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  1. kwirky

    Hydrogen peroxide is an awesome miracle cure for me so far but what are the long term risks?

    I'm finding myself using a lot of peroxide now, brushing stuff off with it, and dosing it nightly with the 1mL/10g that's commonly recommended, and it's completely turned my tank around! This feels like miracle stuff! What are the long term implications of using it? I had a horrible...
  2. Zoa_Fanatic

    hamer coral tissues question

    I have a SUPER tiny hammer coral. Its starting to have some tissue recession between the heads. it only has two heads and up until about a week ago the tissue between the heads went all the way down and connected. Now the tissue is receding back to where it only has tissue on each individual...
  3. Herides

    Storing Saltwater for an extended period. Advice?

    Hey guys, So, to kind of up my reefing game a tad and to combat a cyano plague I'm dealing with, I want to start storing an amount of salt water. Right now I mix (for my 40 gallon tank) 5 gallons at a time (approximately a 10% change) every Saturday, and use another 5 to fill up my reservoir...
  4. BeardedDragon21

    Build Thread Dream Tank- Overhaul of 75gal

    Hello All! I can't wait to get a little more involved in the community. Buckle up this is somewhat of a long post but I am seeking advice in the last paragraph if you would like to jump ahead. Starting off I would like to introduce myself. I am a Marine Biologist and had originally hoped to...
  5. J

    Anyone here use oodonex

    Okay so due to Australia’s shipping laws tightening up I haven’t been able to find cupramine or really any copper medications at any of my lfs. The only thing I’ve been able to get my hands on is oodonex by aqua sonic. Has anyone had any experience with this? is it worth getting or should I try...
  6. Zoa_Fanatic

    Leptastrea garden?

    Can multiple leptastrea be mounted on the same surface and live together? I’m thinking of buying another color if so.
  7. Foggy Pirate

    Nano Build Stocking Options For Evo 13.5 Both Fish and Coral

    Hey Everyone I’m fairly new here. I have an EVO 13.5 that cycled a month ago and I’m just taking my time making sure i can do water changes and the chemistry stays well. Which iv been successful in that so now I’m looking at what to put in. As an end gold i would love to have 3-4 fish. Maybe...
  8. N

    20 gallon long stocking options

    Hey! I'm new to this forum and as well as the saltwater hobby, I have a 20 gallon long freshwater tank that houses some fish and I am looking for future stocking options, I am planning in converting the tank from freshwater to saltwater I am planning on getting the sand for saltwater, the...
  9. parkerb20

    New Waterbox X60.2

    I am setting up a new tank in the next few months and I have decided on the Waterbox X60.2. For ones who don't know this is a 40 Gallon Reef Cube with a 20 Gallon sump in the bottom of the stand. I am in college so I am on as much as a "budget" as is can be. At the same time I don't want to...
  10. Y

    First clownfish buying advice

    Hey everyone! As title says, I’m looking at buying my very first clownfish pair to add to a tank! I know it’s good to get clowns that have already mated, or if not to get two of equal of equal size, or one slightly bigger?? but really, I’d like to know upon buying a pair, what are the best...
  11. iigrinchii

    Coral ID and placement

    Hey all. I’m a new reefer in the sense that I had a fish only tank a few years ago. Since we moved, had kids and life happened. Started out again 7 weeks ago with a Fluval all in one 15 gallon nano tank. Which I want some fish and some coral in. I have to confess I have no idea of what curls I...
  12. M

    EMERGENCY Red flame mushroom

    Hey guys. I can’t get my red flame mushroom to open up all the way. At first it was doing really great but the past week or so it hasn’t really expanded at all. Any tips?
  13. Herides

    What coral would you recommend I add next?

    Hey guys, my lfs gets a pretty large shipment on Tuesday and I'm gonna do a bit of shopping on Wednesday. I don't have a very vast knowledge of corals and was wondering what you guys think I should add next. The tank is a 40B with currently a Cauliflower Colt, Toadstool, 5 headed Duncan, and a...
  14. FrioActual

    Somethings Missing..

