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  1. i bought this little piece of coral 2 weeks ago and i feel like it’s turning more and more brown. I don’t know why or what’s happening and i can also see the sides turn white.My water parameters are:Ph: 8.2Sa:34.2Kh:8.3Ca:420Mg:1215No2:0No3:<0.05Po4<0.02I also feed my corals red sea reef energy plus coral nutrition AB+
  2. Hello, What are the best clip on lights that will make my coral the most colorful? All the lights I see online seem like they just make everything look blue which isn’t the look that I’m going for. The lighting I see from like professional YouTube channels makes everything look so pretty though is probably too big an expensive for what I’m looking for. Any recommendations for a clip on light $200 or under that can bring out corals? Thanks!
  3. I’ve been researching about what order to introduce coral and fish to the tank but there are a lot of mixed responses. So far all I know is that I’m going to add a CUC first. My original plan was to do CUC, coral, and then fish but I’ve read that fish are disease prone and I wouldn’t want to get a fish that brings in some type of disease to the corals. I would quarantine the fish I get but I don’t have the space/resources to setup a quarantine tank. But I don’t want to do fish first and then have my water parameters become unstable due to the bigger increase in bio load and stress out my fish. Any tips? Thanks!
  4. Hi all, ive been looking into keeping coral and a fish in a 5 gallon tank. Is it safe to keep a fish in a tank that size? I tried to look it up but I keep getting conflicting information but I heard it’s good to have a fish with coral so that they can each benefit each other. Would it be better to keep inverts? Any info/advice would be appreciated 😁 Thanks!
  5. Dave MN Nano

    Help with Nitrates

    Hi, This is my first saltwater tank. It's been up and running about 8 months. Not exactly sure if I am doing anything right. I wonder if I should be worried about nitrates??? Here is my setup: 20 gallon long tank HOB Aqueon filter HOB refugium with chaeto Aqueon No skimmer Current USA Marine Orbit IC LED dual lights set on 14k color (par should be from 50 - 175 where my coral are) Fish: 2 oscellarus clowns, firefish goby, yellow watchman goby. Bengai cardinal Inverts: pistol shrimp, skunk cleaner shrimp, 5 hermit crabs Corals: zoas, palys, 1 hammer, 1 xenia, GSP, bubble coral, duncans, Ricordia mushroom, candy cane, toadstool leather, 1 acan, 1 favia, 1 clove polyp water test: amonia = nitrite = nitrate = 0, calcium = 420 and dkh = 9 (API test), phosphate = 0.03 ,(Red Sea test), salt = 1.025 Fish all look good. YWM Goby and pistol shrimp paired (very fun). My xenia has really gone downhill since I got it (my first coral about 3 months ago) looks bad now. Shrinking and moving less and less. I know these should grow like weeds. Zoas and Palys and hammer and gsp and toadstool and candy cane have grown. Not much change in any of the others. Question: Should I worry about my low nitrates? Is my xenia doing bad because of this or something else? Would my coral grow faster if my nitrates were 5-10? I think this is a full load of fish for this tank and even after a month without a water change, maybe my phosphates get up to 0.05 and nitrates still 0!!!! I have turned my refugium light down to 5 hours a day. I feed more dry food and less brine (supposed to increase nitrates more than phosphates says BRSTV), still no luck. Should I stick with what I am doing and call this relatively successful, so far, or do something different to get nitrates up????
  6. ethanhh

    100% Water Change

    Hey there, I need some advice. For the pass month my fluval evo 13.5 has had some problems. I brought it home from college in November. I have no clue what it is. My assumption is that its an algae bloom, but that means it should have gone away by now. I tried dosing MB7 and my LFS told me to take out all the reds, whites, greens and yellows from my light. I have no idea what to do next. I was thinking what if i do a 100% water change and drip acclimate all of my coral and fish back in. I wanted to reach out to everyone on this form to get a second opinion. If there’s any other recommendations I am very glad to listen. I do a water change every week and change out my carbon along with it. Please HELP.
  7. C_R_V2000

