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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Brittle Sea Star, Fancy Orange Spotted Goby (Indo-Pacific) Royal Gramma Basslet (Caribbean) - Small Bumble Bee Snail x 5 Emerald Crab x 2 Brittle Sea Star Green Lettuce Nudibranch
  2. NFMAS Member Tanks
    This all started with a 72 gal fish only bow front. Then we saw all the reef tanks set up at the fish stores and HAD to have one of those too. The first one was a 13 gal with PC's which was quickly followed by a 42 with T5's, which still wasn't big enough so we converted that one into a 180 with...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    i have a light yellow goldish film on my sand and upper rocks the new white ones i put it. I just bought halides last week. 2 150watt 10k. I ran them for only 2 hours a day for the first week. this week their photo period is 8 hours, coming on one at a time for the first 1/2 hour. here is a...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    My live rock and sand is turning brown. Is this the diatom bloom? It looks awful! My tank has been up for about 2 weeks. :confused:
  5. Reef Fish
    I have a long time established system and noticed my Substrate had lost its brilliant white appearance in some of the more open areas. I thought I would try some Sand Sifting Gobies to help things out. <O:p</O:p Man, these guys are busy at work all day long. They have help sift my Substrate and...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so I am "allowed" to use my 180 in the living room. We've decided that the living room carpet can be sacrificed :) I've cleaned out the tank, here is a "before" picture. I'll have to reinforce the stand and fix the canopy to open in the front. (stand and canopy I'm going to use aren't in the...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Guys, I'm having a 2nd diatom bloom (at least I think that is what it is...)in my tank and was wondering if you have any suggestions. I went through a bloom about 3 weeks ago and afterwards, the sand cleared up nicely. I increased the light time again (to about 12 hrs of act and 10 of wh)...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hello i was just finishing up a water change and noticed this on my rocks I assume its algea but does anyone know the cause by chance?
  9. "Soft" corals
    Help...... I was out of town for 8 days and when I got home my tank sitter said that my Green Polyp hadnt been opening up at all.... It looks very brown and unhealthy.... I immediately took my water to get checked and my PH was 7.6 Every thing else was good. SO, I came home and added some...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 150 gallon display with a 65 gallon sump and refugium, my current livestock: FISH: 4 green chromis 1 blue chromis 1 fairly large foxfaced rabbitfish 1 fairly small hippo tang (maybe 3") 1 ocellaris clownfish INVERTS: 2 scarlet skunk cleaner shrimp 1 blood shrimp 1 peppermint shrimp...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    got a diamond back goby yesterday and now my tank looks like milk he has stirred everything up and covered everything with dust! I assume this is normal? Anyone else had one do this?
  12. General Reef Discussion
    i have been running my tank since july as a fish only. i have had the filters running and i have been doing water changes, cleaning and replacing the filters yet i can not get my water to clear up. i just bought a skimmer and a uv steralizer. should this help with the clearity of the water...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    rocks or sand bed? i have no sand sifting goby or anything else that has a habbit of dumbing sand on corals
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I've been plagued by the ich gods again putting my guard down for a year. I'm leaning toward taking out all my fish and put into hypo salinity, leaving the display fallow, but I'm afraid if I use the tank I have, it will be too small. This happened a year ago and put fish in a 10 gallon tank and...
  15. Tank Specs
    :help: Hi everyone ... I have set up a 180 ltr Juwel Rio tank. The tank is filtered by 20/21kg of good quality Fiji Rock and I am using a Deltec 300 protein skimmer. Circulation is provided by a Koralia 3 turbo pump and the original internal Juwel power head. Currently I have three yellow...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    i set up a 10g bare bottom around two weeks ago and allready it has cyano :angry: how can this be? theres nothing in the tank other than live rock. no snails, no crabs, no fish, nothing but rock, and im noticing the quick spread of nasty red slime. theres a bit of green hair algae but im one of...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I'm wondering how to get more colour in my tank. My acro is brown & my bird's nest is beige! However, I see all these beautiful photos of your tanks with fantasticly coloured sps... What's the secret? Thanks, Lou :confused:
  18. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    I've got 3 nassarius snails from my 30 gallon tank that I was thinking of transferring to the 90 gall BB. I know that they like to live in sandbeds and wondered if they'd be OK on a BB tank. Anyone have ideas?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hey there, Was wondering if anyone could shed some light on a couple of things for me. Firstly I've had some weird white growth (kinda tube-like) growing on my live rock. Anyone know what it could be? Second thing is my sandbed seems to be collecting a lot of dirt. It gets weird little bits of...
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