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  1. lazycouch

    how to choose the right return pump?

    hey guys. so i’m building my 2nd tank (nano) and i was wondering how i would choose the return pump for this one.. it’s a 20 gallon “frag tank” so instead of being a cube like my other tank it’s rectangular and shorter. does the height and new width affect anything? it’s an all in one tank and i...
  2. BoSalman

    Never seen this (snail?) Before! HUGE!

    So i have my tank running for almost 2.5 years now and i have never seen this one before! Shined my cell's light at night, saw this (snail? Hopefully) about 4.5-5.5 inches long on the backwall...! Any idea what this one is? Not even sure where it was hiding all this time!
  3. lazycouch

    good way to use activated carbon?

    hey everyone, attached is an image of how the back of my tank looks like (built in sump 30g total) and i was thinking of adding a filter sock/mesh bag of activated carbon on top of the porcelain rings you see there. i was wondering if anyone has had success using a filter sock/mesh bag for your...
  4. lazycouch

    refugium stock recommendations?

    Hey everyone, i will soon be making this breeder tank my “hob” refugium and was wondering what i can add to it to make it most effective for its limited space. it is 0.5 gallons and measures 10”L 3.5”W 4”H. i think Chaeto is definitely in the plan (fuge is built primarily for nitrate removal)...
  5. lazycouch

    good invertebrate that eats mysis?

    hey guys this may be a dumb question but i will soon be adding a clean up crew and was wondering if you can help me out based on the foods i feed my tank. is there anything that will eat left over mysis shrimp, blood worms, reefroids, marine snow, brine shrimp, and or seaweed? of course i wont...
  6. lazycouch

    good overflow box??

    hey everyone, i’m looking to start an under tank refugium for my 30 gallon but drilling is not an option. i was wondering if you can post some links or recommend good or the best overflow boxes for my size? thanks! the fuge will be somewhere between 10-20 gallons
  7. lazycouch


    so i’m thinking of starting a refugium for my 30 gallon uni tank (built in sump) and i want to make sure my train of thought is making sense so far as i study refugiums. my plan is to use a 5 gallon tank and store it inside the cabinet my tank is on top of since i have no space elsewhere and the...
  8. lazycouch

    protein skimmer suggestions??

    hello, i am wondering if i can get your input on a decent yet compact protein skimmer that is recommended? i have a 30 gallon uni tank (built in sump) with no space for an extra tank to build a fuge or external skimmer especially due to the space my chiller takes up /: . i’m wondering if anyone...
  9. MelReefer

    White Bugs on Acro

    So I have had a solar flare Acro frag for a couple weeks now. It was doing fine for the first week but now it’s beginning to have much less polyp extension and color loss. I tested all levels and they seemed alright but Today I noticed a small white bug crawling on my Acro. It had a weird trunk...
  10. esther

    Are Zoa's Just Not in the Cards for Me? :(

    We have a mixed reef tank that has been set up for almost 3 months now (this isn't our first reef tank). My gut is telling me that the phosphate is what's keeping our zoa's from completely opening up. All other corals (several SPS, chalice, duncan's, xenia, firecracker polyps, bubble coral...
  11. J

    Why can't I raise my Alk??

    This morning I did a 25 gallon Water Change on my Waterbox 220(so probably about 160 gallons of water). I am still dialing in my dosing rates, so tested water before and after. After the WC, my Alk was 7.8. My goal was to get to 8.6, so I looked on BRS calculators and dosed about 103mL of soda...
  12. H

    Best nano reef fish for personality?

    From everyone's experience what do you think the best nano reef safe fish, post your opinion with the size tank it lives in.
  13. ianryd

    Help! Ventralis Anthias has scale damage

    I picked up this ventralis anthias from my LFS yesterday. It's been there for over two months, eating like a pig, with no signs of diseases. I skipped QT and put it in an acclimation box in my DT. Today I noticed a diagonal white stripe on each side of its body, of what seems to be damaged...
  14. BoSalman

    Calling all electrical gurus in here!!

    Hello, We have a puzzle here that's currently on-going (brain storming and analysis stage) between two vendors at the same time and myself! I have two energy bars, one brand new dedicated for a lighting fixure, and one old one with 5 occupied outlets and one free outlet, I bought a new light...
  15. Fallling

    Lineatus with infection... and anchor worms? (pics)

    Sorry in advance - This is going to be long winded: I've had a lineatus in QT for just over 3 weeks now. When I first got him, I noticed some white around/in his mouth... honestly, I couldn't tell if it was just his coloration or a growth. I decided to watch it before taking any action (he was...
  16. BoSalman

    BUGS! What in the world!

    Hello, So i had this small goniopora recently which was accidentally laying on its side on the sandbed for a day or so, i fixed its position uprights and i'm keeping it so if its healthy enough it would bounce back on that small area... Normal inspection tonight on my tank to look for...
  17. Melinda01

    Frayed tail fin and white area on pictorial fin

    I have a McCosker wrasse and a Midas blenhy who have been in QT just over a month together. During that time I fed GC for two weeks, tomorrow will be two weeks in spectrogram, and 4 weeks in therapeutic copper. They have also had selcon mixed in with most of their food. I’ve noticed the...
  18. MnFish1

    Whats with my Tusk? Suggestions?

    So I know the answer - but since its common to post a picture and just say 'whats happening?' I thought I would try this out. For those of you in medicine - what's your differential diagnosis/. for those of you not in medicine - just ask any questions you like. FWIW - All corals are fine...
  19. Melinda01

    Shout out to the awesome people of R2R

    I just wanted to thank everyone who has helped me through the past year! I’ve fought velvet, diano, worms, and Vermetid snails so far! Needless to say it has been rough and apparently I have a lot to learn. But everyone here has been amazing and has taught me so much! I would be lost without...
  20. Melinda01

    Worms in new fish

    I recently ordered a trio of scissortail dartfish from DD. I found small white strings on the bottom of the qt tank. The biggest fish has been breathing heavily and has lost his appetite but the other two appear to be doing well. I dosed prazi two weeks into the tank. I was thinking of trying to...
  21. clownenthusiast2017

    Clown pairing problems

    Hey guys, So I've had my clowns for almost a year and I wouldn't say they have officially bonded yet. One is noticeably bigger than the other but the smaller one won't submit. I'm thinking the issue is coming from the anemone I have. The smaller male will host it but the larger female will not...
  22. clownenthusiast2017

    Experience with Yellow Coris Wrasse?

    Hey guys! Wondering who has had experience keeping a yellow coris wrasse? What is their temperament like and what size tank would you recommend for one? Has anyone seen any aggression from the YCW? Thanks!! #reefsquad
  23. Clarksski

    CBB red gills, with pictures

    hi I have had my cbb for 2 years. I recently noticed that she re gills appear red and maybe swollen. She does seem to be breathing faster too. She does eat normally and doesn't appear to have any other lesions on her. My tank is well established, over 3 years, and her tank mates don't display...
  24. clownenthusiast2017

    Nero 5 or MP10

    Hey guys! So I'm looking into upgrading my powerhead to either an MP10 or a Nero 5. I have a 32-gallon biocube so I'm worried the nero could be a little too strong. I was thinking about getting it so that if I decide to upgrade one day I'd have a pump I could already use and wouldn't have to...
  25. BoSalman

    Tube worm?

    Hello everyone, I just noticed this thing when i was looking around at night. It reacted super quickly to the light and i thought it "popped" as it just disappeared to a tiny hole in the rock... Had to point my camera on video and finally it emerged again.. hopefully those video screenshots...