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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Since no one posts on my build thread anymore I thought I would start a new thread for my question. My tank currently looks like this.... My question is, At what point should I add a small clean up crew? I have diatoms everwhere. Can I add a small clean up crew? Will it be safe to add a...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    :bawling: My R.I.P. List ... Fire fish - jumped Maroon clown - jumped Black Cuke - PH Elegans coral - light acclimation Gonipora - osmotic shock Yellow clown goby #2 - ? possible moving stress (not likely) Acro colony - shipping 1 LMB - ? Died 1 day after acclimating with the other 2 that...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I will be starting the initial stocking of my 180 in the next few weeks and am planning to start with the workhorses of the reef ... i.e. the cleanup crew and the janitorial staff. I have been thinking of the following list ... if anyone has any suggetions for additions, deletions, substitutions...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, I am looking to add a small (2-3") powder brown tang to my reef. Wondering what everyone thinks about it. I know it may eventually outgrow my 46 bow, but that is fine. Here's what I have: 1 Coral Beauty 1 Royal Gramma 1 Tank-raised Clown 1 Green Chromis (looking to get rid of...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Ive got southdown in my tank and was wondering if I should try to look into getting something to stir up my sb. I used to have a larger colony of amphipods when I had the larger grained sand/crushed coral but i dont see as much anymore. I dont think they can sift through the fine stuff either so...
  6. Crustaceans
    Allright since GregT was nice enough to get this going for us, Lets talk about the fundamentals of a mantis tank, lighting, filtration, sand, rock, co-inhabitants, clean up crew's that won't get killed:D , glass or acryllic. As we will see, they are relativelly simple and easy setups especially...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Gang, I'm at a quandary and would appreciate some feedback. I have a 29G FOWLR that I'm getting ready to move into a 75. I'm planning to convert more to a mixed reef setup with the new tank. Thing is, I have a tiger tail cuke that I want to make sure it is well cared for in the new setup...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I am trying to decide what cleanup critters would be safe in my FOWLR tank. I have a 2-inch Blue Dot Puffer, 2.5 - Picasso Trigger, a 3-inch Hawkfish, and a Coral Beauty. None of the fish are overly aggressive, but they all like to eat. What kinds of cleanup critters would be safe(r)? 1...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I am going to start target feeding my clown and blood shrimp due to a problem with algae. Only maybe one piece of mysis per day (is that enough). What about the rest!?? Will they starve... I have a bunch of hermits, some asteras, some nassarius, and a tiger tail cucumber. Thank you!
  10. TCMAS
    Well her it is. Excuse Some of my photos, I am still working at getting the camera just right. 75 gallon AGA RR Mag9.5 return four maxi 900's 25 aqua ultraviolet UV sterilizer Aquac Urchin Pro 30 gallon sump with 5 gallon fuge 60 pounds of sand 90 pounds of live rock 300 watt heater Litermeter...
  11. Tank Specs
    75 gallon AGA RR Mag9.5 return four maxi 900's 25 aqua ultraviolet UV sterilizer 50mg Red sea Ozonizer Reefmania recirculating skimmer with 2 sedra 5000 Reefmania calcium reactor Bare Bottom 110 pounds of live rock litermeter III for topoff with kalk Pinpoint PH monitor Neptune Aquacontroller...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    What are the best plants and animals that I can purchase that will help keep water parameters near perfect and keep the sand and rocks clean from algae? Brian 30 gal 288 watts Power Compact
  13. Algae ,good and bad
    Hi everyone! Hope everyone is as excited as I am about Spring coming. Waking up to hear the birds chirping put's me in a good mood. Couple questions... My sand bed seems to have algae growing on it, kind of making it like a matt. The algae is green and brown and a little stringy looking. I...
  14. Tridacnid Clams/ snails/worms/stars and such
    I suspect this is a birds and bees thing, if not what?
  15. Tridacnid Clams/ snails/worms/stars and such
    Ok, I don't know what happened, but it appears my tiger tail cuke has split in two. I was taking out all my rock to put pvc support for the rock on the dsb, I picked up the piece the cuke was on, gently picked it up, looked at the cuke closer and realized there were two. I got this guy when he...
  16. Tridacnid Clams/ snails/worms/stars and such
    Hi all, I have a 28 gallon bowfront with an attached refugium. The dimensions of the tank are 24" X 12-15" wide. The way I stacked the rocks, I'd say there is about 60% of the sand exposed. Is this a big enough area for a small cuke? I'm tired of dirty looking sand. I don't have (or want)...
  17. Tridacnid Clams/ snails/worms/stars and such
    Owner of LFS tells me sandsifting stars are fine for DSB. I've read that they are harmful. He tells me not to believe everything I read. I tell him I read it online. He tells me not to believe everything I read online. Do I trust his word or stop patronizing his establishment?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    its time to add some more clean up type critters to my 125... when i setup the tank about a year ago i added about 40 snails and 4 fighting conchs...i also have a serpant star...i have 150#s of LR... what else should i add to help keep the sandbed clean?... i have been battling flatworms and...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I aquired a Tiger Tail cuke about a month ago. I think it was on the sand bed all of 5 minutes before heading to the rocks. For the last 2 weeks, it's been hanging around by one of the powerheads (intake covered, of course!)on the glass in the upper corner of the tank. Is this normal? Should I...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all.... I have an abundance of fecal matter from my snails and red leg hermits, whats the best animal to consume this, without harming my pod population? :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
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