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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Does anybody own or is currently running a 60g reef tank? If so, what kind of lighting are you using and what types of corals are you keeping in it ? Thanks..
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I'm on call tonight, so I've been surfing to kill some time... and I found an article written by Eric Borneman back in 1997 that warned against placing leather corals in the same tank as SPSs. It said something about yellow leathers (Sarcophyton species) being the most toxic and explained that...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Well, I am finally going to do it! I am upgrading my existing lighting system which consists of a 175 W MH 10,000k bulb and two 55 watt power compacts. I am yanking out the 175 MH and installing either a 250W or 400W ballast/bulb. I have two medium sized leather corals in my 58 gallon...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    need help(or advice).purchased 1st livestock for a newly setup 50gal.tank lr and ls in for 5 wks.new filters and pwrhds and prot skmr.water quality is great(spgr 1024 ph8.5 nh3 no2 no3 all 0.lvstk had 2 hr ride home from lfs(not so local)golden leather mshrm was closed when got home-to be...
  5. Biological Filtration Archive
    Hi everyone:beer: I'm new to this forum and I can see there is a great wealth of info on this site! I have had a 75 gallon reef tank now for about two years. I have a variety of coral as well as fish. Unfortunately, I've been noticing an increase in a critter that I can't identify. Attached is a...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I've been reading the posts here for several months on and off and find it very useful. I would like to thank you all for that. Question: I have a 125 g reef tank which has been running great for years. I use both a plenum and a trickle filter. Fish are great, inverts are great, and soft...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all-- When my lights have come on the last few days there has been tons of brown... threads?? floating around in the water and the water has been cloudy. After a couple hours, it pretty much clears up. amonia, nitrates, etc are at 0. KH at 10. There has been some brown algae on...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I just got some tonight and was wanting to know anyones experience with it, is it as good as it sounds on the container?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi All! First off, great forum, heaps of very useful advice. I'm glad I found you guys. I'm finding I need a bit of advice, and I have the feeling this is the place to ask for it. About five years ago, before I moved out of my parents house, I set up a reef tank for them. After I left, due...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Just wondering who is interested in signing up for the reef jeopardy tournament. We'll need at least 9 people to make it a true tournament. RJ will be held in the chat room on Sunday nights. We'll probably make it a shorter version for the tournament held over the next few weeks. I'm open to...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I posted earlier seeking advice on a good final fish addition to my 29. I was torn between a dwarf angel or a clown. Now that I am leaning more toward a clown, Ive been going back to some research on which corals to add for the sucker. Between a torch, hammer, or frogspawn, which is the...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    After lots of reading, from this board and books and opinions and my own tank speaking to me, plus doing this the first time around and failing(algae etc). I am ready to invest about 50-60 bucks in a nice piece of coral. I have had the tank going for about 2 months now. 29 gallon, no fish, 20...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I am running an eclipse system 12 on my nano-reef- this filter (if you aren't familiar) utilizes a disposable (monthly) carbon/mesh filter cartridge. What do you think about removing the cartridge and using some floss and a bag of chemi-pure in the sump instead? Do you think this will effect...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I wonder if any of you are able to help, I have a 95 gallon tank which contains a pair of Tomato Clowns, Kole Tang, Algae Benny, Bubble Anenome, the usual snails and crabs and a large Leather Coral. The problem I have is that in the past couple of days the coral had completely retracted :( ...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I just stocked my tank with my cleanup crew 2 days ago, have constantly checked ammo, nitrate,nitrite,calcium,etc....the only thing I have seen is high phosphate.....got up this AM and all of my scarlet hermits are dead or dying, and all of my cerith snails are dead....I also added new carbon...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Came home from the reef meeting on saturday night and put my cleaner shrimp and new frags in the tank...everything was doing great, polyps extended cleanershrimp taking up post on a powerhead. Got up in the morinng and noticed the tank looked a little strange. The xenia was drooping and my...
  17. Lighting Archive
    Could anybody recommend some corals that do well in low light and low to moderate current? Yes, I'll admit it and I know I'm not the only one out there, I only have 80 Watts of standard flourescent lighting (one Corallife 50/50 and one Hagen Power-Glo) for my 55 gallon tank. I'm fairly new to...
  18. Tank Specs
    Hello all. I'm new to the discussion and have a 90 gallon all glass tank with a 30 gallon glass sump. Specs include 4-96w PC, Reef Devill III, Iwaki WMD40, manifold with 3 returns to spray bars, 100lbs live rock, live sand, numerous assorted leather corals, some acropora, pocilapora...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I ordered some fish and corals mail order to arrive over the weekend. It turned into a disaster. I got a couple of tangs, a lawnmower blenny, some flame wrasses and a couple of corals. I acclimated the fish for 2-3 hours slowly adding water from my tank to plastic containers holding the fish...
  20. LPS, (scleractinians with large polyps)
    I have a 125g reef thats been up about 2 years. It has lots of live rock, several leathers, polyps, 1 grn opn brain, 1 slipper, 1 meat, several hermits and snails, a sally light foot, a purple urchin, etc... Equipment is an amircle typhoon in the sump, a iwaki return pump, dual overflows and a...
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