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  1. General Reef Discussion
    so i have wanted a achillies and or a gold rim tang for quite some time now and i was just wondering what makes them so hard to take care of and are there any secrets or tricks to keeping them alive and healthy thanks -jared
  2. General Reef Discussion
    So I got a nice 2 inch gold maxima clam about 3 weeks to a month ago. He has looked great besides never seeming to find a position he was ever happy in. By that I mean every other night I would find him on his side in the morning or in a slightly different spot. I have always fixed him, and he...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, New member here, have a 29 gallon tank with 26 pounds of live rock with a AquaMaxx HOB-1 protein skimmer and a HOB refugium 3 gallon that's been setup for 4 months . The livestock in the tank are 1 purple firefish, 1 skunk shrimp, 2 peppermint shrimp, and snails and hermit crabs...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So I've had this toadstool for about 2 months now. He started off under 3 kessil lights and loved it. I then upgraded to 3 AI Vega's and ever since he has not been happy. I've turned down the intensity to half and slowly moved up from there but he still only comes out when the lights are around...
  5. Anemones
    I put this guy in a week ago and he has found a home in a shady spot under a rock. Haven't feed him yet. His color looks good but I'm not sure about the not eating part. some times he looks part closed like he grabbed something. My two clowns hang around him like hey budy but they don't really...
  6. "Soft" corals
    I just got a new green toadstool last night, and this is the first morning that it's been in my tank (the lights were out when I put it in). When I put it in last night it was standing mostly straight, but now it is leaning over and I'm not sure if this is unusual since I've never had a...
  7. Anemones
    Hello! I changed the lights on my reef recently, and my anemone decided to move. Unfortunately, last night the RBTA decided to "crawl" under a rock that's both near the sand and has tubes made by little critters under it (looks like a cave with stalactites), so it was a tight fit for it's 16 or...
  8. LPS Coral Forum
    I feel pretty bad for my poor scolymia coral who is without a doubt on its last leg :( I bought it from my lfs already damaged about a year ago and was told that within six months if it was fed regularly it should bounce right back. It really didn't, although it looked better, but after going on...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I was just wondering what some signs are that your tanks in tip top shape? With out testing. Signs like your corals are budding, or a certin algae has bloomed or you have no to little algea. Any observations about behavior that every ones happy? I test my water so much! What do you recommend for...
  10. The THINK Tank
    Here is the question I pose.. Does adding a bit of stress every now and again help fish stay healthy? In my tank all of my fish are always out and about during the day. They all come to the glass whenever people approach, and they aren't scared when I put my arm in the tank to hand feed...
  11. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Wednesday: Mouth was open for a long periods of time, I was confused as I have never seen this but all else was fine so I looked the other way. Thursday: I noticed he had red underneath where his fins start (think bleeding armpits) but was swimming fine with good body language. Friday: the...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Well, I found out my new avelopora, is actually a goniopra. I believe it has 24 tentacles. Is there any chance of survival? I really like it and don't feel like losing it. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
  13. Crustaceans
    Hi y'all, I recently acquired a second feather duster and put it in my 2 gallon pico. He was fine for the first couple of days, then I found him on the sand outside his tube. He didn't lose his crown or anything, just left his tube. This afternoon I noticed he had split himself in two! :eek...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I am not ready to buy any fish yet, but I have been looking at the fish at quite a few pet stores (6 or 7 pet stores I visitied). What I am noticing is 75% or more of the blue tangs that are for sale in these tanks are partially white/pale. Typically in their belly area. If it was only 1 pet...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have a red Monti Pora that doesnt appear to be growing. Im not sure if im right but not long ago I glued it to a rock and it seems to be doing well. It doesnt have a white end but it has a tanish one. All of the levels are perfect. Nitrates, Nitrites, Ammonia, Calcium, Alkalinity and salinity...
  16. Anemones
    I recently went to my LFS to purchase a BTA. I had been doing a lot of research on them, and decided it was time to try an anemone. They were out of BTA's, so instead the store employee steered me towards a sebae anemone, promising me that they are also easy-to-keep beginner anemones. After...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, I got this sick acan for FREE from a saltwater store. The guy said it had been stung pretty bad by another coral and that I was free to try to bring it back to life. I love this new store! :nuts: There is maybe about two heads that have some living tissue on it. The rest is...
  18. Crustaceans
    So, I've had this starfish for about 2 weeks now without any problems what-so-ever. Today I look at the star cruising along some rocks and it looks completely fine, come back maybe 5 hours later and it has these little white blotches (scar looking areas) all over its arms. It almost looks like...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, I bought this Candy frag a few days ago. It didn't look all that healthy at the LFS but I bought it anyway and we will see what happens. Over the last few days, I have noticed their is a little bit more "green" on the heads that is noticeable when the actinics are on. The water is good...
  20. Anemones
    Hi guys. I am just worried. I fed him yesterday, and he moved a wee bit last night when the lights turned off. I dont think he is as puffed up when I first got him, or what he looked like in the store. I don't know if it is just me being paranoid or freaked out. Just let me know. Should I...
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