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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone After reading loads and keeping tropical fish for a few years I finally took the plunge and purchased a 80l orca reef setup. After setting up the water (with RO) adding live rock and live sand I played the waiting game...... After three weeks the water parimeters droped to acceptible...
  2. Tank Specs
    :help: Hi everyone ... I have set up a 180 ltr Juwel Rio tank. The tank is filtered by 20/21kg of good quality Fiji Rock and I am using a Deltec 300 protein skimmer. Circulation is provided by a Koralia 3 turbo pump and the original internal Juwel power head. Currently I have three yellow...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hope this dosn`t sound to stupid. I set up a small marine tank 3 weeks ago. Took lots of advice and have live sand,live rock,pump,2 red legged hermit crabs and 1 Turbo snail. Crabs seem happy feeding in the sand and the live rock,but I`m not sure about the snail. Is there anythig I...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 75 gal tank that has been up for about a month, it was started with Live Rock and Live sand. I have a lot of junk that has shed off my Live Rock And I would like to get it cleaned up and looking good. Here is what I have so far for a Cleanup Crew: 3 Mithrax crabs (2 green, 1 red) 6...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I did a stupid thing yesterday. I bought a Hatian pink anenome. I know I should research before I buy but I didn't. Now I am reading that they are not clown fish friendly and they don't get along with red legged hermit crabs. Anyone had any problems with this type of anenome?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all New to the hobby here - caught the scuba bug and wanted to " bring it home". I am trying to be the better safe than sorry person and have been reading for bout 4 weeks now and have some questions. I have a 55 gallon going to be reef tank 60 lbs Fiji live rock 40 lbs Caribbean sand...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hi there, As some of you may know i am soon going to be making my 50 gal. Freshwater into a Saltwater. Since I am new to this hobby I am not sure what fish can go with what. I have looked at compatibility charts but wanted to get info from the people that do it. I like bright colors and cool...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Here are some updated pics of my tank and some new corals I got while at the frag swap in Nati. I am also looking to add more fish to my tank. I have 2 yellow-tailed damsels and 1 yellow coris wrasse. The tank is a softie tank. So any recommendations?? 55gal tank 70lbs Fiji rock xenia fl...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, Been away for a while (due to medical issues), but my nano-reef is flourishing (about 4 months old)! I only have a few quick questions..... 1) When I do a water change, there is a lot of particulate matter in the water when the new water is added in (also happens when I do water...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, Today I have just bought from my lfs a georgeous piece of rock with a cracking button polyp colony on it. I also bought 4 dwarf red legged hermit crabs. Also I was quite surprised to find a turbo snail & what looks like a dwarf blue legged hermit amongst the button polyps. So my...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Well, after about a month of purchasing all my stuff I am pleased to say I am going in for my bunch of non-crab & snail critters on monday. That is, unless someone can see an obvious problem with my tank. http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=31998 Also, I took a few...
  12. Water Chemistry Archive
    All my chem levels look good except for Nitrates - I need help bringing them down. I did a 20% water change two weeks ago and am going to do another this weekend. I hope that will help. I do have a wet dry with bio balls on one side. I have been told to start removing these to help bring the...
  13. Biological Filtration Archive
    what clean up crew? i have got a 100gal tank, and am thinking about the clean up crew that i want to get, so that i have them in their before the algae starts. in my local lfs in england they have red-leg hermit crabs, turbo (astrea, i think) snails, super (trochus) snails, green mithrax...
  14. Hitchiker, Pests, ID and warnings
    Someone please help...after searching the site for info on Arrow Crabs I am starting to believe that maybe I made a mistake by puttink one in my tank. I have more than my fair share of bristle worms (see attached photos...they're not the best, though, sorry...) and am concerned because from...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all... I didn't feel like my "modified" Skilter (used as AquaClear/BioWheel filter) was working too well and since I've a mostly FWLR tank I replaced it with a wet/dry trickle (for up to 55g) setup. I'm having a few issues that I need your expert assistance with... One, I am having a...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    This past week I removed my red legged hermit crabs from my 20 gallon {10 total}, and now I just have my snails as the cleanup crew{ 3 small turbos, 20 nassarius, and a few other assorted snails that came piggyback on other purchases. Right now the tank is doing much better, the corals...
  17. Tank Specs
    hi, here's my tank spec: The tank's been runnig for 13 months now using a plenum system. It was seeded with live sand and has only live rock in it. Tank 95-100 uk gallons Sump containing the UV, Skimmer, Heater and return pump. 5 power heads, 4 on a surge (sytem 2000) Auto to-up (system 2000)...
  18. Tank Specs
    hi, here's my tank spec: The tank's been runnig for 13 months now using a plenum system. It was seeded with live sand and has only live rock in it. Tank 95-100 uk gallons Sump containing the UV, Skimmer, Heater and return pump. 5 power heads, 4 on a surge (sytem 2000) Auto to-up (system 2000)...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Ok here’s the deal I live in South Florida and dive regularly when the water warms up. I have been doing a lot of collecting all within the laws set by the state of Florida. I was wondering if anyone who trades frags would be interested in trading frags for Octocorals, Sponges, Mated pairs of...
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