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  1. General Reef Discussion
    3 Macro Methods- Refugium, Algae Scrubber and Display are covered. How they work, the goal in using them, and basic info to be followed up with detailed videos soon. Phosphate is briefly discussed, and hopefully I did a better job representing the point of nutrient export, and was clear about...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    What benefits can macro algae provide to a reef? How do you outcompete nuisance algae with macros? What's the difference between micro and macro algae? What's the best lighting for specific species of algae? What signs will tell you that caulerpa is about to go sexual or that different algae...
  3. Tank Specs
    Size - 65g macro algae display Light - SBreef plant light Age - 3 years Filtration - I had rock made for this tank, shaped into branches and beauty. I added some dry rock from Billy Hay and cycled prior to adding fish. Macro algae in the display and an algae scrubber in the sump on reverse...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I did a search but didn't find anything clear, so hope this hasn't been answered before. I have Halymenia / Dragon's Tongue, and noticed that most places say you have to weigh down the trimmings. BUT I was hoping someone here may have had some luck figuring out how to get it to actually root...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all! So after all the chaos of my tank draining and equipment failing half my fish dying and Me being electrocuted by the tank.. Everything seems to be pretty well back on track. With all the water changes and sandbed getting stirred and moving all the rocks etc. My phosphates are pretty...
  6. Photography Forum
    first shot is with the standard 18-55mm lens that came with my camera zoomed all the way in. second shot is with the same lens reversed (i am waiting on an adapter to show up in the mail, so i was holding the lens). I ordered This adapter for my canon EOS rebel DSLR. paid $9.95 and got free...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Ive been wanting the look of macros in my display for quite a while and since my tank looks bare after losing most of my coral, I thought now would be a good time to give it a try. Currently I have caulerpa prolifera and Caulerpa racemosa peltata that I like the look of that's already growing...
  8. General classifieds
    Looking to buy macro algae other than chaeto. Within good reasonable price range.
  9. Photography Forum
    Hi everyone, I work for a camera store and I am very knowledgeable about equipment and photography in general. If you need advice on purchasing a camera/lens or questions on photography both in the reef, and everyday photography please PM me or post here. This is not a sales pitch as I am trying...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I recently added a sump and refugium to my existing setup. DT is 37 gal and sump/refugium is 10 gal. I run my main lights from 11am - 8:30 pm and my refugium lights from 8:30 pm - 11 am. The DT has been going for 3 months now. The sump and fuge has been going for 2 weeks. I started to get some...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I have a 75 gal tank that I am using for my sump. I was wondering if anyone thought my old 48 inch solarmax 28 watt x2 fixture would grow chaeto? Fixture has the 10, 000k and actinic bulbs. Thanks for any thoughts.
  12. Photography Forum
    Skunk Clownfish by --Aaron--, on Flickr Yasha by --Aaron--, on Flickr Leopard Wrasse by --Aaron--, on Flickr Maxima by --Aaron--, on Flickr Maxima by --Aaron--, on Flickr Alveopora by --Aaron--, on Flickr Alveopora by --Aaron--, on Flickr Pom Pom Crab by --Aaron--, on Flickr...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I bought some macro today, the cheeto stuff. I looked at it pretty close after i left the store and i see what looks like aptasia,bubble algea, and even some strange little tiny spider starfish looking things in it. Should I throw it all out? It cost me 20 bucks, but i dont want to create a...
  14. The THINK Tank
    I have been thinking of setting up a 40 or 55 gallon self supporting tank that is low maintenance. I got this idea from browsing an article i found some time back. The article i found is over 20 years old and i know this hobby has came along way in 20 years so i was just wondering how yall...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have some fairly fast-growing Macro algae growing around my tank...getting mixed results on the species while searching around the web. Hoping to trade some up my next reef meeting, would like to know what type so I can sound a little more knowledgable! It's even growing on one of my...
  16. Skimmers & other filtration
    Will using a phosban reactor limit or stunt the growth of macro algae (chaeto)? thus limiting it's ability to remove nitrates? I'm considering purchasing a TLF reactor and using GFO, or building a diy dual reactor like BRS out of an old pair of RO canisters. any thoughts, insight?
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I want to get a plant/macro algae to help with nitrates, but I have a decorated tuxedo urchin that eats everything, including my chaeto that I used to have. Is there anything that it WON'T eat?? Thanks!!
  18. General classifieds
    Hey Im getting my dad into the hobby, He has an empty tank 55g reef base rock and live sand Looking to get him started and Im wondering if anyone would mail us a small bag of chaeto or some pods etc to help him get started..
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