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  1. Tank Specs
    135 gallon tank The "Big" Kahuna (Yeah I know its not that big but I wasnt sure the apartments floor was gonna hold it to begine with) Tank: 135 gallon All Glass (standard) Substrate:160 lbs Indo-Pacific Live Rock: 200 lbs of Kaelini Rock Filtration: Fluval 304 Basket...
  2. Atlanta Reef Club
    Hi All, I have a Bubble Algae issue in my system.. I bought 5 Emerald crabs.. about the size of a dime in body size(w/o legs).. I find that they are eating my corals and some (not much) Bubble Algae!! So far they have eaten some of my Stylaphora, some Bird nest (Seriotopera) and Green star...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    well, i've got a small problem and need to makea descision. rather than have a lot of varying answers and opinions, i thought i would do a poll on this one. here is the problem. my two big crabs are the emerlad, transferred from the old tank, and big hairy-the red hermit with anenome on his...
  4. Equipment, Start-up, and Education Archive
    Hey guys- Here are my parameters- PH 8.0 Temp is 78 degrees (should raise to 80?) Ammonia 0 ppm Nitrite is .25 Nitrates 20 30 gallons LR 20lbs LS 20 lbs 25lbs dolomite I have algae growing on my LR and want to get a clean up crew. I saw this deal on the web for 30 gallon tanks but it seems...
  5. Tank Specs
    I have a 75E Gallon mini Reef Just over a Year Old CPR CS100 Continuos syphone Overflow Iwaki wm40rxt Exterenal Pump SeaClone Skimmer (doing it's business Slowly) 2 Penguin 1140 PowerHeads 20 Gallon Wet/Dry Sump (No Bio Crap) Dual 250w 10k Metal Halide Lighting Approx. 95 lbs Rock 2 inch sand...
  6. Water Chemistry Archive
    I have the below setup, been dosing with Reef Builder (although I have no corals, trying to get my levels up in order to support them in a couple of month) about once a week. Tested my water on Sunday: PH: 8.0 Ammonia: 0 Nitrites: 0 Nitrates: <10 ALK: Not sure wasn't using the test right...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Thats right. Yesterday I added a clean up crew and today when I got back from work there is a big problem. Overnight something has been eating or scraping off the top layer of my liverock. i t leaves behind a pure white etching in the rock. Looks like someone took a really small ice cream...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Got my new clean up crew today at jeffs exotic fish. The facility they had for holding the fish and inverts was pretty nice. They had several large acrylic tubs that housed fish and were divided into sections for the fish to be put into. The inverts were in big tubs with lights hung over them...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Do scarlet hermits and dwarf zebra hermits eat amphipods? Is one of these crabs better than the other, or should I buy a combination of these? Should I stock my tank with small shells for them to move into? Where should I get shells that small? Thanks
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I bought a bunch of live rock when i started my tank about three months ago. all the rock that i added had a some coral line algae and the other parts of the rock were a white-ish base rock color. My question is now that i have my system up, the white parts of the rock are now forrest green...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I have put some specs in my signature. While checking a homemade trap for the obligatory Mantis, I noticed a bunch of pods swirling about the shrimp bait. The rock also contains a number of sponges, a few florida coral and obligatory Aiptasia. There are 8 scarlet reef hermits and 4 hitchiker...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, can I use those play sand that are sold at Home depot? I am about to cycle my 55 gallon tank. For my lights I bought 2 of the 65w yard lights sold at home depot and 2-30w NO actinic, is this light output sufficient for softies? I could add 2 more 65w if ever it's not enough lighting...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have read lots (tons) of posts about Aiptasia problems. Various slugs, shrimp, chemicals and even boiling water have been tried. I looked on Wetwebmedia and emailed Robert Fenner. He talks about using Red Leg Hermits as a solution. Dardanus Megistos (sp??) variety. Not the scarlet reef...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    My tank has been running smoothly so far. It's been 2 1/2 weeks since I added my snails to my tank and the 3 scarlet reef hermits went in 1 week before that. I was wondering if my tank would be able to handle a cleaner shrimp as is or should I move some or all of the hermits out. I currently...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I just purchased a new crab today and I am trying to figure out what kind of crab it is. I know its a hermit crab cuz thats all the pet store could tell me. Its about 1.5 inches wide and is a velvet red with blue nuckles. I know Im probably stupid but Im new to salt thanx for the help
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I know this may make me sound cheap but the wife is watching the budget on this tank pretty closely (and she's the one who said she wanted to get it set up). I was wondering if anyone had any live sand or sand bed critters they would be willing to share/sell. I have a 15g Eclipse with a 36w PC...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, I greatly appreciated all of the advice that I recieved the last time that I posted and would like to ask another question. My tank has finally cycled (joy!) and I need to add something to clean up all the alge that has grown. The types that I can see are some diatom alge, but not...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I had a 100-gal reef tank several years ago. When I moved to Narragansett, RI I wasn't able to set it up due to it's size. I have decided to set up a mini-reef in a 15-gal tank I had. My question is can I use some sand from the beach next to my house to seed my sand bed with critters? Also, can...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    My lfs recently moved to a new location that is actually closer to me :dance: however, he said it would be a while probably after Christmas before he has his invert and reef stuff up and running. In the mean time I need to replenish my algae control squad. I have never bought livestock via...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    The snails are not doing the job in the 180g that my hermits and snail do on my 55g reef. I know that hermits are not the in thing right now. Who still uses and recommends them for their cleaning abilities.
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