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  1. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi there -does anyone know what these are? We have a few in our tank (that I can see). Hey jump and swim back down kind of like a jellyfish. I just noticed them today for the first time.
  2. General Reef Discussion
    How nutritionally sound is Plankton? I've never fed it before, bought it for the first time today, and can add it to the list of frozens the Mandarin will eat... Is it ok as part of a regular feeding, or should it be more of a very occasional feeding thing?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    just wondering if you guys use zooplankton or phytoplankton to feed your soft and LPS corals? and whats the benefits of both?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    just wondering if you
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi I have a relatively new marine tank. I have just purchased a feather star. Now I know what you are going to say, its going to die, should not have bought it etc. I should have researched it better and my lfs should not be selling items that are doomed anyway. I know these thing need plankton...
  6. The THINK Tank
    if a tank is setup with nutrients & feeding regime similar to mimic natures eutrophic systems to create an abundance of pytoplankton & in turn zooplankton, ... could zooplankton be removed to have a net reduction in a tank ? isn't that what goes on in nature ?, the zooplankton aren't removed...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    So I got this cockeyed crazy idea in my head and took a 4oz container of SF Bay Brand Freeze Dried Plankton and ground up the contents using an old food processor. I mean r e a l l y ground it up! now its the consistency of a dusty powder. I used this powder to feed my LPS and SPS by taking a...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so rookie mistake I accidentally overdosed my tank with phytoplankton stupid maths and its has taken off and my protien skimmer doesn't come until Monday all the stores are closed now so I can't get water for a water change so how do I control it heeeeellllllppppp:confused::help:
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Well its been a week and a half since i started my phyto culture and i've come up with some questions to those of you with some experience... 1st. After a week and a half of culturing, it would appear that both bottles have a lot of sediment, like the phyto is barely in the water and it sits on...
  10. Nano Reefs
    Ok so i have a 14 gallon biocube and as far as corals go i just picked up some hammer coral and some zoas. I was wondering the best way to feed and take care of them. I currently do a small amount of liquid reef. People seemed happy with it and i got it just for my bubble anemone (i was told it...
  11. The THINK Tank
    Hello everyone! I seem to rarely just have good news about my tank when I come on here. I was looking at my fairly new live rock in the tank tonight and I noticed something moving out of the corner of my eye. I leaned down for a closer look and there seams to be almost microscopically small...
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