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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Has anyone have any advice or knowledge dealing with this algae? I only know what I am reading from reefcleaners, and ofcourse it says to get rid of it while it is small and its no problem. I got a small amount on a frag and was told it was a good algae. when it started spreading I did my own...
  2. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    So while I think these guys are super cool looking, they have been taking out some prized possessions in my 600g reef tank. So far I am sure they have been devouring every peppermint shrimp I drop in, as well as a few different fish. Most devastating was them killing my giant clam and possibly...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Alright so I've got a hair algae problem that started about 11 days ago, just about the same time I went fish less and about a week after putting my Radions in (50% intensity). Last Monday during my water change, I took a bunch of rock out and scrubbed it in a bucket. I do weekly 10% changes...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have had a hair algae problem ever since a small clam died and I didn't remove it in time before my cuc got to it. Hair algae sprouted everywhere and I don't know how to get rid of it. All the tips of the hair algae are brown though. I don't want to run GFO because I have 2 clams that are...
  5. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    So, a few weeks ago i noticed some tissue abnormalities on an acro colony in my tank. On closer inspection they revealed to be bite marks. I panicked believing they were AEFW, and removed the coral for inspection. I saw no flatworms (or eggs) and put the colony back, with slightly different...
  6. "Soft" corals
    should l leave it? pull it out? how should i pull it out? remove the rock then pull? if i leave it is it harming other coral in any way?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone. So I have a problem with aiptasia... go figure. I have read many forums about the removal of these things, but I cant find anything specific to my tank. I understand that filefish, some peppermint shrimp and some butterfly fish will work, but I have a ton of corals and 2 clams...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Is there a way to remove aiptasia (glass anemone) by injecting lemon juice or vinegar?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    How bad would be it be to remove your sump for about a weeks time? Still have circulation from the mp40 and my skimmer is so bad it hasn't done it's job in a few months anyway. The reason I ask is because I want to take a couple pieces off of the old sump and attach them to the new sump, like...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I just recently got some new coral for my 6 gallon fluval edge reef tank and i was wondering how do i remove the coral putty from the skeleton or stalk of a torch coral without hurting it?:confused: also can i remove the coral from the rock that it came attached on? Thanks!
  11. Reef Fish
    Newbie here....I have a 180 gal reef saltwater aquarium we bought from a guy who closed out his shop. He delivered it and set it up somewhat. It has tons of coaral and there are 2 gobbies spitting sand all over the joint. I really would rather not deal with them but how do I catch them? The...
  12. Reef Fish
    Newbie here....I have a 180 gal reef saltwater aquarium we bought from a guy who closed out his shop. He delivered it and set it up somewhat. It has tons of coaral and there are 2 gobbies spitting sand all over the joint. I really would rather not deal with them but how do I catch them? The...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone know of a gadget that exists or something I can put together to scoop the algae off the back wall of the aquarium which will not let the algae go flying into the aquarium water? :confused:
  14. Reef Fish
    Hello all, I'm excited to say this is my first post :) I started a few months ago with a 10 gallon FOWLR. Then within 2 months I just had to upgrade and wanted to get into reef tank fun. So I bought this used 125G tank, that came with all the live rock, live sand, and fish (two large yellow...
  15. Dosing and reactor equipment
    okay so i was thinking :idea:.. the main purpose of a reactor is to force water and permit good flow through the removal bio media right ?? so if you were to put phosphate removing media in a HOB power filter and theres flow you won't need a reactor right? sounds stupid but yeah? i was just...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have hydroids growing on rocks that I can not remove from my tank how can I get rid of at least most of them if not all?
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone have any creative ideas to remove plants from my live rock. They seem to be growing faster and I would like to nip this in the bud early. Thanks.
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all I just sold everything and restarted a new tank(don't worry I wasn't that far along). I am in the process of sanitizing my skimmer and wondering what your thoughts were on making sure bubble algae won't make it back into my life. The whole skimmer and all parts are soaking in tap water...
  19. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    Just when I thought it was safe to look closely at my reef again....there were bubbles. Red bubbles.:bigeek: I sent a picture to Tom just to have someone confirm for me, and sure enough it's red bubble algae. :doh: I know it needs to be removed by hand... I just needed to publicly gripe and...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Doc hopefully you see this,as you are the expert on skimmers, I am getting some wierd, possibly bad info out of cyber space, and I wanna be crystal clear on this skimming thing. Does skimming remove nitrates?
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