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  1. rick12

    Corals that like high flow

    What corals are good with high flow areas in the aquarium?
  2. Gernader

    Some of my SPS (lots of pics)

    Hey, I just wanted to show you guys some of my sps corals that I love! Please ask me any questions if you have them. 😁 TSA Twisted Sister Walt Disney TGC Cherry Bomb JF Homewrecker WWC Budgie Smuggler TSA Dan Akroyd RRU Angry Birds TSA Rainbow Fusion BC Adam Bomb TRC Haley’s Comet TSA The Fuzz RR Kendari CB Golden JD RC Poison Envy Greg Hiller’s Aqua Delight Vivid’s Insanity
  3. Hello, I am just starting out on the Nano reef journey. And and new to reef tanks in general. I’m starting a fishless cycle, now but just playing around with some different rock scapes. Trying to keep in mind coral placement. I landed on this setup thinking the self would be nice to add coral too. But figured I’d ask more experienced minds. The tank is a RS 130D Max. with two ZetLight LED lights. That I may end up swapping out for a RS LED
  4. Darrel

    Darrel's Fluval Evo 13.5

    Hello everyone, I'm a long time freshwater, planted aquarium hobbyist setting up my first saltwater/reef tank. I'm starting with a nano tank in my office at work because I have access to RODI water in our lab, and a nano tank is all I can fit inside my office. I went with the Fluval Evo 13.5 because I liked that it's an AIO and I prefer its dimensions over other peninsula tanks like the Waterbox Peninsula Mini. The fact that so many people have it is a bit plus because I know I'll have a lot of resources to turn to for help. I purchased the Evo on Amazon Prime Day, so I got a decent deal on it. The tank has been sitting in my office for months as I sort out the aquascape and wait for the tank upgrades to come in. I upgraded the stock pump with a Sicce Syncra 1.0, and upgraded the light with an AI Prime 16HD. I'm going to go with a mixed reef tank and will be using the WWC 24g Nano Reef Schedule: https://worldwidecorals.com/pages/led-lighting-presets. Lights will be off for the duration of the cycle, and I probably won't turn them on until I put in something that needs it. I've also purchased a SmartATO Lite, and media baskets from InTank for chambers 1 & 2. I'm planning on setting up a fuge in chamber 1 to help with nutrient export and be a home for copepods, and attached a chaeto light from Innovative Marine. I decided to go with dry rock and sand from Marco Rocks to avoid any unwanted hitchhikers. I'm patient and can wait for the nitrifying bacteria to colonize the rocks and sand. I'm also going to add copepods from AlgaeBarn as soon as the tank is cycled. I'll be doing my best to keep this journal updated, but the tank will be cycling for a few weeks. In the meantime, here are some photos of the tank as it is. I also ordered a Kraken Reef lid, which hasn't arrived yet.
  5. Nano gut

    HELP DECIDING CORALS

    Basically, it’s been around six months of my tank being set up, I’ve slowly added two Zoanthids and green star polyps. I would like to add a few more corals that are easier to look after and don’t require much maintenance but I would also like them to be colourful and aren’t too big. Any suggestions?
  6. Hello my name is Ben and this is my build thread. I live in the Vancouver area and this Nano is going to be my third tank. I am starting my build thread for the IM FUSION PRO PENINSULA AQUARIUM from innovative marine, I am hopping that I will be able to gain information and ideas from the Nano reef community and be able to inspire you.
  7. Hi is this worm reef safe? Will it harm my corals or fishes? There are 2-3 of these worms in my tank. Should i be worried?
  8. Aquascaping_Nature.be

