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Reef Discussion / Aiptasia is getting wiped out!
« Last post by dvnoakes on September 13, 2017, 11:06:25 AM »
I have a fairly new tank setup FOWLR in my living room. It's a combination of live rock from an old setup and new aqua cultured live rock from a local retailer. All the fish in the tank are new additions. I work on the road 12 days at a time and home for 2 days. Because of my work I can't exactly monitor a lot of things directly. I have most everything in my tank fully automated. If anything in my tank goes too far out I have a friend go to my house and check and or deal with the problem.
I have noticed a large aiptasia outbreak in my tank over the past 2 months. It looked like the aiptasia was getting out of controle. Glass anemone were everywhere and I thought OMG this is bad! Due to unavoidable circumstances at work I was unable to take my typical two days off and had to stay away from home for a total of 26 days. I figured that on the first day off (today) I was going to add a copper band butterfly to the mix. I arrived at home late last night and I noticed that the aiptasia almost seemed to be going away. I watched the tank for a couple of hours while I puttered around with normal maintenance that I do when I go home. Then I noticed them. Nudibranch. There are several of them cruising around my tank devouring the aiptasia like crazy. I sat in awe and watched them work. I took pictures of them. :
Also took a video of them : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He9TG0qEOrg&t=8s
The tank is balancing itself out . lol.
New Member Hello / Hi from Sparwood!
« Last post by dvnoakes on August 08, 2017, 11:51:26 PM »
Hi, all!
My name is Duane. I am new to this forum. I have been away from fishkeeping for a while now. I am about to start up again.
Just picked up a 50" (wide) x 30" (back) x 36" (deep) tank and a 45 gal sump, Eheim 900 GPH sump pump, Bubble magus curve A9 skimmer,  250 lbs of live sand, 100 lbs of live rock and 20 gal of reef crystals salt mix. I haven't picked up lights nor circulation pumps yet. I plan on picking up another 50 lbs of live rock, it's just that I kind of ran out of allowable spending money (go figure). I am going to get some reactors and some monitoring equipment but that will have to come later. To start I'm only going to be going with FOWLR. Once the tank is well established then I will dive into some corals. I will keep in touch with how the progress of this system. Guaranteed I will be wanting advice (Lots of advice). Will Post pics as the assembly begins.
Clownfish and Anemones / Is my Anemone splitting or getting sick???
« Last post by Smokeyyy420 on July 30, 2017, 04:07:48 PM »
Hey fellow reefers, question.. First is this a bubble tip or long tentacle and I’ve had it about a month and he seems to be splitting and I just noticed these white spots.. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Reef Discussion / Re: Help with torch, frogspawn and hammer corals.
« Last post by terri_ann on July 21, 2017, 12:27:01 AM »
Michael gave a good suggestion ;D  (Yes, it's Terri_Ann...I try to sneak in once i a blue moon thumbsup1}  Capt, the chemical warfare can be minimized by using GAC, keeping the euphyllias away from leathers, etc.  There can be many reasons why they last only a month or so, don't sprout new heads...grow.  Is the alk being kept stable?  Are they getting medium flow and lighting?  When you initially receive them, what are using for dip?  What is the iodine/iodide level in the water?  Where is NO3 and PO4 being kept? 

When you see a strictly SPS system only, that's actually how it should be.  I know, many people have mixed reefs and the corals do fine.  However, some would say that the mixed reefs are just waiting for the time to have all the SPS die.  That's because of the chemical warfare that goes on.  And yes, dear Paul, you may not encounter that problem but you know that run your tank differently than other reefers :-*
Welcome to RP!  We are a bit on the slow side, but welcome any involvement here.

You look to be off to a great start there with your tank. What lighting plans do you have in the future?

Lol all good I’m a bit slow myself at getting back.. Not sure yet but lighting is the next thing on my list to get.. I was thinking one of the 100-200 $ LED lights.. That’s where I need to get a little help on what I should get cuz I know the stock Marineland hood leds and blue led strip I have aren’t doing anything

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Not sure on the first, but the second looks to be a condy.  It is fine, but not a clown hosting anemone. The top may be a bubble tip, but can't tell for sure from the pic.

Nice additions regardless
Welcome to RP!  We are a bit on the slow side, but welcome any involvement here.

You look to be off to a great start there with your tank. What lighting plans do you have in the future?

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Hi everyone so I decided to do my own forum about my 3” gal Nano Tank I started up a couple months back.. I’m not new to having fish but am new to the marine community. Anyway I’ll get some pictures up and will get more into details in time but so far I started the tank with the bio crushed coral, a few pieces of good live rock, water from the pet store, 2 Hydor power heads as well as 2 clowns about 10 blue leg hermit crabs, a cleaner shrimp and a few turbo snails. Oh and an emerald Crab... Can’t wait to keep adding (getting a better light) I’ll add more in future post and look forward to my tank growing and learning this fun hobby I’m already hooked on lol Any help or tips the my might have on my tank would be greatly appreciated!!

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New Member Hello / Hello from Illinois
« Last post by pache11 on May 21, 2017, 04:24:07 PM »
Hello new here to reefers paradise.  Been reefing since 94, moved smaller.
29g biocube
28g nano pro led... hate the colors
12g nanocube

Like goby/pistol pairs, corals second

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