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  1. Tony_097

    Question Qt Setup Advice Please

    A simple 10g with an hob filter and some bio media like marine pure is a simple,inexpensive and effective set up
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    First Marine Tank!

    Yes you can frag corals but there is a good reason why many hate Xenia with a passion.
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    All Amazon Beginner Saltwater Aquarium?

    Don't forget an rodi unit which has to be one of the most important part of a marine aquarium.
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    Dipping Corals

    take a quick peek at this video by brs i followed their advice when i was new to reefing. I follow the same guidelines in the terms of dipping as well.
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    Dipping Corals

    Coral Rx https://www.amazon.com/Advanced-700270-Complete-Concentrate-40-Ounce/dp/B001DKEOK8/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?keywords=coral+rx&qid=1566621930&s=gateway&sr=8-5# Here are probably the best 2 out of the 3 Edit: Guess i was a little late then
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    Dipping Corals

    The 3 most common commercial dips are revive,coral rx and bayer i personally use the coral rx pro.
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    First Marine Tank!

    Just remember xenia is highly invasive i say you find a isolate it like an island before it becomes established.
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    Question Advice Please On Caring For New Toadstool Leather

    One thing i can tell you is that they love flow and will help them shed faster.
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    Coral Fading

    What are you nitrates and phosphates levels and what your alkalinity at as well and do you have any crabs or peppermint shrimp in your tank ?
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    Identity This

    It’s more than likely they did
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    Identity This

    Amphipod there good critters for your tank
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    First Saltwater Tank. . . Nano Smith’s Mantis Shrimp Tank???

    Most nano users go with an aqua clear with a media like purigen or macro algae like chateomorpha along with weekly water changes. I know the ac is the most commonly and many people have created handy mods for it.
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    Toxic Coral

    That do also and do it any fragging outside if possible.
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    Toxic Coral

    It ir more common in palythoa genus which i forgot what was called. Some zoas and palys don't have as much but not much info is known about all of the certain types. I however know that the uglier brown looking plays are the most likely to be toxic. It is honestly no reason for me to never put...
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    First Saltwater Tank. . . Nano Smith’s Mantis Shrimp Tank???

    I say start with a 10g at least the so the water chemistry could be a little more stable for a newbie( a 20 g would be more ideal IMO). But either route you choose here are the basics *RODI *Refracrometer * live or dry rock The rodi is very important in a marine tank as tap water could be...
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    Identify Yellow Thing?

    Im betting on either sponge or tunicate
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    Ammonia Api Kit .25ammonia

    If don’t like the hassle and you have the cash check out the Hannah checkers.
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    Fast Growing Inexpensive Corals?

    Sarcophytons grow quick but not Xenia or gsp quick. Got my small frag for 10 bucks and in the past year has grown to the size of a baseball.
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    Identify Yellow Thing?

    Is it moving or pulsing in any ways? It might be a sponge but I’m not sure though.
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    First Marine Tank!

    The tds should be 0 you should figure whats up. Maybe you need a new di resin ? Either way congrats on the clowns !
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    Smaller Tang

    Kole and tomini tangs are the best suited for smaller tanks.
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    Fowlr Tank With Inverts?

    Drilling is always the best option but they are diy pvc overflows and hob overflow. If you choose an hob overflow just remember to keep it clean or it will clog.
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    55 Gallon Tank Snowflake Eel?

    Live aquaria is pretty good tool to find the min. Size tank and it says a 50g minimum and I have seen one in a 55 g many times in various lfs’s DT. There cool animals but They just don’t interest me so that’s all I can say with any credibility.
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    Lighting For Nano Soft/lps Setup?

    Looks like you guys beat me to it lol.
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    Lighting For Nano Soft/lps Setup?

    I’ve used those sun sun wave makers on a turtle tank in the pass and the suction cup on those really suck.they have good flow but those cheap cups really turned me away from using them. I might have gotten unlucky but just sharing my experience with them.
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    How Do I Put My Tank On The Right Track?

    No matter how good your tap water its still not sw ready as you know you need pure water. You raise salinity with water changed but since you have tap i would empty the tank with rodi mixed water. But to raise salintiy you preform water changes with an elevated leve like for example 1.030.
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    Unwanted Zoanthids. How Should I Get Rid Of Them.

