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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Yesterday, I noticed several corals near the surface with a very bad case of what appears to be tip burn. These three corals are clumped together near the surface....but are different from one another (Cali tort, carolinana, robusta). These corals have been there for many months...years in two...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I rescued a small Sohal Tang from a LFS, and have had him in a nice calm (but small--20 gallon) isolation tank for 2 days in hopes of sparking a recovery. When I found him, he was sharing a 75 gal bare tank with about 8 other various fish and taking lots of harrassment from his tankmates. This...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have been feeding twice a day, dropped by to once a day.... and now I am going to try to feed them every other day.... I want to keep the phosphates lower and such..
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I'm still learning about starting a reef. Right now I'm trying to figure out what lights to get. I've been looking at 48" 4 65W VHO with lunar or a MH. I don't know anything about the MH. Can someone give me advise?
  5. General Reef Discussion
    i have 125 gallon aquarium with 2x65 watts daylight lamps and 2x65 watts actinic retro fit lamps by sunpaq...would i be able to keep acroporas, clams and etc.?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have been researching my reef tank to be for about 3 weeks now, this is what I came up with and I still have a few questions (objections to equipment is encouraged.) I have a fifty gallon, with only a 250 watt heater left over from it being freshwater. I plan on getting mostly carib sea...
  7. The Think Tank Must Reads.
    The author of this book was Walter H. Adey. We discussed his education and background - qualifications - in this thread. http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37824 Everyone that was chomping at the bit to discuss the theory and methodology, now's your chance. I'll copy the...
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  9. General Reef Discussion
    My tank is Bare Bottom & Skimmerless. It is a 300G that I set up in Jan. I have no Acros in the tank because I am waiting for the tank to mature before transferring them over. It does have my softies in it and no problems. Except when I overheated about 3 weeks ago......aaaarrgggg They are on...
  10. The THINK Tank
    Water movement on, across and through reefs What do you think its primary sources are? Waves? Tides? What form of water movement do you think is dominant? Is it random and chaotic? Linear and well defined? And, of course, why? :D
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Do DSB's work on real reefs like they do on our tanks? Can we compare the two? After looking at the following, ask yourself if your sandbed resembles this natural one in any way. I did a little poking around in the sand last weekend in the keys and this is what I saw: Here's a healthy...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Since I have joined TRT I have gotten to hear the views of many experienced people. I love it here. But I have heard different people using different lighting periods in that someone even said his lights are on for 3 hours a day and one guy has his on for 16 hours. Now why 3 hours may be...
  13. The THINK Tank
    Or at least thats the rumor...... at leqast it seems it. And is that how you spell it : Coraline? Cause i've seen it spelled coralline and corraline even corralline, now it can't be that complicated. Ok, here's my point, sorta, but i do have one.... I can't grow it. I was told that it...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hello Everyone! Well I may be USA reefer but alot of you remember me as Montanarocknreefer. I pm'd gregt and I think we have things worked out and will follow the rules as I have missed alot of you guys/gals since I have been gone. They would like me to change back to my old handle and don't...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    HI there! I recently tore down my reef aquarium and going with a "high energy" set-up with alot of water flow. My old system had alot of phosphate and the LR contained alot of detritus and I am sure phosphates as well. I kept about 8 nice pieces and over half are fairly new...
  16. The Think Tank Must Reads.
    This is tied into the "Flow of Information" thread. So, in spite of what the hobby has told you, what do your instincts say?
  17. Water Chemistry Archive
    Anyone ever use epsom salt to boost coraline algae growth? If so, is this safe to corals and fish? How much do you use? Read this thread on Reef Central... http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=283846&highlight=coraline+growth
  18. The THINK Tank
    How I Would Setup a Barebottom or Shallow Sand Bed Tank Since a lot of people have been asking me this, I figured I'd just write it all down, post it, and then we can all bounce it around. 1) I would start out with barebottom either way. Arrange the rocks the way I wanted them and then let...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I have been paying close attention to all the discussions taking place in the area of BB/DSB systems and selected to use starboard on my new reef tank, this is my first reef but I have kept FO. Is setting up and stocking much different on a BB reef ? most of the threads I have read are from...
  20. The Think Tank Must Reads.
    Everyone acts like phosphates are just a fact of life in reef tanks. The hobby experts all talk around it, giving all this advise on how to deal with it - algae scrubbers, macro algae exports, phosphate sponges, etc. Every way in this world to deal with it after the fact. I've yet to see any of...
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