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  1. R

    Quarantine with cooper

    Ok so I have had an ich outbreak in my reef tank. I was able to catch my hippo tang and get it into a quarantine tank. I started cooper treatment about a week ago. My yellow tang started showing signs of ich. I was able to catch the yellow tang today. I dropped the yellow tang into the same...
  2. J

    Filtration help

    We have been running our 55 gallon reef tank with two separate filters each designed for 55 gallons. Both are marine land filters. Is this ok to use? If not what, other than a sump (space issue) can we use? Would a protien skimmer work all alone?
  3. Y

    Is a saltwater aquarium right for me?

    Hey all, so I need a bit of advice. I’ve been on the fence for ages about setting up my own 30g clownfish and nem aquarium. I’m a huge lover of the ocean, and especially clownfish and this has always been a dream of mine to do!! however, I am quite scared. it sounds silly, but after reading...
  4. jackalexander

    Frogspawn Brown Jelly Syndrome

    I have had my frogspawn for about 2 months now and it’s been super healthy, the flesh and polyps look happy and very extended but I noticed a possible spot of brown jelly on it probably about a month ago but never thought anything of it. this is the frogspawn today, any thoughts or suggestions...
  5. SurfTrack

    Firefish Currently Dying - please help me

    Hello. Fish RARELY die in my tank. I have a 90 gallon red sea mixed reef. No dangerous or aggressive fish. Its been up and running for over a year and is flourishing. I purchased two small firefish last week and added them to my system with proper hour long drip acclimation. I even managed to...
  6. Gonj

    New to hobby I think Clown fish has ich??

    So I just started my tank coming up on the 2nd week, FOWLR my test come back in normal parameters, temp and salinity have been kept stable. It’s a 37 gallon that holds 2 clownfish at the moment one of which appears to have signs of ich. LFS said best treatment would be to let it ride it out not...
  7. R

    FLOW Requirements

    Hey! I'm in the process of converting a 36 gallon Bowfront into a reef tank! I need help understanding the flow requirements that I need! I plan on drilling the back and using this kit: https://www.marinedepot.com/marine-depot-elite-overflow-box-w-holesaw-drill-bit-small I plan on doing a DIY...
  8. Alyssalaurente

    DINO ID???

    Hello reef friends and experts! I was wondering if anyone could help me identify this type of dinoflagellate. On the sand bed, it looks more like diatoms. No appearance of stringy/snotty bubbles, just brown patches that appear during the day and vanish at night. Under the microscope they are...
  9. A

    Zoa Help

    New to the forums so apologies if this is in the wrong spot. Was looking at my zoas earlier and noticed some weird growth on them that I have not been able to find any other posts about. I will attach some pictures and hope someone here has some general advice on what to do about it. My tank...
  10. TheWackyWiz

    Troubling GSP behavior, not sure what to make of it?

    Hi All, I noticed some really strange behavior from one of my GSP's last night and I am really not sure what to do. Any guidance would be much appreciated. Params: Calcium= 500ppm kH=179ppm Nitrate= 10ppm Phosphate=1.0ppm As soon as I saw that high of a nitrate reading I did a 50% water...
  11. LAreefdude

    What is this gray spot on my Timin Tang

    Hi All, I bought a Tomini Tang on Monday Feb 22nd. This is my first Tang. It is in 10 gallon QT (No Medication) QT for observation purposes. After couple days I noticed a gray, darkish spot on the side near the paddle fin. I have attached a pic. It doesn’t seem to be a raised spot like flukes...
  12. Manny’s Reef

    Will The Live Rock Survive?

    Hi everyone. I'm in a slight bind here and I wanted to request your opinion on here before I contact the shipper. I placed an order from GulfLiveRock for their premo deco rock. We scheduled delivery for today. However, I just got off the phone with Southwest Cargo who informed me that the...
  13. MrDeathKills

    Hydroids?

    Hi i have found some if these in my tank and wondering what they are. I have been told they look like hydroids. Any help is greatly appreciated!
  14. S

    Ai Hydra 32HD Capabilities

    I am very new to reefing and I was wondering about the abilities of the Ai Hydra 32? I have been looking at the C-vue Cobalt 26g, 40g, or 45g and I was wondering if the Hydra would be a good suited light for any of these tanks. The 26g and 40g tanks are shallow rectangular tanks and are each 13"...
  15. E

    Herbie method LOUD

    So I purchased the h2overflow and stealth box and finally got it set up using the herbie method with a small trickle of water going into the emergency overflow, I do not know what the issue is but it is pretty loud I got the tornado effect on my main line I think that’s causing the issue but I...
  16. G

    Yellow Tang Companion in a 120g

    I'm looking for Stocking advice for a 120 gallon tank. I'm interested in having 2 herbivorous fish to pick at my rocks and help manage algae preventatively. My wife loves the look of yellow tangs and wants one for the tank. I've been looking at adding a blue eyed kole tang, but I want them to...
  17. T

    EMERGENCY Help. Can someone identify if this is ich or something else.

    I just started up my reef tank and cycled it for over three months. A week after getting my first fish, I realized it had a lot of white spots on it. It is acting normal and eating fine. Any ideas what this is (Sorry for the low quality photos).
  18. D

    EMERGENCY Is this Ich or Velvet?

    My tang came down with this about 10 days ago and it spread to my blue jaw trigger, royal gramma, and both clowns. The gramma has since passed. The fish are clearly distressed but still take food.
  19. R

    Starting 36 Gallon Bowfront Reef Tank

    Hey everyone! Just want to quickly introduce myself! My name is Ryan and I have been wanting to start a reef tank since I was a senior in HS. Unfortunately, due to budget issues, it has always been a dream and not a reality! Well, I recently graduated from the University of Alabama and now have...
  20. K

    How to get the most out of this sump space? (Photo attached)

    Hello, I have been reading some negative reviews on the current trickle down carbon pad and bio ball system that I am running. I know this isn't an ideal sump setup, but it's the only one I can fit underneath my corner tank. I'm just looking to get the absolute most out of this space. So I was...
  21. K

    Best setup for this style sump (Photos attached)

    Hello, I have been reading some negative reviews on the current trickle down carbon pad and bio ball system that I am running. I know this isn't an ideal sump setup, but it's the only one I can fit underneath my corner tank. I'm just looking to get the absolute most out of this space. So I was...
  22. Steven91

    bluespotted jawfish jumped

    Hello fellow reefers, My girlfriend, whos on reef2reef but doesn't want to post (shes afraid everyones gonna hate her, be mad/bash her), has a bluespotted jawfish (named DoDo) that she loves even though it can be a pain sometimes. It lives in a 40 all in one cube by aquatop and overall has been...
  23. K

    Stock list suggestions for my tank

    Hello, I'm in the process of reviving my old fowlr tank and trying to convert it to a reef tank. I see the general consensus is to now ignore the old "inch per gallon" rule when it comes to stocking the tank, so what is a realistic stock list of forgiving and hardy fish/corals/inverts for my...
  24. D

    Mangrove Help

    Hello all. I want to preface this by telling you what I’m needing help with; -How to save my black mangrove -How to care for the plant in the future -How to grow the black mangrove propagule(seed) that is healthy I collected my black mangroves from a chain of islands in Florida. The first...
  25. K

    Stock list suggestions

    Hello, I'm in the process of reviving my old fowlr tank and trying to convert it to a reef tank. I see the general consensus is to now ignore the old "inch per gallon" rule when it comes to stocking the tank, so what is a realistic stock list of forgiving and hardy fish/corals/inverts for my...
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