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    Ok I have been remiss in my tank maintenance. I've been only doing 30% water changes once a month and now that algae is proliferating and coral health starting to decline I need to get back on track. Here are the recent tests and actions: <st1:date month="4" day="17"...
  2. Margaritaville
    Hello all. Some of you may remember I was downgrading my marine tanks. I hadn't officially announced this, but my two remaining sw tanks were a 2.5g bowfront reef and a 30g fish only with live rock and a couple remaining corals, crabs, snails. Well, my 30g heater stuck on and boiled all but my...
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    Any tips on making a ric grow a bit? My lighting is ample for him. Should I target feed?
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    A few weeks ago I bought a Lawn Mower Blennie. {Salarias fasciatus} I knew he would be happy in my tank. He quickley dug a hole under one of my rocks and hid for three days. He started making apperiances every now and then. Thenb one morning I turned on the lights and there was a diffrent...
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    braincoral39 & Stevendietzel! and here's the Official TRT Chorus® to sing...... HAPPY BIRHTDAY TOOOOOOOOOO YOUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I'd like to post a few pics of the tank - the last pics un/fortunately. :) :( Time for this fella to take a little break. By Saturday evening, the tank will be mostly fish and live rock. Within the next two weeks, I'll be completely dry. Primary reason being the major humidity/condensation...
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    I finally got batteries for my TDS meter and measured my RO water, its at 17. I tested my wastewater and it was 371. then I tested the RO water out of the 20gallon rubbermaid trash can that I used to catch the RO water and I also mix SW in it. the TDS of the RO water in the bucket was 321...
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    will a chocolate chip starfish eat aptasia and/or majano aneomones? Like, if you bought some live rock that had some of the above on it, and you stuck it in a tank alone with the star, would it clean the rock off?
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    Yup i want to see everyones Full tank shot.. beg, borrow ,steal..( naaaaaaa dont steal...) a camera and lets see them! here is my Nano 10 gallons
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    Lets see those awesome fish.
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    whats the diff? I have a 55wpc act03 on one of my tanks, I dont know that I have seen the other one, what is it, what are the pros and cons?
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    you know those macro algae balls that go into fuge's they look like green dentil floss??? is there anyway i can just plop that in my tank instead of using a fuge? does it sink or does it just floats around? do the fish eat it? chaeto thats the algae :)
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    Hi everyone, We bought this royal grama about a week ago and he/she is starting to do strange things. Last night, I saw him laying flat on a rock. I thought it might be dead so I went to pull him out and he shot out of there like a bullet. Just before I turned the lights out, he returned to...
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    Ok, here goes. I've only been in this hobby for about 8 months, and i've learned a lot in that time. Most of it from people here at TRT. Im addicted, and now have 3 tanks. The only problem is, my first tank, a 46 gal bowfront. I started the tank before i discovered TRT, and made a lot of...
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    I got clams on the brain. It's virgin territory for me so I was wondering what y'all thot. My tank is 55g. Because of its smaller size, I was thinking of crocea, around 4". I have 2x175w MH, 15K XM's. Lights are 8 inches above the water. How high up in the tank do I need to put one (ie, you...
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    :mad: First of all, here are my tank parameters: 55 gallon FOWLR 60 lbs live rock with 5" DSB 1.025 salinity Ammonia 0.0 Nitrite 0.0 Nitrate 10 ppm Temperature 80 degrees (I keep it at a steady 80 degrees with good air conditioning during the day and heating at night). lighting-2 65...
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    Mine seems to have a taste for xenia, despite the abundance of algae in the tank for him to munch on. Anyone else have a foxface go after coral?
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    :D and now the road trip next week to go pick it (them) up!!!
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    Well .. I just bought a refractometer and found out that my SG is at 1.020 ... my hydrometer was telling me that it was 1.024 ... ... Just a warning people .. you may want to check them hydrometers out! Makes me wonder what my SG was when it read 1.022 ......................
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