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    Maroon/Dark Pink Coraline Algae?

    :eek: I have what I thought was dark pink/maroonish coraline algae, but now I am not sure after reading some other posts. It is growing all over the rocks and sand. Is this coraline algae or cynobacteria? Does coraline algae grow on the sand? It sure is pretty, whatever it is. My water...
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    Retrofit Power compacts?

    I have one more question about power compacts? Most of the sites have retrofit power compacts? What does retrofit mean? I see a price difference between retrofit and ABS but am not sure what the differnce is. They are the same wattage, size, etc... Thanks for your help!
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    Skimmer suggestion for 29g?

    My skimmer on my 29g is a piece of crap. I would like to get a new one, but it seems that the small clear ones (not sure of name brand) that hang inside the tank are pieces of crap. It keeps falling apart. I would like some suggestions on what brand/model/type to get for a 29 gallon. Thanks!
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    Orange Algae?

    My live rock is turning orange in places. This tank has been set up for almost 6 weeks with just live rock and 2 fish. Water conditions are good, is this normal? I have been waiting for purple algae to appear, is this orange algae? If so, is it good or bad?
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    My Porcupine went whacko!

    Hi All, Today I moved my porcupine puffer over from my 29 gallon to my 60 gallon because he was getting too big. I should have came to this board to ask what the best way to move him was. Anyway, too late now. I got a big plastic bag and scooped him out with a large net. Of course, he panicked...
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    My Porcupine went whacko!

    Hi All, Today I moved my porcupine puffer over from my 29 gallon to my 60 gallon because he was getting too big. I should have came to this board to ask what the best way to move him was. Anyway, too late now. I got a big plastic bag and scooped him out with a large net. Of course, he panicked...
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    3 Questions- Clean up crew, sand needed, live rock color?

    Hi! I have three questions: Question 1: I am starting a reef tank (60 gallon, 45 lbs of live rock) and my live rock is sitting on bare glass, no sand or coral. I would like to get a clean up crew. Do I need to have sand or coral for them? If not, what should I get? Question 2: I am curing my own...
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    Coral,Sand or nothing?

    My LFS recommended that I don't put anything on the bottom of my reef tank. They said it would be much easier to clean. I was thinking about using live sand. Right now the live rock is sitting directly on the glass. Is it too late to add sand? The rock is still curing. I think sand looks much...
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    Live Rock Question

    Hi Everyone, I have a question about my live rock. I bought uncured live rock and it is curing in my tank right now. When I put it in there I tried to get most of the dirt and dead stuff off of it. Well, today I was moving some of it around and I picked a few pieces up and a ton of dirt and...
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    Uncured Live Rock? A good idea?

    Hi Everyone, I just purchased a 60 gallon aquarium (DAS) and I want to make this one a reef tank. I currenlty have a fish only tank that has been up and running for about a year. My LFS tried to sell me uncured Live rock at 5.99 a pound and said that it will cure while I was cycling my tank (4-6...
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    Clean up Crew and Porcupine Puffer

    What kind of clean up crew would you recommend I use with a porcupine puffer? Is there anything that he will NOT eat??? He isn't very picky, he ate my baby trigger and two damsels already. Now I am scared to put anything else in the tank with him. I now have one damsel and an eel. Thanks!
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    Cloudy Water Nightmare!

    HELP!!!!! I have went gone through all of the past posts regarding cloudy water and have tried all of the suggestions. However, nothing helps. For about the last 2 months I have had cloudy water. I have been doing weekly water changes, gravel vacuuming, clarifier, everything and nothing seems to...
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    Help my Porcupine please!

    I have a 3 inch Porcupine Puffer that usually eats until his belly looks like it has a bowling ball in it. The past week he won't eat, he acts like he is very hungry, appears to "taste" the food, but will not eat it. I have had this fish for a year and this is the first time this has happened. I...
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    Water Changes

    Hi Everyone, I need some information on exactly how to do a water change. My tank has been running for approx 3 months with no water changes. Now I think it is time for one. I have 3 Damsels and one Porcupine Puffer fish. I have heard so many stories from this site about fish getting sick after...
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    Porcupine Feeding Habits

    Hi Everyone- I just got a porcupine pufferfish yesterday(and he is soooo cute) and my LFS told me to feed 2-3 times per week. Is this enough??? I feed my other fish twice a day and they always eat every bite. I couldn't find anything documented information on how much to feed him. Please let me...
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