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  1. General Reef Discussion
    i have brown diatoms on my 1/2inch live sand bed.every time i move it about its back the next day,its like its growing over night.my tank is a 55g tank,it is about 3 years old i do a 5g water change every week thats about 10%.I feed sparingly and i have turned my 2x250w halids down to 8 hours a...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    i have hair alge in my 55g marine aquarium.my tank is 3 years old.it is a mixed tank,nitrate is 0,nitrite is 0,phos is 0 and ammonia is 0.i am running 2x250w halides at 14000 k for about 8 hours and feeding sparingly plaese help as i am picking this off every other day:(:(:(thanku:doh:
  3. General Reef Discussion
    i was intrested in seeing what type of coral systems u guys are currently running
  4. Instruction manuals
    Red Sea Test Labs Master Reef Lab Nitrate Why Test For Nitrate? Nitrate (NO3-) is produced in the aquarium by the biological filter. Beneficial bacteria in the biological filter convert toxic ammonia and nitrite into nitrate. A high nitrate level indicates a buildup of fish waste and organic...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I got a sea hare over the weekend to try to stir up my sandbed alittle but I have been hearing alot of bad things about them, like starving to death and that they never live long (about a month?) So I wanted to see if anyone has had any long term luck with these guys? I am attempting to...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hey, I got a small lawnmower blenny about 5 days ago and I haven't seen him eat any of my algae. He sits on the pump all day long moving around rarely. Should I move him to a separate tank and try to feed him with something else? Who can help me? :help:
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I took out all of the live rock out of my tank except for a few small pieces. My CUC ate all algae available. Is there anything I can feed them?
  8. General Reef Discussion
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  9. General Reef Discussion
    looking for input and advice on running a wet/dry filter with my reef tank and live rock. if not what should i do to filter my tank????
  10. Emergency Info , MSDS and instructions
    Okay gang. as pointed out by ScruffyRubicon and seconded by marineduud. an area of Reef MSDS and i am thinking a instructuion manual area is a good idea. lets look at our reef equipment and things for or in our tank. the example for all of this was the OZONE accident. ScruffyRubicon gave this...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    OK short and sweet. Do any of my fellow south Carolinians know if there is ever a South Carolina swap?
  12. General Reef Discussion
    In my 55 gallon fish only i have this hard green algae growing on my back glass and corners. I tried scraping it with the kent pro scraper metal blade and i got most of it but its so hard to get off. The whole back wall is covered in it. What the heck is this stuff? I scraped what i can and went...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    OK so here is the deal I have various sps that I was given in July of this year that have been growing well and showing great color and pe ect. up until about a week or so ago. I noticed the color going MUCH lighter. I have seen RTN - boy that happens quick, and i am hoping that this is not...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    a reef club member gave me some cheato. He told me to put it in the display since i don't have a tank and can harvest it. Not to keen on the idea, i thought it grow wild all over...going asexual or something in the dark. he said i could harvest it, now i know you guys do this in your fuges...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    why is it that SW hobbiest feel they need to replicate the entire SW ecosystem in their SW setups, when all they want to do is keep some fuzzy sticks? are all of these ecosystems necessary? are there any other hobbiest that do this? ex: Dart frogs, Rift lake cichlids, amazon basins. what do...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I want to see if i am on par with everyone else with my feeding schedule. Please include what you feed i.e. meaty food, nori, etc..
  17. The THINK Tank
    I have had many different experiences using BB systems now, especially for stony coral/ reeftop biotopes now. I have noticed that if the current is strong enough to prevent detrital accumulations under the rock, that stony coral polyps tend to recede in all but the protected areas where there...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    hey everyone, first post here. I have an oceanic 29g biocube, which ive successfully cycled and held fish in for many months. a few months ago i changed apartments and had to drain my tank. Heres where everything went downhill.. i restarted my tank after throughly cleaning it out, added new...
  19. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Heres my new guy..he was a bit shy at first but is doing well now
  20. The THINK Tank
    Hi all, Just joined today. I need a means of cleaning the surfaces that are supposed to remain transparent, but without killing off the main marine algae culture (Nannochloropsis sp.) that we are trying to grow up on a large-scale. I am aware of some fish (e.g. Salarias facilatus) and snails...
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