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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Gonna be moving in the next month or 2. Trying to figure out how I am gonna move my large Hollywood Stunner. It is at least the size of a dinner plate and attached to a rock. I would like to move it in a cooler, just cant figure out how to keep it from hitting the sides and breaking. Any...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have this one coral that this guy gave to me and i think its awesome but i dont know what kind it is. Some guys say its a hammer but others say it isnt. I dont know. Also i saw this white soft stuff around the top of the coral near the tenticles thingies i dont know if thats normal and never...
  3. Lighting
    I am currently designing my stand, canopy, sump etc. for a new 55g stony coral tank and have a few ideas i'd like to throw out there and see what all of you think. So, here is the idea so far. Lighting will be in a custom built pine canopy with thermostat controlled fan and vents. The...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have added my first stony corals the last month and notice they all shrink and withdraw at night. During the day they are expanded and eat well but they shrink down and look unhealthy at night. Is this normal? I'm talking about bubble coral, frogspawn, hammer, and an elegance coral. Actually...
  5. The THINK Tank
    "Until your stony corals are well-established, you may need to consider removing the macroalgae from the tank, and concentrate on building a biotope that does not have competition via allelopathic mechanisms against stony corals. " This is a quote from you/Tom in a different thread. I...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I am getting more SPS and I have 2 clams (5 inches and 3 inches.) I am testing my calcium levels and they are dropping more than they used too, I am just adding Kent Marine Liquid Calcium to get the levels back. Do I or will I eventually need a calcium reactor?
  7. SPS Coral Forum
    Hi folks, I keep reading about STN and for the life of me, I have no idea what that is. Is there a picture of what it looks like? Thanks.
  8. General Reef Discussion
    ok, so im turning my 175 reef into a more fowler type tank, for a couple of reasons, and will be doing my 25g as more sps/lps, and 24g as zoas i dont want to be without corals totally in the175, so was thinking about leathers and toadstools, but really want butterflies and a regal angel what...
  9. Nano Reefs
    Hello! My names is Konrad and im from Chicago. 1st of all im really happy i found forum like that! So im planning start a small (24g) ReefTank. Im planning to buy that Aquarium :http://www.fish.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=791000%20012 After my research believe thats good price , wat u think? My 1st...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I am watching a PBS special on the Monterey Bay Aquarium. At one point they said that anemones are though to live forever, or at least never die of old age. Anyone ever hear this?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello Everyone - I'm new to the world of reef aquariums and I'm looking for a little guidance. I have heard two differing opinions on what size of tank someone should start with. I have heard that it a good idea to try something like a nano tank (~25 gallons) b/c it helps you learn without...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone im new to the forum and have some questions. I recently received a 29 gal. Oceanis Bio-Cube and wanted to get some input on what should be done to the tank. I have minimal tank experience, i have had a 15gal reef tank for a few years and have had marginal success with it and wanted...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I am going to get retro fit lighting on my 150 gallon tank. I want to put T-5 lighting on it. I have tried to ask how much I need and how to do it and no one has helped me yet. Instead I'm more confused. I've been told I can't put enough watts for my tank with T-5s. I need to know is this true...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Obviously it depends on the species, but if you were to purchase a 3/4 to 1 inch frag of lets say a Spider Acro or Favia Colony or Red Devil Favia or even Lobo's what would the average growth be? With that said are there any frags anyone would recommend that spread rapidly with decent color? I...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Well since I upgraded to my 180 gallon tank I lost stability in my tank's alkalinity. I need to figure out why and what I need to do. Tank Params: SG - 1.026 Alk - 6-7 Ca - 400 Ph - 8.0-8.2 Phos - 0 Nits - 0,0 Amm. - 0 I have been using SeaChem Alk raiser, but its not really what I want...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    So yeah.. My tank was running a high Ph and my brown xenia is almost a goner.. Its melting away. :( So I checked: alk 8 cal 400 So would adding 2 part help the Ph and help my levels?? Sorry for the newb question.
  17. SPS Coral Forum
    I have 2 monti caps. I picked up a green one a week ago, and I got a purple/red yesterday. Both are starting to bleach out. The green is about 10% bleached and the purple is starting to bleach on the edge. The kicker is that they are under PC lighting. To be specific they are about 6-7...
  18. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    Hi Everyone! I need some super close up pics of corals, the more detail the better. Please incluce what the picture is of and what your camera setup is. I will be using them in a paper and your name will be credited for the photos. Thanks!! Scott
  19. Topic of the Week Archive
    What are the different biotypes ? What differentiates the different biotypes? Are there any differences in care requirements for different biotypes?
  20. General Reef Discussion
    So I think I might have made a mistake here but I would like some opinions. I purchased an RO/DI 4 stage unit. However it has not come in yet. I was trying to save some time in cycling and filled the tank with salt water, live rock and sand. So my question is is it better to drain this tank...
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