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  1. Reef Discussion
    My tank has been up and running for about 9 weeks now. I believe the tank has cycled, as my Ammonia and Nitrite are 0ppm and my nitrates have been testing 0-5ppm range for the past few weeks. I did notice a bit of a diatom bloom yesterday, but that may have been brought on by me (added new LED...
  2. New to the Hobby
    So i just set up a 150 cube i bought dry reef rock. Have about a 2.5 inch sand bed. Its been 3 weeks since i setup tank. I have 13 damsels in it since. Last few days ive had insane algae growth on rock and sand. Everything was fine as far as water parameters except ammonia was .5 yesterday...
  3. Reef Discussion
    We have had our 55 gal mixed reef aquarium up and running for almost 3 year's. We have had our ups and downs for sure. But are experiencing an all time low. We have lost a total of 4 fish all within the last 3 weeks. 3 of them in the last week and a half. Not much has changed in our tank. Our...
  4. Reef Discussion
    After 3 long week I finally got my first bloom of diatom heading in the right direction. Some spot n some patch here n there. Next week I will add some cuc. Reading is ammonia at 0 ppm, nitrite at 0 ppm, nitrate at 10 ppm, ph at 8 or 8.1, Salinity at 1.025, temperature at 78. :neo:
  5. Members Tanks
    I recently upgraded into a 90g from my miniature little 20g. Sadly, shortly after I set the tank up I went to go visit some family for a few days and my timer broke leaving my lights on for 3 days straight causing a huge algae bloom! Thankfully, a new skimmer and UV sterilizer cleared things up...
  6. Reef Discussion
    I bought this piece of dry rock and it was pretty much white. Now there is red growing on it and i don't know what it is. is it good or bad?
  7. Reef Discussion
    I have been dosing NO3:PO4X and am having good results with my Nitrate and phosphate, but there seems to be more organic buildup on the liverock. Is this related? Is this an expected result. Since we are feeding bacteria, it seems reasonable that they may build up on rocks. I was thinking that...
  8. Reef Discussion
    So I have a question... Its been approx 3mnths, I have introduced some easy softie corals and 4 fish. I haven't seen any jump in my levels. After my cycle, I had a diatom bloom so I added a clean up crew.. 20 margerita snails, 10 hermits. They've cleaned up the rock quite nice.. My...
  9. Reef Discussion
    Just a reality check.... Been a long time since i've experienced a new tank cycle... Looks as though i am full into Diatom bloom at 5 weeks. Is there anything i need to do?? Or just wait it out?? I've forgotten so many things over the years...
  10. New to the Hobby
    Needed some information. I woke up this morning for work and saw my 100 tank is cloudy it's like someone put white powder in it. The tank has been running about 1 1/2 years. I just got home from work. I'll check everything after shower. Thanks
  11. Reef Discussion
    Cyano on top of water? Hey guys looks like I have some cyano bloom going on. And it's now starting to like float on the top of the water. Almost like I need to break the surface tension. my tanks been up for five years. Should I look away stronger return pump. It's a 75 gallon tank. It's an...
  12. Water Chemistry
    Okay first off I started the tank about 7 or 8 days ago with a mix of Caribsea Special grade Live sand, 50% Live Rock, 50% Dry rock. I tested the water yesterday and came up with.... Nitrite-0 Nitrate-10-15 PH-8.3-8.4 Ammonia- .05ppm Ive been using MB7 for about 5 days now to help get the...
  13. Selling Forums
    For sale is a Coralife 12x 36W UV sterilizer. I bought it from another reefer to combat a horrendous algae outbreak I had a few months back (thread here)...the bloom completely disappeared within 48hrs. I bought a brand new bulb for the unit ($80) as well. I need cash more than I need the...
  14. Reef Discussion
    So a few weeks ago I started getting an increase of algae on the sand bed and rocks. I just thought it was a diatom bloom, but it got worse and started getting bubbles in it. They are definitely dinos. I've read that lights out help, and also raising the ph. I've never dealt with these...
  15. Vendor Experiences
    I placed an order with happy coral halloween night. I'm very happy with the coral, the service and the prices. This guy knows his stuff and has some of the best stock. Very healthy!!!! I acclimated them, dropped them in my tank before work...After work I came home to corals in full bloom...
  16. Reef Discussion
    So I need any help I can get from anyone that has seen this shhhtuff before. I've got a crazy algae infestation that I can't figure out what it is or how to battle it. It reminds me of a cyano-bacteria, but it is definitely not. It has a jelly-like consistency, is stringy, gets air bubbles in...
  17. New to the Hobby
    Just lije the title says I have brown algae I have a sump but no place for a refugium to grow anything any other ideas? Coraline is growing as well
  18. Water Chemistry
    hey everyone, I've had my tank up for just over 6 weeks. my nitrogen cycle finished (from what i could tell) right around week 4. my tank's clarity hasn't been the best and i picked up a fluval 306 from a friend which i installed yesterday. i replaced the pads, ceramic balls and put in new...
  19. Reef Discussion
    Well it's official I am getting back in after a little hiatus. Going to be much smaller but coming back in none the less. To my question. I used egg crate in my last tank to build shelves and frame out my sump chambers. I convinced that it was leaching phosphate so I want to use acrylic...
  20. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    I was doing my weekly maintenance last night and changing everything out and I noticed when I changed my filter socks the water isn't at all or is draining really slow out of the dirty sock. To the point where its still pretty much full of water when I put them in my bucket. I changed my filter...
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