    About 5 months ago I set up my first tank ever and chose saltwater. It’s a Innovative Marine 20 gallon AIO. I feel like something is missing and don’t know an exact time line on how fast a tank of this size matures. I will step by step walk you guys through what I’m curious about, stocking...
  15. L

    Anyway to make this stand stronger?

    The front is where the cabinet door will be but it wouldn't offer any structural support. It's just the 3 panels that will be supporting it vertically, I fear it won't be sturdy enough to hold the 20 gallon tank and it has a slight wobble to it already. Maybe if I Wood glue the connection points...
  16. Herides

    Orange/Brown Hairs growing near my corals

    Hey guys, Was taking a real close look at the sand near one of my soft corals and noticed these very thin, orangy brown hairs flowing in current on the sand bed next to the live rock my coral is on. I also took another look at another one of my corals and see more kinda wrapped around the...
  17. BighohoReef

    Liveaquaria Divers Den v. Non-Divers Den (California

    Hey R2R fish friends, I’ve been on the hunt for some fish and find that the ones I’m going for in Divers Den seem to go quick (note I’ve been happy with all of our Divers den purchases 6 fish no issues). I see them available in the California facility but have heard rumors that the live stock...
  18. MarshallB

    Aglae ID, Just Part Of The Ugly Phase?

    Salinity 1.026 Nitrate 0 Phosphate bounces from 0 to < .02 PH 8.2 Alk 10 Calcium 440 Mag 1500 I use RODI water, 0 TDS. Tank Age: 6 Months. So this stuff has been in my substrate for awhile now, it was brown, but now is green. Substrate gets plenty of flow. I've had to adjust it a few times to...
  19. C

    ICP Test results - What do I need to do?

    Hi Everyone, just got my test results in for the ICP. Need your help identifying what is out of whack in my tank so I can get it fixed. Looks like I should dose some trace elements? Aluminum at 41.26? dealing with STN for a while on Acro, so would be great to nail it down
  20. D. Torres

    Tang diets

    I know I'm probably going to get some hate for this but... I don't feed my tangs seaweed. I was told that spirulina brine shrimp would be a good alternative to feeding seaweed and I've been adding that to their diet on a daily basis for the past 3 years and my sailfin, scopas, and yellow tangs...
  21. D

    Nano Build First SW Tank - 7.2g Nano Build

    Hi everyone! So a quick “about me”. I love aquariums and I have specifically grown to love reef aquariums. I have never had one, as is evident by the title of this thread :p; however, my dad kept a saltwater FOWLR for many years during childhood. I’ve kept several FW planted tanks over the past...
  22. D. Torres

    Black Sand and fish compatability

    Hello. I am currently in the process of setting up a Red Sea Max S 650 to upgrade from my 75g. I want to use the Hawaiian black sand because I like the way it looks in my 20g. My question is: Do certain type of fish have a problem with the black sand? Current livestock that will be transferred...
  23. A

    Kessil A160WE on a Pico - is it overkill?

    Hi there, So I had this idea of converting a 5g (25x25x30cm not sure in inches) dennerle to an AIO to keep some LPS like hammer, blasto, acans and some shrooms. I am trying to stay as low budget as possible, so hunting around for used lights. I have this rare opportunity of picking up a Kessil...
  24. M

    Build Thread Upgrading! 30x30x30 Cube

    Hello everyone, I am new to the community so excuse my ignorance. I found my love for reef tanks in my teens, but my minimum wage job at 16 couldn’t dream of keeping up with the hobby, so I gave up on it. Now that I make adult money, and still don’t have children to feed, I can try again. I...
  25. gowlers321

    I need some help

    I cannot seem to figure out why my corals are dying, iv checked loads of my parameters and nothing seems to be pointing to a problem. Any ideas of possible reasons for the death. Thanks. Parameters: Salinity: 1.024 Dkh: 7.5 Temp: 25.6 Nitrate: 10 Nitrite and ammonia: 0 Calcium: 360ppm...
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