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  1. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    So the coral thing is new to me, and I was wondering if anyone knew of a website or had a list of corals that fall into these catagories? I'd like to research some on the differences, lighting requirements, feeding etc. between the two.
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Okay I have this soft coral I think. I am SO very new to this. This little organism came on some tonga live rock that was semi cured from The Marine Scene in Herndon, VA. I wonder what it is and how do I care for it? I have 3 watts per gallon. one bulb is 50/50 and 15 watts and the other is 420...
  3. Topic of the Week Archive
    Cycle part 2 to continue on with the last Bi weekely discussion on the cycling of our tanks. first part tank is all set up, water, salt , Live rock, parameters are where they should be. IS this the end of the cycle?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Ok - so let me give you a rundown... First I had a green tipped BTA in my tank - he did great - got HUGE! Well - since I took that clown back to my LFS I took his home with him... I got a different anemone for my black clown and it was white - I asked then if it was bleached and they said no -...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    OK so here is the deal I have various sps that I was given in July of this year that have been growing well and showing great color and pe ect. up until about a week or so ago. I noticed the color going MUCH lighter. I have seen RTN - boy that happens quick, and i am hoping that this is not...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    i just got home a bit ago and found my torch like this. The top brand as you see is not out at all and has a nasty film coming out of it. The one behind it is out a little. The other ones are like it usually is at night. The tooth coral looks fine. I just tested the water and as usual its fine...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    My 5.5 gallon Nano is full of flatworms :( now for the questions Are they a harmful pest or just ugly? Are they harming my corals? Where do they come from and what are they eating? <TABLE cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=tddetails vAlign=top...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hey, I have a couple of questions killing me here. I need some of your help on this guys and girls. Tank size - 56gal. 1. I am planning to increase my flow. I was thinking about getting either 2 Tunze 6025s. Or 1 Tunze 6045 to mix with my MJ1200. My LFS has 6045 in stock but not 6025s. Should...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Please HELP ME on what I am to do to save $1,000 worth of corals. -------------------------------------------------------------------- EDITED: ammonia 0 nitrite 0 phosphate 0 salinity 1.027 calcium 440ppm Below are pictures of my tank AFTER I had a LFS Owner talk me into putting all 8...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, new to TRT. Excellent site! I recently changed my 120 from FOWLR to a reef system. I had to cycle in 50lbs of new live rock. It has been about 3-4 weeks now and I have 2 questions: 1. Cloudy water-brownish color. I have noticed that when only my moon lghts are on, the water clears...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    My BTA is always pretty closed up during the day when the lights are on in the tank, but under the lunar lights at night he opens up about 3X the size. I have a 120gal (48x24x24), with 2 duel daylight 65w pc and 2 dual actinic 65w pc. It seems to be eating, but the 2 clowns hosting in it seem...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hi I have an acropora, almost 5 months with me. Seems ok these past few months but suddenly I noticed these past few days some branches are turning white. What's happening and what must I do to stop this? Please help. Thanks.
  13. SPS Coral Forum
    I am wondering how do we keep the colors of acros or montipora from turning brown? I understand this change of color means that the original symbiotic algae were expelled? And a new set of symbiotic algae takes over and overwhelmed the original color of the corals. How do we reverse this and at...
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Sorry about the poor webcam picture, but does anyone know what this star like thing is? I just noticed it today and there appears to be more scattered on the LRs.
  15. TCMAS
    Three questions about where to get some lifestock: 1) Does anyone know where to get Stomatella snails? 2) I searched online vendors, they only carry red ball and orange tree sponges. I've seen many tanks with pretty cool sponges other than ball and a tree. Where do you get ... lets say a...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Im thinking of getting an aquacultured kenya tree coral. What do you guys think of them? I'm open to any info
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Well, I'm just confirmed that my torch is bleached. I wish I would have realized something was up sooner. Two of the heads are even starting to receed, not too bad though. I just went out and talked to a guy at the LFS and he suggested that I use phytoplankton as well rather than using...
  18. "Soft" corals
    i need some info on this coral. and if you have it in your tank a pic would be nice.
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I have been offered an orange ric for $18 and I snapped that puppy up! :banana: My light green ric isn't doing anything, what area of the tank do ric's like best? She also has a few others, but I need info on these; lighting requirements, and if they're safe for seahorses and a softy tank...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    did some aquascaping with pvc pipe and eggcrate in my nano. and Tims wanted some pics so here you go old pic is first
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