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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have a nearly 5 year old mixed reef that due to health issues has been neglected with water changes the last few months. I am slowly seeing cyano kicking in on the bottom rock. I have a few corals left and fish and a lot of live rock with tons of life - sponges and critters living in it but...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    What is everyone's least favorite cleaning aspect. I'm doing my weekly cleaning/WC and just thinking what everyone else might hate the most. Anything from mixing salt to rinsing out filter socks. We all do it (some more than others)and know the benefits. So what is the most troublesome or...
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    We have a 72 Gallon saltwater tank containing: one RBTA, one Clarkii Clownfish, one Blue Damsel, one diamond goby, 6-10 hermit crabs (can't find all of them), and 5 snails. The tank has been established for 1 year, and water quality has been tested recently at home and LFS concluding that it is...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    What kind of handy devices have y'all rigged up to scrub and siphon at the same time? As in, if you have a bare bottom tank and you want to sweep the bottom clean of detritus (or you want to sweep the bottom of the QT tank to reduce numbers of potential ich cysts that fall off. being proactive...
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    I have a 90 gal tank I have been hurt and not able to do a water change for over a month I do test it alot and it is doing well. so my question is can you go months without water change. all my fish look good caoral look good.
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I realize that crushed coral is not great for the tank. I bought this set up from a guy and he had all crushed coral in the bottom. With the hour commute, with fish, coral and liverock, we were in a rush to get the thing set back up. I removed about 80% of the crushed coral and added live sand...
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    Is there any eaiser way to clean out my sump than taking everything out? I'm thinking there isnt, makes it a pain to shut everything down and pull out my protien skimmer and heater and return pump and pull the sump out, I just end up dumping out all the water and everything, can I put some kind...
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    in my other thread me and helenwheels where talking about a pending tank upgrade. and the subject if there is a disease/parsite in the tank how would you clean it so it is safe to use? that same thing goes for the live rock i will be useing. the story behind the question. me and a friend are...
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    Does anyone know anyone around Paris, TN (West TN) that does tank maintenance? I am trying to get someone to come and check all the perameters for me and make sure that it is running properly. I have recently run into some problems and can not figure out why. My tank is going under I fear.
  10. General Reef Discussion
    :help: So we just moved to a new house. All the bath tubs/ showers are upstairs. So I decided to clean my 55 gallon tank in the backyard. I wanted to use a soap that wouldn't damage the environment. I chose a soap from "Whole Foods" called "Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap" It has no chemicals...
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