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  1. Reef Fish
    Hey guys, I've used this site a ton to help me set up my reef tank but I've never had a reason to post - unfortunately I do today. I bought a pair of maroon clownfish 2 days ago. They were both fine before they got to my tank, as far as I could tell. The male is doing very well and acting...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Anybody happen to know what might be happening here?
  3. LPS Coral Forum
    My 29 gallon reef is around 4-5 months old and has had most of its corals for around 2 months, including the hammer corals. There are several soft corals, including (what I'm pretty sure is) a devil's hand leather coral, some toadstools, some mushrooms, some zoas, and some GSP. The hammers are...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    My 29 gallon reef tank is almost 5 months old. It is fully stocked at this point (but I may add some more corals at some point). I have 2 ocellaris clowns and a six line wrasse. A CUC of 7 turbo snails and 7 blue leg hermits, as well as a hitchhiker short spine urchin (who is great at eating...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Guys i really need some advise here. This tank was in great shape before i moved and I've got two clown fish a yellow tang and a naso tang with lots of crabs and snails in a 75 gallon tank with a 30 gallon sump and a 50 gallon tank in my sons room that is plumbed through the wall to the same...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so i recently bought a bunch of LED's from RapidLED, my problem is that the color LED's keep burning out on me. Here's the set up: 7x XM-L Cool Whites on a Mean Well LPC-60-1750 constant current driver another 7 XM-L cool whites on a Mean Well LPC-60-1750 constant current driver 14x XT-E...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I have a 38 gallon saltwater tank with 8 gallon overflow in the back. The water is kind of cloudy and I have no idea why, and there is white foamy bubbles in the back of the overflow section of the tank. Any idea what the foam is? Is it causing the water to be cloudy? I will...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    about 4 weeks ago I transferred from a 20 long to a 40 breeder. After about 5 days I was reading zeroes on all tests. Nitrite spiked and ammonia spiked during the 5 cycling days, but I have read zero ever since. So I added my fish (2 clowns and banded sleeper goby) and 2 emerald crabs. I also...
  9. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey everyone - So I'm starting to get cyanobacteria in my refugium and I'm pretty sure I know the culprits of the problem but just want to get some feedback to see if there is anything I'm missing. First off parameters: Standard 125 Gallon Tank with a Crystal 36 Sump (operating level is 24...
  10. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I'll post photos when I get home (it's a slow day at work) but after looking at Wiibrawl64's thread on hitchhikers, I think I might have a small colony of these guys spreading across a piece of live rock I have. How do I get rid of these (if it is them)? And would peppermint shrimp eat them?
  11. Controllers and probes
    Original 300w eheim jager was about 5mo old and it was failing in the off position temps were dropping to 71deg. I noticed that it had some condensation in it so I replaced it immediately. Now I'm on the second heater (300w eheim jager) only 2 weeks old and I notice my yellow tang is a little...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, first off: I broke my LEDs. So, when I was doing my daily WC Friday, I broke part of my LED array. What happen was that I was wearing a jacket that caught the edge of the heatsink and as I moved away, the heatsink came with me. In doing so, I yanked the heck out of my array and as it turns...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hi! I have this algae problem I recorded and put on video for you. Please help me ! Answer here or on youtube, you decide search for the video on youtube is I1qHwgO8xvA (im not yet allowed to post links doh... just type that in in the search field...) Red Sea Max 130d with a lot of algae...
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    They are hard, pipe-like brown items that can be easily broken off rock. They do not seem to have anything living in them and dont seem to effect the rock. One was on my frogspawn and kept it from fully extending a branch but fine otherwise. I broke it off and now everything is normal. They are...
  15. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    My tank has been up and running for about 6 months now. I have a 29 biocube and recently upgraded to the intank media baskets in chamber 2. I did not realize how fast the filter floss gets dirty and I believe that is how I got my red slime outbreak. My lfs suggested refresh by dr aquatics and it...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    okay its day 32 on my 10 gal saltwater tank.... i have 3 turbo snails,1 scarlet hermit crab,1 occ clown and 1 bicolor dotty back. i plan on adding corals soon but now the plan is put on hold due to some extremely high phosphate levels(3.0-4.0 ppm)...okay so there's high phosphate... wouldn't...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 90g island tank with protein skimmer, refugium, 2 power heads along with the return, that I have had going for about 9 months. Everything was going well until about a 2 months ago when it looks like brown algae started growing on the sand, then the live rock, then some of the coral...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    okay my temperature has been going through some fluctuations. it may rise from 24degrees to 28 degrees and sometimes 30 degrees.. the rise is gradual but scary. my tank has been cycling for 10 days now and i'm running a cooling fan too.
  19. "Soft" corals
    Hello... I have a 75 gal reef tank that has been set up for about a year and a half or so, and I'm having some problems. I currently have one clown fish, a yellow headed jaw fish, a yellow long nosed butterfly, an electric flame scallop, a blenning, an emerald crab, a cleaner shrimp, a serpent...
  20. Crustaceans
    My tank has been setup for 4 months now yet I see absolutely 0 life in my sand be or live rock it's strange? There was one time when I saw an isopod but that's about it!:mad: what should I do!
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