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  1. Members Tanks
    Purchased a used AGA 90 gallon with very nice stand and canopy in August. I've rebuilt the canopy to make it more trim, and will post pics soon of the tank, stand and canopy. Here is the canopy. It was a solid piece when I bought it and about 19" tall. The guy had to remove the canopy every...
  2. Reef Discussion
    Okay, I have been battling Dinoflagellates for at least 6 months now with no luck. I have tried raising my PH, I've done three 72 hour blackouts, no matter what I do they just come back every time. I am so frustrated right now I am ready to give up and turn the tank into a freshwater cichlid...
  3. Water Chemistry
    My tank - 50 gallons mixed reef Filtration - Sump w/ 200 micron filter sock , Aquamaxx CO-1 skimmer and gfo reactor. Tank Age - 1 year 5 months Salinity - 1.024-5 Temperature - 78-79 PH - 7.8 Calcium - 450 Alkalinity- 8.1 Magnesium - 1360 Nitrates - 0 Phosphates -0 Since day one I haven't...
  4. Hitchhikers and "ID Please"
    Never seen anything quite like it.
  5. Advanced Topics
    Why is it that I get this mat of brown algae on my sand during the day but it look as if it goes away at night. I can vacuum it up but it come back after a day. All levels seem to be fine Nitrate .05 Nitrite .0 Ammonia .0 PH 8.6 I increased the flow in the tank by adding two wave makers and...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Hitchhikers and "ID Please"
    when I started up my salt tank back in June, I noticed on one of the pieces of live rock I bought it had some sort of polyp on it wasn't really sure what it was and since my tank has cycled they have grown. I would like to see what it could be. Also since yesterday it looks like diatoms have...
  9. Water Chemistry
    I have this strange long, light brown, hairy algae-looking growth that has appeared in patches, on my DT bottom substrate. I recently took a weekend trip and dropped some dissolving - type algea tabs in for feeding while away. I thought it may have come from them possibly. But used them before...
  10. New to the Hobby
    There seems to cobwebs growing on my sand and crushed coral bottom wondering should Ijust vacuum it up or is it some kinda good for my tank. I know Ishould get rid of the crushed coral I've been doing it slowly. Wanna get a daggonet gobie should Ileave half of crushed coral in there for coipods...
  11. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    On my 150 gallon I just completely redid everything is doing well. Except I looked in the fuge, a couple days after I put some rock into my tank that I dried out because it was in the tank when the previous owner crashed the whole tank, and there is a dark yellow slime or algae on the glass and...
  12. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    Just trying to figure out what would be the benefits to each of these, or what systems would benefit from one or the other? Im considering making my gfo reactor into a biopellet one with a few mods, but wondered if there is any reason i would be better off keeping gfo instead?
  13. New to the Hobby
    I am very new to the hobby and have a small tank. I figure if I can keep stuff alive on a small scale I will jump in and get bigger. I have been cycling the tank for about 3 weeks with a damsel fish, and about 10 days ago started getting some brown spots on my sand. It had spread to the reef...
  14. Reef Discussion
    about 5 months I purchased a 2 year established mixed reef tank about 6 months ago. 120 gallons & 45 gallon sump. Tank has 150lbs of live rock. 7" hippo tang. Juv Orange shoulder tang. Flame angel. 2 clowns six line wrasse & a good size cleaning crew. & a decent amount of corals. Diatoms...
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