    Acclimating new corals

    Hi all, I got a question about acclimating corals.... I don't really understand the concept of acclimating corals to a specific light intensity? For example in new cycled tank, the first corals you put in have to be acclimated to the light above your tank. I read alot of forums saying to start of slow, for example 30% and work your way up to the desired intensity... Thus far I get it. But what about the corals you put in after that first period? Let say 2 months after the first ones went in, I decide to put in a couple more, and my light is at that time running at 60%. Which means the new corals experience a bigger light output then the first ones that went in. Do I have to adjust my lights again to 30% and start all over again? Or how does this work? Isn't it possible to say for example that when running a LPS tank with a light at 75% intensity we keep it that way from the start. BRS said in one of there latest videos about the AI Prime 16HD that for LPS the light should be 75%: Can anyone please explain this to me? Thanks!!
  9. Hey guys I bought an already established tank (nano reef) in the fluval evo 13.5g. I have 2 questions one more important than the other but wondering on both. so I transported the aquarium with a few inches of water in it and the inhabitants in bags (1 hermit crab, 2 slugs, 2 bubble tip anemone, 1 anemone shrimp, tile of gsp, some zoas, live rock and live sand) the live rock was in a 5g pain with the tanks previous water. I also picked up 2 clownfish and 1 blue damselfish my brother bought me a hammerhead coral. so got home and added the previous water to the tank, then let the bags all float and acclimate. Then made more salt water and checked salinity, all salinities of previous, new and the fishes marine store water similar within .01-.02 of each other. I slowly added the anemones clean up crew etc. I added a bit of the tank water to the fish bags then sat for 5 min or so and then just let them sort of swim out when they were ready. I tried following the directions best I could. so In the tank things look good, the coral is slowly opening one anemone moved completely and the other is ok same spot bit open but closing up maybe because it’s night now? Do they do that? my main concern is that the 2 clown fish are staying primarily in the one top corner. The blue damsel is sort of swimming back and forth from one rock arch to another rock cave and seems fine not going to the top at all. I don’t see anything particularly concerning about the clowns except they are mostly at the top and more in one corner. First question is should I be concerned? I want them to acclimate well and be happy and healthy I’m so paranoid can’t sleep. Is there anything specific I should watch for to catch any warning signs and help? second question I can’t seem to keep the back chamber same level as the main, it’s about an inch or more lower. Is this normal? Am I doing something wrong? Bonus question should I have the pump nozzles aimed more at the anemones and coral or above them, away from them? I feel like I did so much research and now I’m the moment I’m just panicked on night one praying everyone is happy inside! Help 😮
  10. Hey, so first things first, I live in a country where reef keeping is extremely difficult as i practically have to order everything internationally which take 2-4 weeks to arrive. So, I have a 36L nano tank that has been running for 6 months now or so. I have 2 clowns, 1 yellow wrasse and 1 blenny. For cleanup crew I have 1 nassarius snail, 1 turbo snail, 1 hermit crab and 1 fire shrimp. For corals I have a zoa colony (bottom) consisting of 2 colorations, 1 elegance coral (mid) and 2 frogspawn (top) heads. I do a 25% water change every 2 weeks, I dont dose anything due to my small tank size and small number of corals, I have a protein skimmer that runs 8 hours a day and I run white light 3 hours and blue light 7 hours. The only tests allowed to be shipped in via personal shipping are ammonia, nitrate and nitrite and pH tests. My parameters as of today are 0 Ammonia, 0.1 Nitrate and 5 Nitrites. I feed once every 2 days and I have zero algae issues. My elegance and zoas has been closed for 2 months and counting, while my frogspawns are florishing and growing and even small babies started forming around the base. My temperature is 25 celcius and the water I use is from a store pre mixed because it's super hard and super expensive to find salt here to mix yourself, so unfortunately I am stuck with the options I have. I would appreciate any tips or help regarding my corals, I am afraid they would die, especially the elegance as it cost me a fortune getting it where I live. Thanks in advance!
  11. iProShot

