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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have high phosphate so I added kent marine phosphate sponge last night, I awoke this morning to a dead fish. I have 2 clowns, and had 4 blue green chromis, the smallest of the chromis died and I don't know if the phosphate sponge caused it. What are your thoughts
  2. General Reef Discussion
    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top>I just bought a Red Sea Prizm Deluxe for my 29 gallon reef tank and it included a media basket which was designed to use with carbon. I was wondering if you suggest using carbon in a reef tank or if there is some other sort...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    after dosing for the red slime outbreak i just had a few days ago, it was time to do a water change. changed out 40% water. i also added a reio 2600 pump to the tank so now there are NO dead spots. I can almost promise. The only thing is, my anenome is having trouble finding a nice, calmish...
  4. Freshwater Discussion
    Hi, I'm trying to get the water in my aquarium as clear as the tanks at petco, so i bought kent marine phosphate sponge. I wanna make sure I don't kill the fish, so i was wondering if I should take the fish out and put a canister in the tank and let it sit for awhile. or is it okay to set...
  5. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    <--Nick We have a green hair algae problem in our seahorse tank. Last weekend, we went on all the boards looking for a solution that is safe for our horses... We found "Halloween Hermits" (AKA Ciliopagurus strigatus) to have an appitite for the algea we had, and they were small enough to...
  6. 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...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Is there any reason I need to acclimate my tank to the phosban reactor im getting this week. maybe run it for just a couple hours and gradually increase the time. I was told that you have to acclimate. but why?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Well i spoke to soon about not getting daitoms. I am getting this on my sand bed... phooey!! my question is since this has started my water clarity has turned hazy. And from what i see, i have eliminated all possiblities turned off skimmer, return pump etc... still hazy... Then i noticed looking...
  9. Crustaceans
    Hello, I have a nano reef that just will not stop growing algae no matter how hard I try and no matter how much phosphate sponge I use. Im thinking about scaping it and converting it into a mantis tank! Im thinking I can down throw in some weaker bulbs and wont have so much algae to deal with...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    My reef has been up (just live rock) for over two months. Im still getting algea growth on my live rock even after cutting my lighting down. Whats the best thing to do? I want to put my first coral in soon but first I want to get rid of the algea. My ammonia is 0 nitrite 0 ph 8.2 and my...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Need to replentish my carbon supply and wanted to get some imput from you all. 1. What type of carbon do you use? 2. How much do you use? 3. How do you use it? 4. How often do you change it? 5. Why do you use it? 1. I have been using the pellets from petco aquatic gardens activated...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    any one ever use this ?? ive looked on the web trying to find some thing that will get rid of green and red slime its not very bad but i dont like it its been like a month or longer ive done what i was told i changed my sand bed little by litte new sand very pretty i ve done a 25 present water...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    does liquid garlic guard have a negative effect on corals? (i use about a half tsp everyday mixed with flakes) corals are zoas, leathers and colt corals i dont do weekly water changes on this tank, more like 20% every 5 weeks. the tank is too big for me to handle many water changes (220g) the...
  14. DIY Forum
    Hey all. Hope this hasn't been answered a million times. I've searched, and came up with many threads, but none addressing my exact question. I have a 10 gal glass tank that I'm going to turn into a refugium. I need a total of 4 glass baffles, but don't know where to turn to for glass...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    OK so here is the deal I have various sps that I was given in July of this year that have been growing well and showing great color and pe ect. up until about a week or so ago. I noticed the color going MUCH lighter. I have seen RTN - boy that happens quick, and i am hoping that this is not...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    why is cyano getting worse on the sand bed AFTER i started running a skimmer ? its got alot of waste out almost 1 cup in less than 2 weeks, but cyano appears to be getting worse down at the very bottom of the tank, & the sand bed only, i just cleaned the entire thing & it was gone for over a...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys I tested my water today and i had .5 phosphates. I just got a star fish which is i noticed part of it the color was fading away. How can i reduce them so that my starfish does not die. I bought phosbahn today and put it in my tank. Everything else was fine with my water. Thanks for any...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Here is a poll on some of the types of substrate. Just cant seem to make up my mind on this so I want to get some ideas on what is going on out there. Thanks Mike
  19. "Soft" corals
    I have a silver pulsing xenia that has closed up and just doesn't look good. I am having some low pH problems (7.8), I have ordered 2 more powerheads to get more flow circulating in hopes of bringing up the pH. My lighting are 2 96w PC..is this enough lighting for these? water parameters look...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I'm thinking of adding one in my sump. I have about a 5x5 space for something, so I'm thinking getting one and running phosphate and carbon, a few days a month (separately of course). Which ones and what media do you guys recommend? Or is there something better I could do with this space?
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