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  1. Paulsz

    Mostly Alkalinity Being Consumed.

    Hi all, I have a 35 cube + 20 high as a sump (filled halfway). Started it back in December and it's now got one one firefish, a CUC and 4 corals: - GSP (roughly 1.5"x1.5") - sympodium (one frag plug) - 1 orange hair mushroom (1" across) - purple Monti 2 pieces, about 2" long, 1" outwards)...
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    Apex Flow Monitoring Module To Prevent Overflowing Tank.

    Hi all, I currently run a durso style overflow, but also have an emergency drain right next to it in the event that something clogs my main drain. The main drain is shielded by a cap with small holes so that no large snails can get in. However, I do still get paranoid that somehow they may find...
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    Mushroom Filament Discharge After Trying To Feed

    My friend gave me some reef roids so that I may try feeding my mushroom and gsp. I tried feeding it as directed (I've also watched videos on it) and the mushroom contracted a little. Then opened up again shortly after and released this filament. From what I've seen, this could be poop or it...
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    Why Are Gsp Polyps Are Longer Earlier In The Light Cycle

    Hi all, I've noticed that when the lights first come on (during the ramp up), my GSP's polyps are much longer and flow so nicely. But once the light comes on at full strength, they shorten a lot and stay like that for the rest of the day. My ramp up are blues and purples only. The cool white...
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    Too Soon To Have Put A Monti

    Hi all, I set up my 35 cube back in end of October and had it cycling. In mid December, I got my first fish (firefish) and in end of January my first three softies (gsp, mushroom, sympodium). Then last weekend I got my first piece of purple Monti. It's been about 4 days and the Monti looks to...
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    Can I Connect Apex To Switch Instead Of Router?

    Hi, In my basement, there is the Xbox, pc, and aquarium (with an Apex I just bought). I would like to have these three connected with an Ethernet cable since wifi is fairly weak in the basement but I do not want to run three cables from the router (upstairs) to the basement. Could I run one...
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    Tank Heater Size For Basement Aquarium

    Hi, Ive set up a 30 gal cube tank in my basement with a sump (10 gals of water in sump). So a total of about 40 gal. I am currently running two eheim Jager heaters (100W and 150W) but they don't seem to be bringing the temperature any higher than 76F. I have calibrated them in buckets for 79F...
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    White Worms On Live Rock - What Are These?

    Hi all, I bought a piece of live rock a little over a month ago and put it in a 5 gallon bucket with dry rock to start cycling. The cycle occurred and finished about a week ago. So I put the rocks into the display tank and bought my first fish. Then today I noticed these white worms on the live...
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    Live Rock Dried Up White Worms

    Hey everyone, Gonna start cycling my first sw tank and so bought this piece of LR. Just wondering if these white worms and the white "goo-like" substance are anything to worry about. Can I toss this piece in with my dry rock and let it all cycle? The worms and goo are all dried up and hard...
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    35 Cube Tank Trim Not Touching Stand

    Hi all, so I built a stand for my 35 cube and then put the empty tank (about 50lbs) on the top piece of plywood. As it sits, the trim does not touch the stand in all parts (see pic). Is there anything I could do? Like add styrofoam/rigid insulation under it?
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    Enough Support For 35 Gallon?

    Hi all, Building a typical stand for a 35 gal cube (20" each side). When adding support under the frame, is it necessary to put on each side? See attached pictures for what I mean. Ive put one vertical support on each corner, where two pieces from the top frame meet (first pic). Is it...
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    Winterizing A Pond

    So i've been reading up on winterizing a pond and some talk about coldwater bacteria in bottles that are put into the pond after removing the filter/waterfall. Do people really use coldwater bacteria in bottles? I know in freshwater fish keeping most people say that bottled bacteria is useless...
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    35 Gallon Cube Stocking

    Hi all, the tank is 20x20x20 inches. I want to be a FOWLR for the first few months, then jump into soft corals. For fish, I want the following: - 1 oscellaris clownfish - 1 firefish goby - 1 wrasse of some sort. I like the Christmas wrasse's colours/pattern. Can anyone recommend one (if the...
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    Nice New Goldfish Being Bullied

    Hi all, I have a small pond in the backyard, about 200 gallons. It had 2 goldfish in it for the last year, but I decided to add 2 more this past weekend. One of them at the LFS caught my eye because it had a koi style look to it, like a Kohaku (red/orange on white). Here he/she is: Goldfish by...
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    Is It Safe To Step Into A Pond?

    Hi all. Currently working on building a 300 gallon pond in the backyard, where my goldfish will live. Just wondering if it is safe to put my feet into the pond a couple of times over the summer. Since this is a small pond and closed system, I'm just wondering if the build up of nitrates or...
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    Pond Winterization

    Hi all, I live in Toronto, Canada, and bought this aerator for my pond. Pond Aerator 2-Outlet | Aquascape In the description it says this aerator can be used for keeping a small hole in the pond and allow harmful gases to escape (i.e. to winterize the pond). Since my pond is only 200-250...
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    Do You Guys Think This Will Support A 60 Gal Tank?

    Hello, I have this shelf unit and just wondering if you guys think it would support a 60 gallon tank. The unit is 66 inches x 18 inches and about 30 inches tall. A 60 gallon would fit on top, I'm just worried it won't support the weight. I took out the drawers for you guys to see the inside...
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    American Cichlid Tank

    Hi all, Looking to stock a 55 gallon tank. Was thinking of going with a SA or CA cichlid tank. I'd want maybe 1 of each species (unless it's better to get otherwise). Would it be possible to keep any of these together: - Bolivian rams - Firemouth - Acara (Blue or Electric Blue) - Convict -...
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    Sexing My Bolivian Rams

    Hi all, Bought 2 Bolivian Rams for my 20 gallon, hoping it were one male and one female. I know that for sexing, there's almost a sure way of telling by looking at the ventrical (the male's is slim and pointing back, the female has a larger one almost straight down). However, these fish were...
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    German Blue Ram Pair

    I have a 20 gallon tall that I might be re-stocking. I would like to add a pair of GBR and have nothing else. It is already cycled as I have fish in it for almost a year now, but those fish will be moving to a friend's tank soon. Would buying one male and one female work in this case? Also...




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