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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello TRT! I am looking to start a new Reef tank in the next few months. I had a nano tank a couple years ago but had to get rid of it due to a move. I am looking to go bigger this time! I am doing a lot of preliminary research and wanted to do a 100g Softies Tank but everywhere I look it...
  2. "Soft" corals
    I've had it over a month now and seemed happier when i first got it. Never really opened all the way up and seems to have lost some color on one side. Moved it around a couple times to lower light/less flow and nothing really changed. Ive been told its almost impossible to bleach a mushroom with...
  3. General classifieds
    Hey everyone! As a few of you may already know my tank had a slight poisoning with a incident involving my cleaning ladies son, I'll spare all the details here, and I did unfortunately lose a few corals in the tank. Currently I'm looking for any small frags anyone has that they just want to get...
  4. Nano Reefs
    Good morning TRT, I have downsized my 60 gallon aquarium to a 25 gallon mixed reef. I have no coral right now apart from 5 mushrooms and some star polyps, I'm planning to add 2 true percular clownfish and loads of softies and possibly some LPS corals like hammers and frogspawn... Today, I...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    My tank has been doomed with high nitrates since the beginning. I hooked up a sulfur denitrator recently and now my levels are 3ppm nitrates. My Xenia are not looking so hot but everything else seems happy. My question is this, if natural levels are 1ppm why would any coral suffer from low...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Quick question for anyone out there. I upgraded my 65 gallon to a 120 yesterday and i was talking about it with someone and they said I will for sure need a UV sterilizer and dosing pumps for my tank since i upgraded. Is that true? I have mostly soft corals and some lps (frogspawn and an acan...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    So... i'm thinking about getting corals and so far this is what I think I want right now. Is this selection of corals ok? will they work well together? also is the placement ok? I want easy corals that sway in the water. Also, some that are colorful and small for the bottom part of the tank. I...
  8. "Soft" corals
    I know that this has been covered before, but I am going to start it again. I have a large Kenya tree that I have raised from a small single stalk almost 3 years ago. I also have 2 frags that I have started from this Kenya tree. From the first time that I acquired it, it has looked fabulous and...
  9. Lighting
    Hi I recently started a 55 gallon tank and want to try soft corals. I recently came across 2 36" HO dual t5's. In each fixture is a 39w 10000 daylight and a 39w actinic. I was wondering if these will work for soft corals. If it will do I need both of the fixtures and do I run both lights...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I am starting a 20 gallon reef tank that i want to stock with mostly lps and 2 true percs, I will be running an Aquaclear 70 as my filter, I will have one powerhead that pushes 528 gph, 15 pounds of base rock and 5 pounds of cured live rock to seed base, i will have about 15 pounds of just...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    What is the cheapest lighting I can get for my 60 gallon bowfront tank, I just want to have a softie tank and maybe a couple low light lps, but I was wondering if the 100$ Chinese leds were good and if anyone has any suggestions for like 120$ or less
  12. General Reef Discussion
    This thought emerged after I saw my mushroom digest an extract of reef roids ... and I would like to know more ... In general, how can you tell if your corals is digesting on what you've given them? i.e. I can tell for Goni, if each individual polyp is closing once target fed, means they are...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hi there, I've had my 29g biocube running for about 7 weeks and all systems GO! I know it is too early to add corals at this point, but wondering: How do you know when the "time is right" to get corals? (Geez, I feel like I am asking romantic advice or something.) Are there certain parameters...
  14. General classifieds
    So I am wanting to buy some more corals for my 120 gallon mixed reef, and I am hoping maybe one of you fellow reefers could hook me up with some frags or something? I am looking for a little bit cheaper then my LFS since I am a little low on cash to spend on my reef. I have been keeping...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I will keep it simple ... From your experience, do you feel the need to put beneficial Macro Algae onto a sump? Having a Macro algae, means it needs probably a LR, which in turn, convert it to a fuge. Do you see the benefit of having a fuge compared to a sump? I could see few legends here...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I need to get a skimmer for my 55 gallon build a. anyone and my sump is limited in space I was thinking the bubble ,magus nac 3+. Anyone have it and can give me ur input on it thanks
  17. General classifieds
    I have some coral frags for sale. Trying to fund a new light for my frag tank. The sps are already fragged and ready to go. Zoas and softies are $7.50 shipping. Sps will have to be over nighted. Price is per frag. Zoas Radioactive Dragon eyes- $10 Eagle eyes- $10 Orange bam bam- $10. ALL SOLD...
  18. "Soft" corals
    I really like some of the Leather corals and I am going to make an all softie tank, what I want to know is how many different types of Leather corals can you place in a tank together or will more than one be in for a fight to the death with them?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I am just wondering what everyones favorite coral is. Might be able to get some out there that other people (or myself) might be unaware of. Common or rare, does not matter. One that you have, and one that you want. Go! It was tough to decide, but my favorite that I have right now...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I have had this mushroom in my tank for a few months not. Its doing good as far as I know. Its split a few tomes, I know have 5 mushrooms. I just have no clue what kind of mushroom this is exactly. .. does anyone know or know where to pint me in the right direction to find out? I attached a...
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