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  1. TCMAS
    Well, this week has sucked a bit. It started saturday when I noticed my sps stock not looking so good. (browning and such) Then on sunday I placed my hand in the tank to move some tuff around, and test water conditions. I was nearly thrown back by the shock. I was able to trace it back to my...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Just wondering if anyone had any good suggestions on how I can get more coraline on my live rock. I know that calcuim helps, but my ca level is at 410, and I don't want to raise it more than this, do I?
  3. TCMAS
    anyone know of a good reef Magazine i should subscribe to if so please let me know thanks all :wavey:
  4. General Reef Discussion
    i bought a maroon gold stripped clown the other day and he stays in the top corners right to the top of the water to where his top side is a little bit out of the water is this normal??
  5. Atlanta Reef Club
    Tell me what you think, and please give any advice i need on these fish.
  6. General Reef Discussion
    ok i have a 55 gal loaded with live rock....2 clarkii clowns....1 hippo tang....1 long tentacle anenome....what additives should i be adding? i want somthing that will promote coraline algea...any other additives?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Well since the hurricane its been hard getting control of my algae situation, I try trimming it back myself, water changes etc. and it just grows back. The water parameters look good. I just need some advice, I don't want to start over I have some cool critters in there that made it through...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    hi Ive spent the last couple hours reading through post trying to figure out what to do so i figured i would just ask. I have a 55 salt with about three 5gal buckets of live rock in it,25lbs of sand 25 lbs of crushed coral,(the sand and crushed coral are all mixed up do to the engieneer...
  9. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    Hey everyone I just wanted to intorduce myself. My name is Toby Scolet and i am a resident of rochester mn. and just starting to get a 72 gal Bow front tank going i have roughly 60 pounds of live rock and a pin coushin erchant 1 racoon butterfly and 1 damsel someone told me to come to this site...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Is it possible some corals just lack a will to live? ONE of my acro's is bleaching from the bottom, and in random spots all around. And I'm stumped. I have quite a variety of corals in my tank, but I have them spaced appropriately (no torches/zoo's near my SPS's, etc). I ahve Softies, LPS...
  11. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    This sad reaches new lows on a weekly basis. Reefscience better be joking. Eagle Ray
  12. Topic of the Week Archive
    Bi-weekly Discussion of the week(s) Inverts--Crabs pt.1 Inverts make a great addition to our tanks.They are just one more thing to keep us mesmirized for hours ;) . What is an Invert? what are some of the common Inverts we have in our tanks?
  13. The THINK Tank
    I was unable to find the coral rock floor tile , that I had hoped to use on the bottom of my tank. Star board was my second choice, so star board it is. Because of all the set backs with the construction crew, I was unable to save any of my SPS corals. All my fish survived,and some LPS as...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I was at my LFS just a few mins ago and noticed he was selling Sea Urchins (the short-spined ones. Globe Urchins?) about the size of ping-pong / golfballs. I know that they are great creatures to control algae and from what I have heard Detritus too. (Although I could be wrong :doh:) But what...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Okay...hoping anyone else who has one has ever seen this before, and can tell me to relax. my Diadema setosum (long spined Black urchin) just squirted a bunch of white liquid into the water. I was there...I saw it. It came out of the top, in 5 different yet converging streams (each one RIGHT...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    These types of algae have sprung up since adding my live rock. Pics 1 and 3 are small filaments. Im wondering if number 2 might be a type of coraline. It grew very fast but isnt slimy. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Reefies Here is the trivia question of the day... What is the benefit of growing coraline in a reef tank (besides the fact that it looks pretty)? Cheers, J
  18. General Reef Discussion
    hey all, do i need a calcium reactor to keep my calcium levels where they should be, or can i just by something to put in the tank once in a while? what should my readings bbe, etc?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    how long does it take for coraline algae to grow? have had my tank up for 7 months now and no sign of it? when i first bought the LR there was lots of color on it but it rapidly went away and the rock was covered in ugly brown and green hair algae. i know this is natural part of the new tank...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I have this black diadema urchin. He seems to be doing fine, he is getting bigger, and he is very mobile. But, what once were black spines are now black and white striped spines. Well not really white, sort of grey or translucent, but they alternate, black and white. Why is this? Is there...