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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi All! Intro I'm in my thirties, I live in the northeast USA, and just started with aquaria about 1 year ago. I started with planted freshwater tanks. I was successful with a nano tank with shrimp and I've since upgraded to a 30 gallon with moss, shrimp, a few little fish, and lots of plants...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hello! Newbie Reefer here! I just got into the hobby and am really looking forward to learning about it! I have a tomato clownfish that has recently been excreting whitish slime on its back and tops of it dorsal fins. I don't think it's "Ich" comparing it to the pictures I've seen ,but I don't...
  3. SPS Coral Forum
    I took a look at my tank this evening and noticed the crazy looking bubbly slime stuff in the picture. I believe the acro was maricultured. I only gave it a half hearted dip prior to putting it in the tank. It appears to have fern caulerpa or some other macro algae that hitched hiked with it...
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I took a look at my tank this evening and noticed the crazy looking bubbly slime stuff in the picture. I believe the acro was maricultured. I only gave it a half hearted dip prior to putting it in the tank. It appears to have fern caulerpa or some other macro algae that hitched hiked with it...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    75 gallon MT, 20 gal sump with live rock, Hydor 740 pump, 2 Koralai 1050-1150 circ. pump, deep sand bed. I'm new to the saltwater world (have had freshwater for many years). I set up my tank about 6 months ago and let it cycle, and after my first big algae bloom I bought a clean-up crew...
  6. LPS Coral Forum
    I recently got an aussie prism favia and after dipping it, I out it in my tank and the green around the mouth starting sliming and now the green color pretty much slimed off. What happened and will it all come back?
  7. LPS Coral Forum
    One of the two torch heads closed and on one spot it's tissue looks damage and may be discharging a brown slime.
  8. General Reef Discussion
    What is the best snail for cleaning through the sand? Also, I have this red slime like algae that grows like a blanket over the sand. I remove it with the net but the algae comes back within 3 days. I've done a water change and the red still comes back. Is there anything I can get to help clean...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I need help. I've been having problems with hair algae and red slime for several months now. I regularly vacuum it out and scrub the hair algae and it stays in check. My phosphates are .25 ppm right now and nitrates are non existent. I went away for a week and when I returned the tank was all...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    HELP! my water pump in the filtration broke, so i bought a new one. The tank got unusually cloudy but i thought it would clear up. three days l8er, its even more cloudy. I looked in the filter this morning and there were HUGE amounts of whitish brown slime. i removed it with my hands and it...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I have a new hammer. Got it cheap from the LFS, because it came from an ignored tank that was in serious need of help. I knew it would need some TLC, but I really am not sure what's up with this. I know it's not opening up as much as it should be, but its improving slowly. Twice now, though...
  12. Anemones
    Hi everyone, Over the past several days, the following things have happened with my two anemones (they are not at war, both are living at opposite ends of my 90 gallon tank) 1) We noticed Carpet's mouth gaping around Friday night. 2) The next day, Carpet started moving up, we figured she...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    So, I recently found my RODI container walls covered in slime. My TDS jumped from none to about 20. I ended up dumping it and cleaning it really well. With all the maintenance I already do I don't want to have to add regular dumping and cleaning of the RODI container. So my question is...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    My 55 gal is about 3 months old. I went through a diatom bloom, but that went away eventually. Now I am dealing with about 5 different types of algae and can't keep up with it. I do a 5 gal change every week...never missed. I cut back on my lights (2 actinic and 2 10K) to 7 hrs a day from 9. I...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    So we have had this problem for several months now. About once or twice a week this nasty slime comes shooting out of the pipes, polluting the water, and covering the fish and rocks. We've called a few fish stores to ask them and they said they have never heard of anything like this. It almost...
  16. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have not been able to keep my tank glass clean.... I have a 55g Reef tank. I do a 10% water change weekly with RO water. I have about 40 pounds live rock and 2 inches of sand. It is an established tank--- but I just re-did it for a move. I had the problem before I moved. When I set it...
  17. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Does anyone know what this yellow stuff is? Good....Bad? Any info you know is appreciated.
  18. General Reef Discussion
    This is floating in my tank. I filmed it under the led lights. It was the best to film it in. I think it might be eggs, but any other thoughts? Any help would be greatly appreciated. The link is two replies down
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hey RT, I was wondering if you could ID the stuff on the pics below. Lately my tanks been getting a lot of slime and I've have to change my sock filters once every 2 days from overflowing. I used to only change it every week to week&1/2. And would happen to know any way of ridding of this slime...
  20. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I am having algae problems in my 55 fowlr tests read 0 on nitrate nitrite and ammonia ph is 8.2 I do use tap water and just replaced my bulbs but some brown algae was already there now I have green algae on the glass and brown stuff on rocks and sand Please help
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