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  1. Crustaceans
    Hello. How long does a sand-sifting fish need to acclimate ? I got one yesterday, drip-acclimated it for about half an hour and then put it into the tank. As soon as it landed on sand, it buried itself into the sand and it is still there. I do not think it has moved. Is this normal ?
  2. Crustaceans
    Hey, have 2 turbos and 3 red hermit crabs as my CUC/first intros intro my tank (55 gal, 2 months old) added 2 weeks ago. Am starting to see more algae build up on my sand bed, parameters are good, so my lfs advised a sand sifting star, What are everyones thoughts? (Parameters, PH 8.3...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I just got some new additions to my tanks, and I wanted to see if anyone had any bad experience with any of these being together. Everyone I have spoken too so far has said they "should" be fine, but just wanted to get more input. 1st tank - 6-line wrasse, red spotted Aussie Blenny, 2 paired...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone! I have changed my mind (again), and am planning on trying an aggressive tank. I have a 65g and was planning on getting a SnowFlake Eel and a Toby puffer. Does anyone know of a cleanup crew that won't be gobbled up by these guys? :lol:
  5. General classifieds
    150 gallon reef ,live rock,corals & fish*make offers* Will separate,corals first then live rock. I have about 900 watts of lighting. The only filter I run on the tank is a skimmer & a UV unit. The rock, sand & proper clean-up crew and not being over bio load makes for a perfect system...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    added baby racoon yesterday. is eating well, but this morning has ich.:bawling: do not have a quarantine tank. uv sterilizer bulb is out. trying to get a new one today. any suggestions? 112 g tank (tall) 30 g sump current sunpod m/h 10/14 K lights 2x150 watts protein skimmer barracuda ro/di...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I have two topics I'd like some input on: First here's what I'm working with - 30 gallon tank, 150 watt 14k halide in a K2 Viper fixture (bulb is brand new), Penguin Biowheel 240 and a red sea HOB skimmer. Inhabitants: gold striped percula, 2 blue velvet damsels, 2 skink shrimp, 1 coral...
  8. Tank Specs
    Well, I finally bit the bullett and started my first saltwater tank two months ago. Since that time I have read countless websites and several books about the hobby just to get a general feel for general maintenance and upkeep. Here's a list of what I have along with the general maintenance I am...
  9. "Soft" corals
    Long time no see... hope everyone is doing well. I have a 12g NC that's been going strong for about 8 months now. I currently have: -lots of green and red mushrooms -lots of xenia -1 maroon clown -1 twin spot blenny -1 scooter blenny -6 reef hermits -1 sand sifter starfish -1 fuzzy hat urchin...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I have a few questions on how to best keep my tank clean. I think a few of you know that I had a little Cyano issue a few weeks ago and used Chemi Clean to get rid of it. I attributed it to not changing the water for a few months and maybe feeding too much. It has been 3 weeks since I...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I need some more help. I have string algie growing on the LR and I am looking for a fish that will feed on it. Anyone have any suggestion? Thanks. Here is the link to a site I am putting together with pictures of my tank. http://home.earthlink.net/~cowboy898/75galreeftank/
  12. General Reef Discussion
    What are everybodies thoughts about putting a snowflake eel inside of a reef tank?
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I was trying to blow some algea off the sand yesterday and noticed it wasn't moving. I then touched the baster to the sand and found it to be hard. I tried to break it up. What causes this and what should I do? It isn't happening everywhere.
  14. General Reef Discussion
    want to hear of any success\failure stories of anyone who has put a supposed not reef safe fish in a reef tank. Want to hear the whole story too like why you put it in and why you think it worked/didn't
  15. Tank Specs
    Can't find my previous thread to update my stats for the New Year...so here's the current setup. 90g Glass (up & running since Thanksgiving 2003) w/middle overflow Compact Light Kit with 4x65 (2 blue & 2 white flourescents) 125g Wet/Dry w/bioballs (taking bioballs out slowly, adding lr)...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Just a note to really say HI! Haven't been on in awhile--everything appears to be well on my end other than a little bout w/some hair algae (which I'm sure is due to overfeeding). I'm thinking of adding something to the tank (I'll try to post pictures next week) either another fish or more...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I have what I believe to be some type of rock crab (hitchhiker) that I have only seen a few times since I have had the tank going for the last three months. It is small, about the size of a dime, orangeish in color. Well this morning it was sitting out next to a molting of my BC shrimp. Got...
  18. Fish Archive
    I recently received a pistol shrimp as a freebie from a friend. I believe the pistol killed my 1 year old emerald (1st crab I ever purchased) and an unidentified crab I didn’t know I had until I found him dead. I am wondering if the pistol would become less aggressive if he was paired with a...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    OK...I need some sand sifters for my deep sand bed. Any suggestions. I saw some very cool pink cucumbers but i heard that when they die they give off a toxin that kills every thing. What are your guys thoughts on stars, nudibranchs, worms etc.... What has worked well for you and what should i...
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