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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I was wondering if some of you would be willing to answer some questions I've got. I just recently set up my first salt water tank (mostly fish, but have an anemone), and I had a question about the sand I'm using for the bottom. My tank is 55 gals\w a 2 bulb flourecent hood (1 white...
  2. Tank Specs
    Ok, here's my little pride and joy: Essentials 29g tank (unknown manufacturer, I've had it forever) 175w Visitherm Heater 50GPD RO/DI unit Filtration 50lbs Fiji Live Rock 100lbs Southdown Sand, seeded with 15lbs live sand for a 5" DSB CPR BakPak IIR Protein Skimmer 10g refugium plumbed above...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I'm getting ready to order my cleanup crew. I will probably wait until next week when Premium Aquatics will hopefully be restocked. Anyway.. what would you guys recomend for a 40gal tank? -John
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Well I've been patient.. canopy is finally built, VHO lighting is in place, and my tank is finally done cycling! All these little critters on the LR have been fun to watch.. but I'm ready for more <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> Any recommendations for my first animal? Everything looks...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Is it normal for blueleg hermits to stay together in clusters? This is what they are doing in my tank. There is one large group of these of about 30 staying together on one rock, the others are all over the tank doing what they do. I tried to displace them by moving them, but they just keep...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    im looking for a good place to order sandbed critters.i keep finding specials,but they dont seem right. 25 Scarlet Reef Hermits 35 Blue Leg Hermits 25 Turbo Snails 1 Sally Lightfoot Crab 1 Cucumber 5 Peppermint Shrimp 3 Serpent Stars 4 Emerald Crabs ONLY $119.99 and this includes FREE...
  7. Equipment, Start-up, and Education Archive
    Hi folks. This is my first post to this board. I am starting up a new system. 75g hex with 12" canopy, 250w MH and 2x55w PC lighting, fan, sump, seaclone venturi protein skimmer, live sand bottom, live rock and fish. Here is my plan for cycling. I would appreciate any comments and/or...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hi folks, I am looking for some colorful and creative ideas for my Eclipse 12. I have a couple pieces of LR in it and a velvet damsel and a fuji blue devil, along with a few snails and the micro hermits I got from Indo-Pacific. Realizing the lighting is a bit low, can any of you think of some...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Do any of you know a good place i can buy some hermit crabs and snails that are pretty cheap.
  10. Coral/Invert Archive
    I have about 20 or so crabs in my 80 gallon reef, most of them all blue legs... I've recently seen them all huddled together...Not sure if they're fighting or mating... they all seem to be going for one crab, its the the smallest and not the largest so I don't think this would be from a lack of...
  11. Tank Specs
    I've been around The Reef Tank since its beginning when Brooke started her Beginner's Board way back in 1999. (Or was it '98?) http://people.mn.mediaone.net/bearthman/reef.html I live in the foothills of the beautiful Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. I work in the legal field and sailing is...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hi folks.. On the suggestion and reading of posts here, I am happy to announce I am the proud daddy of of a dozen slimey snails. I got a mix of 6 turbos and 6 ast. Question I have for you all is how many is too many? I have a 120 gallon, 120 lbs of LR. I was thinking of an even dozen of each...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I'm breaking down. Nothing is ever right. Something is definitely wrong. This week this black slime has developed on all of the rocks, and on the substrate, along with TRILLIONS (literally) of little shrimp-like animals, look like the reef amphipods I got from IPSF. My skimmer is full and...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone!! It just seems that all the aquarium web sites that sell inverts(clean-up crews)reccommend far more snails and even hermit crabs that you really need. I know during brown diatom blooms you want to get rid of the awful looking stuff as soon as possible but buying more snails...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 25 gallon Eclipse with 20 lbs of LS and 25 lbs of LR. My problem is the tank is not cycling. pH 7.8 Alk 1.5 Nitrate and Nitrite are 0. It has been running for 2 weeks like this. I have 4 small feather dusters growing on the LR that seem to be doing fine is it ok to start adding...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Guys, Me Again. So I started the lights last night, for an hour, and am going to slowly increase the lighting. I checked the tank last night (rock and sand has been cycling for a week), and all my Nitrates, Nitrites and Ammonia levels are already at 0! Way to go Cured rock from Premium...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    o.k. started out helter skelter before i knew about this board and bought things and did things that were not reef friendly. so now i keep reading every and all post just so i won't make anymore mistakes but i seem to be making new more costly ones now. hope i dont go on for ever but here goes...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys, I just want to run by everyone what I am planning on doing so I can get some feedback. I have a 20g long, and i ordered the sand (and the rock. Because of the weather here in Boston, the Sand should get here Weds, and the rock on Thurs.(planning on adding when they arrive) After a...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    My 38g reef tank is currently just over one week old and still in the cycling stage. Once my tank is through cycling I obviously plan on stocking it with critters. So far I have been building my system through the internet. I have been finding some of the prices at the LFS are 140% to 225%...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I realy don't like hermits!! I have a 70 gal reef with about 40 hemits!! there are about 100 shells. I was wondering I f I kept 5 scarlets, and 3 lef handed hermits I could have 4 turbos, 4 tigers, 4 astrias, 4 trucus, 4 bumblbees, 4 strombuhs, 4 narassas, and 4 tapatery sanils and 1 abalonie...
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