This is your biggest problem....

Do you have a “big” problems or issues keeping a reef tank?

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  • Nope no big issues...

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revhtree

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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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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.
do you have peppermint shrimp? They pick at hammers
 
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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)
I know the feeling. I am a Ward Clerk in the ER full time and College also.
 

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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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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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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
 

Do you have a Water Leak Emergency Kit on standby?

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