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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so my tank has been occupied since Dec. 24, everything is going well but i am concerned. I will be going a way for Friday night coming back Sunday night. Now I know my fresh water I can add in the vacation feeders and all will be good when I get back. What do you do for a saltwater tank with...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Y'all! So the family is taking a 6 day vacation for the holiday, so I have been thinking about my plan for leaving the tank. I have a slight hair algae problem (not really a problem yet) that I believe is do to the nitrate spike a week or so ago. (likely caused by my overfeeding and over...
  3. Reef Fish
    I have a 37 gallon all in one reef tank with 2 small ocellaris clownfish, yellow watchman goby, pistol shrimp, a huge nessarius snail, 2 astrea snails, emerald crab and 7 blue legged crabs. I set this tank up 3 months ago with very small clown fish. I have been feeding them mini mysis shrimp...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, I am VERY new to this hobby so please forgive me if I don't make sense at times. I am posting here because I would like some advice on what it takes to build and maintain a saltwater aquarium. Just last weekend an opportunity came to me that seemed too good to pass up. My brother's...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Setting up to go on vacation Making sure i think of everything. I have had my auto feeder running for a week, fish seem to be ok with eating the pellets. I am moving my 55 RODI Container to replace the 5 gallon top off bucket. I do a 5 gallon water change every 2 weeks, So i will do a 10-15...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so I'm leaving Thursday at 2pm and coming home Sunday at 8pm. I have a general idea of how much water evaporates but I'm worried about my sump running dry. I have no livestock and am two weeks into cycling. If I move the heaters to the DT and leave the powerbeads running, will the sump...
  7. Margaritaville
    I want to plan a surprise vacation for my wife, kids and I for next summer... as a celebration of my wife's 30th birthday. She actually mentioned an interest in going to the coast and possibly coming home with stuff for the tank.:dance: I need suggestions considering a very tight budget...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Guys, I'm heading out of town for the next week and am trying to figure out exactly what to do with my tank. I have a good friend/neighbor who is going to come in and feed but, given the recent storms we've had here in central IL, I'm a little concerned about prepping for a power outage...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    About 6 months ago I vacation internationally for a month and I was wondering if it were to happen again, what would I do with a reef tank? I can always get an ato, auto feeder, but what about water changes? My lights have timers so I should be good.
  10. General Reef Discussion
    My boyfriend and I have recently started this amazing hobby and we are loving it! We have a yellow tang, two clowns, a chromis, a royal gramma and a shrimp gobi in our 80 gallon tank. Our fish are healthy and the water quality is perfect, after a lot of hard work! We are going away for 10 days...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I'm curious if there is a good way to feed your fish while you are on vacation for a few days? With my freshwater tank I buy some of the gel slow release foods that claim to last a week (depending on stocking level) and usually there is a little bit left when I get back, but the longest I've...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I was hoping to get some advice on how best to prepare my tank for a 10 day vacation I will be taking in July. I'm running a 38g Innovative Marine tank with a heater and the 92w Skyye tablet light. The tank requires topping off with a gallon or two on average every 5 days but this will likely...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    So I want to start an aquarium. Everything I've read has told me that a freshwater setup is more forgiving, easier, etc. However, even though I have a 55 gallon freshwater tank/filter setup that I could get ready to go, I just can't get excited about a freshwater setup. I thought about making...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    What to do ? I have a flameangel, bi color angel, goby,two clown fish and hermits and snails....
  15. Reefing Equipment
    Hey! So quick question. I am setting up a 75 gallon tank with 1 herbivore, the lots of omnivores and a couple carnivores. And I go on vacation a lot. Usually around 2 - 3 weeks. What can I do while I am on vacation??? I do not have the money for a reef keeper. Help?!?! Thanks!
  16. General Reef Discussion
    So Ive left my tank home alone for the first time ever. Ive been away with someone watching it for me but never by itself. I keep going into my relatives kitchen to get chips to keep my mind busy... my tanks growing up :rolleyes: Help me get over my tank anxiety and reassure me my clowns wont...
  17. Reef Fish
    Hello all, My recent addition (yellow tang) has been doing great. He has been eating a lot of my green hair algae on the glass and rocks and did a heck of a cleaning job while in the process. I have tried putting in dried algae strips with garlic but he seem uninterested. My family and I will...
  18. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    I have this 30G tank with LPS corals and some fish. I have elegance, goniopora, alveopora, sun coral, a trumpet, couple of blastos, long-tentacle plate and pipe organ. I also have 2 damsels and 2 ocellarises, some snails (mostly turbans) and crabs. And I am going to go for a week of vacation...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I will be going on a week long vacation in about a month and a half and I've been thinking on how can I get my tank ready for me to be gone. I figure for auto top off I'll just use a big bucket which should last the whole week and do a slightly larger water change before I go. The problem I'm...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    hey.... so im really new to this site, but ive had my 29 gal reef tank for 1.5 years now. Everything is established and its mostly a coral tank.... i do however have one lonely clownfish. I canot get anybody to feed one fish for a week while my family and i go to san francisco. will he be ok or...
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