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  1. General Reef Discussion
    ok i just relocated my 55gallon tank and put in a new cpr cy192 cyclone series biofilter with a skimmer. the tank has been up and running for over 5 years. when i changed out the biofilter i used my old bio balls. i used 75% of my old water. it was a time for a new water change so i did it in...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    We went on Vacation for a week. Had 120g reef tank on auto pilot other than a neighbor coming over to feed fish. Our chiller died....we think on either the first or second day we were gone. Our neighbor didn't realize until yesterday (day 6 of vacation). Needless to say the temp was 92 deg...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Well my tank has been set up about a month now and I need to get rid of 2 algae problems. issue #1 The tank was purchased used and was set up when I bought it. At the time of purchase it was full of green hair algae. When I got it home I brushed each rock and cleaned each rock before I put it in...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Harmful to tangs?
  5. Topic of the Week Archive
    Well it is the start of the new year and the start of the bi weekly discussion's. we all know they tend to run a little longer sometimes... just to let any one who is not familiar with the bi-weekly. at any time you can post and ask or share knowledge, i just ask that you dont jump too far...
  6. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    Well I have had the biggest loss of life since I started this hobby. I'll start at the begining. Last Friday after being gone most of the day and afternoon I came home and checked the tank as I walked by like I do everyday. Well I seen that my Hepitis tang had some white spots on him, so I took...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I've been plagued by the ich gods again putting my guard down for a year. I'm leaning toward taking out all my fish and put into hypo salinity, leaving the display fallow, but I'm afraid if I use the tank I have, it will be too small. This happened a year ago and put fish in a 10 gallon tank and...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    ok its oficially been one week since i quarantines my fish for the dreaded Black/White Ich Its a tuff little bugger to treat AS you know my Powder blue tang didnt make it. (source of this infestation All other inhabitants had only small amounts of Ich showing. But the treat ment im using...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    My week old 20 gal. this morning before work. I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures and the fact that none of the coral were out yet. Candy cane coral and the mystery hitchhiker Zoas, Finger coral, bubble coral and metallic blue mushroom Finger Coral with one of our damsels Bubble...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Ok i just noticed a hole in the middle of my blue linka he is still alive but it dont look good. sorry for the bad pictures but u get the point. I think my yellow fang cardnal was picking at the hole what do i do ?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    i live a few miles from the beach. i don't have a ro/di filter, and spending $1 a gallon on water at the lfs seems a bit much. is there any reason why i can not go down to the beach and get water from the pacific ocean? it's outside of the san francisco bay.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    OKay, so i decided to take the plunge from freshwater to saltwater. I've read soo many books and sites that my head is now spinning:help:! Basically my goal is to try to start with the best easiest to use & quietest operating products so their is no need to do the dreaded upgrade. The only...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, so heres the deal. A few years ago I started a 10 gallon saltwater tank...bad idea I got frustrated lost alot of coral and fish, got frustrated and broke down the tank and got rid of it. Well now I am ready to start again, except this time I am starting a 55 gallon tank that I currently...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I just got into saltwater aquariums after years of freshwater enjoyment. Needless to say I have a few questions. I have talked to all sorts of pet shop employees and read dozens of books and countless articles on the internet but I just want to be safe. I was told that the bigger the better when...
  15. The THINK Tank
    Dear All, I have a nitrate problem that is totally unmanageable. So bad is it that if you discover this post unfinished it is because I have finally offed myself with miscellaneous weapons. My tank specs are here: http://thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1096372#post1096372...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    my filteration and powerheads have all been powered up for almost a week now. In the tank I have over 110lbs of cured live rock and about a 3-4inch sandbed. The sandbed i have and the cured liverock i have came out of a mature system and put straight into my new tank. Currently there is no...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    After reading other posts on here I think my canister filter is to blame. No carbon in there, just the sponge filter and the bio ceramic tubes. Right now my tank is 2 months old with 3 hermit crabs in there. All other levels are good (by the jungle dip stick) I'm skimming but not much is...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    i set up a 75 gal reef tank in feb. since then i put in about 60lbs of live rock and 60lbs of base rock. i have coralife lights the one with blue and white lights with the 4 lunar lamps. i have a sump with a bag and a skikmmer. my pump puts out 3000 gph, i have it set about half way. the...
  19. Nano Reefs
    He there, this is my first time posting here. Been reading for awhile and had reef tanks many years ago. Decided to get back into it with a 2.5 pico. Here is my question please. I added live rock and sand a little over a week ago and had expected to not see any activity on th Ammonia test kit...
  20. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Hi, Can a bb tank run without the use of rocks? I mean the talk about not having sand in the tank makes scence. I mean whats a rock good for when your managing things on it other than only sps? The rocks also trap detritus, bring in pests, leech Po4 and metals ect. Another thing bothering...
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