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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I was wondering, If one was to wet skim (really wet) instead of doing water changes, Is there a valve of some sorts that can measure the amount of liquid coming out of the skimmer drain line, and auto replenish with the equivalent amount of salt water?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    ok, here is my thread! hey all!!! i need advise and help and since i wasnt really getting it from anyone.. CAUSE YOU ALL left me.. :weep: ok, im done... Octoman was helping... but thats it! LOL... ok... sooo.. here is the story of my 90 turned over almost threee times till it became an actual...
  3. Aquarium 911
    For some reason when I upgraded my tank size 2 weeks ago my sps corals have been going down hill.The only one that hasnt seem to be affcted is my birds nest.All the rest are dieing or have died.The polyps on my small colony of green slimer are literally peeling off. Can any one please offer...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Can a tank have too low of nutrient levels? I have a big skimmer, run carbon that is changed weekly and phos removing media, along with purigen, and poly filter. This isnt as complicated as it sounds...all of this is packed into a length of 3inch pipe that is reduced to have a mj 1200 pump water...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have my aquarium running for about 3 weeks now everything was at 0's I had my LR cooked for about 3 months , they were nice white and now the're turning green and have green hair algea on top of them, my Phosphate level now is at .25 is there a way I can lower this? maybe just do a water...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have been battleing a brown (algae) for over 6 months now. I can do a water change and a surface siphon and within hours the brown stuff starts showing up on my substrate...readers digest version of my tank is as follows....90 gal reef. NNR, protein skimmer and VHO(fairly new lights, within 3...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    my water is regestering a spec grav of .025 which is good but i've had the tank for about 2 months and have never had to add fresh water, yet it never needs to get any more salty. the tank does not evaporate much at all, and when i do have to add water i check the sg and its 025 so i just...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys my bros anemenie(spelling) was moving around last night and it moved next to the koralina and got sucked up into it and got shredded like a blender. now his water is all clowdy.will the anemenie release any toxic juice :freak:.should he do daily water changes? all his corals are not...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I am new to this and have a coral that seems to be hiding in its "shell" a lot lately. I inquired to Live Aquaria support trying what I can to save this guy. They responded telling me that this coral needs to be target fed with brine shrimp. I do feed the fish/tank brine shrimp and I add...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    can someone explain what is wet skimming and dry skimming I think I know but I would like to be sure.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    So I have setup a new 24 gallon saltwater tank, it has 10 LBS of live sand and 15 pounds of live rock. I only had it set up for about 5-7 days and now it growing this brown algae all over (there is some green as well) I don't have any fish in currently, but I do have a turbo snail. I need all...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Well I thought I would ask all of you before contacting the company or returning the skimmer (Aqua C ev120). I just can’t get any skim mate out of it. What I do get seems really dry almost like smelly chunky syrup. I have had it about a month, and have tried everything I could think of, then...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone! 1st question. When I bought my turbo snails they were all pretty and white now they are a really dark green almost black some are black with tiny pink spots on them. I do reg bi weekly water changes with ro/di water and have no algae problems in my tank. What would cause this? 2nd...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I've had my tank set up for a few weeks now and every few days the salinity drops below 1.02 and I have to add more salt to bring it back up. Why would this be happening? I thought salinity would increase because of water evaporation, but mine keeps decreasing? Do I just have a bad...
  15. Skimmers & other filtration
    I just got the Octopus NW-200 Skimmer, my first serious skimmer. I've only had a HOB Prizim till now. What depth do I run it at and if you have any other tips I'd appreciate those as well. Thanks in advance Justin
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Looks like a cotton ball. It is not slimey. It kinda looks like a clump of red hair. I have more pictures here: http://thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107689
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