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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Sorry if these seem like stupid questions but this is my first salt water tank and I am in the cycling process .. I am setting up for sea horses.,, and am doing the training course on seahorse.com and in the tank set up it mentions that sponge filters are good as well air stones ... If I am...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I was at the store today when I saw a pair of what's labeld as Black Ocellaris Clowns for 30 each. It seems low for these, and I'm really bad at IDing clows so was wondering if someone could tell if that's what they are? I'm on my mobile, so please excuse the poor photos
  3. General Reef Discussion
    hooked up my new skimmer the other night to test the plumbing to and from the external pump to make sure it was going to work fine before cementing the pvc in place. Never before have i seen sooooo many micro bubbles in the tank. the whole left side of the tank was instantly filled, almost to...
  4. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    Ok My perculas have spawned and caught me by suprise..now 10 days later the eggs have hatched & swam away probably in my shimmer or trigger...lol Ok I plan on trying to raise these babies next time...I need youralls help!!! Im going to buy plexiglass & place it were the eggs were laid...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Ok finally my perculas have layed eggs after 1 1/2 years...they are covered in the corner above there anenome they live in....all the eggs are on the glass..Is this normal.....they keep swarming the eggs trying to protect them..Ill post a few pics tomorrow my camera battery is dead...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    You who might offer your thoughts on this little issue or further update on a project for SPS corals QT. I had more views or suggestions when I needed to find myself other skimmers or ballast and when the project I seen had to change to a new direction because I not could use the 40 gal breeder...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    First thing is that I am surprised that I gotten in for i forget things and being that im trying to do so much, i forget certain items. Being that I not had that much assistance on the 40, I gone out to the other lfs and surprise, the system has gotten larger. I talk with the guy and I was...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I was reading back through the threads and I say where it seems that some have gone to little or no sand and less than the "standard" 1 pound of live rock per gallon. I'm setting up a 75 Gal FOWLER tank and put 80 lbs of sand in it last night (Ocean Direct Caribbean Live Sand) from Foster and...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    ?.. I HAVE 2 BABY ONYX CLOWNS THAT I RAISED IN A 10G NEWLY CYCLED TANK..ONE CLOWN IS ABOUT 3 MONTHS AND AND THE OTHER IS ABOUT 2 MONTHS OLD..WAS WONDERING IF I CAN ADD A GREEN BUUBLE TIP ANEMONE SO THEY CAN HOST TO IT.. I HAVE 72 WATTS OF LIGHTING ON THE TANK 36W 10K AND 36W ACTINIC.....THATS...
  10. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    my baby clown(onyx clowns) fish are now 3 weeks old.i was wondering when i can swap out my sponge filter and add on a regular hang on filter on my 10g clown baby tank?.my baby is just starting to get his 3rd stripe:dance:
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I've been scouring their site (LiveAquaria.com) for weeks looking for things that they say are easy or moderate to care for and most are non-aggressive so I can house them near each other (one thing is on the aggressive side but I plan to put him in the one corner away from everybody else)...
  12. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    this little thought just came to me. would it be possible for me to build a tank up 3 or 4 feet high and the size of a fridge made of wood and staple this thick plastic covering over the wood and put saltwater in it with a filter inside. i was thinkin about breeding about starting small with...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    If anyone has treated in a hospital for ich with copper, can you please tell me what you did right (OTHER than read the directions) or what you did wrong. I am treating as of yesterday and no better yet. How long does it take, is it better to go on the high side of .15 or low side?
  14. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    Hello, I just saw that my True peppermint shrimp is carrying eggs. So I'm going to try hatching them again. I tryied it years ago, and it failed, they hatched, and then died. many mistakes on my part, but leared a lot from that first attempt. My thoughts are to set up a ten gallon hatching...
  15. Freshwater Discussion
    Well this forum is pretty slow, so I'll spice it up with a build thread! Here we go... To recap: I tore down my 38g salt tank which was a freshie tank for the 13 years prior... for more details on the salt stuff, check my blog. I sold off everything and sent the star to Kelli, then I cleaned...
  16. Lighting
    Going to make a 29 gallon reef tank with starter corals in it. I already have a compact fluorescent light to fit it. 1) If I just change out the bulb to maybe a 10K and a actinic will this be enough light for beginner corals? I possibly have room for another standard fluorenscent strip in...
  17. TCMAS Members only
    So, my pops likes to keep his goldfish indoors in the winter. They were thiking of getting some snails for the tank.... I am worried that snails just don't do the job that astreas do in a reeftank. I am also worried because the tank is only as warm as their basement. Also, They would like...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Ok the other day my chevron tang died. Though maybe stress old age who knows. Today my new wrasse dead. Now my dotty back has many white spots over him. His time is coming to an end also:( The only healthy looking fish in my tank are the gobies and tomato clown. Corals are looking great the...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Well, I had another thread about this and didn't get the info I was looking for, so I re-organized my info and decided to create another thread and hopefully I will get the answers I need here. My main tank is a 120g that is into it's 2nd week of cycling and I just bought a 29g to use as a QT...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all. I am in the process of cycling my 120. It is alittle over a week into it. I just bought a used 29g tank to use as a QT. It has a cover with a light in it. I have been doing alot of research into QT's, but I am still alittle lost when it comes to what kind of filtration I should use...
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