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  1. Help save my tang

    Thanks for the update. I'm glad it turned out to be nothing.
  2. Hermit crab help?

    It's like the West Side Story knife fight. I imagine the fish swimming around snapping their fins. Watch out that the authorities don't bust you for running a crab fighting ring. I agree with Muraki, a few extra shells would probably help.
  3. BioCube 29

    Welcome to Nano-Reef.com Sandy. I'm wondering how the light burned out if it was off for a week. You can buy replacement bulbs here: http://shop.mediabaskets.com/BioCube-29_c16.htm However, I'm thinking that's not the problem.
  4. Is this anything? (clown)

    Mine are the opposite. They clear out their nesting spot. Poor snails that make their way into it get promptly pushed out of the way. They'll move rocks nearly the size of the male, and will move away all of the sand in the area.
  5. seabass's cookie jar

    Thanks so much Dawn! Yep, I put a few cuttings of Botryocladia in the jar at the end of November. You can kind of see them in the December shots. They seem to be doing pretty well. Thanks! Yeah, there's still some stray algae, but the peroxide seems to have knocked out the GHA that was taking over. That's a relief because the GSP was suffering. But it looks like the one piece of GSP has recovered; maybe I'll be able to frag it again before the end of the contest.
  6. What Salt Brand Do You Use

    Same here. It's pretty new, so I've only been using it for a couple of months, but I'm ready to order another batch. I switched from Reef Crystals and don't plan to switch back. The price is reasonable, it dissolves fast, it doesn't leave a residue, and the parameters are acceptable (IMO, better and more consistent than RC). Parameters of LA Pro Reef Salt at 1.026 sg Calcium: 400-450 ppm Magnesium: 1,350-1,450 ppm Alkalinity: 8.0-9.5dKH Strontium: 9 ppm Potassium: 400 ppm In general, I don't recommend switching salt mixes very often. There is something to say about stability. But looking through my empty salt buckets, I count at least six different brands of salt mixes.
  7. Emerging Plants Other Than Mangroves?

    Yeah, I would think that the bulk of the gas exchange would occur above water in the non-woody parts of the plant: http://biology-pages.info/G/GasExchange.html Yes, photosynthesis of macroalgae will affect pH. However, some fluctuation of pH is natural and isn't a concern for most aquarists. However, pH levels may be a concern if you are dosing something which can affect pH, or otherwise have a CO2 (or gas exchange) problem.
  8. Arc Reef Coraline + Nitrafying bacteria

    For coralline, you should run your lights.
  9. Emerging Plants Other Than Mangroves?

    They don't require complete darkness. For example, I culture phytoplankton in my fish room and have it lit 24/7. The light is a standard 60W equivalent daylight LED bulb (but it's directed at the phyto, which is on the floor). It's bright enough in the room to walk around without problems, but it doesn't shine on the tank (it's more of a glow). Fish, coral, anemones, inverts, and macroalgae are all fine with the glow and react to the tank lights going out as nighttime. I consider it moonlighting. Likewise, I had an office tank that was in a room with a security light. Again, it was bright enough to see to walk around. However, it didn't shine directly on the tank, and everything seemed fine with it. However, once on this tank, I had a light timer go bad and the lights didn't go out. since it was normally lit when I was at work, I'm not sure how long the lights stayed on (could have been just one night, or a few). Anyway, the health of everything suffered. I could tell something was wrong and it took a bit of detective work to determine it was due to the lack of nighttime. I don't really see a need to light the plants at night. Plus, with the leaves not being underwater, having the grow light on, when the tank lights are out, shouldn't significantly affect the pH in the water.
  10. dinoflagellates

    Sure, just rinse off the equipment with tap water before putting it back in the tank. I often use a 1:1 vinegar to water solution just so I don't need to use as much vinegar. Obviously, the more water you use, the weaker a cleaner it will become.
  11. pics with my Nikon p90

