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  1. General Reef Discussion
    OK, this has been bugging me for a long time. I have been pretty good about checking my levels. At times weekly at other times monthly. I've kept a pretty good log of stuff that I've tested. I can't help as of late that my actions in testing the water are along the lines of voodoo...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I've kept plenty of freshwater tanks but this is my first adventure with salt. My kids bought me a biocube 29 for Mother's Day. I just happened to "catch" them and got it early. I set it up May 7th. The only upgrade I currently have is a protein skimmer. I have ordered a Hydor Koralia Nano...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    so i did a 25% water change yesterday on my 40g breeder. i ran a test before the water change and after and everything was pretty much the same except for the alkalinity which is usually around 10.2dkh went up to 12.2dkh. my nitrite and ammonia is always 0, ph has been 8-8.2, phosphates is...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Specs: 20 Gal. Long tank 20 lbs Caribsea Direct Caribbean Live Sand Oolite 21 lbs Fully cured live rock from my LFS 2 Korilia Nano 425 gph & 100 Watt Heater Hey guys I started my tank on the 1st (4 days ago). I am ONLY using live rock and live sand to cycle my tank and as the main biological...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    hi all can you have a look at my tests and let me know if all ok nitrit mg/l ppm .002mgl nitrat mg/l ppm 1 mg/l amonium 0.01 mg/l ppm ph 8.2 kh alkalinity 10dkh are my water test good or bad please help as i am new to this testing water as my dad used to do it for me. thanks
  6. General Reef Discussion
    20Gallon Long Reef Nitrate: 0ppm Phosphate: 0.5ppm KH: ~161ppm Calcium: ~420ppm The reef is 6 months old doesn't the Nitrate seems a bit low? I do 30% water change every 2 weeks. I have a prizm protein skimmer. I only have a scooter dragonet and pygmy angelfish, CB shrimp, hermit crabs, and...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone! I have a 150 reef tank with a 30 gallon sump. A few weeks ago I noticed a little patch of hair algae on one of my ph and another small patch on the glass. I also noticed the the back wall of the tank was slowly being covered by green and red algae not hair algae like on the ph this...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Well I am 31 days into my first tank ever and I have been told to do a 10% water change. I had my water checked at my lfs and he told me not to do a water change unless I had an issue with my water. Is this correct? Here are my water test results Salt 1.024 ph 8.0 KH 10.2 CA 490 Nitrate 0...
  9. "Soft" corals
    hello everyone! i have been a "lurker" for a while but have come across my first problem...i have a 12 gallon nano tank. i came back today after being gone since friday, and my xenia is missing. i have had it for several months and it was doing great, it was reaching a max of maybe 5-6 inches...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    So a friend left for overseas and gave me his reef tank. I just set it up two days ago, and am fairly new to the hobby. It is a 30 gallon tank with a few types of coral and 2 damsels. Below are three pictures. The first one is some type of coral. I have no idea if it is even alive. If you have...
  11. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hello all, Very happy to find you :beer:... Just started up 55gal reef tank about 6 weeks ago. Received some live rock from the Gulf with some unwanted stuff in it. My wife is not liking these things (see pics) that look like spiny slugs and there are other stuff on it too, like I noticed...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I dont know if it is really considered a build log but its a new tank and we all like new tanks. Anyways onwards to the tank i set it up Thursday. I am running a oceanic sump QO3000 return pump and T5's for lighting. The tank is going to be a mixed reef very few sps. I still have to get a...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    2 weeks into the tank cycle and I came home to this crap this afternoon. Does anyone have any suggestions? Increase water flow would be my first thought. Please advise.
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have had this frag for over a month now, it showed great growth since day one,nearly one inch of growth..& was the most beautiful frag i could get...polyps so full you could not see the skeleton..then last week, it went down hill..i done extensive water tests...more frequent water changes...
  15. NFMAS Member Tanks
    Hey Guys, This is our new aquapod, we just set it up last week. Got a GREAT deal on it. It has a 1x150 watt 14,000K metal halide light on it. It is still in the cycling process but just wanted to post the first pic on it. Only has a couple pieces of live rock in it for now.
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! I've got a little problem here. I recently purchased a 10 gal tank in order to use as a mixing bin for water changes. Previously, I was using plastic water containers. I've learned that I should be waiting longer before I place the new water in the tank. Normally, I would just...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    YES! I have official began my build. I am upgrading my 75 gallon. I will post some pics of the room that I am partitioning off and what the plan is. -I ordered the tank today. Will be here on Friday (I know, quick huh) -Will get a hundred pounds or so of live rock on Sat. -Bought an...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    just put 3 mexican turbos in my 100 gallon tank and two days later the water is cloudy i did notice these snails were staying close to each other and even on top of one another is it what i think ???...water checks out fine....all my critters are accounted for.....any ideas ?? thanks
  19. General Reef Discussion
    This has been growing for the last month or so. This tank has been up for 14 months and my water tests out fine. I did a 10 gal water change about 2 months ago. How can I get rid of this algae? I have had a brown hair algae in another tank, but there is no hair on this one. Here is a couple...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Well...seems this is just not going to work no matter what i do...over $600 in equipment..payed nearly $100 for this designer coral frag alone,saved dimes for almost 7 months to get it....weekly water changes...expensive brand carbon, pure water quality,constant care..& still..this...i know what...
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