    Charles' 24 Gallon Cube

    Hello everyone! Just wanted a thread to present my tank and generally start up some discourse and get ideasThis tank and all the life in it were actually transferred from a Biocube 16 (emergency leaking issue) about 4 months ago, in total I've had these animals for 8 monthsAquarium: AQUATOP Recife ECO 24g, Cube style, AIOLighting: AI Prime 16HD ReefFlow: 2 Aqueon 500gph powerheads connected to a JBJ wavemaker, alternating flow every 30 secondsReturn: Stock return pump, they say its 465gph but its probably more in the 200-300gph rangeFiltration: Stock sponge, Chemi-pure Blue, a chunk of extra live rock, the middle chamber houses a refugium with cheato and those bioactive media ringsStock2 Ocellaris Clowns1 Geometric Pygmy Hawkfish1 Sailfin Blenny1 Randall's Pistol ShrimpCoral:1 Bird of Paradise Birdsnest1 Neon Green Pocillopora1 Superman Montipora1 Kenya Tree 1 Neon Green Mushroom2 types of Zoa, not really sure on the exact type but they are prettyCUC1 Fighting Conch9 Astrea Snails1 Red Tuxedo Urchin5 Mixed species hermits (mostly blue legged)So I guess my question would be what suggestions does the nano community have? What corals should I get? I'm thinking about one or two more SPS, about 2 more zoas and then the rest is LPS or maybe, MAYBE, an anemone.
  8. So this is my first dip into saltwater and this forum. I'm quite intimated with all of the information I don't know like what type of substrate I should use, how many fish, what type of coral, what species are compatable, etc, etc. I know I'd love to have a pistol shrimp/goby pair. Maybe a tasha shrimp goby? A tailspot blenny would be awesome to have. Is there another blenny I could add? I really like the pink streaked and possum wrasse as well. What considerations should I have regarding gender? I was hoping I could use arag-alive sand. Would 20 pounds be enough? Do yall have any suggestions? Literally any ideas/suggestions/information is welcome.
  9. Dr. Dendrostein

    Pacific oysters filtration

    7.5 gallon nano tank. Simple filtration, 7 Pacific oysters ( not all oysters created equal), little dry rock, right now one skimmer on only daytime. Going on 90 days. Other system 120 gallons has 60 Pacific oysters over 1 year 6 months. See video to get an idea of setup. https://www.instagram.com/p/CH8K1gvjI0E/?igshid=ujrt3214yhhq
  10. Could someone please identify these corals for me and let me know if they are toxic/aggressive toward other corals? I am thinking if I can place them on the rocks closer to other corals or I should keep them in the middle somewhere far from others. Thank you.
  11. I got some live rock and after a week I noticed this ?coral? Becoming alive on it. Any idea what is it?
  12. Hi everyone, my old tank was a 20 gallon aqeuon with a tomato clownfish and a yellow watchman goby. This will be a slow thread as I'm a little tight with money at the moment, but I hope the end result will be fantastic. Anyways I picked up the top fin 55 gallon tank kit. I am aqua scaling it to have 2 clumps of rocks on both sides that slope into the middle like a trench. I was watching serpa design and he painted the back of his tank with Rust-Oleum acrylic black latex paint and I think I will do this to really get the trench vibe going. The goal of this tank is to not have many corals but have huge colonies that will fill the tank. Tank: TopFin 55 Gallon Filter: One TopFin 75 Gallon Power Filter and an Aqueon 20 Gallon Whisper Heater: TopFin 200 watt Heater Skimmer: Reef Octopus HOB 150 gallon Light: Fluval Reef Tank Light 48 inch Wavemakers: Koralia 1150 gph Algae Scrubber: undecided Livestock plans in order of introduction: Fish: 1x Yellow Watchman Goby (from current tank) 1x Lawnmower Blenny 1x Tomato Clownfish (from current tank) 1x Radial Filefsih 3-5 Harem of chalk Bass 1x Green Clown Goby 1x Atlantic Longnose Butterflyfish Inverts: Different species of Squat Lobster (experimental) 1x Crinoid 1x Ball Sponge 1x Spider Sponge 1x Christmas Tree Rock 1x Coco Worm Various Tunicates 2x Staghorn Hermits 2x Porcelaine Crab 1-2x Brittle Starfish Army of Hermit Crabs 1x Caribbean Thorny Oyster Army of Snails Corals: All Current Corals Various Colors of Sun Coral 1x Fathead Dendrophyllia 1x Carnation Coral 1x Chili Coral 1x Ref Finger Gorgonian 1x Yellow Finger Gorgonian 1x Blueberry Gorgonian Various Goniopora Various Gorgonians
  13. This guy is extra salty

