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  1. I've finally got my 10g saltwater tank set up and I plan on getting a pair of clownfish and I've seen conflicting statements on if other fish are possible Also if anyone sees this what inverts yall would recomend I'm very excited about starting saltwater
  2. 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.
  3. Starfishie99

    interesting fish

    i always see the same old things in tanks, damsels, clowns, tangs, dottybacks, etc. what kind of “cool” or just non generic fish are there for a reef tank? all my fish get along in my 5 gallon aby invertebrate suggestions? i’m think a sand sifting star but they’re creepy ngl clams seem interesting, i’ll just leave it at that
  4. Percy Jackson

    Beginner Invertebrate only tank

    Hi everyone, I recently just started a 13.5g fluval evo tank and I want to make it an inverts only tank. I added live sand and live rocks and have been adding the Seachem Stability everyday for a week. I do not have any animal in the tank during that week and I did not add any source of ammonia. Then, I tested the water and all ammonia, nitrite and nitrate is 0 after a week ( I haven't done water test on day 0 that I should have). I put two blue leg hermit crab in the tank 2 days ago. They are happy and have lots of room. I am not sure if my tank has completed the cycle as I don't think there was enough ammonia to kick start the cycle. I am waiting the 2 hermit to produce more ammonia to begin the cycle while adding Seachem Stability everyday. So here're my questions: I am wondering how am I gonna know when the cycle is completed and when can I add another invert in the tank? I think I am expecting to see algae growth but how long it's gonna take? Is there any way to increase the algae growth like adding seachem flourish? I know most people try to get rid of algae but I am planning to only keep inverts and most of them eats algae. I want to add a conch, abalone or even a cleaner shrimp later when my tank is ready, since they are all algae eater, I will probably need to feed them Nori. So, do I still have to wait til the algae grow on the rocks or I can just feed them with nori? Is there anything I should know for keeping an invert only tank? Do I need to add calcium? What other interesting weird inverts you recommend I get? Sorry that I have lots of questions:)
  5. Hannahhhh

    Coco worm care

    I recently got a coco worm (Protula bispiralis) from my LFS. They convinced me that it’s easy to care for them and so I bought it. After doing more research I realized I really shouldn’t have bought it, as my tank is new and I’m relatively inexperienced. I’m wondering if any of you have experience caring for coco worms, specifically protula bispiralis, and if so, could you let me know? If you know anyone else who has cared for them, could you tag them in this post? I’d love to have a few people that I could contact and ask if (and when) I run into problems with my worm. My care regiment for it it has been feeding two or three times a week with either reef roids or two little fishies marine snow. I do weekly water changes, sometimes bi weekly. It seemed pretty happy for the first few days I had it, but now I find that it’s retracted about ~50% of the time that I see it (it’s possible that it’s out much more often than that, I’m just basing that number on when I walk by/look at the tank).
  6. Artemis75

    New tank

    Hi I’m looking to start a new tank that is 55 gallons. We were looking to go mostly inverts with maybe a couple cardinals this is what I was thinking but I don’t know how much or how little to add. I was also wondering if these even go well together. Red knobbed sea star Tuxedo urchin (maybe 2) Cleaner shrimp (x2) Halloween hermit Electric blue hermit Maybe 3 bangai cardinals Mandarin dragonet please let me know if you have any advice or can help adjust my quantities. Thanks :)
  7. My LFS doesn't have fish on the invert tanks like for hermits and snails. However all the water running through all their tanks is one system. What are the chances of transferring ich to my DT (has fish) if I buy inverts from one of their inverts only tanks?
  8. Interested to see how people feel about the brittle stars in their tanks. Do you have large ones? Small ones? Love or hate them? I am fascinated to watch their little arms sticking out everywhere and my girlfriend names them all after philosophers.
  9. Background: I'm currently in college and have a super low-maintenance mixed reef set up at home (link), which I've gotten a bit bored with. I decided to set up the empty tank in my room and found the tide pool theme inspiring, challenging and creatively-stimulating. Still low-maintenance given I'm only home once every ~3 weekends during the semester. Status: Live rock is chilling with some water movement and heater. Will be getting more rock and adjusting the aquascape. Substrate ordered. Need to set up lights, timers, and possible tide cycle. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Tank: 24x18x12" (Starphire glass) by Miracles Stand: 25 IM Fusion Lagoon high gloss black stand w/leveling mat Lights: 2x LEDTriC Par38's (9am-6pm), RKL controller Filtration: HoB Aqua Clear filter, 5g tide cycle (6hrs per period) Heater: 200w Jager Substrate: 10lbs Florida Crushed Coral (Caribsea) Livestock (early thoughts): Ultra Rock Flower Anemones, urchin, starfish, crabs, snails, mangrove pods, feather dusters, macroalgae IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Day One (12.21.17)
  10. antigonus

