This is your biggest problem....

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by revhtree, May 15, 2019.

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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. xxkenny90xx

    xxkenny90xx Active Member

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    Getting my son (8) to put down his video game feed the fish (its his only daily chore)!
     
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    Mariette Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I have to remind my husband to feed them most days. As a mother of 2, I’ve come to learn that husbands and children have a lot more in common than I realized lol. I’d feed them myself but I’m somehow allergic to almost everything they eat.
     
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    vetteguy53081 Well known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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  4. Mattman1977

    Mattman1977 Member Louisiana Reef Club

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    **** Dinoflagellates!!!! Been fighting it for over a year. Took that tank down and moved the coral to my qt tank after a dip in coral rx and a week later dino started in my qt tank. I just received my bottle of dinox guess I’ll try that and if that doesn’t help i don’t know what I’ll do. I’ve read the thread on here about dino. Didn’t lots of different things but kept coming back

    Matt
     
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  5. Mariette

    Mariette Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    OMG the stick guy w the bat. BAHAHAHA
     
  6. Alexreefer

    Alexreefer Who Said Lps corals? R2R Supporter

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    Diatoms!!! Been here for months and never gone away. Don't know what to do. Sorta want to give up on my 75
     
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  7. Maya Ybry-Yagy

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    Money. 100%
    How much do those lights cost?????? 5 car payments? No problem.
     
  8. Benoit Martin

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    Beginner here so not much experience to go by but so far it's been the stress of getting new fish. The complicated and risky QT process and having to deal with my son's disappointment when a fish doesn't make it.
    It would be such a better hobby if we could safely go to a LFS, pick a fish, acclimate it and drop it in.
     
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  9. AndrewB

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    Need more space. More money would be nice.

    But for real, I think I'm going to run into 2 problems relatively soon. I have a few aggressive and some not so much species of corals that are eventually going to find each other. Not to mention the occasional split from a bta that wanders around.

    Then... it's going to be a build up of detritus. Or maybe I've made that one up. I do my water changes but I have visions of stuff collecting under rocks and in crevices I can't get to.
     
  10. FishyFish

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    I have a big problem. I'm too darn short! At 4'10" it's really hard to reach the bottom of the tank to adjust coral or rocks, I have to shove my whole arm in up to the shoulder and my tank is only 28g! Even worse, I haven't been able to find any gloves that fit and I try to avoid sticking my bare arm in there. If anyone knows where I can find a pair of full coverage gloves in toddler sizes please let me know! :D
     
  11. ScottR

    ScottR Well-Known Member

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    Money. That’s it.
     
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    vetteguy53081 Well known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Consider using aquarium tongs and grabber . I do and it grabs everything like a robotic arm keeping your arms out of the water and placing everything where you want it. With a deep tank, I cannot do without them.
     
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  13. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    My Vote comes with full disclaimer that I am not married, nor do I have kids. So my vote may be situational.

    :D
     
  14. sfin52

    sfin52 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    @mcarroll and his sticky saved most of my tank. Lost all lps but softies survived. So my tank is softies now. Am happy with that.
     
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    sfin52 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Wife keeps on the budget.
     
  16. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I'm preparing to drop a knee currently,

    Down to my sump,

    To test for po4
     
  17. Lissa1987

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    I had a huge allergic reaction to blood worms...Literally took me a couple days to connect it was related to the tank...(I'm allergic to pretty much everything but not to that extent.) Happened every night about the same time (eye membranes would swell and crazy itchy, hard to breath -ended up using the nebulizer as well as my fiancés inhaler) I was literally sitting in the emergency clinic parking lot (after stopping at the drug store for eye drops) when I realized it was getting better--out of the house/tank for awhile.. needless to say I check all my food now for blood worms... On a side note-they are the larval stage of "midges" that everyone says don't bite and are harmless, but I kept getting "bit" by them (pretty sure they just landed on me but my allergy made it seem like a "bite") Allergies are horrible!
     
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  18. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    @mta_morrow that cost HOW MUCH?! :p
     
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    finding a healthy female green mandarin and a peppermint shrimp, plus money
     
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  20. vetteguy53081

    vetteguy53081 Well known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Seems like consensus is MONEY.
    I can say everything in any hobby cost money But am I correct in saying as technology improves everything lately is in the hundreds, approaching $1000??
    Looking alone at lighting, our best lighting is easily $600-$900 each fixture
     
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