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  1. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    So this is week 2.5 of my first SW tank. It is a 5 gal tank with HOB filter and top fin power head. Live rock and live sand installed day 1. Ammonia levels are around 0.3 ppm, nitrites are 5.0 ppm, and nitrates are 50 ppm. I think I'm on the down side of the cycle, as the ammonia has been slowly...
  2. Nano Reefs
    So this is week 2.5 of my first SW tank. It is a 5 gal tank with HOB filter and top fin power head. Live rock and live sand installed day 1. Ammonia levels are around 0.3 ppm, nitrites are 5.0 ppm, and nitrates are 50 ppm. I think I'm on the down side of the cycle, as the ammonia has been slowly...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I want to know why i get a diatom bloom every time I clean my sand bed. I thought cleaning the sand bed would help PREVENT any sort of diatoms or algae blooms. I do 10 Gallon water change on my 6 month 75 gallon reef tank every other week. When I leave the sand bed untouched or do not blow...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone. My cleaner shrimp just died. Last month my fire shrimp died. They both died while or before molting. The only other fish I have in there is a Coral Beauty and a orange spot goby. I also have a pistol shrimp, but it wasn't in there when my fire shrimp died. Any feedback on why...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi there, My tank is about 4 months running now, and for the past month I've been noticing brown algae (like diatoms) and little pieces of green algae in clumps on the sand.. There also algae growing on the tanks walls everyday. I have a 46 gallon tank with 60 pounds of live rock, and 60 pounds...
  6. Crustaceans
    Not sure if this is the right spot.... So I'm still new to all the "good and bad" bugs and creatures that are in saltwater tanks.... but I'm clueless to what these are and if they are bad or not. When I first got my tank set up there were only a few at night. But now there are hundreds O.O...
  7. Reefing Equipment
    Saw this in Connecticut when I visited for passover and thought it was pretty cool. I know most people have already seen this, but just thought the simplicity and efficient of this natural skimmer mechanism is remarkable. Makes you think about revolutionizing skimmer design, basing it on...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I have a problem with my salt mix IORC calcium is at 500 with salifert test kit. Has anybody else had this problem and how can it be lowered.
  9. General Reef Discussion
    After talking to Geoff, I finally decided to go bare-bottom (BB) in my 28 Gallon Nanocube. The purpose of this thread is to illustrate my process as well as document potential difficulties for other reefers who desire to lose their sand bed. This will also be good practice for my upcoming 650...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    So I got my new 90 gallon today. as I set it up on the stand, I noticed this. The picture is enlarged for detail. I cant get a nail in between, and it doesn't go all the way through, not even close. I was wondering if it will cause problems and leaks in the future? If not, if anything, I could...
  11. "Soft" corals
    I bought a frag of Green Star Polyp from the LFS and drip acclimated for about 5 hours. It's been a day since that and it still wont open up. I tried giving it similar flow to what it had and the store. I chose this frag because I havnt had any luck with corals yet in my tank and would love to...
  12. "Soft" corals
    Hey guys, I recently set up a small mushroom frag tank, and after cycling, I decided to put a few in the tank. The dimensions of my tank are 65cm x 40cm x 20cm, roughly equating to 50L. I am lighting it with 2 dual compact 11W marine blue/sunlight fluro, the PL-11 Aqua One brand. I have a...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, I have a pom pom xenia (I think, tank was given to me by a friend but I don't know the plant names for sure) that is wilting and has strange bubble-like bases. I have no idea whats wrong with it. I did a water change as soon as I found it. This tank has been set up for about 6 or so...
  14. Nano Reefs
    Hey Guys, I am the owner of a 29G Biocube tank. I have a 2 in plus live sand bed, dry live rock, 1 blue banded crab, 13 blue tip crabs, 2 turbo snails. That is all that is in my tank it has been up for about 5 months. I Have been using RO/DI water. I always have a zero reading for the...
  15. LPS Coral Forum
    Please Help!! I bought this bubble coral at LFS about 10 days ago. I placed in on the bottom in the corner of my 75 gal mixed reef tank. There was just a small amount of flow on it, just enough to see the bubbles move. I am currently running Radion XR30w Pro G3 x 2 on an acclimation protocol...
  16. "Soft" corals
    Hello all, Im new to this forum and have joined intending to gain knowledge from the more experienced. I have an Aqua Medic Yasha and intend to develop a mixed reef aquarium, but the problem is even my first soft corals wont even open! I had a Green Aussie Toadstool, GSP and Blue Sympodium...
  17. Reef Fish
    I found my Diamond Goby with Red Leg Hermit in his mouth. Crab was out of shell. Have had 2 other die. Could the goby be killing them. Never heard of them killing crabs
  18. "Soft" corals
    Hi guys, I’ve been reading posts on here for a while now and finally decided to join. I’m having problems with my coral. About two weeks ago, everything in my tank started changing. My coral used to open up like they should and all was well. Recently, my coral decided that they didn’t want...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys, So I woke up the other day and noticed a massive algae bloom. I tried to identify it online but I don't think it looks quite like any of them. It is literally almost all just on my glass. My tank is about 2 weeks old. I currently have 2 Trochus snails and 2 Astrea snails and 1...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    HI there folks, I'm quite baffled on the phosphate issue in my aquarium. Here are the list of stuff I tried: - put in seachem phosguard (500 ml) in my canister filter - decrease my feeding frequency from everyday to every other day (3 times a week) -increase frequency of water change into once...
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