    Extra Salty Quarantine

    So did a thing and decided to have a QT The container is from my RS750XXL it’s a 7 gallon ATO container. I threw on the HOB filter from #oldschoolpicoreef contest from last year as well as the 50w heater. needed it to be beyond simple so here it is.
  14. lambertdavisj

    dlambs box of Trials

    Innovative Marine Nuvo 14G peninsula -Hardware AI prime HD Jebao SLW10 stock return pump media basket: Chemipure Blue second chamber : Sera Siporax last chamber : Ehiem Jager heater. Stock returnpump, black sponge block to reduce trickle noise. -Substrate and live rock 1 inch of sand bed Not sure how much live rock I have, its about 3 large peices, the size of a medium sized nerf football -LiveStock 1x picasso clown 4x heads of blue and red acan lord 6x Godzilla Yuma mushrooms 1x orange and (a color I cannot see well enough to describe) Rhodactis mushroom Hello! My name is Davis, and this is my first reef in 6 years. I tore down my last in 2014, when i was 16! It is so cool to see where all of the tech has come and grown up till now and how much the reefing community has changed since then. I picked up this IM Nuvo 14G from a person in a neighboring city. He was moving back from college and had no reason to have multiple tanks so he was selling this tank. i took the rocks he had, the sand, the glass box and stand for a great price, ordered a AI prime HD, and a Jebao SLW10 pump and the tank has been growing since. I have been testing my own few elements, mainly nitrates to make sure nothing crazy happens and PH, to monitor what could happen. I am currently doing a weekly water change at about 40% and i have found it not only keeps my nitrates down well, not that i have many, but it keeps my coral growing elements steady as well as my Ph. My most recent project is a arduino based dosing pump. I want to get this tank to a point where I dont need to do water changes nearly as often so, a dosing system is my next step. It is much easier for me to build stuff myself than buy it because i find it all to be more rewarding as well as more affordable to build it myself. I get free 3D prints, and coding is what i am in school for so that makes it easy on the programming side. I will be making the second chamber into a chaeto farm here soon as well, and the last chamber will become the holster for my uber redundant diy ATO with a cutoff and cut off sensor. Full writeups coming for all my DIY projects and all the code will be available on Github. Pictures very soon!! be patient! 🙂
  15. Brock9999

    Coral placement help!?

    Was wondering if any one could give me advice on where to put these corals I just ordered
  16. Reefer-begginer

    Proper ID

    hey all, so a few days ago I bought a red scolymia, and was curious if this is a actual scoly and not a trachyphylia that looks like a scoly, as i have seen trachys that look exactly like this, but with more of a open "core" http://imgur.com/gallery/UveSmEG Also regarding that, where should I place it if It is a trachy or scoly?
  17. Aquascaping_Nature.be

