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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have had some purple algae growing around the tank and rocks wondering what it is and is it bad? thanks
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone, I need some help. My saltwater tank has been growing algae out of control. What can i do to control it? Is to much algae bad for my tank?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 55 gallon tank and am getting this purple stringy algae. I am new to the salt water hobby and don't know how to get rid of it. I have a picasso clown, Two black clowny's, two damsels, a red starfish, and around 10 turbo snails. I feed them flakes in the morning and pellets at night. I...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    i have purchased live rock from a local pet store, they were submerged in water but with no light. a couple of days after i noticed some brain coral coming back to live and has been doing good so far, the tank is been running for about 2 to 3 months. but the question that i have is... how do i...
  5. The THINK Tank
    Hello, I have currently had my salt water tank up and running for about 4 months now and am experiencing some kind of algae bloom. I am growing this red/purple kind of algae that looks like hair growing from my sand and live rock. I do 10-20% water changes once an week and use a RO system...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 150gl tank with alittle over 200lbs of liverock in it.. Most of my rocks are a greenish color.. I have an ro unit & I'm buying a new 5 stage rodi unit... But my question is will mostly all of the green die out? And what's a good rodi system at a good price? Cause I would like to get...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    A friend of mine has recently had a reef tank of his crash.he decided to take the whole thing down. Anyways he gave some surviving coral. He had this coral and did not know what it was and neither do i. It is some type of sps i think. The picture shows it when i first put it in but now the...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    What can I buy that cleans the purple algae off the glass? Just a few days after cleaning my glass the purple spots start appearing again. Is there ANYTHING that helps, or do I just have to deal with cleaning that stuff all the time? And it is NOT easy to clean :( Takes lots of scrubbing and...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi there, I'm trying to figure out my latest algae (75 gallon reef tank, 6 months old, fish healthy, corals recently died and in a separate post I never figured out why) I've had red slime (cyano) and it isn't that. I have coraline and have seen new growth and it isn't that. It's the color...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hey All Having a few more question as Im starting up my first salt water tank. I have a 29 gallon tank which I started up close to a month ago. It has the following creatures in it. 50 lbs of live rock 20 lbs of "live sand" ~8 different hermit crabs blue and red leg mostly ~15 snails...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    My tank is still settling after i dumped all that sand in it. Its probably 2-3 days now worth of settling. I still have my fish in a separate trash can with a couple pieces of rock, a powerhead, and some heaters. Before i add my fish to the tank, what should i test for? Can i just scoop them...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I got a couple of live rock to seed my tank about 2 months ago, one is pictured on the bottom of photo. I would like to know if the purple alage growing on the top rocks is good or bad. I do use O/I water for weekly water changes. Lights are on 10 hours a Day. I do test the water weekly and...
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