    Adding first fish?

    I have had a small clean up crew in my Biocube 32 for a little more than a week, and everyone appears to be doing fine. Is there no real disadvantage to getting my first fish in the next few days, or should I still wait a week or two and observe?
  11. CoralStorm

    150 GALLON REEF SUGGESTIONS?

    i am looking for suggestions for a 150 gallon reef tank and i would like to know what your opinion of what i should stock my only rules is they have to be reef safe or at least with caution this variety can be anything from clowns to butterflies and angels to dragonets, inverts to corals. feel free to state your opinion down below.
  12. Marine Depot

    How to Acclimate a Clean Up Crew

    How to Acclimate Clean Up Crew Invertebrates Here's how to safely introduce the critters who'll keep your tank clean! PLUS: Sign up to get early access to our Black Friday deals >
  13. Hello! Long time, no post.  I've downsized my Nuvo10, which I probably never posted about, to a 2.5 gallon pico tank. It's well established and hasn't had anything real exciting in it due to a move, just a nice little condo for my inverts for the past year, plus two ugly shrooms that survive with the beta light, and a giant aptasia that I just eradicated this week (RIP) to prepare to add some corals and nems I actually like.  I think the tank is about 8x8x8. It is a cheap Top Fin Retreat from PetSmart. I kept the sand from my old Nuvo10 setup and also a tiny bit of liverock from that as well. I should have my Kessil A80 here this Friday, and hope it fits. I have a fluval heater in the back sump area and occasionally use the carbon filter inserts made for the tank. I am going to "upgrade" the pump to the tiny Tunze, but not today because I haven't measured to see if it will fit. The stock pump doesn't move quite enough water and it's a little loud. It also connects to a branched cord so the light and pump are all on one AC plug, which is a nice feature for the little tank, but won't meet my needs when I put the new light on. I have no algae or other issues in the little tank. I've had 7 and 10 gallon setups, but never anything this small. I love how easy the water changes are and the simplicity, or non-existence, of my equipment. I am looking for recommendations of inhabitants, such as nems and corals. I don't want to do any dosing, but do like sps corals, though I've never had any. Are they even possible in this type of setup? I love shrooms also and don't know if the lighting will work to support both, due to the small size of the tank. I will only be stocking super BA specimens, and obviously am in no hurry, but will keep this thread updated as I make changes.  11 January 2018: Upgraded to Kessil A80 light  19 May 2018: Upgraded tank to Fluval Spec III  28 May 2018: Added Kessil Spectral Controller  30 May 2018: Added Inkbird Temperature Controller  09 June 2018: Added IM Hydrofill ATO system  Setup: TopFin 2.5 Gallon Retreat Fluval Spec III Aqueon 25w submersible heater Kessil A80 Tuna Blue light Kessil Spectral Controller Inkbird Temperature Controller IM Nuvo 10 Pump (92gph) to replace stock pump InTank Media Basket InTank Clip On Surface Skimmer on intake IM Hydrofill ATO setup Homemade Surface Skimmer Intake Mod Upgrading to a tiny Tunze pump as soon as I shave off part of the housing of it to fit in the back of the tank.  Current critters: 2x 3x Sexy Shrimp 1x Pom Pom Crab 2x Nassarius Snails 2x 1x 0x 3x Blue Leg Hermit Crabs (one regular, one little blue leg) Blue leg is missing/assumed deceased. He was 2 years old. RIP. Nobody local has any in stock. Billions of spaghetti worms and pods running around  Corals & Non-motile Inverts: 1x Rock Flower Anemone 2x Boring mushrooms that were on a piece of liverock. 1 purple & 1 green (Getting traded at some point due to lack of wow) 3x Acans 1x Golden Torch Coral 1x Green Goblin Acro (Probably going to be traded due to lack of wow) 1x Blue Rhodactis Mushroom 1x Green & Yellow Rhodactis Mushroom  An order from AquaSD.com will drop in soon, including: 1x Alienware Palys 1x Strawberry Shortcake Acro 1x Rainbow Pox Discosoma Mushroom 1x Aussie Bloodshot Discosoma Mushroom 1x Aussie Yellow Eye Long Tentacle Red Gonipora  Wish List (I would LOVE suggestions): Beach Bum Montipora More ultra colored RFA's More ultra colored mushrooms A really nice chalice or Monti Cap Â
  14. How come J&L Aquatics invertebrates are perpetually out of stock? Do I just have bad timing, or have they stopped selling invertebrates?
  15. arifturzo

