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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Looking to get a mandarin eventually. My tank has been running for 2 years and is 90 gallons. I populated my refugium with amphipods and they have been reproducing, albeit slowly. I also have isopods in my tank. I researched the type and I have the harmless kind. My question is, will the...
  2. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I noticed some Isopods on my tank recently, they are very tiny, round shape, roach like creatures, that runs fast on my LR when disturbed. Researching in google I found that they are pest for fishes and also I identified their pictures; since I don't have any fish on my reef, should I worry that...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi there, I have an established 40 gallon reef tank with 10 gallon sump. I have lots of coral, inverts and some fish. I had recently received some new coral and then just saw what I think was an cirolanid isopod attached to my clown fish last night. It tried to catch him but failed miserably...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So I have an isopod problem and I am 95% sure they are the bad ones. I have been trapping these things as per this article. http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-02/bp/index.php I wanted to know if anyone knew of an isopod predator that I could employ. Also, any tips on trapping would be appreciated.
  5. General Reef Discussion
    So last night I needed to do a water change on my newly cycled tank. It had some patches of Bryopsis growing in the sandbed that was easily removed with some large stainless steel forceps (this is in my office tank at work by the way). Anyway, I removed the light to have better access to the...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Do any of you have a refugium that flows into your display from above without having to go through a pump or up a weir? I am concerned with iso, ampi, copepods or whatever getting shredded in the impeller or just not effectivly ending up into the display tank. Will they be easily sucked up a...
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