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  1. The THINK Tank
    I'm new here, and not sure if this is where I would post such a question(s), or if this topic has been discussed many times (not sure how to search correctly), so I'll just throw it out there... Have read much about the importance of a Quarantine Tank, and I'm contemplating bringing 30 gal out...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I am setting up a tank for sea horses .. It is currently cycling.. ( ammonia is down to zero ( Yeeaa) nitrites are at 20 nitrates are at 40 so hopefully won't be much longer .. But my question is should I have a hospital tank set up and ready? Also what size? I had asked a previous question...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    My tank was started in May, I have had two clownfish since the end of June. I bought them from an LFS that I trust. Other tank inhabitants are 4 hermits and 2 snails. End of July, little clown started showing a white spot or two. I tried to post a picture, but most people decided it was...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I recently re started my 8 gal biocube to use as a hospital/quarantine tank. It has a fresh carbon filter, I used seasoned live rock from my 55 gal DT and I used 8 gallons of water from my DT and threw in a piece of krill to jump start my cycle. After a few days my parameters were alk 155ppm...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    hello peeps, i usually dont like asking in forums before actually searching for a while , but sadly , i've been busy with college and i can barely search more than i did. i started getting in this hobby like 5 months ago, the tank is fully established, ph 8.2 ammonia is 0 no2 is 0 no3 is 40...
  6. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    So I am fairly sure that my tank has ICH and I am thinking of setting up a HT and using either hypo salinity or copper. What size tank do I use for 10 fish? Diamond gobi, hippo tang, six line wrasse, coral beauty angel, 2 clowns, 2 dominos, yellow tail damsel, and yellow damsel. The hippo tang...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I am new here and I joined because I'm having a problem. I added some shrimp a few weeks ago and last week I noticed two of my fish had ich. I searched online and several sources say to raise the tank temp and I added some ich medicine that was supposed to be safe for inverts. By Friday one died...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I have been doing saltwater since I was 16 (10 years!) and I have never had to "fight" a disease before, not even ick. This long into the game I finally decided to give my favorite fish a try so I picked up a copperband butterfly which was eating in the store. The fish had what looked to be a...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Our 24 gallon tank has ich. We have created a hospital 10 gallon tank for our Yellow Line Goby which is showing signs of the ich. We have not been able to capture him though and move it into his hospital room. We have tried one net, two nets net with food in it, and a water bottle trap. He...
  10. Reef Fish
    Hi, sorry to start another thread, but this has been troubling me for a while. When people start a QT, it's always been said the some kind of biological filtration is needed in order to keep the tank running on low enough levels of ammonia and nitrite. Thus, some people cylc their QT's...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    So my Powder Blue Tang arrives Tomorrow From Fosters & Smith!! I've set up my QT, and just checked the parameters before bed. Let me know what you all Think!!
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I recieved Two tangs recently. I got a powder brown, and a yellow. the powder brown was a s/m and the yellow was a small. I had them set up in a observation/hospital tank. They were doing GREAT! I come home today and both are dead! I had been doing daily water changes, using water from my...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, I currently have 3 clowns that have been in my hospital tank for almost 3 weeks now. I was treating them for the first 10 days with chelated copper for what was either brooklynella or marine velvet. Either way, I caught it early and they all recovered nicely in the hospital tank...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hello to all of you who have more experience than me...I need some of your knowledge! Between my LFS and what I read I diagnosed my male clownfish with velvet. So I set up a quaratine tank, and since its highly likely all fish were exposed put all 4 fish in...their all small (only running 29...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    If i setup a QT and use copper meds in it, can i, later on down the road, use it to QT LR before i put it in a display, or will the leftover copper residue kill everything on the LR and make it "dead rock"?
  16. General Reef Discussion
    hey all got a question for you i have a hospital tank set up and is doing fine, so i decided to add another for added flexibility. I started it up and started the cycle however it has been almost 3 weeks and i get strage readings. I get sometime no ammonia then at others i get 1.0 ppm. However i...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    ok so I have a 40 gallon saltwater setup with whisper ex70, 8 watt gamma uv sterilizer(installed 2 days ago), a power head thats connected is only blowing 150gph which I'm waiting for a new one I ordered and a 50 watt heater. I have about 35 pnds of live rock, and 40 pnds of live sand. all the...
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