    Dip the coral and see if the gha moves on. I use coralrx pro on every new frag I get. Give it some time and you’ll have a clean frag.
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    First Marine Tank!

    https://www.amazon.com/HIPARGERO-LED-Aquarium-Light-Saltwater/dp/B0727V8C5Q/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=hipargero&qid=1562564149&s=gateway&sr=8-1 Here’s the link and here are some pics of the lights
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    First Marine Tank!

    Since your tank is a nano water changes will be what keeps your system going but in an eventual reef you need 3 essential things 1)good flow 2)good water chemistry 3) good lighting so... 1: a jebao is pretty good inexpensive brand of wave makers and so is the koralia line don’t bother with...
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    First Marine Tank!

    Good choice to start but for a reef tank you will want to get a wave maker as flow is the backbone of a reef. My first coral would be a zoanthid or a Duncan coral as their are relatively fast growing and hardy. Question #2 what’s your budget so people can recommend you to some equipment.
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    First Marine Tank!

    I know you are excited about your new salty tank but tap water is not the proper way to go as it's too unsafe (and causes alage too)for a marine enviorment. I see your into coral and thats were the fun starts. To start it off, yes saltwater is expenisve and a reef even more. Do you have a small...
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    New Salt Water Tank For New Member

    Check out the brs 52 weeks series on YouTube it will give you info on most topics on a reef tank.
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    Earthquake

    Times like these are what makes me wanna move to Texas
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    Earthquake

    I really hope the one that happened today was the main one
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    Earthquake

    This is getting kinda scary
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    Planted Tub Build

    Update the guppies and swordtails are enjoying life
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    Earthquake

    Honestly in the OC it wasn’t much the only reason I knew it happened was because I was near my tank.
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    Earthquake

    Was doing a water change on my reef and was looking at my coral when I saw everything swaying back and forth like it would in the ocean with powerful waves my first thought was “are my wave makers really that powerful ?”.until it started shaking a little harder I noticed the earthquake.
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    Need Tips For 75 Gallon Tank

    I also suggest getting a rodi as using tap water is generally unsafe in a marine aquarium and will cause algae and headaches.
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    Need Tips For 75 Gallon Tank

    Get a refractometer as a hydrometer is unreliable. Quick question are you using rodi water?
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    Zoanthids And Palytoxin

    Im not too famailar which particular type of paly/zoa has more of the toxin but i have heard the brown palys are what really hit the hardest but you should be fine unless you start cutting them up into pieces.
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    Question Fishermen?

    With all the videos on youtube you folks on the east seem to have it easy the,fish in the pacific can be so finicky at times.
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    Question Fishermen?

    Just found this thread but I usually fish saltwater in so cal. Caught this guy while doing a little bait fishing with a Sabiki rig. One of California’s salty basses the spotted bay bas
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    Make-up Water

    I think you should be pateint and save up for an rodi unit. You can get water from the lfs but i would not trust thr store. In a salty tank you want 0 tds (total disolved solids ) and that is easier to acheive with your own unit. The store's water may not have 0 tds which will lead to alage...
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    New Salt Water Tank For New Member

    Forget almost everything you know about FW as the salty side needs more precautions. First of all the water that is added to the tank requires rodi water also is recommended refractometer as they are more reliable than a hydrometer. Saltwater is not hard but it also isn’t cheap either don’t...
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    Protein Skimmers Mod

    If the cup is acrylic you can try drilling it with a small drill bit and using Arline tubing.
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    Protein Skimmers Mod

    You could make a drain yourself but I think I could risk breaking the entire cup. My skimmer, a cadlight pls II has a drain which you could attach a line to.
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    Protein Skimmers Mod

    If I’m not wrong some skimmers are designed with a function like that.
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    Stocking Suggestions 20g

    Tailspot blenny stays small and has tons of personality also an additional member to your cuc.
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    Introducing Lonely Chromis To School?

    You would need a fairly large tank and they will still pick each other off. A small wrasse that works in a nano are possum wrasses and a reminder that wrasses and fire fish are accomplished jumpers.




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