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  1. General Reef Discussion
    guys, im currently into the 1st week of hypo treatment for my fish in the QT..however i did not change the sg in the DT and it remains at 1.023.. i dont have a refractometer so wat i did was filled up the qt with half sw from the dt (sg 1.023) and half aged fw. the hydrometer was useless in...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys my bubble coral used to be huge but now it seems that the coral doesn't have that many bubbles and is dying what do I do I did a 15 gal change on a 120gal than it started like 4 days ago any ideas and help will be great
  3. General Reef Discussion
    What is the best way to lower salinity in a tank? I finally got my RO/DI set up today and it is producing water. I tested the water in my tanks and this is what I was reading: 90G: 1.032 Occupied 120G: 1.014 Empty 10G: 1.032 Occupied 12G: 1.026 Empty When I went to Alabama a few...
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    How do you determine what lighting you need for a tank? And, what are some of the questions you need to ask before being able to decide?
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I'm really new to the hobby and have started a reef tank. I have some soft corals, sponges invertabrates and some fish. The problem is that my blue tang and powder blue tang have come down with Ich. I was told that it is possible to use Ich-X and it wouldn't hurt anything. I was wondering...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so my salinity is way low. I want to know if its cool to top of my tank with salt water until it rises? will that be too slow? everything seems happy for the most part but I would like to safely raise this up.. Any suggestions?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    My blue tang is dying. He has ich. I don*t know what to do. Any last minute things I can do to try and save him?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    just thought i would post some picks of my new 90 gal tank. thanks to tapper12 who made this possible with the good prices on some good pieces of coral to help fill my tank....:wavey:
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I know that Magnesium and Calcium go hand and hand, Strontium is also somehow added as well. What exactly are all the relationships with the three, how do they work together and against each other?? What levels of each are going to be most beneficial and stable in a reef tank, and if one...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    OK my yellow canary fang blenny has started scratching on occasion on the substrate. today i have noticed small brown specs on him. It is smaller than sugar. i know iknow u want a picture but my wife has the camara on vacation and my camera phone aint gonna cut it. (i tried) its covering apart...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all so I put some peppermint shrimp into my tank yesterday and I have not seem them since I put them in! they are both are about one inch big, I'm just curious if this is normal. They have about 135 pounds of live rock to explore some maybe that's why I have not seen them.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    i just got home a bit ago and found my torch like this. The top brand as you see is not out at all and has a nasty film coming out of it. The one behind it is out a little. The other ones are like it usually is at night. The tooth coral looks fine. I just tested the water and as usual its fine...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Reefers, I have a 75g reef tank up and running. The filters and protein skimmer are functioning fine. I have 60lbs of live rock, sand substrate, and all my parameters are fine. My Nitrates/and Ammonia levels were O. My PH is 8.4 and my water temp is 83 to 85. Water flow is achieved by two...
  14. Margaritaville
    You know why? Because it is 1:18 A.M. and I cannot sleep!!:arg: I will most definately be needing a nap today! And Good Morning:peeved:
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Well first what is better get fish first or mushrooms/polyps. I tested my water last night and dispite the fact i have diatom growth my results were good. Im going to test again right now but the ammonia was 0, the nitrite was 0, and the nitrate was about 40.I just retested with the same results...
  16. Margaritaville
    So what's everyone's plan? I'm just going to prepare myself for the all day marathon of Dirty Jobs on Monday. I figure I'll go dig some holes and stop showering.
  17. General Reef Discussion
    After my last run to the LFS and picking up a cleaner shrimp, Leopard Wrasse and a Diamond Goby only to have them ALL die within a few days I'm tempted to think that they can't handle acclimating from 1.020 to 1.026 in 2 hours. Why the crap all the LFS around here run that low beats me but I...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Salinity is 1.022. How slowly should I bring it up to .025?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Due to carelessness on my part, my sump got filled with quite a bit of fresh RO water (I forgot to turn a valve off.) I just remembered a few minutes ago and went down and checked.. the salinity is at .019 (not sure how many decimals.) Is this really unsafe? I've mixed up some salty water and...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 60g tank and 50g sump and I just added some fish on sunday.....nitrite 0 ph 7.8 amonia .25 nitrate 10 salinity 1.019 My question is where am I missing the boat on my levels...My fish our active and seem to be health and colorful but I know I am not at the ideal levels...Please help...
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