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  1. General Reef Discussion
    How's it going everyone? I recently was gifted some frags from a fellow reefer but he nor I know the names. Can anyone here shine some light on the names of the coral in the included picture. I do know the big rock is covered in GSP. If this is in the wrong section let me know. Thanks in...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys...I am new to the hobby and lucky enough to be given a huge 150 gallon tank. I have some questions and would love some advice/help since I have never set up a reef tank before. My tank is cycling and my main questions and worries keeping me from putting anything in it is all the element...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have a standard 55 gallon aquarium. I have (1) Orbit Marine LED strip light on my tank. I recently had a fish jump out so I made a bicarbonate cover that the strip light sits on top of. Is this enough light to support soft corals and a BTA?? The specs are: 46 watts LEDs: 48-445nm/48-460nm...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So the madness of this 30 gallon all started on 5-28. I found that my six line wrass had took a trip through the overflow and landed and died in the filter tray. Later that day, I replaced him (after checking params) with a diamond goby. The diamond goby was fine for about 4 days and then...
  5. Nano Reefs
    OK, so first off, happy new years to all of you on this forum!! Im new here, and looking for some clarification on my 29g biocube. currently im cylcling my (hopefully) soon to be reef tank. Ive had a 55g in the past that hasnt gone well (fish deaths, disease, tank crashes). My thought...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! i am very new to this hobby and i am loving every single bit of it. Except the cycling process. Let me begin my story. 4 weeks ago i went and purchased a Fluval Spec V tank (5 gallon) and i decided i will be creating a nano reef. The same day i added 3.5 lbs of live rock that...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I currently have a SCA-302 Protein Skimmer that uses a ATMAN 2000 as a pump. The pump is not running as efficiently as it should be and I believe its due to the fact the impeller has become defective. I know I can probably get another impeller and solve the issue for a few months but before I do...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Tank: 85 Gallon Saltwater Inhabitants: 2 x Clownfish, 2 x Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp Rock: 25 lbs Live Rock, 25 lbs "dead" Rock Equipment: Current OrbitMarine LEDs, 9.5 MagDrive Pump, Sump/Refugium ------- I came into my shop today to find my aquarium covered in a layer of brown/rust-colored...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Help! I have a 55 gallon reef and 60 to 70 pounds of live rock! Today I noticed I had about 3 3inch bristle worms in my tank! Then when the lights went out I shined a light In the tank and I have probably over 100 tiny bristle worms! No joke! They were about 1/10 of an inch! I heard some are...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Ok guys now I'm in a dilemma . Should I push all the live rock to the back of the tank or can I put it in the center ? What's more common ?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I'm having a hard time trying to read this PH test, i know its not the best but its the only one i have, i asked a couple people and keeping getting different answers so im curious what you guys think. Im thinking its around 8.1.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I have wanted to start a saltwater tank for ever now , I have a 75 gallon tank currently cycling with fish food as recommended by a pet store employee. do I absolutely need to have a sump and refugium ? what about a protein skimmer? Thanks ahead . oh, and also once the ammonia starts what can I...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I bought a cleaner shrimp a week ago and he still hides in a cave in my live rock until the moonlight leds come on or when the tank is completely black. He molted yesterday but being he's been hiding all week. I have 2 Ocellaris Clownfish in the tank so he's not in any danger of being a snack...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    My tank is a 20g long with 18 pounds Live rock and 15 pounds live sand. It has 3 koralia nano powerheads and a reef octopus HOB skimmer I have 2 Ocellaris clownfish, 1 cleaner shrimp, 2 turbo snails, 3 hermit crabs and some empty shells for the hermits to move into. I am happy with this list...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 20 gallon long nano that is almost a month and a half old and I am noticing hair algae starting to grow from the two pieces of live rock that I bought to seed my dry rock. In no other places am I seeing it. It is about a 1/4 inch long and is in patches smaller than a dime... I added 2...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Last night I drip acclimated my two new tank raised false percula clowns and this morning I tried feeding them flake food ( Omega One Marine Flakes with garlic.) they acted super interested but the problem is the flake food stays on the top of the tank. it doesn't ever go down. Do I not have...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    The Petco closest to me has clownfish for $13.99. Their new batch of livestock comes in today and I was going to go up there and pick up 2 ocellaris clowns for my new cycled 20g long tank. The cycle finished 5 days ago and I did a waterchange yesterday. Everything is perfect. Anyway Petco is 30...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I'm back. a long while ago I tore down my tank and packed it away because I thought I was going across the country for college. But I got an offer here I couldn't refuse so I stayed. Two weeks ago I put up a 20g tank to get back to it. Here is my setup. 20g long tank 10 pounds dry fiji rock...
  19. Nano Reefs
    I'm back. a long while ago I tore down my tank and packed it away because I thought I was going across the country for college. But I got an offer here I couldn't refuse so I stayed. Two weeks ago I put up a 20g tank to get back to it. Here is my setup. 20g long tank 10 pounds dry fiji rock...
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