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    What kind of algae is this? And what snail.crab. or fish will help keep this down in my 30 gallon. Its a new tank. And this algae is all over my sand rock and glass! Thanks guys Pics below
  2. Set up a 100 gallon acrylic tank with a refugium about a month ago. I’ve been watching my nitrites and nitrate levels, and they seem to be acting the way they should be…I think the tank is cycled! But things keep dying, I have some mushrooms that have shriveled up and aren’t looking to good, some turbo snails have died (about 4), currently one of them is left, about 5 crabs have died, only 2 left, one damsel, one yellow tang. What’s left alive in the tank, isn’t very active; for example the crabs are never out, and the snails are in one place all the time. The damsels seem to be okay their 3 of them by the way, and are eating fine. Here are my water conditions as of today April 16th, 2015 PH- 8.1 NH4+1- 0 (Ammonia) NITRITE- 0 NITRATE – 5 CALCIUM-600 (Very high I know) SALINITY – 1.028 (Also a little high) KH - 11 PH4+3 – 0.25 (Phosphate) Also, when I started the tank I used tap water with prime, but I have done 2 water changes since then, 20 gallons each time with RODI water, I will be doing my third water change this weekend. I can take some photos of stuff if you guys think I should. My question is, is my tank ready for coral? Ready for expensive fish? Ready for awesomeness!!!!!!!!??? Thank you all so much for your help!
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    WTB or borrow a 20-30 gallon tub

    I've got a 50 gallon drum? I use to mixsalt water from my DI system. Could be used to store rock...let me know if interested
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    Looking for a 10 gallon tank for ato

    I've got a 10 gallon located in vancouver. Short square tank. Just got one from my friend yesterday. Decided not to keep. Its more of a drag tank I would say. Really short. Square. .707 332 9152 Vancouver/portland area
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    yes! thank you so much guys. i got a coral bandit shrimp and a long tentacle anemone as a trade, so those guys are in their along with some snails and hermies, hopefully ill be on my way to another reef tank soon! Thanks a lot!
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    Wtb/wtt for canister filter fw

    ive got one, but i think its only rated 60 gallons, so maybe this would be last option, but 20bucks takes it from me! Thanks for reading
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    WTB Live Rock

    if anybody else has anymore? im also interested. Thanks guys
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    RO/DI Buddy 100G a day

    Hello, good condition RO/DI water purification system, just replaced all three of the filters last week. you should be good for a couple years now depending on how much water you make. All you need is some resin, i get mine from Bulk Reef Supply. $80 bucks. has TDS meter inline, but it got wet and does not turn on, may need batteries??? or it may just be toast. Thanks guys 707-332-9152 Vancouver WA
  11. FRESH WATER EH? ive got an led light fixture on my freshwater, its not SUPER bright, but bright enough for sure, works great. i can send you photos, i also have a T5 fixture, very bright for saltwater, but its only 38 inches... let me know what you'd like! maybe 60 bucks for LED?
  12. Hello, 100 gallon tank, no recent spikes that i can read, chaeto in fuge ive done two 50-60 percent water changes ich has been super bad on only my powder blue tang, not so bad on blue hippo tang ive used about two bottles of tropical science probiotics, i feed my tangs seaweed thats garlic infused, mix of frozen food i got from cuttle fish and coral, i've heard from many people its great stuff. every once in a while i feed flakes, also contain probiotics... after everything ich is still bad in tank, powder blue is established have had for a while now, he's been fine but recently got ich after i introduced a new fish that died.... My next option that i can see would be to copper dose my tank, but doing so i believe that i will loose my snails. i dont have to many, but i still would like to keep them. is there any medication that anybody knows of that will save my snails, my fish, and rid my tank of ich? or as much as possible? is QT my two tangs my only option? and at that point is my tank able to handle new live stock? i would like to add a few more fish. i dont have nay coral...YET but i know there is some stuff i can buy that will remove all copper from tank, right? thus making it reef safe? Thanks guys
  13. okay, i am thinking of setting QT tank, an probably will, maybe then dosing that tank with copper. Im guessing DT tank stands for my... main tank? i dont have any coral in this tank, just fish, only thing i was worried about was my snails. setting up a QT tank will be best for powder blue and hippo tang, but that doesnt mean that my main tank (DT?) will be ready for new fish? Thanks again guys
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    File fish

    i also agree with peppermint shrimp, never fail
  15. i also have a clown, two snowflake eels (babies), 4 chromis, 2 fire fish, coral beauty, damsel, foxface, along with powder blue (has ich) and blue hippo tang (also has ich). wanting to add a yellow eye tang, and a wrasse. but cannot due to ich
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    What algae is this?

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    120 Gallon Tank on 2nd Floor

    well...ive done a 100g on second floor for a few months, then i found out i couldnt sleep, like mentioned above, look deeply into framing of house, and be certain it wont ruin your floor/roof of your house. could be expensive. best of luck
  18. ohhh mannnnnnnnnnnn.........
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    green carpet anemone

    good stuff man, hope it sells soon! looks like a nice one
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    skimmer wanted for biocube 29

    i have a used biocube skimmer, is built to hang inside sump of cube, if still interested?
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    Corals for sale! And do you have?

    its one of these, maybe im talking about the wrong thing? Link posted above
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    Corals for sale! And do you have?

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    Corals for sale! And do you have?

    largest ones i have are3 and 4 inches long, one inch wide. not sure on brand and then i have some of the 2.5 inch magfloats or whatever that brand is.
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    Corals for sale! And do you have?

    how big? i have at least a dozen of them lying around the garage. Ill see if i have one thats the size you want. I think mine are mostly small/medium ones
  25. Hello, tank does not leak, has an overflow someone made on it, that surprisingly works very well!! no leaks, thick glass asking 40 bucks i want this thing out of my garage! text or call me 707-332-9152 located in Vancouver WA, right off of I5.