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  1. SPS Coral Forum
    My green staghorn don't have very good polyp extension It had great pe but then I took it off the plastic plug it was on cause it looked stupid lol its been about 4 days and just the tips are hardly out how long should it take to reacclimate
  2. LPS Coral Forum
    My duncan seems a bit skinner, when I got it at the LFS it was alot thicker. Not sure what is wrong, I checked at the LFS and the other though colonies were the same size. I know the LFS runs the LPS tank a bit "dirtier" but that shouldn't matter? My parameters as follows: SG UNK -...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I know PE is good. But is there a point where too much is unhealthy for a coral
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Im considering doin a Zoa garden maybe in the corner of my reef tank, Ive got a 65g but Ive got a corner of my tank(Front Left) if you look at my photos, what do you think guys? Anyone ever done this? Christian
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Below are 2 pics of some sps I got at the midwest fragfest on May 3rd. Both have shown lots of growth since I purchased them, but I noticed these areas today and got concerned. The tank has T5 lights, params are sal 1.025, ph 8.1 to 8.3, calc 440, alk 10.2, mag 1260. Both are in the lower third...
  6. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    Hit me up with a PM lol...
  7. "Soft" corals
    this guy posted here Hi all, I come to you on the recommendation of gottcha (I hope that is a good thing LOL) to tell you about a research project that my High School students and I are about to begin. (I teach Marine Science in Ohio) As anyone who has worked much at all with zoanthids knows...
  8. Topic of the Week Archive
    Do you run a skimmer or are you skimmerless? And, what lead to your decision to make that choice?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I got a leather coral last week it was doing great but yesterday i noticed the polyps wern't open and it limped over(bent) like its dying it also has a brownish black spot on the side. here is a picture. Also can any one id this type of leather coral.
  10. General Reef Discussion
    we had this umbrella leather for about 2 months and has been doing good but for the past 2-3 days has been comming out like normal but his stalk doesnt stand up straight he lays on the sand what does this mean ??
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Can a Monti cap ever recover from bleaching. I swear before I moved my monti was doing fine. It had polyp extension and everything growing nicely from a small frag. After I moved my my halide bulb blue. It was 150 watt 14k bulb. I replaced it with a 15k XM bulb. Now it just seem like the monit...
  12. Topic of the Week Archive
    How do you determine what lighting you need for a tank? And, what are some of the questions you need to ask before being able to decide?
  13. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    Ok... so there seems to be a lot of Q's and as much differing A's as much as O's... so I thought... Let the debate begin... give your preferences, your opinions on how much is too much/little...etc etc.. So let the debate begin.... Remember everyone (i am including myself as much as anyone)...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    A little while back, I posted a thread on the build of my frag tank. I'm having some problems that I did not ever experience with my main tank that are new to me. If you can offer any troubleshooting advice I would definitely appreciate it. First, if you have time ... here is the build thread...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    so I got this SPS that supposedly is called "Anacropora" and is a rare find in the LFS!Thats what I've been told but here's a pic of it that I took with my phone, no camera yet but I gotta werk'in with what I got!So, the frag started out pretty stubby at first and was a mear 2" piece snapped of...
  16. Reefing Equipment
    I am thinking about using some sort of phosphste removal method. I dont have an algae bloom but i Am really getting into SPS coral and was hearing that this could benefit my tank. What is everyones opinion about this? I have a green monti cap that has good polyp extension but has turned a little...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I was wondering what type of corals would be good for a beginner to start with...are zoanthids a good choice or not??...thanks...-Nate
  18. General Reef Discussion
    well i lost a couple of my prized colonys i guess when i went to top of some fresh water it splashed and hit my mh bulb i didnt notice and when i looked a couple of hours later the bulb was cracked and the uv had really messed up 4 of my colonies 1 was completley gone wich was my purple monster...
  19. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    ive been trying to finish my tank switch over and been having problems finding these nice color acro everybody has.where can i find them?im looking for the lighter color like white with blue and green and yellow do i have to go online to shop or do i special order from lfs?
  20. General Reef Discussion
    No poll, Just tell me what kind of salt you are using, and how you feel about it. I use Reef Crystals and do weekly to every 4th day water changes. I really keep up on my husbandry and my growth shows it.
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