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  1. Keeping fish (again)

    Hello, I used to have a 'reef tank' and after two years re-set up the tank with live sand, some rocks..26 gallon with refugium (from before). Ay suggestions as what would be good stocking fish for the tank. I dont plan of course on keeping more than 5 small fish. Mario
  2. 26 gallon bowfront for sale with accessories

    PICK UP only Southern Westchester Due to a change in circumstances, I have a 26 gallon bowfront tank with stand (oak), Current MH 150w fixture, refugium, live rocks, a few corals and three fish (Clownfish, royal gramma and blue damsel). I would prefer the fish go to a good home (had them for...
  3. What does one feed clams?

    Any help here from the experienced aquarists? (Size 3 inches and above
  4. Need help (for tank)

    Hey all, Hope you can help Tank, 6 years old with 5 inches 'live sand' base. All was well until 6 months ago when my 12 clams started to die (26 gallon tank) one after another. Also lost a fungia, then my banded shrimp. Left with four clams: two large and two medium. What gives? I do a 5...
  5. Help with 26 Gallon...(

    Hello, I need help...;( (well as far as an aquarium goes) Had 12 clams of various shapes and sizes. After 6 months down to 6. The smaller ones died. They are fine until a day before death, then they close up and the next day..in clam heaven. The tank is 26 gallons, sand bed about 4 inches...
  6. Extended Vacation: what do you do

    Reefers, What do you do when you have to go on an extended vacation? ie about 18 days or so? My cat sitter takes care of the tank for a maximum of a week or so, but longer I have qualms.... Any ideas and suggestions? (I pay her for doing this, so wouldnt mind hiring someone) Mario
  7. Advice on addition of Mg

    Group I have a question: I have trouble controlling the downward shift of pH from night to say. (day 1 8.20, next day 7.8, third day 7.6) without addition of B-Ionic to stabilize. I went ahead and bought B-Ionic's Mg. Will this help and how do I dose? I have a test kit, but not sure how...
  8. Help: Drop in House Temp

    Fellow reefers: I went on vacation and the thermostat in the house was set mistakenly to AC, so it was at 44 when the sitter came in a day later. Temp in tank was 50 degrees. Inhabitants seem fine. Situation corrected about 24 hours later. Is there lasting damage to the clams, softies, brain...
  9. Wide Swings in pH: Advice needed

    Hello. Over the lat six months, I have had a chronic problem with low pH of 7.8 and lower. (I finanly got a pH Probe and calibrate same every two weeks). I add B-Ionic Alkalinity. The pH rises to 8.2 after I add the soltion - usually 5ml or so, then drops to 7.7 or so the next day. I repeat...
  10. Downward Shift in pH

    I hope some or an of you illustrious folks can help me. I went ahead and bought a Pinpoint pH Monitor as I have been having trouble with low pH (of 7.0 at times). Well surprise, surprise!! After the necessary calibration etc, installed it in the tank and it seems the pH drifts down over the day...
  11. Clams: The sensitive ones

    I overdosed on the B-ionic calcium. The alkalinity fell to 0.9 dkH, and two clams passed on. One has to be SO careful. Seems like the teardrop and crocea species are the most sensitive!!! The pH was 7.0 too...wow...Ca2+ really changes the pH. I bought a PinPoint Monitor to be more careful this...
  12. RO Water Problem: Help needed!!!

    I have a six stage RO water system. I use the water and do changes every 2 weeks (5 gallon) in a 26 gallon system. All of a sudden I have lost a clam, and the others dont look good. Tested the alkalinity in the tank and it was 1 dKK!!! Started the RO unit and added Coralife salt solution...
  13. Looking to buy Phyto and Cyopeze

    Pickup or mail in the local area?
  14. What do you feed a reef tank?

    I have 9 clams, three brain (open), one closed brain,soft corals,assorted coral, one shrimp, three small fish in a 26 gallon bowfront. I have little or no copepods, little algae since switching to an RO unit. HOWEVER, I feel that using the RO unit water, there is a decrease in assorted...
  15. Venomous Lionfish Prowls Fragile Caribbean Waters

    This is not good. Venomous lionfish prowls fragile Caribbean waters By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press Writer1 hour, 48 minutes ago A maroon-striped marauder with venomous spikes is rapidly multiplying in the Caribbean's warm waters, swallowing native species, stinging divers and...
  16. Collection of Long Island: Article

    I dont know if anyone saw this on the www.nytimes.com website, but they showed a video (one of those embedded videos) of collection of tropical fish by Atlantis World. Here is the URL and look at the bottom roght hand side for the video...
  17. How many clams is too many?

    With my 26 gallon bowfront, is 9 clams too many or is the sibtuation just dependant on space/lighting? I love the things but have to stop myself from bidding on ebay for them.
  18. Refugium AND phosban reactor?

    Hello I used to have a lot of bryopsis taking over the tank, but after addition of a refugium, that went away followed by calerpa mexicana. I changed to RO/DO water and that has abated, but not dissappeared. Should I add the phosban reactor as well or remove the refugium AND add the reactor? I...
  19. Experience with Algae

    With the 26 gallon I had, I had big problems with bryopsis for months at a time and it became tedious to remove the same. I installed a refugium which caused an abatement of the bryopsis and stopped it, however calerpa mexicana took over. Over the last 5 years since having the tank I have...
  20. Current MH Fixture from 150W to 250W

    Hello, I bought a 24" length 250W 14K Current Metal Halide SunPod to replace the 24" length 150W 14K Sunpod Current MH fixture I had, just to increase light intensity for the 8 clams, LPS, softies I have. The issue is that even though the 250W has a remote ballast (as opposed to the 150W), the...
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