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  1. General Reef Discussion
    hello everyone, need some desperate advice. I have a reefer 525 XL I setup 6 months ago. I have algae but only on my sand bed. Seems the snails only feed on glass and rocks. Every week I am taking clumps on sand/algae out of the tank. What makes it worse is I know what is causing this. I have...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 90 gallon tank and am upgrading to a 180. I see many people saying that moving the sand to the new tank can cause die off. The idea of phosphates increasing from moving the sand makes me curious. I clean my sandbed weekly and don't see if it is cleaned often how this is going to...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Been battling this for a few months. Never really taken over or anything. But just a constant nuisance. Any help? Trying to get a photo but tough to shrink only using my phone. Starts as a red dust, almost diatom looking, but then goes red and will Grow a thick hair structure, not lots...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 75 gallon reef tank with about 3-4 inches of sand. Everyday detritus forms across the sandbed and i cant get rid of it. I have 3 powerheads in the tank. (Hydor Koralia) The flow in the tank seems to be fine. Some of my corals seem like they're blowing around but not too bad. I have a...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Should people vacuum their sand regularly to avoid nitrates and other problems or not go ahead caller your online. I'm asking to put this to rest, so many on are club i'm not saying which , but want us to vacuum are sandbed every week like it was a carpet . Not all in favor i'm asking your...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have about a 2.5 inch sand bed, and the other day when i was cleaning my tank I thought I would really try to clean my sand bed out good. so for the past two water changes i have put my vacuum all the way to the bottom of the sand bed and adjusted the siphoning so that it was pulling a lot of...
  7. Tank Specs
    75 gal a ton of LR, maybe a 1/4 of tank vol. a ramora skimmer; mag 5 on pump 300 HOB filter, carbon as well as sponge material that is flushed with RODI water during water changes; the bio wheels removed 1.5-2 inch sand bed 2 clowns 1-3 blue or red legged hermits if there r any left...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone. I am having a lot of troubles with algae in my sand bed. I have a 65 gallon tank. 20 gallon sump, some 6 nassarius snail, a sally foot crab, and some other snails and crabs (turbos and red and blue legs). My lights are on from about 1 pm (my blue actinic lights kick on then till...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi TRT, I have been brainstorming a 60g (48") build. Lately the idea has molded from all a ll BB tank, to having the tank mostly BB and insert small wall with silicone maybe 3-4' tall with sand in that section. I did not locate any examples of this, all of my searches returned vs...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    So, I finally did it. Upgraded from a 75 gal to a 90 gal. It took a good year for me to build and think out, thought I had it all figured out! Well guys and gals-what a wreck!! My fish are safely in a holding tank, 70 lbs LR is in the new tank with a very scant clean up crew (3 snails, 4...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I have been reading for the past few weeks thru different threads and articles all over the internet, without any definitive answers on SANDBEDS!! I realize it's really all a matter of opinion, in most cases, but I have not formed an opinion yet. I know I want sand, and had a ssb. I tried to...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    So I'm preparing to syphon my sandbed for the first time in the 2 months I've had the tank. My friend I bought the tank from (90% of the sand was disposed of, so what i'm cleaning is pretty much new) had never cleaned the sand bed. One time while cleaning my freshwater Gourami tank, I syphoned...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Putting my 90 together today. I have 60#s of Fiji pink dry sand, and want to know if that would be deep enough for a wrasse to bury. I was figuring it would be 2 inches or so and do not want a 4 in sand really. but if I need more I will do so as one of the main fish I will get is Blue spot...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    So my 120 is a week away from it's 5 year birthday and I'm gettin some hair algae growth.I plan to remove the sandbed and leave BB long enough to purge the rocks.I am alil concerned about my trachphyllia and welsphyllia and not sure what to do bout my purple tube nem.While I have seen brain...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Ladies/Gents, I have a 72 BF reef tank that I'm upgrading to a new 90 gal. I'm somewhat new to reef I have nothing but softies. My question is, can I use the sandbed from my old tank? If so, do I wash it completely before I put in the new one? How would I wash it? There is about 4-5 inches of...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, so yesterday I added my first false perc clown to my tank. Today, i noticed he was just kinda resting on the sandbed, really not doing anything. He seems to be fine, no rapid breathing, all fins intact etc. Is this normal?? do any of your guys' clowns do this?
  17. General Reef Discussion
    75 galllon tank since 3 months moved from old tank im going barebottom i have an inch of sand so i did 25% water change siphoned about half an inch all around....is this ok? And when caan i take out more?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, I'm having difficulty keeping my sandbed white. Detritus, diatoms, some cyano (not much at all) are accumulating. Would adding a good cuc help? Or maybe a diamond goby to sift the sand? I miss my beautiful white sand help please
  19. Reef Fish
    Hello TRT, I'm very interested in shrimp gobies but I know that they require a sandbed... Although I'd be more than excited to own a shrimp goby (with a shrimp, of course), I am not too fond of deep sandbeds, but yet I don't want to make an uncomfortable home for any of my critters. Gobies I'm...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I'm about to bite the phosphate bullet and start cooking my rock. Do you guys know if I need to replace my sand bed before I put the rock back in? I figure if my rocks are saturated in phosphates the sand probably is too. Thanks!
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