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  1. General Reef Discussion
    The LFS said I was ready for snails and crabs, but I still don't have a ton of algae growth in the tank or other fish... What and how much should I be feeding nassarius snails... margarita snails... and blue-legged hermit crabs? THANK YOU!
  2. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    <--Nick We have a green hair algae problem in our seahorse tank. Last weekend, we went on all the boards looking for a solution that is safe for our horses... We found "Halloween Hermits" (AKA Ciliopagurus strigatus) to have an appitite for the algea we had, and they were small enough to...
  3. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Well, last time I used astrea, mexican turbos, nassarius vibex, illynassa obsoleta, blue leg hermits and scarlet hermits. The whole atlantic inverts in a tank packed with pacific corals. This time I am leaning towards a south pacific only tank. Kind of silly I know. The pacific is a Huge area...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So what does everyone suggest for a clean-up crew for a 125 reef. Mine has never been what it could/should be. I have about 10 Turbo Snail, 5 cerinths, 10 astreas, and 5 of something else I forget.
  5. General Reef Discussion
    i have a 90 gallon with 70 lbs of live rock 1 sailfin 1 kole tang 1 longnose hawk 1 lmb 4 green chromis 1 jama cardinal 1 red baja star fish (or is it bali?) a turbo snail 2 margarita snails 2 red leg hermits 6 narsasuss snails 2 250w xm 10k bulbs 2 2 bulb coralife t5 fixtures for actinics...
  6. Tank Specs
    Ok, here's what I'm working with currently: 30 gallon tank K2 Viper MH w/ 150watt 14k Red Sea HOB skimmer recently added yet another HOB skimmer, courtesy of Bono (hey, 2 is better than one right?) ~25-30lbs of LR (now somewhat covered with green hair) visitherm stealth heater Livestock...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Ok - so I'm wanting some suggestions for a clean up crew for my 12g Nano... I don't think what I have now is enough... It's a 12g nano w/ a young pair of maroon clowns, live rock and their anemone... Right now I have 2 Astraea Snails, 4 Nassarius Snails and 1 tiny hermit... What else...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I usually get nassarius snails to do my dirty work but they prefer sand. What are some great snails that will fit well in a bare bottom tank? I know I can get some astrea's but also want a variety. Are Cerith's out? don't they also like sand to dig in?
  9. nano build off 2008
    For just under a year, I've been stalking the forums to learn as much as possible before building my first reef tank. What began as a 72G bow has been revised to a 30g nano after learning of a job change that will move me across the country. I just finished the tank and stand two weeks ago, so I...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I'm having a bit of an algea problem. Also seems to be just this layer of junk on my live rock... I know I need more snails, so i have about 20 turbo snails for my 65g. How many should I get? Also what are the best snails that'll really do a good cleaning job? I was thinking maybe a Queen Conch...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone! I have a 150 with a 30 gallon sump. I was just wondering how often and how much do you feed your fish? The reason I ask is I had been feeding my fish every 2 days and only what they could eat in a min or so. My wrasse seemed unhappy and his jumping had increased. After posting a...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    so it's time to get started... <O:p</O:phaven't had a real reef tank ever. i tried once ten years ago, but everything crashed when i went on a three week trip. keeping a reef tank has been one of my greatest joys and also my biggest defeats when my old tank crashed. <O:p <O:p</O:p i have a...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    ok i dont get this one my three yr old 15g nano reef's nitrates are pretty high, 80+ ppm mushrooms, zoas, candycane, starpolyps, bubble coral, kenya tree, green leg hermits, astrea snails, black oc clown, sulfur damsel, black blenny, royal gramma sand bed is fairly deep 4"-5", the sand bed is...
  14. Tank Specs
    Hi all, Here's all the information that I can think of on my system. Our system is currently a 135 gallon Acrylic reef tank (6'x21"x21") 15g sump with sock filtration an in-line protein skimmer (sorry don't remember brand at the moment) A Turbo Twist 6x 18watt UV Sterilizer Odessa Powerhead...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    We recently purchased a Coris Wrasse (what our LFS called it anyway) about a month ago from a LFS we go to on a very regular basis. We've become friends with the manager of this LFS and have not had any problems with them selling us things that "shouldn't" be in our tank. This fish is...
  16. General classifieds
    Hi, Need to break down our 90 gallon tank. Approx. 75lbs of live tonga ridge rock, 2 false percula clown fish, skunk cleaner shrimp, two brittle stars, one "regular" star fish, turbo snails, margarita snails, blue-legged hermit crabs, one fighting conch, cerith snails, live sand. Corals: red...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    so again i have a 12 eclipse and i want some opinions on the correct amount for crew. Right now i have 1Mexican Turbo Snail , 5 Nassarius Snail , 2 Margarita Snail , and 2 Astrea Snail . So what are your thoughts
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