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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have been having issue with what appears to be green hair algae on some of my rocks and a purple/red algae on my sand bed since I setup this tank about 1 year ago. I have slowly been removing some of my current sand and a week ago I added new sand to replace it. I did not have a deep sand bed...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hello guys, I am new to the aquarium hobby and essentially still a learning noob so bear with me please. I have a 14g Biocube that has been cycling for one week and a day and today at day 8 i tested my water for the second time and got the following pH: 7.8 Ammonia: 0 ppm Nitrite: 0 ppm...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    a few weeks ago i added about 25lbs of dry base rock to my 29 biocube. i had 45lbs of live rock already. yes i know its alot of rock but i want to keep a mandarin dragonet eventually in that tank. My 60 gallon has too much flow for a mandarin. well today i was doing my regular water testing and...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi There, first time reef setup and everything was going well until i added fish. A bit of history. Bought a complete 30gal setup from someone who was getting out of it. Basically everything but fish. It has a HOB refugium, skimmer & eheimm cannister. Was set up around labour day to cycle the...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    ok so my take has been up for 3 months. started as a freshwater and acclimated 2 gsp over from fresh water. tank parameters ph 8.0 ammonia 0ppm nitrite 5.0 (or more using the api saltwater kit) and nitrate goes from 0 to 5pp, every couple of days. the take has been fully saltwater for 2 months...
  6. Nano Reefs
    I have been cycling the tank for about 20 days now (lights off) with a 525gph pump. The tank was kinda bare throughout most of the cycle I had only 6 pds of reel reef rock. The other day i bought an extra 10 pds of reel reef rock, and the owner from my lfs also gave me some cycled rubble for my...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    okay just asking and i apologise if this question sounds too darn stupid but when you guys cycle a tank how high of a spike are we talking about here and when does it usually occur? my tank has been cycling for 11 days now and i think i saw an ammonia spike on november 10(day6 of my cycle), the...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so I took these tests today and almost fell over. The ammonia was at 4ppm or higher so in a panic I took another within 10 mins. It's no where near 4ppm. What could have caused this?? I nearly had a heart attack and was scrambling to get my water mixed for a massive water change. I'm...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi friends... I have set up a new system and need to move LR out of my old tank and add it to the new one. The thing is I still have 2 fish in the old tank that I want to keep health and well. My question is if I take the LR out of that tank will it spike it or anything to upset the fish? There...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    so i helped a buddy with a fish with ich and he generously gave me a good 35lbs of rock. it is dried up and was in a rubbermaid tube sitting under his deck. looks pretty clean as far as outside debris, there were some leaves in there tho... I just upgraded my tank from a 50 to a 105gal. I am...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Since saturday afternoon i've been battling an Ammonia spike in my 135G reef tank. I was putting Amquel Plus to neutralize the Ammonia which brought it down from 4ppm to about .5ppm. However, everyday since the ammonia seems to come right back up to about 4ppm every morning. The water itself is...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Well on monday I successfully moved my clown pair to the display tank from quarentine and I removed my blue velvet damsel from display. When I took Blue Velvet back to LFS I found a Midas Blenny which is exactly what I wanted next. I put him quarentine and he even ate some brine shrimp monday...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    so i went out to DC saturday morning and just got back an hour ago. Had the GF feed my goby while i was out, and i come back to a dead crab and the goby laying on the bottom breathing pretty hard/fast. ends up there's food all over the bottom of the tank... :mad: ammonia's at .25...
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I started my reef tank less than a year ago and am still trying to figure things out. I found a nudi about 6 months ago after getting some new zoos and thought "Oh cool, I wonder what it is." Of course, after looking it up on the forums, I freaked out and thought my entire tank was ruined. I...
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