    Skimmer recommendations for Waterbox Cube 20

    Hi all, this has probably been asked a hundred times, but here comes number 101 😉 Simple question: what skimmer to use on a waterbox cube 20? Available options in europe (Belgium) aren't huge, popular ones are: OPTION 1: Comline DOC Skimmer 9001 (DC) (https://www.tunze.com/en/details/9001.000-comlineR-doc-skimmer-9001.html) (will have to modify this one for it to fit, because the magnet won't fit between the baffles of the back chambers, so we'll have to mount the magnet sideways) https://www.nano-reef.com/forums/topic/368761-tunze-9001-im-nuvo-fusion-20/ OPTION 2: Hydor slim skim 135 (https://www.hydor.com/en/slim-skim/) Tight fit, but might work. Have no idea how this compares to the Tunze model... Other than that I don't see a lot of options, maybe the Bubble magus QQ might fit, or the QQ2... But is this a really solid choice? I anyone knows whats best, please let me know! Thanks!!
  18. Reefer-begginer

    2 clownfish and a question

    Hey guys, so I have a question that I would like some advice on. My 36g tank has 2 occerlarus clownfish ( fake percula, a green LTA and random assortment of corals. I want to know how you guys get your clowns to host a anemone or to atleast get 2 clowns to host it as one of mine hosts the anemone and another hosts a frogspawn/hammer coral ( I want to say its a hammer but I could be wrong ), and as well one clownfish stays away from the other even tho they aren't a mated pair or have done anything to make a hierarchy chain. ( I have a purple dottyback In the tank that makes it hard to add new fish into it ). http://imgur.com/gallery/E8Gn9DE Here are the photos of the clownfish/anemone and coral they host.
  19. Javier19

    10 gallon coral equipment

    Hello, I have a new cycle cycled aquarium. I added two clown fish, 5 snails, live sand, live rock, a fluval filter. Also, I have 2 corals added in, and I will like to know if I will need protein skimmers or special lighting. Or just in general what kind of equipment to keep the corals happy.
  20. Make moving Your Corals safe and Secure! The Transporter That Does Double Duty! So What makes this Coral Transporter special you might ask, well let me tell you the reasons why. First of all this coral Transporter has room for 8 coral frag plugs, inside each cutout there is a special membrane inside to lock your frags in place. No more scattered frags when you use this transporter! Let’s look at the stem/handle of the frag rack itself, made from a solid core of acrylic that is screwed and glued to the base, this is a solid piece of gear! The lid of the Frag transporter is also special with its internal gasket that will have your corals locked in safe and sound, no more worries about leaks! Another great benefit of the cutouts and membrane holder is that it can accommodate multiple different sized frag plugs! Gone are those days of the frag plug that just won’t fit. And last but most certainly not least the Frag Transporter can pull double duty with the Magnet Mount Accessory! That’s right, with the Magnet Mount Accessory you can take your frags from the transporter, leave them in the holder and place them into the Mount , then straight into your aquarium!! While we are at it why don’t we see what others have to say about this awesome system! Lets look at a few more! https://www.reef2rainforest.com/2020/02/14/new-icecap-coral-frag-transport-container/ NOT SATISFIED YET?!?????? Check this out! https://reefs.com/2020/05/14/new-st...transport-container-magnetic-frag-tray-mount/ I believe the Jury is in on the New IceCap Coral Frag Transporter and Magnet Mount Accessory , we have a winner.... or in this case GUILTY AS CHARGED FOR BEING AWESOME , INNOVATIVE,AND BEING BUILT RIGHT!
  21. Have you ever struggled with low PH? Has your coral growth slowed? Have you tried a CO2 scrubber yet? They work very well I assure you! I myself have been a victim of low PH especially in the summer and winter. You see at those times of year I have to keep my home closed up from the elements. I’d love to be able to open up all my windows all the time , but that’s just not realistic or possible with brutal Midwest heat and humidity. Let’s not even discuss bone chilling winters. Not everyone has all of the seasons I do but most of us have at least one time of the year that we can’t have our humble abodes open to the fresh air. This is exactly the time that CO2 scrubber comes in handy! So let me tell you my results with my first CO2 Scrubber. I was having a hard time maintaining 7.8-8.0 Ph on a daily diurnal swing. My coral growth had slowed, my alkalinity and calcium consumption had dropped dramatically and my tank just didn’t look right. Sound familiar?? The search was on for a solution, 😂 My mind begin to work! After some online searching I found some information about CO2 scrubbers . What’s this scrubber thing you speak of? What does it do? What’s the benefits? Well a Ph scrubber is basically a chamber or reactor that holds CO2media ( calcium hydroxide) and (sodium hydroxide). When you pass air laden with Carbon Dioxide through the reactor/scrubber media, the CO2 is absorbed by the media and fresh air continues on to your aquarium. This is generally done by connecting the air intake line of your skimmer to the reactor/scrubber. As CO2 is scrubbed out before fresh air is delivered to the aquarium your PH increases because your skimmer is no longer pumping CO2 laden air into the tank. Genius!! Let me show you a few pictures of what this looks like.😊 So we’ve gone over the basics of what a scrubber is , what it does , and what it helps with. Now we need to chat about one more important thing, the media. How do you know if the media is good? How do you know when it’s bad? How long does it last?.Glad you asked !! 😂 The media is white when it is fresh and in it’s sealed container. It won’t stay that way as it absorbs CO2. The IceCap media will turn Pink in color as it absorbs CO2. Once the media has sufficiently turned Pink it should be removed and discarded. If you leave the media in the scrubber after this point it could turn back to white, but it isn’t actually working any longer.Lets take a quick look at the media when it needs to be changed. At this point you can see the media has been sufficiently used and should be discarded.The time it takes for your to turn from white to pink will vary . Every aquarium and environment is different. Now what’s the point of all this? Well the end result of adding a CO2 Scrubber can substantially help with low PH. My PH now is sustained at 8.0-8.3 during my tanks diurnal swing. That’s a nice increase and my corals are much happier and are again growing wonderfully!
  22. BLACKBear7777

