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  1. LPS Coral Forum
    Hello! I recently bought a coral frag that I assumed was candy cane coral but upon coming home and doing research I realized it may be open brain coral. I just can't find an easy way to tell them apart, but I'm hoping someone on here has enough experience that they can help ID! I'll try to...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone!!! Next week my friends are coming from Albany to go fish shopping. I'm very excited about adding something new to the tank but have no idea what to add. I'll have roughly 100 bucks to spend. Ive decided not to add any more fish to the tank so I'm hoping you can give me a few...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Please help me check if these are healthy corals and at the same time help me ID them. Here I think I have a blue open brain corals??? There are a couple of black lines, are these just normal or a sign of disease? Is this a yellow fiji? Always like this, is this one ok? Is this a...
  4. TCMAS
    I have a couple open brains and two clams and don't know how, what, or how often to feed them. The person that I bought the tank from said that he never did this. Do most people feed or not?
  5. General Reef Discussion
    been looking at the red open brain corals for a while now. i know they are a lps coral typically on the sandbed and require moderate lighting. do they NEED to be on the sandbed? the reason i ask is 1 i dont have a sandbed i have cc, and 2 im not sure the lighting at the bottom of my tank is...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I would like to upgrade my lighting. My tank is 36Lx18Wx24H. I would like to keep LPS. Most of the ones I am interested in say moderate light is required (ie. frogspawn, candy cane..). I currently have a 2x96watt PC fixture. My question is what lighting would you reccommend? I was looking...
  7. Atlanta Reef Club
    This is my brain.. Actually he is resting on the sand bed now. Found out he shouldn't be to near rocks. Anyway does anybidy have a picture of there brain with there tentacles extended. I am thinking mine have these little stubs that are near the edge of it's lip. Are those the tentacles? If...
  8. TCMAS
    That's right you heard me!! Will buy or trade. Just looking to "spruce" the tank up a little. D
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Thank you for all the info on my last post. My brain seems to have not made it, but after testing all my parameters all are within normal limits. My other brain seems to be doing fine and my xenia has since reopened, as well as my leathers and favia. So not sure what happened there. Seems I...
  10. TCMAS
    One of my friends, Steve, has a fish question, and we might as well get some answers from people who actually like and know something about fish...so here's the highlights of his PM, and I'll let him know I posted this.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 150 gallon reef tank with a variety of small fish (clown fish, gobies, royal gramma, pseudochromis, etc.) but only two decent sized fish--a blue "Hippo" tang and a Copperbanded Butteryfly. Anyway, my mushrooms, frogspawn, and leather coral all seem to be fine, but my two Wellso's never...
  12. Western Maryland Reef Club (WMRC)
    Well...I wanted to start a thread where people can chime in with some of the LFS's in their area. Good ones. Bad ones. What makes them good or bad. Just a general Local Fish Store review column. Think this will be very usefull to any new-comers to the area who might want to know where to...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have a green open brain I am worried about guys. When I first aquired it it looked a dingy pink with neon green highlights. Now it is a veri pale but brilliant neon green and creamy white. When I can get it to feed at night it will pink back up for a few days. Is it starving? It's is...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    What is everyone's favorite LPS coral? I want to add some more LPS to my tank so any ideas of what you guys think is cool would be appreciated. :beer: P.S. I already have a very small frag of frogspawn....Very neat lookin' stuff. :thumbup:
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Okay...I've failed, and I know I'm supposed to have learned something...but I can't figure out what. So I'm hoping you guys can help me. little over a month ago, I bought an open brain and a trumpet from Liveaquaria.com. The trumpet is doing GREAT...as is everything else in my tank...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I intend to set up a 230 gall tank as a reef tank at present I have two tangs a purple and yellow as well as these i have around 12 small damsels. I would eventually like two angels emporer and blue face..........is this possible with a reef tank? if so what sort of corals would tolerate them...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I would like to "put my tank out there" for abuse. I am new to reef tanks and would like to hear some constructive criticism about how I could improve my tank. I apologize for my mangling of the English language and mispellings and assumptions made through out in this posting, as I am trying to...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    What are some fish that we say aren't reef safe because they eat sps but otherwise are safe with other corals, like softies,lps...? or even eat hard corals but not soft? does this fish exist?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    hi could anyone tell me if there are any corals or anenomys that are ok with aggressive fish that will not be killed or kill the fish ..... i would also like to ask if anyone has put capulara algae clumps in to a big fish system and had it survive,, any help appreciated thanks
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I just have a question abut copperbands in reef tanks. Now Ive heard they are finicky and kinda of hard to keep but I will be purchasing one when I get more experience and the tanks more mature. The question is however are they reef safe? Several sources say they are and then some...
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