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  1. General Reef Discussion
    once again I apologize for my poor posting ability but I am sneaking to post this thread from work >_< and I am looking to invest in my first coral sure it's going to kill my corraline but corals are something that I want to atleast give a shot at. So I am looking for a fairly inexspensive but...
  2. NFMAS Members only
    Well after 5 years of trying, my wife has finally gotten a full-time teaching position in Wisconsin. We moved to Florida in 2006 so she could teach here in Clay County after substituting for 3 years with no luck on finding a full-time job. Now here's where I'm in a dilemma. We will be...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    2 weeks into the tank cycle and I came home to this crap this afternoon. Does anyone have any suggestions? Increase water flow would be my first thought. Please advise.
  4. General Reef Discussion
    after the addition of my new halide, i feel that i can support some more corals/polyps and whatnot. what are some good, fast growing, and hardy corals that also still appeal to the eye? Its for a 125g with 410w of lights. and if anyone has frags for cheap let me know. the new additions will...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    When can I introduce acropora into my tank? My water is as follows Trates-0 Trites-0 Ammonia-0 Calcium-450 ph-8.4 I have had tremendous success with all other types of coral, what are the requirements for this?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    i put a bak pak 2 skimmer w/ 226gph and a hydor 600gph powerhead in my 50gal tank yesterday. im now waiting on my live rock (about 60 lbs). should that be sufficient water movement/filtration? i wanted to put a sand bed across the bottom, but have heard contrary ideas about it. how long until i...
  7. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey everybody, Please help me with my candy cane coral, I got it about a week ago and it was doing fine until yesterday. I noticed when I came home all the heads on it are shriveled looking instead of full like when I got it. Does anyone know anything about this? Thanks for any advice.
  8. "Soft" corals
    I have the opportunity to get some zoas but is it too soon? I have a 28 gal nano cube tank with ~20lbs live cured rock ~20lbs dry sand mixed with seeded live sandIt's been ~3 weeks. I have no fish, just some snails. Water has been tested and is fine. Should I add a fish instead to get the...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all. I am a newbie to saltwater, but have been doing freshwater for years. I have always wanted a reef tank, but never had the start-up funds. My boss is retiring, and willing to sell me his pimped-out freshwater setup. This system was designed to be converted into a saltwater tank. 90...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Good Morning all, I am looking to add a couple of new fish to my 75 gal reef tank. Several months ago I lost almost all my livestock to a case of Velvet that was brought in with my new Kole Tang. Like I said it has been several months since I added the test fish (domino damsel). And all is...
  11. Large Systems
    Hey, just ordered my new 220 for delivery on the 17th, and being new to the hobby (saltwater at least) wanted to make sure my fish selections wont find their tankmates an expensive live food....:freak: here is my fish list as of now, feel free to destroy it in any way deemed necessary!: 1-...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone! I feel terrible that I haven't been on here in awhile....I miss Sunday night chat. I don't have ICQ or whatever darn it. Anyways, I recently added some new corals. My mandarin that's been semi-wasting away despite tons of copepods finally disappeared (had her for a few years) and...
  13. nano build off 2008
    I finally decided to do it. What the heck? :nuts: The display tank will be a 2 gallon plexiglass ball. I found it at one of the houses I remodeled. It is one of those yard ornaments, you know the shinny round balls that sit on top of ceramic stands? This one is just clear. I'll get a...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Well, all. After much preparation, I purchased two hardy corals. Here they are, a green polyp (what I think is a zoanthus) and a rock with a few purple/blue mushrooms. I'm happy to report that they both look fuller and happier/healthier in my tank after 24 hours than they did in the LFS...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I've gone with Kent's Tech CB. It says on the label "Now Stronger 56,000 ppm on part A, and Now Stronger 7840 dKH on part B. The instructions state to use no more than 1/2 ml per gallon per 12 hours. As instructed I dose just that, when I leave for work at 6 am, and before dinner at 6pm...
  16. Skimmers & other filtration
    I'm setting up my first tank right now(its a 55 gallon) i came across some free used equipment and i was wondering if it was ok to use it without contaminating a tank (some power heads, heater, air pump, and a complete quarantine setup) I also just got a red sea prizm deluxe which came with a...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I have been a lighting designer and manufacturer for the aquarium industry for nearly a decade. I specialize in LED lighting for aquarium use though am very experienced with any of the lighting systems and brands available to hobbyist. I would be glad to answer any questions hobbyist may have...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    there is a perfect moon coral at work that i have on hold in the back. this is why the coral selection at that fish place isnt always great. we (the employees) buy all the good ones. From what i read the are hardy corals. I have a spot on a rock in the middle of the tank i want to put it
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Can someone please help me or at least tell me whats causing this, i have a colony of over 35 heads of hammer in my large tank, ive had it for over 2 years, its been doing great, but it started going down hill last month, its shrinking more & more every day, ive lost 3 heads & 6 more are almost...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Ok Friday will be 3 months since the start of my 110g Can I start adding corals now?? I can remember but someone told me to wait 3 months at least for my tank to age a little. My lights are good my paramaters are good Can I CAn I Can I Can I huh Can I (well i know i can but I...
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