    Begainers Advise

    Hi, I just started a BC 32. It’s a 18 minths old cube setup and just bought it from Craigslist. I have lots of questions which I will list below. My target is to keep 5-6 fish some inverts and 10-12 corals. Here are my questions: 1. Which circulation pump I should buy? I was thinking about hydor koralia 425GPH. 2. How often I need to change the protein skimmer bar. 3. Do I need a GFO tractor. 4. What is a cycle and how long I need to run it? 5. How often I need to change the water and how much? 6. Fish recommendation? Think about yellow and blue tang and a fire fish. 7. Recommendation for coral and inverts. 8. Bio cube light programming. How to do it and what will be the best cycle. 9. Any other suggestions will be great.
  16. Dswankbiz

    Reef jar

    So I have came down to everything but the lighting. I plan to have a 2.5 gallon cookie reef jar that I will have live rock and some softer corals and so on... what should I use for lighting? Where can I get the lighting fixture (stretchable pole that the bulb will be screwed into)?? And bulb? I am more confused about the dam bulb than anything else. I know nothing about lighting someone pls educate me lol Maybe a bulb I can pick up at a pet store? Local hardware store??
  17. Hello all! just discovered this site and forum, giving the Aquarium Diary a try.. I decided after years of running planted, freshwater tanks that it's time to advance into something more challenging. My freshwater tanks were 55 gal and 2 ten gal, with a couple terrarium type Betta "tanks" spread about the house. Now I am down to one 10 gal freshwater and the newer beginnings of a salt water 6 gal. Nano tank. It is a Fluval 6 G on 3rd week of cycling. My hope is that the tank will not be high tech, I love some of the Nano and Pico tank designs shown on this site and they are so inspiring. this Nano was started in part because the entire Refugium thing is a bit confusing and seems more complicated than just running a Nano tank without one. So here it goes as of today; Tank- Fluval 6 gal cube (originally a freshwater tank retired to the garage) Filter- well currently its a no brand name with sponge, no media, for 10 G with spray bar removed to provide more of a wave type circulation, seems to work. 50 W heater - no brand from china Current inhabitants; 2 Hermit Crabs, 2 roundish looking snails, and somehow i inherited a soft coral (i think?) that the LFS had put in my bag along with the snails. see photo below. no idea what type of soft coral it is but too far to drive to return it and i cant beat free (frag?). I didn't think my tank would be ready for corals yet though but the thing has not died so far , possibly could be more green looking but that could be the lighting? I've been looking through photos online but either the coral is NOT happy so doesn't look the way it should or i'm not knowledgeable enough to identify it. Lighting- is currently a Fluval Halo LED, it does switch from blue to white manually but its a crappy light, the new but small light for this tank will be delivered Monday. I have learned to turn off all lighting for water changes and that has seemed to help., the new light yet to arrive is here; Amazon.com- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071LJC8HL/ref=pe_861660_138883610_fxm_4_0_n_id No skimmer or refuge thing, doing daily water changes of 1 gallon (trying to control nitrates and ammonia) combined with a 9$ filter, 14$ heater and a inexpensive light from amazon on the way. Current water testing shows: Salinity 0.24- Salt is Red Sea Pro and mixed myself after purchasing poor quality and low salinity from LFS, i gave up threw all the purchased salt water out and started over with my own mix using their RO water ( though i tested it first). Lesson 2 learned, always test all water prior to adding to tank. (lesson 1, don't start a saltwater tank without more research and all supplies) Ammonia Zero to .25 ppm (its kinda hard to read but in the middle of that) Nitrates no. 3, 5 to 10 ppm So far everything seems happy even with some nitrates and ammonia, lighting is an issue hence new light on the way. I did observe some rock bleaching initially so until the new light arrives i am using the blue light more often, then switch on the white light for an hour or so (or when i see the coral close up)., trying to