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  1. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I am wondering if I could wrap this piece of LR in saran wrap to kill off the red turf??? Just set up my tank 2 weeks ago, w/a 10 pound piece of cured LR from LFS to seed base. After day 3 of cycling with a piece shrimp I noticed the red turf algae. I don't really like the idea of hydrogen...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    so i noticed a very small patch of these red bubbles in my tank. I am not sure what they are, but I think they are red bubble algae. they look alot like this picture: http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2002-02/hcj/feature/index.php what do I do to get rid of it and keep it from getting worse?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    algae is fun :thumbup: 10g bare bottom...well it was, now it has a lush green carpet :lol: how many different algaes can you spot?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Looks like a cotton ball. It is not slimey. It kinda looks like a clump of red hair. I have more pictures here: http://thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107689
  5. General Reef Discussion
    i set up a 10g bare bottom around two weeks ago and allready it has cyano :angry: how can this be? theres nothing in the tank other than live rock. no snails, no crabs, no fish, nothing but rock, and im noticing the quick spread of nasty red slime. theres a bit of green hair algae but im one of...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    The subject of this thread is a Genx 4100 4-5 months old powering my RS180. I took it offline for routine maintenance this evening and this is what I found. How is anything in my tank surviving?? I thought rust was a serious issue, especially of this magnitude. When I lifted the pump out...
  7. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Here are some pics of some very interesting algae that I have in my tank. I have not been able to ID either of them using as many sites as I can. I think the red thread like algae is Red Turf Algae, but I have found pictures of RTA and it is not what I have in my tank. These three are of the...
  8. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I have a 36 gallon take, that has been taken over by bubble algae, and green hairy algae. I've tried pulling the algae off my live rock, but it is hopeless. So now I'm pulling the live rock out, and thinking about boiling it to kill off everything, then put the rock back in the tank. I know...
  9. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Hello, I'm new here, and I'm glad that I found the new home of the BB-tank keepers. I'm Leonardo, 22 years old and I live in The Netherlands. I'm setting up a cube-shaped tank, bare-Bottom of course... System: 86 Gallon Shallow Cube 15 Gallon Sump MTT1 Skimmer Tunze 6110 (3170 G/h)...
  10. TCMAS
    So I came home from work today. Plugged in my OM 4-way. Plugged in my Sequence Hammer Head and WOOOOSH!!! I see this brown blob come shooting out of my CL and fly half way across my tank!!! AHAHAHA The SOB took off like the proverbial bat out of hell :thumbup:
  11. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    well my tank has exploded with red turf algae and also bubble algae. It looks horrible in my eyes but I guess it is really not that bad. I am considering ripping out all of the rock and drying it out and basically starting over with base rock. I can't really think of another alternative that...
  12. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    I did a big long task today.. And man was It long... I Ended up using most all of the new rock Except a bunch of rubble... I will probably be playing with the tank for a while until I get It looking just right... Tank is a bit cloudy as of right now... I havent gotten most of the corals...
  13. Fish Archive
    My tanks been going well now for quite a while and Im now starting to toy around with new additions... I've always liked the copperband butterfly. Ive been to a few sites and they each seem to have a different opinion from reef safe, to not reef safe. I have read that they can sometimes eat...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hair Algae, or in my case, Red Turf, is a persistent problem in many reef tanks that is very frustrating to deal with. :confused: I am considering removing some of the offending rocks to a closed Rubbermaid tub to let the stuff die of light deprivation. I've also read that covering the...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Ok. Let's start a poll. What's the worst pest/problem you've had with your tank and how did you fix/eradicate the problem. Right now ours is aiptasia. They are everywhere. Now that it is finally warm we'll be either ordering a large amount of peppermint shrimp or a few nudis. My only concern...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I give up. The hair algae/cyanobacteria/bubble caulerpa has beaten me down. Im gonna strip my tank down to the sandbed, sell the livestock burry the rocks in my yard and let the tank with just a sandbed and water run for a month or so. I'm gonna make sure there is NO TRACE of bubble caulerpa in...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    :confused: Well, I still see no light at the end of the tunnle! I still can't afford to upgrade my skimmer or buy a ro/di unit-had too many car problems eatting up my tank funds. The hair algae was bad enough, but now, even it is being overgrown with what I think is bryopsis (wiry, plumelike...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I've had a patch of Red Turf Algae (Probably Gelidium pulsillum or one of its kissin' cousins) that has begun to spread a bit in my 55. It has always been confined to a particular rock and was easy to remove, peeling the main part off. Any other spots that appeared is also fairly easy to pull...
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