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  1. Freshwater Discussion
    Hello everyone I need some advice my 18”fire eel jumped out of the tank not sure how long he was on the floor but when I picked him up to discard him I noticed his eyes were still clear so I figured I’d give it a try put put them back in the tank after a few minutes of running his skills under...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I pulled the canopy off my glass 50 yesterday to find that the center plastic frame was splitting and when I eyeballed the front glass from the side I could see it bulging out in the center. :freak: My first thoughts were to check craigslist and :rimshot: there happened to be a guy selling a 55...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    :doh: I'm trying not to make this thread about what happened to me yesterday. The long story very short is that nearly all my fish shed their slime coat. I could see it hanging off my yellow tang, both my dragonets and my cardinals. With no slime coat I know they're very likely to develop some...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    1.)Ok so i noticed this morning that there was a clear slime coat covering the sand and the brown algae was growing aroung it i tried to suck up the slime with my turkey baster and noticed i couldnt really so i took the turkey baster and swirled it around where the slime was probably not the...
  5. "Soft" corals
    Recently brought home this "Devil's Hand" leather coral as a gift from my LFS. After acclimation it seemed to be doing just find but soon began to shrink down to about half its original size. I did a relatively light water change and upgraded my light (which needed to be done anyway) and it...
  6. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi, just picked up this little Zoa frag at the LFS and noticed these dark slime looking things on a couple spots..cant post a picture yet but I think this is my 5th post so I'll attach one next!:confused:
  7. Crustaceans
    Well from my other thread the shrimp was walking wierd..raised SG was better. This morning he was dead and covered in a heavy thick clear goo. Anyone know what this could have been.
  8. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    I just got home from a friends house and I noticed my imperator angel looked pale. At closer look, it looked like it was covered in a fine white powder, and so are the majority of my other fish! I havent added anything new at all to the tank. I dont think it is ich because ive seen that many...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    After my last clownfish(rip) completely ignored by bta and lta, i bought a porcelain anenome crab to inhabit my lta. when the last clown got sucked into the canister filter(no longer in use) i went and bought a cinnamon clown. after a week and a half of ignoring the lta, it finally made its...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    so 5 weeks ago my fish got ich. I moved them to a QT tank and treated them with copper. Little did I realize this was real bad for mandarins. he died the next day. so 5 weeks have gone by letting my display go fallow. My LFS said mandarins have a slime coat ant can't get ich so I can add him to...
  11. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    UGH well today was tragic hehe.... i noticed at about noonish today that both my new true percula clowns (pair) i recently bought friday we're doin fine and dandy just wigglin inside my bulb anemone i have had for about 2 weeks.... and about 4-5pm i noticed one was missing... so i waited and...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Morning everyone. Reading my new book and lost track of time. Coffee is made. Trying to stick to my diet of watermelon if anyone wants some. Cath said I could eat all I want :) Hope everyone has a SUPER day today.
  13. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    Hi all, Michael sent me a message the other day, asking if I was willing to share some pictures of my discus fish. As he is the prez and all, how can I argue? :) Obviously, discus are not a marine fish, they are freshwater, but I figured if I could keep discus alive, then I should be able to...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Okay.....So she wasn't really eaten alive.;) I just think it's cool how she can completely bury herself inside the mouth of the anemone with no harm. She's at least 4.5 inches, if not 5.
  15. Skimmers & other filtration
    Greetings everyone, so my 29Gallon is all set up, cycled and has live rock. I went on and got a skimmer, after some said i probably did not need one so long as i keep up with regular water changes. I kinda had to retro fit the thing to fit as the tank I have is an eclipse and has the filter in...
  16. Reef Fish
    I just got home and found my BlueSpot Jawfish just outside of his burrow. He is breathing heavily and perched in the V of a rock. He appears to have what looks like a bunch of bristle worm bristles all over his head. They are translucent ~1/16" long needle looking things. You can see what I'm...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I am putting my new mandarin in QT for a few weeks - but I seem to remember them not tolerating hypo well, or maybe thats copper - can't remember. Could someone please advise??
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Just modded my Octopus NW200 2 weeks ago yesterday. Put it directly in the sump to get the break in cycle started. I seen how the skimmer worked totally stock and after the mods seen a HUGE increase of water and air. Only problem is it's still new and isn't collecting any skim! Please tell me...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    So Ya my protein skimmer began to foam over last night.. I turned it off until this morning and right away it over flowed with foam. It bubbles over powers the lid and begins to flow into the tank please take a look at pics Thanks for everyones help!
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Please check out the pics. It looks like my toadstool is shedding or some kind of slimy film is coming off of it. Please let me know what you think. I have it up high and near alot of flow.. Good/ bad?? Thanks!!
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