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  1. Do It Yourself
    I was getting sick of measuring out my vodka every day so I picked up these (25) 20ml plastic bottles off Amazon for $7. I may even even use these for my aquarium. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Advanced Topics
    OK well I've been all over the Internet for the past couple days trying to figure this out I have superlow nitrates in my SPS tank ,barely detectable, so my plan is to dose daily sodium nitrate mixture In order to raise my nitrates and better my SPS color and growth ! Anyway i'm really...
  3. Reef Discussion
    I have been reading all day and i just thought I would share something I found to be interesting. You can Use Hydrogen Proxide to help get rid of dino algae, red slime algae aka cyno You can Use Vinegar ,Sugar and Vodka for Carbon Dosing These are the ones that stood out but I know there are...
  4. New to the Hobby
    Hi out there I'm starting a personal thread to document dosing from a beginners point of view as im new to it also a water parameters testing type thing plus recipe sharing idk I'm sure it's all been done before Little back ground Eguip 90 gal 75 gal 120 gal plumbed up To each other I...
  5. Nano Reefs
    Hi, my name is Mark and I am new to the board but not reef keeping. Here is my 30g rimless tank. It's been up and running for about a month. Pic it about a week old. Hopefully this weekend I can add a fish or 2. That's if the wife approves loo
  6. Reef Discussion
    I recently started vinegar dosing on my 120 gallon mixed reef. Started around a month ago when I got a bigger skimmer that I knew would handle the extra load. I knew that I wouldn't remember to dose long term so I ordered a Jabeo dp-4 automatic dosing pump to do it for me. Got it about a week...
  7. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    So it's a standard 90 gallon internal overflow 30 gallon sump/refugium. Over sized skimmer uv sterilizer and a phosban reactor I recently upgraded my 2 mp10 w es and bought a mp 40 w es due to lack of flow I got ditritus and a LOT of green hair algea my question is I have the 2 mp10s and a Mp40...
  8. Fish Disease Treatment
    I've not added any new fish to the tank but I've lost 3 very quickly. No parameters are out but fish get whitish skin loose color, eyes cloud and breath heavy. The ones that have dies looked good then 1 day with discoloration then death. I have marine fish for like 20 years and have never had...
  9. New to the Hobby
    It may be a silly question, but can ick survive in a dry tank? I have my fish in a QT because of ick. The 3 fish I have left don't look so good. When the time comes, can I rinse the tank and let it dry out for a day or two and then refill to start to cycle the tank? Thanks!
  10. Advanced Topics
    I was emailing my dad, rablett, about using bio pellets on his tank and giving him a run down of the research I have done on them. He mentioned I should post it here so thats what Ill do. Might be good to have an open discussion about people's experience with pellets as they dont seem to be...
  11. SPS Keepers
    It looks like I'm losing one of my favorite corals. I discovered STN on a blue tort last week and it's progressively getting worse. I think it's going to be gone in a few days. As a last ditch, I'm going to frag it and see if I can save it. My fear is that I'm now seeing it on 2 other corals...
  12. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    I could use some advice, Im having problems with my skimmer. It is a Coralife needle wheel style skimmer (Im almost positive) and Ive had it a few years. What is happening is that im sure I can hear the pump pulling air but there are no bubbles inside the skimmer itself, its just circulating...
  13. Reef Discussion
    I seems to be having a issue with my frag tank. The tank has been up and running since November. Please see my journal for the nitty gritty. I know the first thing that's going to be asked is the test results. They are below however they are not as of today. These results are from the 26th of...
  14. Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks
    I have had this fairly large clam now for about 6 month's. Has always done well until a couple days ago. Now it has shrunk way up inside it's outer shell??? Check all tank parameters and everything is good beside's nitates being a little high but not bad. Done a water change anyways and no...
  15. Members Tanks
    My new system is a 48x18x18 (which before sand and rock held 52g of actual water), with custom white trim, and a metalic blue background.The tank is lit by DIY LED's, with flow being provided by a MP40, and a QuietOne 3000 return pump. I am running a 20g long for a sump, with Bubble Magus...
  16. Reef Discussion
    Ok, here is what happened. My water went from Crystal clear to cloudy in a matter of seconds. Do you guys have any idea what causes this? The only thing I added to the tank today was the two part (Alkalinity and Calcium) made by two litle fishies, and that was like three hours ago. My numbers...
  17. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    I found a source for cheap barrels and they are in great shape. Only potential issue is that they contained 190 proof pure Ethanol. Would this become an issue for leeching back into stored water? Picture of barrel attached.
  18. Water Chemistry
    I have just started battling cyno for the first time in my 95 gallon about a month ago. The first battle I did the red slime remover treatment and it worked ok, then about a week later it set in again and fast. So I treated the red slime remover again except I added twenty four hours on to the...
  19. Advanced Topics
    I'm building out a new 120 system. Past experience has been that water changes are the only way to control nitrates. I have been doing some reading about various methods for nitrate control. I am a little confused with how to best control nitrates in the system via 1. sulphur reactor...
  20. Reef Discussion
    Unfortunatley I have had a crash in my reef tank. This resulted from me not paying close enough attention after my skimmer stopped working and some livestock died. Long story short is that I believe I lost everything in the tank. There may be some clean-up crew left, but that is it. The tank...
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