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  1. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    My fortunes have taken a turn for the worse. (That's life as a contract employee for ya!:bawling:) I am going to have to sell my 14g biocube and all its inhabitants. I'm giving my coworker first pick since then I'll at least be able to visit my creatures and I've become pretty attached to...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone know the scientific name for the red colored emerald crabs?. I would like to know more about them and cannot find anything.
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I got an Ocellaris Clownfish and he ate good and seemed to be doing well. A few days ago I saw a red spot in the white stripe near his head and though maybe it bumped into a rock or something (he seemed a bit skittish from the start). Yesterday he was acting sluggish, and saw stringy poo. I...
  4. "Soft" corals
    My toadstool hasn't come out today and it looks like someone has been munching on it. Is it going through some type of shedding or is it actually dying off? I will try to get a picture tonight. What could possibly be eating it? Urchin, mithrax crabs?
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 75 gal tank that has been up for about a month, it was started with Live Rock and Live sand. I have a lot of junk that has shed off my Live Rock And I would like to get it cleaned up and looking good. Here is what I have so far for a Cleanup Crew: 3 Mithrax crabs (2 green, 1 red) 6...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I woke up this morning to find my sandsifting starfish dead and missing a leg. What could be the culprit? I found my knobby starfish later eating the missing leg. Could it be the snowflake eel, niger trigger, mithrax crabs, or urchins? Or just bad luck? What are your thoughts?
  7. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    i know i haven't been around much lately , but been real busy working on the tank and catching up on the" honey "better get it done list ! everything is going along great on this new tank , the critters seem to be impervious to anything i've done ! the atlantic tang came in with enough water to...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    $850 for this. 125 aga dual corner overflows w/stand - -50g refugium with baffles - plenty of room for skimmer and pump -berlin red sea skimmer classic - good to 250g w/ 2 pumps -power compact light(on refugium) - -wet/dry - whatever -miscelanious chemicals - goes with tank Livestock -70...
  9. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    While I actually thing it is kind of interesting to look at I am considering trying to control the Bubble Algae in my SPS tank. Word of mouth says that Rabbit Fish & Emerald Crab (Mithrax sculptus) are ways to combat Bubble Algae. Are there other methods that actually work. I have found more...
  10. TCMAS
    Hi all, Long time no see - I'm still around, but busy, busy. Since I'm losing my battle with bubble algae, want to get creature(s) that will help. Searching the posts, it looks like virigate rabbitfish, emerald crabs, and maybe other types of fish are good. I have a 125 gal, and plenty of...
  11. TCMAS
    I am beginning to think that my tank is going to be overrun with bubble algae, pretty soon and I am not sure what to do about it. First question, what do they feed on, to keep propagating there must be something that they need to keep growing. All of my water peramiters are good. I dont have...
  12. The THINK Tank
    i have 45' worth of drain on my system. this is obviously acting like a wet/dry. i have a constant 20ppm nitrate reading. not really a problem, but is just kinda nagging me. i am not about to add a sand bed to my system to correct this. would a coil/sulpher denitrator be something to look into...
  13. TCMAS
    I am quarantining a rock because it has some bubble algae, and stinging aptaisia on it. There is good coral on the rock that I would like to keep alive. I was wondering if there is any way to get rid of this stuff without killing my good coral?
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have several red mithrax crabs grazing on my live rock. Are these ok with my rose bubble tip anemone?????
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I've recently added a nice size rose anemone to my reef tank. Diameter span is about 8", fully open. How often do these require food and what percent of their energy is derived from light? Also, I've seen this thing shrivel up into it's tube and fully expand a few hours later. Is this typical...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Tank is 4 months new and it is being attacked by green hair algae. Should I do anything, or just be patient. I recently added a lawnmower blenny to help the fight. Water changes are about 10 gallons/every 2 weeks and they are fed every day. Should feeding go to every other day???? RO/DI water...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    My 125 reef system has begun to experience excess algae growth. My live rock seems to stay pretty clear due to the (4) red mithrax crabs and yellow tang that occasionally picks. The surface of the gravel is where most of this growth is occurring. I have added (2) small queen conchs in an effort...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Wondering what people think of these crabs. We just got two of them. Our LFS says they eat that green bubble type algae (and sure enough, they did!) Don't seem to be causing any harm, except they do crawl around the corals causing them to pull in. They're fun to watch. The coolest thing so far...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I got a frag today, and it contained a little bit of bubble aglae. And I was fine with that, and I went at it to take it off like I was told to. But as I was doing this, 1 or 2 popped. And I was told that when it pops, it releases spore out to more bubble algae. Is there anything I can get that...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I was wondering how everyone goes about cleaning their sand bed? I dont want a bunch of waste gathering in it. I have a python syphon hose and it seems it will suck up sand along with the waste and gets clogged. How do I clean it without pulling all my sand out?
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