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  1. Reef Fish
    I understand that it's normal for the live rock to go a light brown when starting a new tank up but is it normal for the sand to do the same. Should I be adding something to the water to help the live rock during it's cycle process. Thank you.
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I am setting up a new 180 and moving all my corals, live rock, and sand to the new tank. Will this help build the bacteria in the new tank quicker and speed up the cycle process or am I wasting my time moving all the sand from one tank to anouther?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    what will clear the cloudiness when im just using a sump and a protein skimmer,i dont have no filter like canister or anything i just cant see it clearing up without them am i wrong
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I am starting a 55 gallon tank and want to know more about seeding some dead rock, I want about 70 pounds of live rock total, how long would it take to seed 50 pounds of dead rock with a 20 pounds live rock? I also am planning on sanding 40 pounds of live sand. I am in no rush for a reef tank...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I just started a new 60 gallon tank after a a week the fog settled a friend was selling live rock i bought some because it was a dollar a pound but it doesnt look like the live rock ive seen its mostly a bone color it seems to be peeling also should i take it out? i just recently put four green...
  6. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    New 55g, live rock and sand, running 2 hang on power filters, ph=8.2, Am=0, NI-0, NA=20. Temp flucuates between 78-80. Tank up for 6 wks now. Every fish (except 2 yellowtail damsels) I put in this tank are dead within 24 hrs. I am not using RO treated water. Ant suggestions as to my dilema...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    My live rock has been curing in my tank for 2 weeks and the tops of the rocks are turning white. Being new to the saltwater hobby I have read everything I could find but nothing has answered my concern. My ph is 8.2, am and nitrite are zero with nitrate at 20. I added 2 green chromis that were...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    hey everyone i have a 12 g nano cube dx. its about a month old and i checked my params and i been having all month. i have an rodi unit,around 10-12 lbs argonite sand, 10 lbs of live rock that a friend sold me for $10 bucks. i had them cycling about 3 weeks and my reading never went up plus ive...
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