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Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by revhtree, May 15, 2019 at 2:48 PM.

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  1. Yes and I’ll tell you what it is....

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  2. Nope no big issues...

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  3. Nothing big just small things...

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  1. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Partner Member 2019 Cyber Monday Sponsor R2R Secret Santa Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    What’s your biggest problem you face in keeping a saltwater reef aquarium? It could be any reason so what is it?
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    Mjrenz Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Having enough money:)
     
  3. Whisperss

    Whisperss Valuable Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    Keeping hammer corals alive. I can keep zoe's, anemones, acans and mushrooms alive but I cannot keep hammers alive I do not chase numbers becasue I will go nuts. I am pretty good about keeping up on water changes.
     
  4. Js.Aqua.Project

    Js.Aqua.Project Reef Addict R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor Ocala Reef Club Member

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    Trying to live and reef on a teacher's salary (FL is 46th in mean teacher salary - only beating NM, WV, OK, and MS)
     
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    MSB123 Someone out there put something smart here. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Santa Barbara Reef Co-Op Build Thread Contributor

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    do you have peppermint shrimp? They pick at hammers
     
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    Whisperss Valuable Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    I had one peppermint shrimp a long time ago but not currently.
     
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    Whisperss Valuable Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    I know the feeling. I am a Ward Clerk in the ER full time and College also.
     
  8. Eagle_Steve

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    I have big issues everyday. 10 total tanks between home and work and no more room for things. My LFS probably hates me right now, as we have been trading things for the past few weeks lol.
     
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    It’s the Climate:

    Indonesia ban, Hawaii ban, import inspections, and just trying to enjoy delicate coral frags in a world filled with little green people who insist that removing fragments from a reef ecosystem will kill all the butterfly’s in Zambia or crate some other huge ecological tragedy because “everything in the universe is connected,”.. Cool.
    Meanwhile our neighbors dog barks in its pen and the street sweeper comes every Tuesday to move dust around the city and I get a $65.00 ticket if my car is parked on the street when they come to clean up the gutter toxics collection. (I can get a nice frag for $65!)

    Otherwise, my reef is ok inspite of the climate, but just barely.
     
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    Jurgen Frenz Member R2R Supporter

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    Fish diseases hands down!!!
     
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    Fish and coral diseases, pests, compatibility.
     
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    Fish and coral disease, pests, and compatibility.
     
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    Will my floors support the weight of the tank I really want
     
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    Money. Definitely money
     
  15. cracker

    cracker Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I have an algae issue in my 75 gl coral experimental tank . I also have a 180 with no issues at all ! I have all things on hand to help with this but just don't know which to try next . it's all very maddening !
    I installed a better sump with Big fuge & good light. & have stopped dosing any nutrients . mt tests haven't shown any No3 or Po4 in months. it's helping & the corals look fine But still way too much . AAAGHH! :confused:
     
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    vetteguy53081 Well known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 R2R Secret Santa Article Contributor Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    LEAKS HAVE BEEN THE BRUNT IN THE PAST.
    Otherwise small stuff like Ph swings, hi/low temperature and a wav pump or similar going out
     
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    My son trying to break the tank because he wants to play with Nemo. He is learning though..he is not hitting it as hard...he hits the acrylic tank more than he does the glass.
     
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    Time. Lack of time to mess with the tank.
     
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    I hear that lol
     
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    Mariette Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    One word: Budget.
     
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