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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys and girls, I have a 125 gallon tank and have just recently begun thinking about dosing with lime water after hearing such great things about it. I have a 25 gallon holding tank for all of my RO/DI water. I currently lose about a gallon and a half per day. Should I just add however...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I think its an anenome, heres a few pics. And theres some corals that look almost like it, but less tentacle things, and smaller.
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have setup a 5 gallon bucket to add topoff water every night. (about 1/2 Gal daily via a pump on a controller) I plan to add Kalk (pickling lime) to the the top off water. I have a Maxi-Jet 400 in the 5 gallon bucket set to stir up the water every morning. The question is should I have...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    My tank is all cloudy I can't see anything and my 6 line wrasse is dead help me! What can I do!
  5. General Reef Discussion
    :help: Sorry about the stupid question people but Im very new to salt water and need to know if some things are really needed. I have a new 210g Mega flow tank Im putting together and was woundering about a few other pieces that Im not sure about. First this will be a reef tank with 200+ live...
  6. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I know I've complained about this for a while now and this seems to be an ongoing problem. My tank and EVERYTHING in it is just completely covered with brown algae. I'm starting to think I need someone who's been at this longer than me to come over and see if I'm missing something on my system...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I dose kalk with a reefdoser to compensate for evaporation. I have trouble keeping my calcium & alk as high as I'd like. dKH is 9.5 and calcium is ~370 - salifert readings. I have increased the amount of Mrs. Wages from ~ .75 tsp/gall to ~1.5 tsp/gall (had had calcium precipitation before at...
  8. Seahorses & Pipefish
    Hi all, I thought I'd chronicle my new tank. I had seahorses about 4 years ago and that tank had been sitting idle so I decided to start it up again. After some research I realized that the old tank was too small. Old Tank I was very reluctant to change from this tank not because of cost...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    my new 75 gallon reef had a carbonate hardness of 17ppm the test kit says it should be 8-12 the test kit says there are ways to raise the hardness but nothing about lowering it is 17ppm ok ? if not how do I lower it it is a new tank 4 days old with 150lbs of live rock with a wet/dry and a...
  10. Massachusetts North Shore Marine and Reef Club
    I volunteer to be the in house Chemist. I have a Ph.D. in Chemistry and I taught freshman chemistry in college before. If you have any chemistry related question, please feel free to ask.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I've heard good things about this product called Purple Up, it's a coralline algae accelerator. It contains Super Sea Calcium and other essential elements to encourage coralline not nuisance algae to grow. I decided to give it a try and replace my Kent marine liquid calcium with this product...
  12. Reefing Equipment
    I have had a 55 gallon fish only saltwater tank for years and now am starting a minor reef tank, but i have some questions. 1) i am reading that when you have live sand and live rock (which i do) that this is all the bio filtration you need....the only other filter you need is a protein...
  13. Atlanta Reef Club
    pillz your pm box is full. On a side note tho, I'll make a thread out of this incase anyone else knows ways of dosage or is interested in doing this. Other questions I had for you pillz, how long does that bag last for you? and what is the mixture you use? Thanks again for helping me out...
  14. Atlanta Reef Club
    What do you use? Opinions? Upsides? Downsides (especially)? I'm a big fan of paying a bit more to not have to monkey with something constantly, so I'm leaning to a Calc Reactor, but wanted to hear opinions from those with more experience (most of you).
  15. General Reef Discussion
    has anyone tried this yet i just started using it about 3 days ago. At first i was kinda skeptical about it but wow it really works in just 3 days i am starting to see new stuff coraline spots on new rocks so happy anyone else used this stuff any personal feedback from any one that used it? the...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    What is eveyone's opinion on the PURPLEUP product? http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Product/Prod_Display.cfm?pcatid=12799&N=2004+113028 I've had 2-3 LFS try and sell me this product but a voice in the back of my head keeps saying, "It will lead to unwanted algae growth and screw up my water...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I am very sad, my 4 year old Manderan Goby decided to fly last night, unfortunatly he needed more practice landing. I found him very crispy behind the tank. (actually my wife woke me up saying my tank smells awful fishy today) Of course I had to say ...Duh !!!:doh:
  18. General Reef Discussion
    How long can you keep made up saltwater in a storage container if it is being circulated with a pump?
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