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  1. Reef Discussion
    So I had purchased 2 Picasso clowns for my new tank. They both died with about 24 hours and I narrowed it down to improper acclimation time. Figured it was about an hour but if I’m being honest with myself it was more like 1/2 an hour bc I was anxious and excited. bad choice on my part. I went...
  2. Fish Disease Treatment
    Lots of questions for treating protozoa in a quarantine tank! Please read and help. I have a 55gal quarantine with a mappa puffer, queen angelfish, and harlequin tuskfish at the moment, and unfortunately am struggling with some sort of protozoa. The symptoms are very different between the...
  3. 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.
  4. Reef Fish
    Wow. No posts in 30 days. Hopefully someone looks at this forum... Anyway, just wondering what the consensus or even non-consensus is on the lifespan of Watchman Gobies? I have had mine... not that long... 3 or so years? Maybe longer. I honestly have no idea at this point, but at least 3...
  5. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    Hello all, My wife and I just got back into the hobby a few months ago and decided to go with the 32 Biocube setup. We purchased the package deal they had at the local fish shop. Everything was looking good, tank cycled then we purchased a CUC. Few weeks later we purchased some clowns and few...
  6. Reef Discussion
    This brain coral has been very slowly dying from the bottom up. It is placed on the bottom of the tank and I do have a phosphate problem that I have been battling. should I cut it at the dead area and move it to another area of the tank? It seems like my other corals in the past -once they get...
  7. Softies & LPS
    I got a green brain last week and now I'm noticing small spots of white around the edges of the heads I'm not sure if it's dying or if this is normal? It's has not set out any feeder tentacles either since I've had it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Advanced Topics
    Reefers, Has anyone kept Acropora for extended periods of time using Seachems Salinity? I've always used the salt but also, I've ALWAYS had issues keeping acropora. Call it bad luck, micromanagement issues, or what have you but one thing that remains consistent is that Salinity is a cloudy salt...
  9. Reef Discussion
    Just spotted a few flatworms in my system. It's a mixed reef. The worms are super tiny and brown. Anyone know how to kill these SOB's?
  10. Advanced Topics
    I thought I read something about a caulerpa die off due to going asexual or something and releasing some sort of toxin to the tank. I cant seem to find anything pertaining to this. I am having some issues with my SPS while others are doing great and my parameters are fine. Moving corals around...
  11. Reef Discussion
    I have a rock with zoas of some kind hair algae is covering out the zoas would the peroxide kill the zoas Sent from my SM-T530NU using Tapatalk
  12. 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...
  13. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    Anyone around Washtenaw county have a par meter? I'm really tired of guessing how high of intensity I need to set my lights, anyone able to stop by sometime and help me out? There's no way I can afford one of these things right now.
  14. 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...
  15. Freshwater and Terrariums
    I have some friends who are starting a fresh water tank and the fish they put in there keep dying. They did not cycle the tank. Does fresh water tanks need to be cycled like saltwater tanks do? I went straight to saltwater so I don't know about fresh water. Thanks. P.S. If so, what do use to...
  16. Reef Discussion
    I was doing a water change which left some corals exposed, but when filled it back up I noticed the skeleton started bleaching. Question is do I leave the corals be and they should heal themselves? or do I have to trim the pieces off. If I leave it be will it destroy the rest of the coral?
  17. New to the Hobby
    So, I recently bought some turbo snails and after floating them for a while i dropped them into my tank and they never moved again. So, i assume as usual my tank parameters are off but at testing im at 78 degrees 8.2 PH 0 Am 0 Nitrite 5ppm Nitrate .026 So i didnt think those were to bad so i...
  18. Advanced Topics
    Anyone ever hear of this happening?
  19. Hitchhikers and "ID Please"
    Never seen anything quite like it.
  20. Other Invertebrates
    I have a tank that is 3.5 weeks old... When I initially set up the tank, like the first couple of a days, I had a couple of these star fish on my glass at night... Now I have none. I do not know if it was do to dieing in the cycle, the crabs, or what... I asked about them at my LFS and they...
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