  17. nano build off 2008
    What the heck? I have some ideas I want to try and entering the contest will push me towards actually doing them ;) I'm building a 125 Gallon system for the house and want to try building a nano from scratch for my desk at the office so this will be the one :D Nothing in stone yet but I will...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I've had a blue linkia star for over a year in my tank. He's always done real well since I figured out to really maintain the salinity closely. That was the #1 issue. All of his little white spots went away and he was real healthy. He's always been shy and stayed in the rocks when the lights...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I'm having a bit of an algea problem. Also seems to be just this layer of junk on my live rock... I know I need more snails, so i have about 20 turbo snails for my 65g. How many should I get? Also what are the best snails that'll really do a good cleaning job? I was thinking maybe a Queen Conch...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Ive wanted someoen else to try this thing out.....but nobody has.......I just received it so I guess Im the dummy to go first........ will post if I wasted my money or not later.... first two pics are of the front viewing panel of my 90 at the moment.....ive been redoing my big tank and...
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