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  1. RealWorld

    How stressful is not acclimating new fish? After all, isn’t a fresh water dip the exact opposite, but yet fish appear to survive it?

    It is my understanding that upon purchasing a new fish from LFS, it is customary to slowly acclimate the new fish to the water in the DT or QT, by slowly adding DT/QT water to the water from LFS. We do this to slowly change the chemistry and temp of the LFS water that the fish came with, to...
  2. A

    Coral not doing well

    Can someone help me get a plan for my tank. All was well until about three weeks ago. I noticed salinity was low and I brought it up. Nitrates, alkalinity and phosphate were all fine but the coral are stressed. Even softies aren’t opening. I don’t know what to do. I thought about doing two 50...
  3. Perpetual Novice

    I got two male Wrasses? What do I do?

    I thought it was pretty rare to receive a male leopard wrasse but I just got two potters wrasses delivered and they’re both male... plus there is a smaller male leopard of a different species already in the tank. What do I do about this? Will it be a problem? How big does the tank need to be to...
  4. RobberyinCSharp1824

    Yellow Tang Hiding

    I put this in the newbie section since it's probably a stupid newbie question. I just finished my QT period. Matched salinity and temperature of the QT to my DT, and added my yellow tang directly in. He looked a bit distressed upon entry to the DT and has no gone into hiding in the rocks. Is...
  5. RobberyinCSharp1824

    Is this Ich, Flukes or something else?

    I've been recently posting about my yellow tang in QT who has been stressed out for the last week or so. I just did a 10% water change (temp and salinity match). Following the guidance of some helpful members on this forum, his stress has gone down. I've kept all lights off, added more Nori to...
  6. RobberyinCSharp1824

    Spontaneous Stress in QT

    I'm in the final stages of my QT for my Yellow Tang and Lyretail Anthias. They have been readily eating medicated food (GC+Focus+Mysis and Brine Shrimp Mix+Garlic) with ample appetites. I keep a pvc pipe with nori attached to it since my Tang isn't particularly good at finding nori on a veggie...
  7. Janesreef

    Redoing aquascape after big move

    **ATTACHED PICS** I have a 75gal reef tank with live rock, 3 fish (coral beauty, clown, mandarin goby), 5 coral (three of which are attached to rock) and a clam that is also attached to rock. I did a big move into a new home and because of the pandemic I wasn’t able to hire movers for my tank...
  8. L

    Sps coral stressed

    someone know what Type of stress is this This are my levels Po: .06 Nitrates: 10 Kh: 5.9 yesterday in the morning i found the selenoid of my calcium reactor turned off so today i will test Again Calcium 404 also yesterday i increase my light in 5 % I dont know if this issue was for turn on...
  9. ThatFishGuy

    Fish Randomly Dying

    Hello R2R, Hopefully the #reefsquad can help me out here. Last week my french angel that I have had for 4 years randomly died. he was acting perfectly fine the day before. I cam home from doing some running around and found him very lethargic, getting blown around by the flow struggling to stay...
  10. L

    Corals dying - STN

    Hello!! I would like share some pictures about my corals that are dying and my parameters in order to get feedback about it and if you have recommendations to save it. I stat to see this condition since 2 weeks ago. things that i changed 1.-increase the light because i was only used blue light...
  11. Perpetual Novice

    Help! Mantis shrimp molting

    I just added a bunch of new rock, inverts, and macroalgae to my tank with a peacock mantis shrimp. I was working and rearranging things for at least an hour. Then again the following day. A giant hermit crab I rather like fell into the mantis burrow but the mantis never attacked. So I spent 15...
  12. ThunderGoose

    Stressed (?) Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse

    I added a Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse to my RSR 250 (55 gallons in display) a few months ago. He acclimated well, seemed to be doing OK for a while but now is "pacing" like you used to see animals do in zoos where cages were too small. The same behavior over and over again. I don't like it. Is a...
  13. Mwag

    Royal Gramma Stressed out????

    Hello all, yesterday I naught a Royal Gramma from my LFS. I floated him for 15 mins and every 4 mins I put half a cup of water from my qt tank into the bag. By this time, the Royal Gramma was significantly stressed darting back and forth in the bag but he settled down. I added him to qt tank and...
  14. Alexx17

    Red line on new clownfish

    i got 4 clownfish from my lfs on Yesterday and this morning I noticed this red line near his tail. Is this normal for a new clown? He also has been the only one swimming against the font of glass from side to side. He doesn’t do it all the time. Just everyone and again presses against the glass...
  15. Connor

    Brain coral looking stressed?

    Does this guy look alright? Got him a week ago and looks like he's whitening up a little bit. Lights are dimmed to the lowest possible. My red sea test kit is expired so it might be giving me inaccurate readings and I'm thinking maybe thats why it's stressed, because the chemistry is off...
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