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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Part two of the Tampa Bay Saltwater package is in the tank! This rock and the critters are incredible. I can't believe all of the life in the tank. We have all sorts of cool hitchhikers including urchins and even a clingfish. All sorts of crabs (arrow, porcelain and many hermit crabs)...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I am about to set up my first reef tank. It is a stock Red Sea 130 (34 gallon total volume/29 gallon tank volume). I was thinking of purchasing “the package” from tbsaltwater.com. The Package includes: 1 pound per gallon Live Sand. 1 Serpent or Brittle star per 50 gal. 2 pounds...
  3. Crustaceans
    I am new to TRT and I am thrilled that there is a mantis forum here. I have two N. Wennerae in my 55g display tank. I set this tank up in August of `07 and I bought a LR/LS package from Tampa Bay Saltwater (TBS) http://www.tbsaltwater.com/ When you order from TBS you get all kinds of hitch...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    90 Gallon Oceanic Tech tank, set up November 2006. 180 lbs LR and 90 lbs LS from TBS. Equipment: DIY ProClear Wet/Dry filter converted to refugium/sump 03/07. ASM G1X protein skimmer. 48" Solaris I4 added 11/07. Peltech 300 Ocean Thermotronic Reversible Conditioner. Neptune Aquacontroller...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Ok Clicking noises comming from my 20L BB Tank . Stocking list ... 2-3 Brown leg hermits . 5-15 snails. Can never see more than a few at a time lol . 2 Baby BFP. 2 YWGs . 1 Blue Neon Goby . 1 Red Scooter Blenny . I hear it Very little during the day and a lot more at night . Do You think it...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Last night there was an explosion of this red/purple algae. It is long and stringy and is growing on the sand and rocks. Can some one tell me what it is and how do I get rid of it. I use only RO/DI water with 0 TDS. Thank-you very much. Joe 75 Gallon Tank 30 Gallon Sump Super Needle Wheeled...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Ok last night all 3 of my brittle stars were just fine and ate small peice of shrimp. I did notice that one of the stars had lost part of it's leg. Today when I came home I found the same one with no legs and just his body with a couple of stubs. I thought he was dead, so when I tried to get him...
  8. nano build off 2008
    Build Begins - post 1 LED lighting installed in hood - post 20 Tank filled, lights running - post 29 First foam in skimmer - post 62 Rock/sand in tank - post 78 Koralia Nano pump installed - post 89 Coral frags in - post 97 Added a fish - post 130 DIY ATO installed - post 135...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I have a 30 G tank that is a little overstocked with both capnella corals that won't stop reproducing and LR, which I just seem to keep collecting (pics attached). So like many after the holiday season I called in my Christmas gifts to put together a new tank. A 12 G nanocube delux by JBJ. I...
  10. Tank Specs
    First Post! Great Forum. Just setup a new tank, 65 gallon with cpr bakpak, Tunze nanostream and controller, Temporarily running a Eheim Thermofilter to pick up big stuff in the water. I just added some Mangroves to the tank and hope to get them to attach to the rock. Also put in 65 lbs of...
  11. The THINK Tank
    FYI.....this was just done.... Some coral news from the Hill: As you are probably aware, the Coral Reef Conservation Amendments Act passed by voice vote on the House floor yesterday (October 22, 2007). We also had a well-attended panel discussion on coral reef ecosystem resilience in...
  12. Crustaceans
    Can I get one in a 10g? Can i just get a regular hang on power filter like a penguin or something? Is that all I need along with sand, lr, and a heater?? Is there anything at all that will clean and not get killed?? I want a smasher, what kind should I get and what is a good place to get one? thx
  13. Atlanta Reef Club
    In a month or two I will be driving down to Orlando, FL. I thought there was a online site that sold LR that you could hand pick if you stop by there wherehouse. Does anyone know the name of this place or maybe another LFS in FL that has good LR? regards
  14. Crustaceans
    I'm going to get a mantis soon. I'm going to buy one from tampa bay saltwater(they sell the wenneraes for $50, but that species will stay small enough for my tank AND is apparantly a great species for tanks, sooo :)) I'm going to have him in my sump(10 gal, mainly being built so I can get more...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Has anyone had any experience with gulf view.com's live rock. It looks very nice and it has supposedly been aquacultured since 1993 in the keys. Any feedback helps.
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone; I have 150 gallon reef tank with live rock live sand and fish coral all the good stuff. Yesterday I was online talking about my nitrate problem and after alot of help here I decided to start removing my bio balls from my wet dry and replace them with live rock. Today I was looking...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hello- I am looking into buying some live rock on-line. There are two places in particular that I have been researching. I haven't been able to find any solid info on either one of these places though and thought that some of you could give a little insight if you or someone you know had...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I am looking for some live rock ~50-60#. Any idea on a good place and price. I can get som local for $6/lb, but thought hey if I can get much better deal than I'd order it online. about 1/2 will be going into my tank and 1/2 into a buddies. Let me know. Thanks So far i've found 44#...
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