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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 475L marine tank which is fine but I am currently studying at university and my 3rd year project is assessing the biodiversity of the bacterial communities within the water. I intend to take several water samples from my tank to transport to uni (approximately 30 minutes away) As my...
  2. Reefing Equipment
    While I was at work my return pump died. My heater is located in the built-in overflow which went pretty dry. My tank temp is down to 72*. FOWLR right now. Heater is working but should I add my second heater to speed up the rise in temp????? Fish are acting funny.
  3. General Reef Discussion
    so some of my SPS have been turning brown these past few months. i sliced and diced every possible water chemistry parameter...and still nothing seem to want to color back up. so a reefer friend of mine started asking me about my water temp. i have for 4 yrs been at 79degrees with MH lights off...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Is there an optimum temperature for a reef tank? Everything I've read says that 77 degrees is good for FO tank, but I want to have corals someday. Right now, I've got just LR, LS bed and a variety of snails and an couple of crabs. Tank is steady between 78-80 degrees.
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