    Fast worms in tank

    hey guys. A few days ago when feeding my candy cane coral and small worm, least I think it was a worm I didn’t get a good look because it was so fast, stold a piece of food off the coral and disappeared back into a hole. It was very fast. Faster than I’ve seen a bristle worm move. I Fw dipped the rock and the coral because I was afraid of bobbits. I saw many bristle worms and pods come out of the rock dead. I didn’t see whatever ate the food assuming it was a worm. I have previously seen small white worms try to take pellets from the coral but they didn’t move that fast when I watched. Should I be worried about bobbits? I have had the rock for 7+ years. I just changed my tabk to a biocube 32 Gal led. Didn’t add any more rock and only recent addition was the candy cane, a drag with two heads cut directly from the mother coral not on a coral plug. Should I be scared of bobbits? Rock and Cora is below. Coral total size is about the diameter of a quarter. Rock is maybe baseball size
  23. BLACKBear7777

    Candy cane coral dead?

    I Fw dipped my candy cane coral because I discovered a bobbit worm living in the rock. I killed the bobbit but 24 hours later my candy canes looks like crap. Is there a chance they’ll regenerate or are they dead? My tank is a stock biocube 32 gallon, water parameters are 0 nitrites, 0 ammonia, 8.0-8.2 pH (partially colorblind in blue spectrum so I can’t tell which), nitrates 5-10 ppm. I can’t test other parameters but they were doing fine before the dip. https://imgur.com/gallery/aeEehjp Image of what they look like today
  24. Starfishie99

    55G REEF

    I’m starting up a 55 gallon. Not exactly yet but if i don’t start a thread now then i know i won’t keep track 😉 going to start by buying an acrylic tank and we’ll go from there
  25. Starfishie99

    need some help! corals?

    got these two corals and i need some help figuring out what they are one is soft almost like an anemone the green one is harder thats really all i can say about them
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