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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, new to this forum and hope this is the right place. I have bought a established tank off a friend and he has let it go for over 12 months. I took half his rock and all his substrate. 200L, with skimmer and canister filter. I've had the tank setup for about 3 months now, I have a...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 40 watt Aqua UV Sterlizer that my brother in law gave me. Not hooked up as I have "heard" they really don't help and the bulbs are expensive. But I have high phosphate levels and I am wondering if it could help? I will need to order a new bulb and the inner tubing is dirty and I...
  3. Instruction manuals
    Red Sea Test Labs Master Reef Lab Nitrate Why Test For Nitrate? Nitrate (NO3-) is produced in the aquarium by the biological filter. Beneficial bacteria in the biological filter convert toxic ammonia and nitrite into nitrate. A high nitrate level indicates a buildup of fish waste and organic...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    We have a great LFS, and the only thing that the lady there said that disagrees with the general body of information on TRT is to use Phytoplankton twice a week. Our dosage is a teaspoon. I have a Xenia, GSP, Yellow Polyps and am adding a Green Brain and a Cabbage. Our yellow leather died due...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    How do I do this? I have lots of cyano all over my rocks.
  6. General Reef Discussion
    OK so here is the deal I have various sps that I was given in July of this year that have been growing well and showing great color and pe ect. up until about a week or so ago. I noticed the color going MUCH lighter. I have seen RTN - boy that happens quick, and i am hoping that this is not...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    When corals are "dying" does this promote the growth of algae. I am starting to get some hair algae on some of my rocks. I have several mushrooms that seem to be wasting away, as well as an open brain. All my other corals (polyps, candy cane, frogspawn) are doing fine. I know if you leave a...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Algae in my tank has gone berzerk! It used to be contained by the army of snails, but the army of crabs ate them. So I got a new army of snails who don't seem to be the hungry type. It's green, it's red. It's everywhere. Help?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I have a brown algae infestation in my tank right now and i scrub the glass almost daily to keep it clear but the algae dissipates into the water. I was wondering since i have a tiny feather duster or somthin like that and 2 mussels and 3 barnacles i got from by local shore would they eat the...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I keep having this stuff growing on the glass of my tank and on the bottom over the shell grit and I was wondering what the best way to PREVENT it from growing. Each time I do a water change I clean the glass to get rid of it and syphon the it out of the shell grip but it keeps coming...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Every coral I buy in the store and bring home to my tank slowly looses it's bright vibrant color. It stays healty and grows but looks very dull after a couple weeks. I am guessing that I don't have enough light. Would insufficient lighting cause corals to loose their color? Or is it...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Well, I finally had some spare time so here it goes. I pulled out most of my LR. I have about 200lbs total. I didn't pull out a few that had mushrooms, anenome etc. on them that I didn't want to fight with. I wanted to read up on the LR cooking thread again when I got a chance. For now, I...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I just did a water change yesterday and I have been using the Catalina water from Petco mainly cause its easier than mixing my own salt, Everything had been pretty good but on my maze brain I noticed a little spot that was bleached, It might have been there since I got it but I had not noticed...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    What are some conditions that could make my zenias look so miserable? They seem shriveled up and lethargic.:( All the other softies seem to be doing just fine. I haven't tested for anything yet, but I am probably due for a water change. I'm going to do one later tonight and see what happens.
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I tried to feed my hammer by dropping pieces of shrimp into his polyps, he grabbed it for a few minutes but then let it float off. Is there something wrong?
  16. Massachusetts North Shore Marine and Reef Club
    Is it ok to double or even triple the dose on seachems phosgaurd if you have high phosphate levels?
  17. General Reef Discussion
    well..slammed half of my lps and softies in the new system in less than 24 hours after adding water because holding tank cracked.....I wasnt intending on moving anything for a week..... They seem to be doing pretty well considering.......
  18. General Reef Discussion
    My yellow polyps have decreased in number, and ones that used to be healthy and wide open are now small litle stubbs shrivled up. They are loosing their color.......... Why is this happening and waht can be done to reverse it? I think they started to get bad after I moved the tank...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    will a chocolate chip starfish eat aptasia and/or majano aneomones? Like, if you bought some live rock that had some of the above on it, and you stuck it in a tank alone with the star, would it clean the rock off?
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