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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey there, two weeks I ordered a Humu trigger from liveaquaria.com. When he arrived the exterior shipping bag had been punctured and some of the water from shipping had leaked out of his bag. I called Live Aquaria to let them know after I began acclimating him. He's been in my 65 gallon FOWLR...
  2. Reef Fish
    hello, so for the past 5 weeks i have been qt my fish in a 40G tank. yesterday i decided to transfer them all to my DT (250G). This tank was all new to them because i upgraded tanks. anyhow, this morning my Naso tang was found resting at the bottom of the tank breathing heavily. my...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, First of all thank you all for the informative posts here ! I have learnt so much! I have a problem with my Coral Beauty fish which after my most recent water change, ( 80Litre Tanks Changed 20Litres weekly) has begun swimming up and down the front of the glass all day very fast, and...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I got a chalk bass Friday morning from liveaquaria and acclimated him like they said with the bag clipped to the side and adding water a little at a time. He hid in a cave Friday and I didn't bother him, left the room lights dimmed. I put him in a 5 gal with rocks and sand and some macro to keep...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    :doh: I'm trying not to make this thread about what happened to me yesterday. The long story very short is that nearly all my fish shed their slime coat. I could see it hanging off my yellow tang, both my dragonets and my cardinals. With no slime coat I know they're very likely to develop some...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have a buddy going about 2 hours away right now to pick up some coral for me (he was going there anyway). I might be able to pick up tonight, but possibly not until tomorrow morning. My question. What would be worse for the coral (SPS). Having him hold it in the bag until I can pick up...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    So what is it, what could stress out our fish?
  8. Anemones
    I just recently purchased my first LTA. I've had it for about 3 days now and it attached itself to a rock right away and hasn't moved. I fed it couple times and it did eat, but as I look at the mouth, I've been reading the signs of unhealthy/unhappy anemones and idk if this would be a sign. My...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    hello, ok so i am going to run out of mY salt with the next water change... i have a55 gallon reef aquarium about four months old... so i am using red sea salt... i heard there Is something good called reef crystals do you think i should change to that since it Is a reef aquarium??? will it put...
  10. The THINK Tank
    Here is the question I pose.. Does adding a bit of stress every now and again help fish stay healthy? In my tank all of my fish are always out and about during the day. They all come to the glass whenever people approach, and they aren't scared when I put my arm in the tank to hand feed...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I recently moved my tank from the back room to my living room. I also went from an external filter to a sump and skimmer. It is a fairly new 40 gallon tank, but after I made the move, hooked up the sump and skimmer and got it all running, my polyps remain closed, my mantis shrimp won't peek...
  12. Reef Fish
    I have had my clownfish for 2 weeks and a few days now and unless my eyes are playing tricks on me it seems like the top half of both of them are getting really dark. Like black. They are orange and they both still seem healthy and they eat and all that but they are changing colors! I'm just...
  13. Reef Fish
    I've had a kole tang in my DT for about two months (I did quarantine, no issues there, except for shyness, which ended the moment she entered the DT.) She has eaten well from the beginning, nori, flakes, all other food given to tank, and since in the DT has constantly picked at algae in tank...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all sooo, ive had this API test kit for sometime now and im getting frustrated with the EXTREMELY HIGH level of nitrates its showing. I recently read alot of bad reviews on the nitrate test kit from API and now im hittin myself in the head for buyin it :P its reading 80-160ppm its read this...
  15. Reef Fish
    My tank is just a few months old but everything has been going well. No issue with water parameters..etc I currently have two tank bread small O. Clowns. They are great very active and eat anything I put in the tank. 11 days ago I added a royal gramma from my LFS. For the first 7 days he...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    My Blue Hippo Tang was bought about a week ago and looked healthy. He started scratching up against a rock and skin was peeling a little. Now he has like red bumps. I have 11 fish total and some invert and coral and they are all great but him. He still swims fine and eats great. It it Ich...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Today i noticed that one of my chromis was turning black, so i quickly set up a quaritnie tank and put all my fish (just chromis so far) in it. I recently set up a 75 gallon,so it is completely empty at this point (just sand and rock). Is this black ich or just stress? should i treat my display...
  18. The THINK Tank
    Here are some interesting reads that may be useful for the home aquarium http://phys.org/news/2013-03-fluorescent-revealed-gauge-coral-health.html http://phys.org/news/2012-08-viruses-key-healthy-corals.html The second one especially because I've been reading that there is a nasty bug that...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone! On Tuesday I purchased a coral beauty, and a midnight angel, my main concern is neither of them are eating. I have a 55 gallon tank that has been well established for about a year now, with good parameters. I have a sailfin tang (small), clownfish, and a neon goby. I am most likely...
  20. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    Hey guys, I posted on another thread regarding stocking help for my Kent Marine Bio Reef. I added a PSP Coral recently which is growing fantastically well. I already had a Clownfish that I have had for over a year. Yesterday I purchased a beautiful Flame Angel and properly acclimated him to the...
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