gradually extend the daylight time to 12 hours then hopefully the new light will be here and we can do it right with a timer. My first observation; Was having some difficulty getting to the correct salinity level due to odd advice (well now i know), and purchasing premix from my LFS, which tells me immediately that if I create a much larger tank i may be mixing own and having a RO/DI system in place. week 1 was daily water changes of more than 40% trying to get a stabilized salinity due to a combination of advice received from 4 LFS that we visited. Mainly what they thought mine should be, and what salinity theirs actually was compared to what they said it was at. after throwing it all down the drain in frustration I mixed my own and got above the . 16 i was getting from theirs. After applying some tips learned in the Reef.com forums things have calmed down. Salinity is at a more acceptable level and my creatures are doing well so far, the coral I recently acquired doesn't seem to be doing too badly, it must be of a hardy variety. My hope is to make this mainly a coral tank with some inverts and maybe a Goby so as soon as ammonia and nitrates more in control ill be starting to obtain a collection of Soft Corals then possibly a small fish, i might add one more crab too., they are sorta cool. I am researching fish though since was hoping for something more interesting than a Goby. Originally i was thinking there would be some soft coral and a small clown fish but now sorta feel it wouldn't be fair to the fish to be in such a small tank. I feed the inverts a sliver of frozen shrimp every other day so as not to pollute my tank but initially the LFS told me to feed Bloodworms which they refused to eat and just polluted the tank. Haven't noticed any Algea yet and it sounds like i need some to grow before the tank is considered established. The hermit crabs have chosen new shells from a few I placed in the tank to keep them away from my snails and their pretty shells. So that is all for now, gonna see how this goes and will give an update next week after the new light arrives. Thank you for letting me participate and i appreciate greatly any advice anyone offers by way of comments to the diary.
  18. Hello all, First of all, let me apologize if there is a good topic on this info elsewhere - I have been scouring the net for a few hours, and haven't been able to fully answer my questions, so I'm hoping to find some clarity here. I appreciate any time and information you can offer me, as there is still a whole lot that I don't understand. I realize that caring for aquatic life is a significant investment of time and money, and that my question seeks to (sort-of) skirt those caveats, so I hope I don't offend anyone - I have a lot of respect for the reefkeepers here and am just looking for some possible answers. With that said, what I'm looking to do is set up a very small tank at work, with mostly plant life to observe, but I would very much like to have some kind of tiny invertebrate in there like a shrimp or crab. However, I can't really manage large or frequent water changes in the space I'm in, as it is the web department (still marveling that they're letting me have a tank at all). I have been wondering if it would be possible to set up a 2.5 - 5 gal tank with perhaps 1-2 shrimp, a crab, or a few snails, and then LOTS of plants to try and get away with smaller volume water changes once, maybe twice a week. I definitely wouldn't think of subjecting a fish to this; I had considered a betta early on but quickly learned how foolish an idea that was. Realistically, I know I might just have to stick with some cool aquatic plants (I've wanted a marimo forever and will just stick one in a jar with some lucky bamboo if everyone thinks this is a terrible/otherwise impossible idea) but I would really love to have something I can feed and watch move around a bit. Even sea monkeys, lol. So, any suggestions for an ultra-low maintenance nano-tank? I've been looking at plants like marimo, anacharis, java fern, and lucky bamboo to have poking out the top. Would it be possible to add in any inverts? What type of maintenance would I be looking at if so? Would a filter/heater/additional light be necessary under those circumstances? Sorry for any stupid questions
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