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  1. General Reef Discussion
    One of the heads has died and is melting down, but the other seems healthy. Should I do emergency surgery with a dremel or will the other head be ok? :confused:
  2. General Reef Discussion
    oko so I got the pretty pc 4 65 watt 2 12,000K 2 actinic and 4 led bluemoons ( it came that way) lights that let me see into my 55 tank YEAH ( today is start of week 4 of set up) I was reading 0 ammonia and 0 nitrite for a week but 40ish in the nitrate as well... so I thought doing a partial...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    i have a bunch of this color algea growing on my sand. is this good? or is this bad algea. its a 75gal tank, with one damsel and 20lbs of lr.
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I've always wanted a mandrin dragonette but I know it has really strict feeding habbits. I have a 65 with about 95 lbs of live rock with a fuge with rubble rock and chaeto. I have tons of pods in the fuge and I see smaller amounts of pods in the main display. I'm just wondering what it will...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have some algae that developes on my rock, and the sand. It has tiny bubbles on it and the bubbles eventually pop loose and go to the top of the tank. Sometimes there is a tiny string of algae on them. I took all the rock out and siphoned under them and cleaned them with a tooth brush last...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    My beautiful new Aqua Remora C arrived today. I've read people having problems putting this in. It was so simple! It came with the Maxi 1200. I hid it behind the rock, it is invisible! I live in Metro-Detroit, we have the best water in the world. All of the fish stores refuse to use...
  7. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    So i have a barebottom 55 and suspect i have some phosphates. I dont have an RO/DI or a fuge but I need to know what phosphate does. It is my understanding that high phosphate levels prevent uptake of calcium by coral and increases algae. does it have any effect on coralline? What else...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Is this destrius??(sp) It seems to be getting a bit worse. I usually vaccum it up a bit during the water changes but I would like to eliminate is totaly if possible.
  9. General Reef Discussion
    What are the advantages and disadvantages of both? Is aquacultured a good replacement for Fiji or Tonga rock. By this I mean will it have the porosity and biological advantages of "real" live rock. All I know about the stuff I am considering is that it is calcium carbonate. and is cured with...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I have to ask...I am curious how I see so many people keeping green open brains (specifically metallic Wellsophyllia) so unbelievably healthy, but I have not had very good luck with them. I currently have a 135 gallon with 8X96 Watt PC lighting....tank is composed of only softies and LPS...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I am in bit of a panic here, I arrived home today and went to go sit infront of my aquarium for awhile and I was shocked to see most of the corraline in my tank has turned white and has appeared to die! Now I recently discovered a LR hitchhiker of an urchin, but he has been in there for...
  12. The THINK Tank
    OK bear with me, I'm trying to get used to all these new features that Greg has sprung on me. Friggit! Anywho, has anyone :wavey: ever setup a tank using southdown anD nothing else :banana: ANd still gotten CYAN0 ?
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Let us all congratulate tankgirl2 on being selected as The Reef Tanks Featured tank. She has a beautifull 260g walk around reef tank. Stop by and read/see all about it <a href="http://www.thereeftank.com/totm/jun04.php" target=_blank>here</a>. G~
  14. The THINK Tank
    How do bleached corals regain their zoox? Is it through finding a more adaptive zoox (say to high temps or light intensity) from neighboring colonies or is it by repopulating the coral's remaining zoox? What is the chemoreception theory in regards to zoox repopulation....is the coral tissue...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    25 gal (24" x 12") Via Aqua Multi Skimmer w/5 watt UV Sterilizer Custom Sealife PowerCompacts, plus Moonlight 47 lbs. Fiji Rock 45 lbs. Live Sand 11 Corals 4 Small Fish What should my concerns be? Are there any advantages.
  16. The THINK Tank
    I was told that specific gravity limits the Ca levels in our tanks. In all the zillion articles I've read about Ca/alk, I've never seen it mentioned. Can somebody explain what the connection is or point me to some info?
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has experience with controlingindividual lights on a four light configuration using an icecap 660. I have two actinics and two whites, URI. I would like to be able to switch the whites off at night and run the actinics 24/7 to promote my coraline algea. Any...
  18. Water Chemistry Archive
    Hello, I've been going through this low calcium thing for a while now. Tank is a 58 with 70 gallons of total water volume. Calcium is at 330. Alk is at 9 DKH. PH is 8.3 Magnesium - 1100 Sal 1.025 Temp 80 I have tried these. kalk - nothing. B-Ionic - nothing but lowered my Alk ? Trying...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, Just a few questions regarding reef tanks. My local fish store has a 30g long. It is mostly a reef tank with a few fish in it. I keep the maintenance on his tanks. He only has a whisper 4 on it for water circulation. Do you need much circulation with a reef system? If you have allot of soft...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I have recently purchased an established (about 1 year) 29 gallon nano reef. I used mostly the water that was already in the tank and have done one 5 gallon change so farwith Corallife salt. The previous owner used Corallife salt and so I did too for the first water change. Here's my problem...
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