    Biocube 32

    I Recently started a Biocube 32g this is my current light schedule 1. 1:00pm-6:00pm 2.11:30am-7:30pm 3. 8am-10pm I don’t know if this light schedule is good enough?? I have been running the tank now for 42 days. Before starting the cycle I swap out the stock filter system the Biocube 32 comes with and got InTaNk media basket Poly Filter Floss Biological Ceramic Filter Rings Chemi-Pure Elite de-nitrate InTaNk Fuge Basket Chaeto- LeD 10 hours When Reef Asleep 💤 Live Copepods 12 pounds of live rocks Live sand Coralife Protein Skimmer Eflux Wave Maker (2) 660 gph day temp at 79f never exceeds 80f at 7pm my heater stops and tank cools temp down close to 75f through out the night at 7am heater turns back on again repeats Daily Kinda to give it that hotter temp by day cooler temp at night. I have a UV sterilizer connected to pump but only using when adding new fish or coral in case has any parasites I keep off otherwise today I started adding the ESV Bionic 2 part I added 8ml of each I will probably just add this same amount 1-2x a week or as needed looking to invest later on into a dozing system. currently have 1 clown & 1 purple dottyback gsp,candy cane coral, Zoan, 4-5 Herman crabs 1 starfish Slowly trying to add mainly corals and a few other fishes I’m Doing weekly water changes of 5-10g I’m using Red Sea Coral Pro Salt I’m Making My Own RO water using a 4 stage Please feel free to give me Feedbacks If Im doing something wrong or what I can do to improve the aquarium to make it better. Thank You Guys 😃🐠🐠
  12. EasyReefs EasyDose: A Collection of Phytoplankton Foods In Fluid Bags That Attach to Your Dosing Pump for Feeding Soft and NPS Corals, Clams, & Inverts Phytoplankton, or marine microalgae, are microscopic vegetable cells that are found in the sea. Phytoplankton is at the base of the food chain in aquatic ecosystems. It serves as food for higher organisms, like zooplankton, filter feeders, and plant-eating corals. Marine phytoplankton is considered a superfood because it contains vitamins, essential fatty acids (EPA, DHA, ARA, GLA), essential amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, minerals and bioactive compounds involved in the metabolic activities of all living beings in general, and of marine organisms in particular. EasyDose by EasyReefs is one of the most game-changing product lines to hit the hobby. They've been thoroughly tested and proven safe and laboratory environments They are clean and ready to use. a veritable advancement for aquariums and aquarists. EasyDose is suspended in gel form and comprised of marine microalgae and marine minerals that can be preserved at room temperature for over 18 months. Easybooster. Liquid phytoplankton that is ready to use, easy and clean. Easyart. For culture, growing and maintenance of artemia, molluscs and other crustaceans. Easyroti (Prof.). For rotifer culture Easyrich (Monodosis y Prof.). For zooplancton enrichment. Easyconnect. Adaptor for Easydose prof formats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsNMUfA60yA Do corals feed off phytoplankton? Not many coral species feed directly on phytoplankton. However, all coral species feed indirectly off of it. How does EasyBooster affect the aquarium? The proliferation of microfauna and its subsequent reproduction produces an increase in the availability of zooplankton in the water column and rocks. This provides food for the corals, completing their nutritional requirements, and feed for fish that capture their prey between the rocks or in the sediment (Synchiropus, Valencianea, etc.). How do I know if EasyBooster is working correctly in my aquarium? The first symptom that it’s working correctly is the intensification of the color of SPS corals. Non-photosynthetic plant-eating corals swell and open their polyps to feed. Other filter feeders like Tridacnas, Seballestraei, etc. show increased growth and activity. In a short amount of time, there is a significant increase in the microfauna present in the aquarium, and fans and sponges appear soon after. Does EasyBooster increase the amount of phosphate in the aquarium? Yes, as do all foods in more or less measure. Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for life. However, the bioavailability of phosphorus associated with phytoplankton makes this quickly turn into biomass that does not disperse along the water column like a residual nutrient. Is it important to begin using EasyBooster in increasing doses? It is not only important; it is vital for the aquarium’s balance that you begin using it at a low dose and gradually increase it according to the instructions. This is to ensure that the bacteria, filter feeders and microfauna present in the aquarium increase gradually so that most of the phytoplankton we provide gets consumed. At what moment in the photoperiod should I add EasyBooster? If adding it manually, we recommend spacing out the doses, ideally two hours after the lights are turned on and one hour after the lights have been turned off. If you will only be dosing once a day, you should do it one hour after the lights have been turned off. If using a dosing pump, you should program it do provide a dose various times a day. Once opened, how long does EasyBooster 14 or 28 (single-use bags) maintain its properties? If only using a portion of the contents of the bag, the rest should be used in the following 24 hours. Once opened, how long does EasyBooster 25 maintain its properties? The product will not be altered if you are careful to maintain the bag well closed and sealed, extracting all the air that may have entered the bag. If using EasyBoster 25 as shown in the image, it will be maintained intact during the same period indicated by the expiration date. This is because the suction from the dosing pump compresses the bag preventing any air from entering. Once opened, how long does EasyBooster prof maintain its properties? EasyBooster prof properties are not altered with respect to its expiration date because the packaging is designed specifically so that oxygen and humidity do not come into contact with the product. Can EasyReefs corals and EasyBooster be used for the same purpose? Yes, both products have been developed as feed for the base of the aquarium food chain. Are there any advantages to using EasyBooster or EasyReefs Corals? Yes! Currently, EasyReefs Corals are comprised of a blend of 3 microalgae with a highly effective nutritional profile. However, EasyBooster contains 4 microalgae that guarantee an optimum nutritional profile. EasyReefs Corals is only lyophilized phytoplankton, whereas EasyBooster is phytoplankton suspended in a mineral solution that contributes to the re-establishment of some compounds that are necessary for the aquarium, like magnesium and potassium. EasyBooster can be added to the aquarium automatically through a dosing pump, making it very easy to use compared to preparing the lyophilized product. Can I pour EasyBooster directly over corals? No. Easybooster is designed to be dispersed in water and act as an activator of the food chain, not as feed for corals. The mineral solution is too concentrated and could damage the animal’s tissues.
  13. Unit 91

