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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I'm going to search the thread BUT... I need help I have no QT and my new regal tang has ICH. What do I do ? I have ich attach but I heard it really doesn't work. my parms are ph 8.3 oppm nitrates nitrates ammoina but my SPS looks like death my temp went to 83 today but its going down. What...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Just hooked up a ALS Predator 1 skimmer to my tank. how long should it take before i start pulling waste? i have a 130g system with 70ppm nitrates and the skimmer is a "downdraft" i think rated to 250g. also if you know anything about these skimmers please let me know! i bought it used from a...
  3. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Ok so... I have a Derasa clam in my 20Long Lagoon tank at work. There are 0 nitrates in the tank and it is lit by a 70W MH. In my tank at my house, I have about 15 to 20ppm nitrates and it is lit by a 150W MH... it is a 34 gal tank. I need to move the light on the 20Long (the tank with the 70W...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Well I must say I'm a little depressed.. I have been cycling for a week now and all my parms. are great and my live rock is full of life. BUT IS IT ALL GOOD OR NOT I found a bristle worm lots of purple algae ( i'm new at this, so cut me some slack I don't know every things name) Lots of clear...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    i have had my tank up and running for about 8 months now and everything is great except for my snails. i have had snails in my tank for a good 5-6 months and up until now have had the same ones from the beginning of time. recently they have all died. i tried buying some new ones and they dye...
  6. Nano Reefs
    Hello everyone, I am new to these forums and I am glad to say that I finally decided to take up this great (but expensive) hobby. I went down to my local salt water store ( Tropical Fish Haven ) and purchased a 24gal Aquapod with the 150w Metal Halide, they had a unit in the front and I...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    well today i reaquired my neuclear trumpet coral (caulastrea) if im not mistaken,i gave them to my mother in law and when we came back from vacation they went on a total decline.i gave them to her with about 16 heads and when i went today there were about 8 heads left and they were not opening...
  8. 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...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Could a HOB filter filled with LR drive nitrates through the roof in a 2 week period? I am trying to figure out what happened with my nano. I set it up using water from my maintank (0ppm nitrates) and in the 2 weeks it was running, I had a pistol die. I checked nitrates first, and they are...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    i finally got to redo my ugly 55g. i tore out the tufa and lava rock (what was i thinking at the time? lol) this tank has had the worst cyano in history. this pic was taken after i siphoned alot of it out, it was so thick covering all the rocks and most of the sand. mats thick enough to keep a...
  11. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    Well my project has officially started. Equipment i have so far includes: 45 Gallon tank purchased from Brian. 36" Nova Extreme T-5 Fixture Megaflow 2 Sump CPR overflow model CS90 Turboflotor 1000 skimmer with OR 2500 2 Maxijet 1200's 1 Koralia #2 200 watt Stealth heater Wave maker powerstrip...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Any ideas on what one can feed these guys? Or if they will even eat like that? I have had one know for about 10 months and in the last few weeks to few months he has shrunk to about half his size. Plus his legs are much thinner. Now about 4-5" across I assume it is from lack of food as...
  13. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Well, I've had a "BB" tank for 2 years now, but it's only in the past month that I actually had a real BB tank. That is because (i feel) I had too much rock, poor flow patterns, and def. not enough fish, or skimming. Here was my tank at it's...
  14. Tank Specs
    Nitrates are TOO HIGH and struggling to get them down so I can add corals. I do not have a heavy bioload and I do my water changes, yet have this nitrate problem. Advice #1. Do NOT use crushed coral, especially more than an inch Advice #2. Do NOT overfeed the tank just because one fish has a...
  15. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    It looks like my 35 gallon tank is just about done cycling (5 weeks later). I have no ammonia, 10/ppm nitrates and 1/ppm nitrite, a pH of 8.2 and salinity of 1.025. Would it be too soon to put my domino and a couple chromis' in there?? The domino is pretty big about 4" The only reason I ask...
  16. Tank Specs
    24 Gallon Aquapod 150W Current USA HQI with white and blue LED night lighting RIO 1400 pump Single sponge, bioballs, and ceramic rings bio filter Denitrifier from aquaripure
  17. TRT Member Blog's
    Well, here we go! I am jumping out of the known into the unknown with a 24 gallon aqua pod. My fabulous girlfriend got me an aquapod 150W HQI system for Christmas. I am pretty stoked. Right now, I have a 47 gallon bowfront that is freshwater community. It just migrated to a planted tank. DIY...
  18. TCMAS
    Ok, I have a 100gl fish only with almost 200lbs of live rock, about 3" of crushed substrate, 4x96w PC lighting and a 33gl sump system with a biotower wetdry filled with live rock rubble, a TF1000 skimmer and another 20lbs or so "wall" of live rock rubble prior to the return pump chamber. The...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    hi i am going to add some corls to my already thriving 55gal fish and live rock tank and i was wondering what the best corls would be for me considering its my first time ill actually be buying 1 and putting it in
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone. As most of you know I'm sure, I've been having problems with my nitrates:angry: I have a 150 with about 12 fish lr and ls and a sump/refg(20 gallon). Ive removed my bio balls all my sponges cut back on my feeds from once-twice a day to 3x a week. I just did my first water change...
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