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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 55 Gallon reef tank and I am curious about what a good recommendation for fish bio-load would be. I plan to propagate the tank with healthy fish and a combination of many different types of healthy and vibrant corals. My tank specs are as follows and I will take ANY advice to improving...
  2. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    can someone explain to me what actinic light does or does it do anything other than light up the tank. How do i get the neon colors in my tank pop are there different moon lights that do that or are there different actinic lights that do that??? I know this may seem dumb but i really do not...
  3. Reef Fish
    Ok, I'm looking for a few suggestions since this is just getting depressing. My 30g all-in-one is taking off far better than I ever imagined (parameters, growth, etc). So well, in fact, that I've chosen to make an SPS-dominated reef with some brilliant colors. While expected, my fire shrimp...
  4. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    looking for some stuff for my refuguim for right now. i want to poss get anything that would be good for soft corals
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have a Gen-X CO2 regulator by pacific coast imports. It has a solenoid and a needle from MRC http://www.myreefcreations.com/caaccessories.htm at the bottom of the page. Currently the regulator is putting out an output pressure of 25. That is just a touch higher than I want. There isn't any big...
  6. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    As the ball gets rolling on the regrouping of Marine Aquariasts in the the Upstate. I think we need to host an open meeting at a larger restaurant (like Carolina Fine Foods in Simpsonville) that has a couple of banquet rooms. My thinking behind this is... new prospective members can show up and...
  7. NIMAS- Club members only: Meeting/Selling/Trading
    Anyone have an interest in this? http://www.theimac.org/index.html
  8. Skimmers & other filtration
    I have a 265gl tank with a hundred gl sump but the refugium I tryed to build sucks. can any one tell me how to build one? or give me a link to a site that can help me. any and all help is welcome. and thanks in advance.
  9. General Reef Discussion
    So I have setup a new 24 gallon saltwater tank, it has 10 LBS of live sand and 15 pounds of live rock. I only had it set up for about 5-7 days and now it growing this brown algae all over (there is some green as well) I don't have any fish in currently, but I do have a turbo snail. I need all...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Ok,... This is the first time I have ever heard anything like this. So let me know if I'm outta the closed loop!:freak: I was at a local HomeDepot today looking for some PVC tubes and a gate valve for an octopus nw200 mod. When someone working in the department told me that I should not be...
  11. The THINK Tank
    so ive been reading a few different articles by holmes-farley lately desperately trying to understand reef chemistry. with NO chemistry background whatsoever im kindof struggling with putting it all togeather. im hoping i can type what i think ive learned so far, and then u guys can correct me...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so there are all these tiny white things on my aquarium glass, and I have no idea what they are. They are only where there is algae on my glass that I have not scrubbed off. They are tiny; maybe the size of the tip of a ball point pen at best; some only the size of a Pin head. They are...
  13. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Just saw a about 2" centipede looking thing!! any ideas? It was to fast for a pic.
  14. General Reef Discussion
    what test should i do on my water and how often should i do them? any recommendations on test kits? is there a best time of day to test? any tips?
  15. Topic of the Week Archive
    Well gang we have started the year off pretty well so far ( i think we did anyway) with some nice topics with many asking ans answering. FYI. the bi-weekly ( or longer) is for everyone. please if you have a question about the topic just jump in! Water balance..... Function: noun : the ratio...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I am toying with the idea of dosing my tank with Epsoms Salt to bring the Mg. up to around 1400, my question is will this have an effect on my salinity? My parameters as of right now are: Cal. 465 Alk. 4 meg/l Mg. 1250 I test with Seachem test kits and will change to Salifert next time I...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Lately I've being fighting with red slime on my sand bed. I have syphon only the top of the bed. After a Few days its start to appear again. Finally brown algae have not being growing that much or isnt growing. But I would like to find a way to get rid of the red slime. That tank is 4 month...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    10g with 5g sump Mag3 return pump with Microjet 2x36 PC Lighting 20lbs of LR 30lbs LS 2 BW Ocellaris 1 Turbo Snal 4 Blue leg Crabs 3 Scarlet Leg Crabs 3 Nassarius Snails PH = 8.2 Ammonia = 0.00 Nitrite = 0 Nitrate = 0.0 Ca = 400 I run my lights about 8 hours a day and perform a 2g water...
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