    New corals

    Hi guys These are the first corals I've placed in my marine tank (hopefully I made a good purchase). My tank is well established and running for 6 months, all water parameters are good. I got two live rocks packed with corals of all sizes, the corals on one rock are lighter then the other but they might be the same species. They seem like blue elephant mushrooms, but i might be wrong. Also there is an orange corral growing right next to one of these blue corals, do I need to be worried about the distance between them and what is it? Does anyone know what that geen stuff is growing between my corals? It does not seem like an algee
  14. BLACKBear7777

    Candy cane coral care help

    So I need some help to not make mistakes with my new candy cane frag. How do I take care of them and what should I feed them? I fed my old ones fish pellets and mysis but these don’t seem to want to eat. They’re in the process of splitting and when I just went to blow some sand off I think I may have damaged the tissues between the heads a little. I need to nnow what you guys recommend and how to keep these guys healthy and happy unlike my last set. also if you wouldn’t mind telling me if what I think is damage between the heads is something they’ll recover from? I’d appreciate it
  15. SCA Starfire 50g cube with sump Started (4/16/19) Equipment: Current Orbit Marine LED w/ Eflux wave pump 660gph x2 Inkbird temperature controller Smart ATO micro Atman 2500 return pump Atman 1100 skimmer pump SCA 301 skimmer In Tank Fluval Chamber 2 media basket Filter Media: Seachem Purigen 100gm x2 bag Seachem Phosbond 100gm bag Fluval 100gm carbon x2 bag Seachem Matrix Carbon 300gm Seachem Matrix 150gm Seachem De*Nitrate 300gm In Tank Filter floss x2 Substrate/Aquascape: Carib Sea Hawaiian Black Live Sand x 50lbs Purple live rock from LFS~ 20lbs Fiji live sand from LFS~ 14lbs Maori live rock from LFS- 26lbs Livestock: Electric blue hermit crab x2 Halloween hermit crab x2 Dwarf blue hermit crab x2 Dwarf red hermit crab x9 Randall's shrimp (red banded pistol) Bumble bee snails x3 Trochus snails x 4 Cerith snail x1 BRISTLE WORMS!!!! Star polyp x 2 (one split into two sections thanks to hermits, so there’s three-ish) Palys x1 (nebula) Hairy mushroom x3 (all on one big rock) Hammer x 1 Torch x1 Superman Montipora x1 Strawberry shortcake Acropora x1 Zoa x3 Sun coral x1 Red and white gorgonian x1 Bubble tip anemone x1
  16. Corydork

