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  1. General Reef Discussion
    i have green hairlike algae growing, i wonder if there is anything that would eat it ?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 65 gallon reef tank.I have 60 pounds live rock 60 pounds live sand. I had 4 striped leg hermits that were keeping it under control but they were killing all my snails,cleaner shrinp,and some of my anemone! So I moved them to my sump. Since then I have a lot of green hair algae all of...
  3. The THINK Tank
    I am having a terrible time with algae in my 55 gallon reef aquarium. I can not seem to get the coraline algae growing because of all the brown, green, and bubble algae. I have a cleanup crew (blue leg hermits, scarlet hermits, brittle stars, sand sifting star, nassarius snails, cerith snails...
  4. 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...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi! I got a little rock with some mushrooms from my LFS....and didn't think much of it, but there's some green algae growing on it...is this bad or good? is it going to take over my tank? and there's a worm too...had to sneak up on it to take it's pic...it darts in its hole when you get close...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I was looking for a 20g tank to use as a sump and stumbled across a local person selling a tank with 2 clowns. I went to look and I am buying them, but their environment doesn't look to good. I am not sure of the specifics, but I need to get them out of the 20g tank so I can clean it and use...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    In my 55 gallon fish only i have this hard green algae growing on my back glass and corners. I tried scraping it with the kent pro scraper metal blade and i got most of it but its so hard to get off. The whole back wall is covered in it. What the heck is this stuff? I scraped what i can and went...
  8. nano build off 2008
    Well, I've got a 55g tank sitting empty on a stand, but since I've never kept saltwater fish before, I thought I'd invest minimal cash at the outset and see how things go and try out some ideas before I go whole hog and buy the gear for the 55 and do up a sump, etc. So, I decided to throw my...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone 7 weeks into the tank setup and I have green algae growing in the tank again. I had the brown algae that the snails and crabs took care of. Now I have the green stringy algae everywhere. I clean the glass the next day is coated. The parameters are ok. No nitrates. Only live...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone. I am in the 4th week into the cycle. I first had a brown hairy algae that the cleaning crew got rid off. Now I have green algae growing is this normal in the cycle. I have not done a water change yet, I only siphoned out the dirty sand.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so yeah my yellow tang died last week and the store gave me 50% credit for it, since I only had it 2 weeks. My blue tang however I discovered when I got home from work today had died I had that one at leat 3 months I would say. I think part of the problem is my tomato clown is very...
  12. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I have green algae growing everywhere. How do you get rid of it safely without harming the rest of your reef tank. I have a 75G with live rock and a ref for a filter along with a skimmer. For live stock I have 2 clowns, 3 tangs, 1 maderin, 1 foxface, 1 brittle star, 4 shrimp, 3 enemonies, and...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    What is the best tang for eating algae. I have a bunch of hairy green algae growing of some monti cap "the algae is approx 1" long. I have a powder brown tang and he wont touch it ?? If you know of a fish that is better known for eating that kind of algae please let me know. Thanks CHris
  14. General Reef Discussion
    it looks like i have a couple little brown plants growing on my live rock only about 1-2 cm. and also little white things even smaller that shrivel up if i pass my hand infront of the glass or inside the tank. i think i have green algae growing. its not a lot but there are a few strands of...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have a few things I dont know what they are in my tank.. just hoping to get a few ideas. first one I think is sponge? http://www.fish-forum.com/volitan/sponge.jpg next is a red thing that lives inside a hard tube http://www.fish-forum.com/volitan/redthing.jpg third is some red velvet...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    So I just did a search on this and it seems that I'm not the only one with this problem. He eats and craps b/c I've seen both. He came to us very healthy looking, I'm just thinking my algea is not the right kind to keep him fat. He is wasting away. The other thought I came up with would be...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    ok so about 4 days ago i noticed a rust color starting to come on my LR... i figured it was part of cycling. i know have noticed spots on my LS as well.. so i just want to make sure..this is part of cycle right??
  18. General Reef Discussion
    New Additions - Pics (rename it and they will come) Hi all, I have some pics of my new additions...the tank is still looking a little rough, I have that green algae that is blooming...I have to find out why. Anyway, here are some full shots:
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Ive got some green algae growing - whats the best way to remove it? I also have a Seachem Purigen that i was advised by my LFS to use a filtration. It says use one bag for each 400l. My tanks is 180l, is it ok or should i have bought a smaller bag? thanks
  20. TCMAS
    I think I have my tanks all plumbed and ready for the sand. does anyone know where I can get a couple 50lb bags of tropical play sand yardright / southdown?
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