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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I've searched the forums and haven't found a solid answer, so posting here. I've had a 3" or so sand bed in my refugium (10" x 7") for years. I've read all the stories about it being a bad idea and the ticking time bomb... I'd like to finally remove it now but curious to those that have done...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Help, new to hobby, inherited one 2 foot snowflake and one 3 foot zebra, would like to get both out of tank but not sure best approach. Hoping someone has an idea.
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So I realize that we remove nitrates from our systems through water changes and after time, we hopefully create anoxic zones that convert nitrates into nitrogen that then leaves our system. The question I have is, if you are running a FOWLR and your nitrates stay low (say 40ppm or less) through...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have a puzzling question (for me at least), but first a story :p A couple years ago, we added a Wheeler's Watchman goby to our tank. He had survived shipping from LA and no acclimation at all (just starting out!), as well as a velvet outbreak, which taught me the valuable lesson to...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have an abundance of aiptasia growing in my reef tank. They are pest anemone and are killing my Kenya tree, I believe. I have a tank that houses a trigger, would I be-able to put a rock in there just covered only with aiptasia for him to eat? Then I could just put the clear rock back in my...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I searched for an answer but didn't find it so I am asking. Is it possible to remove copper from rocks. My bosses wife tore down her tank. She has some really cool rocks but she said that she had treated her tank with copper in the past and I was wondering if there is a way to clear the copper...
  7. 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:
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I bought a frag yesterday and checking it out today I noticed something coming out of the side. Looks to me like it might be a feather duster but I'm not entirely sure. Also considering the location of it should I try to remove/relocate it or just let it be?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Im wanting to remove this fake piece of rock that was in the tank when I got it from someone off craigslist. It is fairly large but has dumb plastic plants on it and idk if it's actual rock or just some kind of hard plastic. I want to create an aquascape with dry rock as it is cheaper than live...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone have any advice on how to remove white coralline algae from a large (60#) lacerock? I was considering soaking it in a vinegar and water solution in a brute trashcan. Anyone know if this will affect the structural integrity of the lacerock. The rock is 27"x18"x17" and weighs around 60#...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    hey there!!! i just picked up some API Phos Zorb to remove phosphate or decrease the levels in my reef!! pos4 levels are now at 0.25 with the API test kit have anyone ever used this before and where should i place it in my Fluval 205 Canister it has three trays the bottom is active carbon...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, I was wondering what's everyone did to keep their hair algae at a minimum. Mine grows everywhere like crazy. I pull out handfuls weekly :mad: . I have carbon bags that I change out then snails and an algae blenny also, and I really want a sandsifting sea star but haven't gotten there...
  13. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I believe I have diatom begining and it started to spread on my sand... Is this bad and how or should I remove it? This is here is started http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x351/kgrizzle13/IMG_2088.jpg
  14. General Reef Discussion
    hello, I have kenya trees everywhere in my tank and was wondering how i could remove them from rocks without killing them so that I can move them to more convenient places in my tank. can I just pull them off the rocks? or do I have to cute them? thanks
  15. General Reef Discussion
    i have a 1 yr old 130 gal tank running leds. 6 months ago i put in a large rbta i bought of a fella shutting down his tank and it has not stopped growing. i now have a huge colony with about 13 separate nems - all very healthy and still growing. obviously too much so am in process of trading...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I'm receiving a coral soon that will be attached to a frag plug. I plan on just cutting it off with a razor, how long until the foot will grow back and the coral will attach to my rock?
  17. General Reef Discussion
    So I'ma get a green Duncan and the little guy comes on a coral plug which I hate. How do I get him off?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all. Our Neon goby (cleaner fish) has what appear to be bristle worm thorns sticking out of his sides (near his dorsal fins). We've been advised to remove them with tape (held with a tweezer), but that begs the question: how? We haven't trained him to sit or stay yet, so presumably...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I've read in countless places the potential problems of utilizing bio-balls in a system that includes LR and Corals... Starting with this project I don't think we realized that they were not the best of options, then again we hadn't entertained the thought of saltwater or live rock at that point...
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