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  1. General Reef Discussion
    so i've had an explosion of bryopsis in my system that i've been trying to deal with for the past month or two. went through 2 bottles of kent tech M magnesium, brought it all the way to 1600, nothing for a week, then to 1700, nothing, went to about 1750 and only thing i accomplished was killing...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    The flow of my filter keeps making a vally/pool in my sand bed.. How to fix this? & All I have in my tank is the CUC as of right now.. But is it okay to do a water change with the cuc in the tank. Or individually catch them ?:confused:
  3. Reefing Equipment
    Hiya friends! I haven't seen much activity on this idea, so I'm thinking it's either improbable or...people just set up their tanks with much more forethought than I have :) I have 6 tanks on the first floor of my house, various parameters. To accommodate the newer saltwater setups and to get...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 55 galloon reef with a external overflow and a return pump. How would I do a water change without causing my autotop going nuts and without having water going all over the place
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everybody. I might get some heat for this... but I'm lost as to what to do on this subject. My tank is currently a little over a month into it's life. Inverts have been in there for a little over 2 weeks and coral frags for a week. My params have been outstanding so far, but now I'm...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    http://www.aquabella4aquariums.com/product-info/ A while ago I started a thread about aerobic and anaerobic denitrifiers and just this morning I came across this product as an advertisement and it seems to be in part what I was trying to accomplish with the thread. What it claims to do...
  7. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    I offten think about ways to make my weekly maintenance easier. So I made an improvement in my method of waterchange today. I used my UV sterilizer pump return line to export my water. I have a 3/4" line comming from the uv to a reducer 5/8" and cut a waterhose that I run out to the street. No...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone, I got my first corals this week and I did my first waterchange however, I think a problem might've arisen. I got 2 heads of xenia and a frag of daisy polyps 5 days ago. 2 days ago I got a golfball size gsp, and a frag with 7 red hornet zoas. Today I did my first waterchange with...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys i have a question i have a tank thats 4 weeks old and its been cycling i had a die off 2 weeks ago from live rocks and did 2 water change since then i have some diatoms showing up now my nitrite is at 0.25 ammonia is also at 0.25 (ph 8.4 had to use buffer) and nitrate is at 10, my...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    My question is if im adding livestock to my tank around the day I do my biweekly wc should I acclimate before and introduce first then do my wc a day or two later. Or do a wc before I do the acclimation?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Any idea why after a water change my dwarf (or pygmy?) angelfish is looking like it is drunk? It is zooming all over the tank and looks a little unbalanced. Otherwise all seems fine. The water change was about 3 days ago. 29 gal biocube s.g. 1.024 pH = 8.2 Phos = 0.5 Ca2+ = 460 KH = 161
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone. My tank is a new setup that has been running about 6-8 weeks. It's 90gal with about 110lbs LR. The LR is comprised of 60lbs cured with some mushrooms, zoas, a colt coral and sadly aiptasia, 30lbs dry and 20lbs that was cured but sat in a garage for about a week dry. I have two...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    The waterchange, for some... the secret of success and the cornerstone of good husbandry and maintenance. For others it is scoffed at as being unneccesary. What is the function of a WC? What makes them more or less needed in your setup? Does everybody need to do them?
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