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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have a question. I have a 29 gallon BB nano that has softies, LPS, SPS and a clam. I was reading a post in TRT's BB section and it's got me wondering...This is a new tank at 4 months...for long term success is it okay to have such a mixed reef or because of toxic warfare should I set up...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have been running a small amount of Rowaphos in one of my reactors all the time, changed out every 2 weeks, as preventative maintanence. Recentley I've been reading that if your phosphates are testing at zero than you don't need to be running it and it can actually be harmful to your corals...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    a reef club member gave me some cheato. He told me to put it in the display since i don't have a tank and can harvest it. Not to keen on the idea, i thought it grow wild all over...going asexual or something in the dark. he said i could harvest it, now i know you guys do this in your fuges...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I've got a 30g 175w MH, 2x24w CF, SeaClone 150 skimmer, Rena XP1 canister filter Livestock: 2 saddleback clowns, green brittle star, blue legged hermits, turbo and nass. snails, colt leather, toadstool leather, green polyps, assorted zoo's, bubble coral, and xenia I've had this set up for a few...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Well, I was hoping that somewhere along the way the Bi-weekly discussion on water balance would come back. It was just getting good and I thought we were moving toward the balance of the Big 3 trace minerals. Unfortunately it seems to have disappeared for good and I have a few questions I need...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    hi all. i must say i find your site fantastic. i have this strange brown fluffy algae growing on my pumps and struts. i collect natural sea water and was wondering if this could b cause ph 8 kh 9 mag1300 nitrate 0 pho almost undetectable cal 420 attached pictures pls help
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Okay chemists...help me out here. I was under the impression that when your alkalinity goes up, it usually drives your Calcium down. And vice versa. And if you raise your Calcium, your alkalinity should drop. Come anyone tell me under what circumstances the previous statement WOULDN'T...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone, I am new to the TRT forum, just came over here from Reef Central. I am planning to setup 75 Gallon reef tank with a new filtration system that I've testing for about a year. I have encounter a lots negative comments from people at Reef Central when the new idea was presented, so...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I am putting together a 180 gallon sps reef. Coral mix will likely be 80% sps and 20% lps/softies with 2-4 clams. I want to add a calcium reactor to the setup and need help figuring out the right reactor size and brand. Can anyone provide some good features to look for on a reactor to help me...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Since I've seen them I know there's probably experts out there...Can you tell me about frag tanks...I mean I know you got them in there to grow and all but if you cut the coral and its got mucus (toxins?-do all have toxins when you frag them?) well, do you place them in another tank for healing...
  11. The THINK Tank
    HEHEHE.. this is the paper i am reading now.( its a PDF) i think it is pretty good. i need to read it again. before the questions start for ya:agree:
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I am undecided on what lighting I should use for a coral grow out tank SPS only. The tank size is 48X36X24, I think that is around 180 -200 gallons. I am thinking 4 250 HQI bulbls, 4 250 Mogul base, or 4 400 mogul bulbs. The corals will be coming from a 60 gal with 2 150 watt HQI, it is 20...
  13. The THINK Tank
    I don't think I've ever discussed a particular "product" before. I will discuss methodologies and practices when they don't make sense. In this case, you have a "product" that's also preaching a "methodology". Believe it or not, a few parts of this product are based on true science, it's just...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    What do you think? I just saw that Oceanic has its own salt Natural Sea Salt Mix. www.oceanicsystems.com/seasalt/ Anybody out there using it? Any opinions? Rumors?
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I was on one site that had Halimeda, Feather, Racemosa and Red Grape Caulerpa algae. What would be the best type of Caulerpa to use in a Refugium?
  16. Algae ,good and bad
    I have this red slime stuff all over my rocks and the bed of my tank, and I can not get rid of it could any one help me out? My tank is 30 gallon tank with an Eclipse hood. I have modified it buy cutting out the filter system to allow me to add a Prizm Protein Skimmer ( by Red Sea ), and a...
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