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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Has anyone have any advice or knowledge dealing with this algae? I only know what I am reading from reefcleaners, and ofcourse it says to get rid of it while it is small and its no problem. I got a small amount on a frag and was told it was a good algae. when it started spreading I did my own...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Can someone please let me know what this is and is it a problem. I've been battling a hair algae out break and this stuff has been forming on my rocks.
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, I have a 72 gallon bowfront tank that Ive been running a little over 2 months now. I got about 80lbs of liverock in the tank now, a small yellow tang, a bicolor blenny, a royal gramma, cleaner shrimp, a bunch of hermits and snails, and a pair of black clowns. I have two led fixtures...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I have been working on a tank optimization project for the past year. I waited until now to post my results, since I wanted to make sure all my changes actually worked for an extended period of time. <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]--><o:p></o:p> Background: I have been reefing...
  5. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Just curious if anyone has dealt with this stuff, and what it is? I' have never seen it before, and it magically started appearing on my frag rack. The strange thing is that it grows ONLY on my frag rack, and has cost me some nice zoa colonies that I had been growing out. Very slimy, thin leaves...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I've uploaded some pictures of my live rock and how it is covered in algae. I have a 40g reef tank. Two weeks ago I completly cleabed the algae and now they're back. My tank is almost 2 years old and I've been having this problem since the start. I am using RO water. Water changes of about 20%...
  7. "Soft" corals
    Hey guys and girls, new to the forum and just set up my new 65 gallon tank. I have some soft corals ( ployps, mushrooms and something else) and was wonderingn how much current I should supply these soft corals. As of right now I have a a CA 2200 in the tank that supplies all the current and...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I've heard several times that raising Magnesium levels to 1500-1600 will kill off hair algae. I've never seen any scientific information on whether or not this is true, and if so why. Does anyone know if it really works, and why?
  9. Topic of the Week Archive
    For purposes of this discussion the following terms are used to describe certain things: Live Rock: This seems to be self-explanatory but it will include any DIY rocks, any type of actual rock that is used in a tank for a surface for the bacteria to live on. Wet/Dry media: This includes, but...
  10. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Looking to purchase some scrapings of coraline algae, need to seed my tank . Thanks
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Is the corallife turbo twist 18X to powerful for a 46 gallon?
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Last night there was an explosion of this red/purple algae. It is long and stringy and is growing on the sand and rocks. Can some one tell me what it is and how do I get rid of it. I use only RO/DI water with 0 TDS. Thank-you very much. Joe 75 Gallon Tank 30 Gallon Sump Super Needle Wheeled...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    My LFS has some live rock that I am wanting to get. But I am paranoid. I dont want any pest to get in my tank All his live rock is in a central tank and anything could be in there. If I dont want to cure the rock that is already cured. whats the next best thing to do what u think about a...
  14. General Reef Discussion
  15. General Reef Discussion
    So it seems I've contracted some type of parasite in my tank. I have lost a couple of chromis, but all the other fish seem to being doing pretty well. Whatever it is I don't see much on the fish (I think maybe oodinium) but some of the fish are still scratching. I've been doing all the "in-tank"...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have the Red Sea Berlin Turbo, it is rated at 250g tank (I have maybe 120-130). It has "venturi action" hence the air line to the pump, the pump (which makes it a turbo v the classic) has an 18 blade impeller "TurboJet air injector". So is it a needlewheel or purely a venturi. As some may...
  17. Large Systems
    The more I read the more lost I am becoming...how do you know what to get? It doesn't seem like most places are sizing to the tank volume, but beside that I guess my real question is if you can go smaller and if you do- does it just take more time? When I read about a media like rowaphos, well...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    This is the last piece of LR that is overrun. Should save the blasto and throw the rock in w/the rest of cooking rock or... try to remove the algaes and save the gsp and zoas(they're kinda taking over the blasto) too?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    That is the question...I am upgrading from a 55G with a 55G sump in my basement to a 125RR that will use the same 55G sump. I currently have a 10G area of the sump set up as a fuge. It has a DSB, a few pieces of extra LR and some Cheato. I like the Cheato for the simple fact that I have a...
  20. Freshwater Discussion
    I really wanted to do a fresh water planted tank again but want able to buy the larger tank i had been looking at. So I decided to take my 12g Eclipse which was once a reef tank and use it. I got live fresh water planted gravel, RO water from Wal-mart(same water I use for my reef tank), and got...
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