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  1. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Quick question. Does anyone know if a UV sterilzer will eliminate dust algae?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Im having issues with some of my polips, I have some zoanthis and pallys that have closed and havent opened for a week, they seem to be healthy they just wont open (magicians, eagle eyes, and lunar eclipse) I have a 25 gl tank 3 months old.....all my parameters are fine, calcium at 480...
  3. Nano Reefs
    Alright, so here's the deal. I'm completely new to saltwater. I have had a fresh water tank for the last couple of years and that's doing great. It's an amazing 40 gallon tank. But I've always dreamed of doing a saltwater tank. just last week my aunt decided she was completely done, sold her...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Has anybody used Salifert eXit for flatworms? I have a "mild" case of flatworms, and I was told this stuff works with no harm to corals and fish. Any suggestions?
  5. General Reef Discussion
    My lawn Mower blenny is starving to death, al skinny looking and gasping rapidly! It is my first fish ever, have him for a year by now, never showed that problem. I got a new tank now with greater filtration and skimming now, better light, si it that not that much algae grows now? should i turn...
  6. LPS Coral Forum
    I bought a neon green open brain. kind a little stressed out cuz of my lawnmower blenny, he keeps laying on him on the sides and most of the time he keeps closing and opening, its this normal in reef aquariums? whill the blenny kill my brain?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I have this torch coral, but my other softies are growing like hell since i got my metal halide. But my torch is making contact with them. The Xenias and colt coral are all burned by the torch. Can i place him on the bottom?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    What fish would be in your dream aquarium??
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Last night I saw a huge bristle worm in the sand.... The light was still on and it went back into the LR quickly. This morning I decided to go hunting and on my zoo I saw a red one, not the one last night it was black. It was pretty long and I decided to go after it. It broke off and released...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    What are some good invertebrates to add to my 29G? I already have a lot of turbos and hermits, I have one emerald crab and 2 peppermint shrimp.... I also have one of those crabs that has the coral shell....
  11. General Reef Discussion
    What other fish should I add to my 29G? I have a clown a sand sifting goby and a weird damsel that was my test fish that cost 5 dollars.... Thanks.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 29G bio cube.... it's been set up for about 2 and a half weeks now. I was wondering if I could add a clam to this small of a tank, and if so, is it safe to add this quick and what type should I get? Thanks Michael
  13. Clams
    I have a 29G bio cube.... it's been set up for about 2 and a half weeks now. I was wondering if I could add a clam to this small of a tank, and if so, is it safe to add this quick and what type should I get? Thanks! Michael
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I'm getting some microbubbles in my display tank, and I can't find the source. I have a 70 gal drilled Oceanic, built-in center AGA Megaflow, 20 gal sump/refugium, and a Danner Magdrive 7 return pump. All piping is tight with no air leaks. Could the return pump be generating the bubbles inside...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have a question about micro bubbles that may seem strange, but bear with me. I have a 70 gal mixed reef with a 20 gal sump. Sump contains skimmer and refugium. I am getting a lot of microbubbles from the return in my DT. I'm working on that, but that's not my question. I know everybody says...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    can you use a 20k 400w on one half of tank & 14 k 400w on the other ? and how would this affect a reef tank:arg:
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Here are a few pictures of the new tank. The system is a 70 gal. Oceanic drilled with starfire glass. It has a home made 20 gal sump/refugium, home made stand, and soon to be a home made canopy with new lights (money currently in short supply). Everything in the tank, except for additional rock...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Getting ready to set up my new 70 gal, and would like some info on the light I'm looking at. Thinking about the Current Sundial T5 HO fixture. Funds are limited, doing a lot of stuff myself, and I like the features on the light. I have a 55 gal mixed reef that I will be moving to the 70. New one...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I'm setting up a 70 gal mixed reef and need some advice /suggestions for the right return pump. Tank is Oceanic Ultimate 70 gal with AGA overflow rated at 600 gph. I built a sump/refugium from a 20 gal high (I know, kind of small, but all I had room for), and head is approx. 4 ft.. Drain and...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I know a lot of you don't like "plug and play" systems, and I was against them too for a long time. HOWEVER, I'm thinking about breaking down my 55 gal mixed reef, selling most of the equipment, and going to the Red Sea Max 250. It's the size I want, and everything is there. I've read some good...
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