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  1. Premium Aquatics
    The ClariSea fleece filter is a high efficiency water filtration system which effectively removes suspended particles such as micro algae, detritus, food, organic waste and gravel dust from the water column. Get rid of those nasty socks and upgrade to the amazing life of Filter rolling! There...
  2. New to the Hobby
    I have this stuff growing or coming out of my sponge? Can't be good. ANybody know what it is and offer remedies. I feed it about twice a week and its located under a rock overhand to limit light.
  3. New to the Hobby
    Is it Better to set up my rocks before I put down my sand ???
  4. Hitchhikers and "ID Please"
    Seen this crawling around the base of a frag plug. Is it good or bad?
  5. New to the Hobby
    Here is my first tank it has been running for 3 months now. It is a 60 gallon with a 55 3 chamber sump. One chamber has tons of cheato and another chamber has a protien skimmer on it. I have tons of love rock and have seeded my tank with beneficial algae and pods. Current livestock is ton of...
  6. Reef Discussion
    I recently switched over tanks and I used all the same sand and rock. I kept good care of my rocks and few corals I had while making the change. All the parameters were about the same. So here's what I think happened. When I switched I had to use 100%new water. I got some free corals from a...
  7. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    looking at getting a cube tank. never had one. Is there any pros or cons to having the overflow in the corner vs the side.
  8. New to the Hobby
    I'm not necessarily new to the hobby, have had a few different saltwater tanks for the last 7 or so years. Recently had an offer pop up that I couldn't pass up on. A 65 gal acrylic tank, full set up everything came with it for dirt cheap. In the past I've always ran under the tank canisters...
  9. Hitchhikers and "ID Please"
    So I was looking in my tank, and I came across this creepy guy sneaking out of a rock. Is this anything to concern myself with? I obviously didn't put him in there, so I'm guessing it's something normal that's harmless? I'm referring to this spiny worm type creature. Sorry I don't know what it...
  10. Reef Discussion
    How do all of the reefers on here keep their water so crystal clear in their tanks? My tanks have always been healthy but never crystal clear, what gives? I've never lost any fish unless they committed suicide or got stuck in my rock work. Otherwise, they have always lasted forever. I'm...
  11. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    I'm interested in building a sump/refugium for my aquarium. I just have a few questions that hopefully you guys can help me with. I've seen refugium mud, live rock, and different macro algae. I'm wondering what the advantages or pros/cons, and how do you decide the setup of your refugium. I...
  12. Reef Discussion
    Okay, so I have been battling red slime algae all year. Earlier this week I dumped a bunch of copepods that I ordered online into the tank. Now, the slime is substantially reduced. But not gone completely. My guess is that the pods are eating the detritus that was fueling the slime growth. I...
  13. Reef Discussion
    Can peppermint shrimp crawl out of the tank? And if so, will they?? I bought a monster of a peppermint a while back due to a small apistasia outbreak. I figured he'd get the babies; wasn't sure he'd get the big 'mother' nem (a little bigger around than a quarter); and figured he'd then live on...
  14. Hitchhikers and "ID Please"
    I just got a new rock in my tank and noticed this orange worm coming out of it. So I was wondering if this is a fire worm. Please let me know what you think. Thanks Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk
  15. Livestock Breeding
    This couple has been in the quarantin tank for about 2 1/2 month now. My DT has the ich durning that time. I just saw this when I came home from work. Take a gust what you guys think???. Maybe I'm wrong but I hope not, it's very odd to me.
  16. New to the Hobby
    Just found out that my first pair of clown that I got from a very good friend lay some eggs today. So awesome to see that for the first time. This couple are from the upstart 100 gallon tank. Thank you (barav 17) Barry.
  17. Water Chemistry
    Im hoping someone may have some ideas to reduce my nitrates. I have a 60gal with live rock, protein skimmer and a canister filter system. I've tried doing lg water changes and its not brought my nitrates down as much as needed. Anyone have any suggestions please. Sent from my XT901 using Tapatalk
  18. Reef Discussion
    Cleaned up some (60+lbs) of old live rock I've had in storage for 6 years! I wanted to add this to the 80lbs of dry rock I purchased from reefrocks but didn't want to chance any left over phosphates! All cleaned up and in the tank! Sent from my SGH-I747M using Tapatalk
  19. Hitchhikers and "ID Please"
    Once again I found a couple guys I do not know what they are and hoping they are not bad!!! Fingers crossed! Let me know if you have any idea. Thanks! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
  20. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    I picked up a tank the other day and it had a sump and in the sump was a drip plate over top of a thing of bio balls that sit on top of a piece of egg crate and there is about a one inch space at the bottom to allow water to go into the rest of the tank. Its like a wet dry but the bio balls...
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