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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I recently purchased a SMALL Rose BTA from LFS. Acclimated fine and attached to a rock within seconds of laying him down. Tentacles were fully extended and he looked happy. Started moving (very slowly obviously) and was in my tank for about an hour before the lights turned off. At that point...
  2. Nano Reefs
    Ok, so I've been out of the hobby for a short bit, but am back in it now with this nifty lil' cadlights 5g aio tank. I used a two pieces of base/dead rock from my old 75g tank for aquascaping, and one 5lb bag of 'live sand'. I also took a piece of dr, smashed it into bits and put it into the...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I have a saltwater tank that is a 110 gallons and it is 48" long 18" wide 31" tall. Right now i have about 8 fish in it and some live rock. I want to make it a reef tank and i need to know how strong of a Metal Halide light i need. My local fish store says a 48" 2 x 250 MH HQI fixture will...
  4. Nano Reefs
    So I am starting a new thread here about my new 14gal nano. The RO-DI is running atm and this afternoon I plan on hitting my LFS to get sand, LR, some salt mix and some test kits. Anything that I need to do to the tank before putting things in it? Wipe it all down I imagine with some RO? It...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I bought a used 30g setup with livestock from a good friend who was getting out of the hobby. Before I would take possession of the tank I read his 2 books twice, then bought one of my own and read it twice. This brought me up to speed on what I had missed since college. Liverock, livesand...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, my tank has been up and running for about a month now. I'm getting long (about 1-1.5inch) Green hair like things. What are they? How can i stop them? Are they 1.Good 2.Bad 3.Neutral Thanks ahead of time.
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Ok in the Uk tomorrow is a holiday and my wifes away so im free to soend on mairne stocks! Ive decided to take my brown hermit crab out as he has killed all my scarlet hermits. i want to buy a few different hermits but are blue and red legged hermits ok together? also im gonna get some...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    i had no plans when i started my tank for color themes, and kinda just stumbled into most of my corals. and it turned out that besides a couple of colorful zoas and rics that most of my tank was a dullish pinkish redish purplish brownish color. so i decided to start adding more colorfull...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    ?? I had found a hitchhiker.. a blue legged crab with these mean pinchers. He was beating up on my sea cucumber. Should I remove him and aviod blue legged crabs altogether?>
  10. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    anybody know the best place to get cleanup crews, best price and best livestock? all ideas welcome thx Bill
  11. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Well, last time I used astrea, mexican turbos, nassarius vibex, illynassa obsoleta, blue leg hermits and scarlet hermits. The whole atlantic inverts in a tank packed with pacific corals. This time I am leaning towards a south pacific only tank. Kind of silly I know. The pacific is a Huge area...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I figured everyone else is doing it nowadays, so why not me. I wanted to show how not to hurry. Reefing is a constant hurry-up and wait process.:rolleyes: Here's what I started with... 2 old tanks and an old 2 bulb light. Display tank is a 125g non RR I bought new in '99. The second tank...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I got about 10 astrea now.. but i hear if i get hermits they will eat my snails. I need some serious upgrade of CUC to my 55 gallon reef. Any number of snale crab ratio suggestions would be great. Crushed coral is getting kind of filthy due to waste.
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Since no one posts on my build thread anymore I thought I would start a new thread for my question. My tank currently looks like this.... My question is, At what point should I add a small clean up crew? I have diatoms everwhere. Can I add a small clean up crew? Will it be safe to add a...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Ok most people are on here talking about not having enouph pods. I gotta be different. this is my 2nd pod explosion in 3 months I have so many pods that at night in some places you cant see the sand. the pods are out 24/7 even in the daylight right now they are crawling all over the place. right...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    My reef has been up (just live rock) for over two months. Im still getting algea growth on my live rock even after cutting my lighting down. Whats the best thing to do? I want to put my first coral in soon but first I want to get rid of the algea. My ammonia is 0 nitrite 0 ph 8.2 and my...
  17. nano build off 2008
    Well my plans got changed and we used the 50 gallon for our breaded dragon. Then my wife said "why don't we just get a nano tank" :blob: :thumbup:. So I figured we might as well enter the contest too, just for fun................ wonder if whiskey will still be willing to help me out. Since I'm...
  18. Reef Fish
    I heard from the grape vine that my LFS recieved a huge shipment. So I went to check them out I got a foxface from them They labeled it a FIJI but i dont think it is yet half of the fish is one color the other half is another But not like the typical fiji the front half or 3/4 is like a metalic...
  19. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    Ahead of a likely move to Tennessee now that I've graduated, I'm going to start breaking down my tank. I'm going to dry out my rock and keep it along with all my equipment, but my livestock needs a good home. I've got small sps (many varieties, a few are somewhat rare, and the rest are rather...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hello again. I have missing fish. As of right now, five out of eight fish are missing. The fifth (a firefish) disappeared as of yesterday morning. He was spotted hiding out amongst my LR in the morning, and by the afternoon he was out of sight. The four other fish were missing as of a week...
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