    There are a few nice cameras in that list (some better than others). I haven't gone through the specs on all of them, but most should be suitable. The two that you compared seem like good choices. I went to the used sites to see if there was something cheaper. While there are some decent choices, I don't think you'd feel bad about either a new Nikon or Canon like you asked about.
  12. WV Reefer's 12 Gallon Long and Dirty

    I'm not sure about big frilly ones, but you might try Reef Cleaners.
  13. pics with my Nikon p90

    I think it would be close. Canon and Nikon are fairly similar. However, if you are already familiar with one, the learning curve is a little less. Priced low to high, here are a few used cameras that look somewhat interesting (with at least a 20x optical zoom). From BH: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/801698836-USE/canon_5900b001_powershot_sx260_hs_digital.html https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/801699679-USE/canon_5900b001_powershot_sx260_hs_digital.html https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/801697303-USE/canon_9779b001_powershot_sx530_hs_digital.html https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/801698551-USE/nikon_26508_coolpix_b500_digital_camera.html https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/801699567-USE/sony_dsch400_b_cyber_shot_dsc_h400_digital_camera.html https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/801690483-USE/nikon_26505_coolpix_a900_digital_camera.html https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/801707859-USE/nikon_26501_coolpix_a900_digital_camera.html https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/801701685-USE/sony_dschx400_b_cyber_shot_dsc_hx400v_digital_camera.html https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/801662948-USE/sony_dschx400_b_cyber_shot_dsc_hx400v_digital_camera.html From KEH: https://www.keh.com/shop/canon-powershot-sx510-hs-12-1-megapixel-compact-camera.html https://www.keh.com/shop/canon-powershot-sx20-is-black-digital-camera-camera-only-12-1-m-p.html https://www.keh.com/shop/sony-cyber-shot-dsc-h300-black-digital-camera-requires-4-aa-20-1-m-p.html https://www.keh.com/shop/canon-powershot-sx30-is-14-1-megapixel-bridge-camera-black.html https://www.keh.com/shop/nikon-coolpix-l840-red-digital-camera-camera-only-16-m-p-1.html https://www.keh.com/shop/canon-powershot-sx700-hs-red-digital-camera-16-1-m-p-1.html https://www.keh.com/shop/nikon-coolpix-p510-16-1-megapixel-bridge-camera-black.html https://www.keh.com/shop/canon-powershot-sx530-hs-16-megapixel-compact-camera.html https://www.keh.com/shop/nikon-coolpix-p600-16-1-megapixel-bridge-camera-black.html https://www.keh.com/shop/canon-powershot-sx50-hs-12-1-megapixel-bridge-camera-black.html https://www.keh.com/shop/nikon-coolpix-p610-black-digital-camera-16-m-p-1.html https://www.keh.com/shop/sony-cyber-shot-dsc-hx400v-black-digital-camera-20-4-m-p-671943.html For new cameras (no particular order): https://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-Digital-Camera-Optical/dp/B019UDI5PO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1516092403&sr=8-3&keywords=Canon+sx420 https://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-SX720-HS-Black/dp/B01BV14I40/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1516092526&sr=1-3&keywords=Canon+sx720 https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Powershot-Digital-Camera-Bundle/dp/B072QLNBRQ/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1516092589&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=Canon+sx730&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Powershot-Super-Zoom-Digital-Ultimate/dp/B00MANRV84/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1516092720&sr=1-2-spons&keywords=Canon+sx530&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-Digital-Camera-Optical/dp/B01FFACR50/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1516092838&sr=1-3&keywords=Canon+sx620&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011 https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-COOLPIX-32GB-Bundle-Batteries/dp/B01ENU2R30/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1516093118&sr=1-4&keywords=Nikon+b500 https://www.amazon.com/COOLPIX-B700-Telephoto-Digital-Rechargeable/dp/B073V54DKK/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1516093209&sr=1-4&keywords=Nikon+b700 https://www.amazon.com/COOLPIX-Digital-Camera-Extended-Warranty/dp/B078GMM539/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1516093422&sr=1-6&keywords=Nikon+a900&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011 I know, too many links.
  14. Filtration modification

    If the return provides too much flow, I would actually suspect that the water would rise in the display tank.