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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello Everyone. I have been using the Red Sea test kit to test phosphate. The kit readings aren't as detailed as I would like at .02 / .04 / .08. Can anyone recommend a phosphate test kit that can give me more detailed precision at lower levels?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Ok today I picked up a couple things that I have been neglecting to test in my system. I have never test phosphate until today I am going to begin testing with an ELOS expert line PO4 test kit and I am going to use reef results phosblaster super nuker liquid phosphate remover to remove the...
  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. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    my tank is filled with green algea and smells kinda funny. the tank was set up Feb 13 and has been fine till now. can it be that the tank is going thru its final cycling process? its never taken this long to cycle before. I have 125g tank, with 2 modified maxijet 900 powerheads, proclear skimmer...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 220gal reef with 100g refugium and a reliable home built protein skimmer. medium/high flow in tank, x3 250W MH + 96W of T5 actinic on a 6hr cycle, minimal additives and few fish. The tank has been running solidly for more than 4 years with few changes. Nitrates have always been zero...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    At the LFS last night I was asking about care for the Kenya Tree frag I bought, and the owner said just keep up with tank maintenance and replenish essential elements. Up to this point, I've only really concentrated my tests on Ph, Alkalinity, Nitrites and Nitrates. For a nano reef tank should...
  7. 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...
  8. Clams
    I think my clam is a gonner. I just got home and it's fully receded with a HUGE gaping hole. I noticed it was gaping a little bit yesterday and today but really didn't think anything of it. I haven't done anything differently in my tank other than use "brightwell" phosphate remover. could...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    well i did notice hair algae growning but thought it was a fase. Now I have 1-3" hair algae but only in certain spots. I also have dark red slime. Everything in the tank is health including the durasa clam, bubbletip anemone, and sps. How do i get rid of it. My para. are ammonia 0 nitrite 0...
  10. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    I need to refill our Mg test kit and I am wondering what people think are the best test kits at the moment. I have been using Salifert and would reorder them, but I have heard they are having some issues with reliability? I'm not sure if this is true, has anyone had any issues with them? Has...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    For the past several months I have been dealing with cyano on my sand and on my rock. I was using tap water which in my opinion must have caused it. I have a 20 gallon tank with no sump that has been running for about 10 months. My flow is pretty strong (hydor korolia and a maxijet900 with...
  12. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    I used ChemiClean this weekend to rid my tank of Red Slime. It worked great and I'm doing a 25g WC tonnight and will fire up the skimmer also. I was really impressed with this product. Red slime gone overnight!!! No ill affects and the tank is crystal clear!!! I started looking at some other...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    looks like it could get out of control. any suggestions? I already removed that huge clump in the middle. it was full of little shrimp things. Its coming back in three different areas now.
  14. The Think Tank Must Reads.
    I just spent three hours reading through the DSB myth thread and decided in all fairness to put up a pro DSB thread. Although I have not been in the hobby as long as many on here have. I research constantly for ways to improve the quality of life for the animals I choose to own. This is in no...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    ok i dont get this one my three yr old 15g nano reef's nitrates are pretty high, 80+ ppm mushrooms, zoas, candycane, starpolyps, bubble coral, kenya tree, green leg hermits, astrea snails, black oc clown, sulfur damsel, black blenny, royal gramma sand bed is fairly deep 4"-5", the sand bed is...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    hey all, I am having some trouble with my 29 gallon. I have cyano bad. It started as a small patch. I blew it off and syphoned, and it came back stronger and worse. much more spread out. So, I did a really thorough cleaning. I scrubbed it off the rocks and syphned everything. it has come...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I'm wondering how to get more colour in my tank. My acro is brown & my bird's nest is beige! However, I see all these beautiful photos of your tanks with fantasticly coloured sps... What's the secret? Thanks, Lou :confused:
  18. General Reef Discussion
    about a month ago I got my 1st SPS corals (other than some monti) and there doing GREAT!!!! I can see growth on all of them already. My problem is the Birdsnest, it has looked good untill a few days ago it has actually grown the most of all the corals abour 1/2" on all tips in a month. most of...
  19. SPS Coral Forum
    well I have had this frag of sps for a few months now and its not as dark as it was when i bought it, my question is, how long does it usually take to get the colors to come back out on them from being brown. when i bought it, it was a really dark crud looking brown but had bright blue tips, now...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys; I have seen a lot of comments here about LR only as a filter, and was wondering if that's the best way to do it (newbie here):freak: Also, What can I do with my canister filter if I do that? I guess I would still need mechanical right?? (like I said):freak: Thanks for the info and for...
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