    5 gallon pico tank

    Hi! Just a brief background on me: I've kept discus, I actively breed corydoras and I have over 1,500 gallons worth of aquariums, and I've been keeping fish for 5 years now. I've always just had freshwater and brackish water, but I'm interested in starting a 5 gallon pico tank (it's the only free tank I have after my betta passed at 8 y.o.). I've a few questions that I'd like to have answered. 1.)What fish/inverts would be good for a pico tank at my level of saltwater knowledge? 2.)What would you estimate to be the baseline price for the tank? I've already got aragonite, the tank, a skimmer, and a sump. 3.) Would it be possible to keep corals in the tank?
  17. Hey guys! So I've dipped into getting some beginner softie and lps corals and I'm a complete noob to all this lighting jargon and was wondering what y'all would reccomend. As the title says I have an orbit marine IC Loop lighting fixture (this guy right here: https://www.amazon.com/Current-USA-Marine-Aquarium-60-Inch/dp/B00GFTNG3S?th=1). I'm aware it can keep softies lps and some lower light heartier sps if placed at the top, however what exactly should I keep the lighting at. It has a standard mode with the RGB that has everything at 100% which is super bright and white, and I like it for the most part but the corals don't really pop. I tried a setting with 70% blue and 70% red and it makes a really nice purple color that make the corals look awesome and fluoresce. I would like to keep this kind of lighting all the time so the corals always look that good, right now I've just been switching to the purple color at nighttime. My question is if I leave it at the purple color 24/7 is that enough light for the corals to grow? I'm a little confused about how the par works in with this light. Current USA (the company) has a diagram giving general par at certain depths, but they don't say how much light is being put out. Am I to assume that just means the light has to be on full power with all led colors maxed out to get those outputs, or could I receive the same par if I just did all blues? Anyways if anyone could help clear some of this up and suggest led percentage combinations that would be great! Thanks!
  18. Pretty much straight jacked from Snow's question about fish. What's the most you've spent on a single coral? What's your max budget for coral? Explain if you want to. Post a picture of said coral if you have one. For me, the most I've spent is probably $1,300 on a ER lineage Colorado Sunburst. My RRC Jawdropper comes in a close 2nd.
  19. coryscritch

    corys IM 14 gallon

    hi guys about 10 years ago i had a 65 gallon reef that i loved! since moving to nyc i haven't set one up until now. which began as a very basic 10 gallon tank. a month in she started leaking which forced me to upgrade to something a little bigger but much nicer. so heres what i have. tank -IM nuvo 14 gallon heater-cobalt 100w lighting -current orbit marine led (light works great for the price and what i have for now) -finnex light (for refugium) filtration -purigen -chemipure -phosnet i also have the algae barn nano refugium kit. -finnex hob refugium i have about 17lbs of live rock i got from my LFS (pacific aquarium) 5lbs of live sand flow -sicce .5 silent pump (stock pump was too loud) nano koralia weekly water changes (about 2 gallons) the old tank is pictured first. i liked the rock work much more in the first tank. all together the tank is about 3 months old.
  20. Penguin Reef

    8 Gallon Peninsula

    Hey fellow Reefers, I'm Pedro but everyone calls me Chris! I've been in and out of the hobby for acouple years now and I recently got the reefer fever. I was looking for something small and bumped into the 8 Gallon JBJ Rimless desktop. The filter is moveable so I thought why not give a peninsula style reef a shot. JBJ 8 Gallon Rimless Desktop came with the Lyra Led Light, Removable Bio Filter, and Pedestal. Looking into upgrading the light soon. Any suggestions or tips?!?
  21. Isalei

    Help!

    What is going on with this coral and how do I stop it dying? Its always been white but seems like the brown is creeping upwards- I had two frags and they were growing fine but now this has happened to both. Everything else in the tank is growing well. I did see the tentacley coral(technical name;) ) stinging so I've had to move stuff about a bit. Wondering if I damaged them.
  22. Toufiqul Islam

    Unidentified Species

    Dear all I am doing my thesis on this selected Marine species that haven't been identified. Literally I have no idea whether it is a Marine plant or invertebrate. There is no such related Marine Biologist or Marine Expert in our country whom I can seek assistance. So, I am desperately seeking your kind assistance to identify this species.
  23. I need help determining what the best kind of coral would be in the middle of this structure thank you.
  24. merickson45

    Coral ID

    Hi all! I'm completely new to the hobby, and after doing a bunch of research I just got my first reef tank from a local shop. They gave me a bunch of rock, and a few corals came along for the ride. Below is an image of one I'm having trouble identifying. Does anyone know what this is? Let me know if better quality pictures are needed. Thanks! Michael
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