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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, a couple of water questions I need advice on! I have a 3yr old 220g with mixed reef. I am currently battling GHA due to way overfeeding my corals. (oops) This is my first salt tank and Im def still learning, 3 years in! My questions are as follows: 1. I use Filter bags. Good...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey TRT, Some info on my tank. 90 Gallon up and running for 4 months. 30 Gallon Sump running Carbon, DSB and some LR in Refug. No Skimmer running right now. I recently got a massive bacteria bloom, which from my research suggest it's heterotrophs. I only have a couple soft corals and 2 small...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Folks, for a few weeks now I have had a particulate matter floating in my tank. From a distance, the tank looks cloudy, and up close you can see tons of stuff in there. I made a quick video and stuck it on Youtube - hopefully that saves me having to inaccurately describe it (I need to re-do...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hello all, I am relatively new to the marine aquarium experience. I hope to gain some insight from experienced hobbyist, especially with regards to maintaining water quality. :banana:
  5. Nano Reefs
    I got a 29 gal BioCube for Christmas. I started setting it up today. First I mixed the salt with distilled water, put in CaribSea Life Rock, CaribSea South Seas Aquascaping Base Rock, CaribSea Arag-Alive Hawaiian Black. Add a heater, remove the bioballs and viola! an aquarium. The I tested...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    hey all! I am new to the thread and have a question. I have a 190 gallon reef tank and here are the specs: two power heads, corallife lighting 4 bulbs, 1000 GPH pump, drilled tank, temperature at 78 degrees, anenome use corallife reef salt crystals, no protein skimmer, tank has been set up...
  7. Large Systems
    New here and fairly new to reef tanks. been in the hobby for about 2 years now. Started with a 60 gallon and had it thriving. July made a year that i came across a 175 bowfront from a buddy that i couldn't pass up. well here is it just over a year later and the growth of any coral is slim to...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Greetings fellow reefers, I have set up my saltwater tank about four months ago, and I already have 3 firefish, a midas blenny, and a yellowtail blue damsel. (I intend to remove him from my tank) My only problem is that the water is just the tiniest bit cloudy. I don't know why this...
  9. Marine Depot
    Marine Depot and Seachem have teamed up to offer 1 lucky hobbyist with a BETTER WATER Prize Pack that includes the following: Seachem Pinnacle + RO/DI System Seachem Laboratories Matrix Carbon - 500mL Seachem Laboratories PhosNet - 250 g Seachem Laboratories PhosBond - 500 mL Seachem...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Good saturday morning all. I'm looking for some water quality wisdom from the group. My tank is 8+ months old. 90 gal mixed reef. 50lbs live rock, 40lbs live sand, 2 Jebao RW-8's, 2 Hydor Koralia 1400's, 3" yellow tang, 2" blue tang, 2 x 1" oscellaris. twin socks & skimmer. Typically feed...
  11. Marine Depot
    Marine Depot and Seachem have teamed up to offer 1 lucky hobbyist with a BETTER WATER Prize Pack that includes the following: Seachem Pinnacle + RO/DI System Seachem Laboratories Matrix Carbon - 500mL Seachem Laboratories PhosNet - 250 g Seachem Laboratories PhosBond - 500 mL Seachem...
  12. Marine Depot
    Marine Depot and Seachem have teamed up to offer 1 lucky hobbyist with a BETTER WATER Prize Pack that includes the following: Seachem Pinnacle + RO/DI System Seachem Laboratories Matrix Carbon - 500mL Seachem Laboratories PhosNet - 250 g Seachem Laboratories PhosBond - 500 mL Seachem...
  13. Reefing Equipment
    Is there an "all-in-one" digital tester/monitor out there? Like something that is automatically constantly monitoring the water and displaying readings? That would be awesome
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have had this annoying "ammonia spike" of 0.25ppm for a week now maybe a little over a week and I have treated with zeolite crystals (which claim to remove ammonia), Prime to detox the ammonia, Stability to boost my bio filter and done 12 gals of water changes. (i have a 20gal long). The ****...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I was at my local aquarium shop and I asked if I could put some crabs, shrimp, etc. into a brand new tank. No fish, just bacteria added to the substrate, nothing really for a cleanup crew to munch on. They said yes so I bought a bunch of critters and some frozen brine to give them something to...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have ran out of my API test kit marine and also reef lot I was just wanted to know of there are any other better test kits and if so what kind.
  17. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    I have a 159 gallon tank with a 20 gallon sump I have 100 lbs of live rock and 4 inch sand bed, 1 blue hippo tang, 2 damsels, 1 pink Dottie back, 1 cleaner shrimp, 5 margarita snails, and 5 blue leg hermit crabs, 2 clown fish and barly started with small frag corals. My buddy tested water a week...
  18. Tank Specs
    Calm... Deep breath... Ok please. I just need mardel 5 in 1 dip strip colors. Please please please. Ffff. Nrk ugh $&@! Copy and paste! Omg! How hard is it to find a color card..... I've been fighting your wondrous site for hours expecting cooperation. I would expect my browser and device...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I have recently been encountering troubles with my tank's glass getting the dreaded green coating. I noticed a month or so ago that I had been needing to clean the glass almost daily, otherwise the film would show. Well, I was out of town this past weekend, and within the 3 days, it really...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I am getting an RO/DI unit in the next few days (hopefully I wont need a booster pump). I have read a lot and done some comparisons and was going to go with Spectrapure for their filters, but found out BRS and Spectrapure use the same filters. I also read the BRS units are more durable. I was...
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