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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi! I'm interested in adding a starfish to my 28 gal hqi nanocube tank. I've looked a little...and have come up with this (if the link works): http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=497+528+580&pcatid=580 A marble sea star. I was interested in it because of its smaller size...
  2. General classifieds
    I have this system for a little over a year but now must sell as I have purchased a new house and looks like it will not fit. I would prefer to sell everything at once. Please make a reasonable offer. Looking for $1,700+ If you are intrested please email me at...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I was thinking about getting a sand sifting cucumber but i'm concerned that it may run into my carpet anemone and get eaten. That's what happened with my sand sifting sea star. Do you think this will be a problem or is the cucumber usually buried and under the anemone? Also, I want to get some...
  4. Reef Fish
    First I have randomly-dying, disappearing fish. Now my sandsifting starfish has had the living you-know-what beaten out of him... er, bitten out of him. This morning when I turned on my light for my 12g NC, my sandsifting starfish looked like he narrowly escaped an episode in my dish disposer...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    ok, i have 3..and now know thats to many for my tank... i am going to give 2 away... but even with the one i had at first.. its completey amazes me how clean my sand is.. before i was having to do a lot to keep the sand white and clean.. i havent has to clean the sand.. makes it soooo nice. i...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    ok so i went back and got more.. if you cant tell im feeling down..so buying things makes me happy :) i have spent wayyyyyyyyyy to much money! anyways..here we go! a couple more sand sifters not sure what did is - its a little sucked in right now.. im sure it will open up with time. its...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    What are the major steps in growing SPS? Can anyone recommend some beginner SPS corals to raise? What are growth rates like? I have tried a couple of pieces (birds nest and a unknown) and they have color and can see small polyp extension but they really have not begun to encrust the plug...
  8. Nano Reefs
    hello. and im so excited to get a tank and get started. i have a question. about how much is this tank pictured below worth? it includes the tank, live rock and some corals.... how much do u guys think its worth.. they told me they'll sell this set up for $150... good deal? IT ALSO INCLUDES...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I will be starting the initial stocking of my 180 in the next few weeks and am planning to start with the workhorses of the reef ... i.e. the cleanup crew and the janitorial staff. I have been thinking of the following list ... if anyone has any suggetions for additions, deletions, substitutions...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    What might I be able to keep in my 46 gal. that would get eat detritus? Keep in mind my current inhabitants are a fiji damsel, a blue-leg hermit, and two other hermit crabs.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    48 hours later and still no findings. Does ANYONE have ANY idea where you can find a ROUND pendant 250 watt HQI (it can be screw in for all I care) one hanging bracket (or wire) with an electronic ballast? As far as I am concerned, it is IMPOSSIBLE!!! Here are the specs again 250 watts ROUND...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    There is a crevice in between two pieces of my live rock. Twice in the past 2 days I have had to blow about 1/2 a cup of sand off of the live to the left. I have NO IDEA what it could possibly be. My one guess would be my sand sifting sea star. He is always covered in sand and climbs the rocks a...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Its been awhile since I last posted some updated pics of my tank so I figured I would let everyone in on it. First off the stock list: *1 Pom Pom Crab *3 Turbo Snails *10 Astrea Snails(Which recently decide to reproduce on me) *5 Nassarius Snails *3 Electric Blue Hermits *5 Mexican Red...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Well I only have hermit crabs now for janitors, I have been noticed more cyano/algae buildup and feel i need to get some more janitors. I would like some sand sifters but nothing that will eat fauna and nothing that when dies will kill tank off. If anyone has any suggestions on how they keep...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    During my post "New Reef Tanker" someone mentioned a suggested algae clean up crew for my tank: This would mean 100+ snails 100+ hermits 100+ sea cucuumbers and one or 2 each of the other To me this list looks like it would overwelm my tank in no time at all. is all this needed or can...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! I have been surfing the net trying to find a place for me to "ask the experts" and I hope that I've found it. I have always been an aquarium fanatic. I haven't had an opportunity to get a tank until now and decided that I would follow my aquarium dreams and go with a...
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