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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I am new to this forum as well as the saltwater hobby. I have had a tank up and running for about 6 weeks. 20g live rock and substrate 1 clarkii clownfish 1 sixline wrasse T5 lighting -currently running (2) low end HOB filters I have read that a protein skimmer would probably be more...
  2. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Hi everyone, I'm Matt... a student at JU, working on my bachelors and masters at the same time, should graduate (finally) in December. I just got hooked on SW a few weeks ago by a friend. Looks like you have a great group of Jacksonville reefers on here. Hopefully you can help a newbie like...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So I have a 125gal with 10 fish, 45lbs live rock, hermits and cleaner shrimp. they got ich so I moved them to my 55 gal and have been treating with copper. all signs of ich gone . I am keeping them in the 55 for 4-6 weels to let the main tank go fallow/ run fallow?. anyway my question is when I...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have a FW tank that has been up for about 3 years. It's pretty basic, about 35 gallons, simple hand on back filter that pumps water through a sponge and carbon pad. I have gravel and many decorations in the tank. It's you're basic starter FW tanks. What I need is a good QT tank for fish...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 120 gallon with 3 emperor power filters. I alos have a air stone to help with air diffusion. the problem is my eel does not like the air diffuser. everymorning I get up and he has either disloged it from the glass or separated the tube from the air stone. My question is , do I need...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    just put 3 mexican turbos in my 100 gallon tank and two days later the water is cloudy i did notice these snails were staying close to each other and even on top of one another is it what i think ???...water checks out fine....all my critters are accounted for.....any ideas ?? thanks
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Well my female perc finally bullied my last firegobie to death:poke:.Woke up the other morning and no gobie. Waited........waited......waited.....yup no gobie. Usually takes a sec for them to come out but nope. And no trace of him! I mean I got lots of space through the back to look through and...
  8. Freshwater Discussion
    Well, okay, 2 questions. First, the back story. I've got a cowardly oscar, and to try to reduce stress on him I'm going to try to just rig up an easy water change pipe, so I can just do little bits at a time with a big water change once every couple of weeks instead of once a week. I was...
  9. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    Hi guys, I want to get rid of some of my rics so I can get back some of the money I got and use it to buy a frag setup and some other stuff. Here are pictures of what I have fs. They are blurry (taken w/ camera phone). If you are interested in a specific specimen, just ask me and I'll try to...
  10. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    I'm a phd student doing some genetic studies on a species of sea urchin.. i need to keep wild adult urchins in tanks until im ready to do some cross-fertilisation studies.. my problem is keeping them alive until i need them! I think my problem will be feeding.. i dont have a big fancy tank...
  11. Freshwater Discussion
    soi was thinking of doing a fresh water tank again and was wondering.... 1) is a drilled tank with overflows as healthy for fresh as it is for salt? 2) is a wet/dry the better way to go with a drill tank or is a plain sump with just a sock for debri better? i want to do a regular fresh...
  12. nano build off 2008
    hehehe. . my friend who's tank is almost empty, offered to take my fresh water fish, so i can clean out the 10 gallon and attempt a nano tank with ya'll It's goign to unfortunatley have to be a nano tank on a string budget. I can't afford to do it extravagantly this time around. And it's a...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I would like to hear from those of you with experiences (good or bad), with the Ecosystem brand filter with "Miracle Mud". I am giving strong consideration to starting my first reef tank with this product. Thanks, Ken
  14. nano build off 2008
    Hey everyone, I have been really looking forward to getting the nano tank going. It was sometime in December that my wife and I decided that we were going to change her FW planted tank into Nano reef tank. Ever since she brought home her 10g FW tank from her classroom I thought about turning it...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I need help from more "experienced" hobbyist to assist me in getting a game plan together on solving my hair algae problem. My signature line should have a link to my tank setup, lighting, critters, and filtration information. I've spent a lot of time reading, changing water (RO/DI), turning out...
  16. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I am designing my own HOB refugium for my 55. I am either going to modify a HOB filter or go get some acrylic and build one from scratch, but I have a few questions: - What sort of flow rate should I have in the fuge? The larger HOB filters have a flow rate of <> 330gph, and that is too much...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Ok...so some people have suggested that I go with freshwater for this tank...I am liking the idea a little better...hate to leave the void behind the bar. Can some of you give me some ideas for a nice freshwater set up that would be low maintenance (I don't think I want plants - don't want...
  18. Skimmers & other filtration
    whats the deal with bio balls?? ive heard they arent good for ur tank because they process the nitrates to fast and then refugiums are said to cause phosphate problems because they keep the nitrates at 0. but alot of people so u cant live without them for large tanks or reef tanks. just alittle...
  19. Seahorses & Pipefish
    I have been wanting a SH tank for a few years now. Work & health issues have prevented this so far. But now I am in a pretty good place to start building again. I'd like every bodies input on there idea of an ideal SH tank. Let's think small (30t or 40t), preferably sumpless and moderately...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    If anyone ever has the glorious chance to stop at Paridise Pet's in Cleona,Pa. take the chance. It is by far the biggiest dump every. My girlfreind said to me yesterday " yea you dont have to drive to That Fish Place there is a pet store here." That Fish Place is in Centerville,Pa about 35 min...
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