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    Reactivating Charcoal

    Has anyone ever tried to reactivate active charcoal? I have done some searching and cant find much information, only that it is possible. If anyone has tried please let me know how and what chemicals are used.
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    Live rock that is now dead

    I use to have a 20 gallon tank with assorted corals and an aneome. I had to leave for about a month and of course everything eas dead when I returned. The cause of death was to much salinty due to evaporation. I lost probably 5 inches of water becuase no one was there to care for it. How should...
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    Live rock

    I use to have a 20 and a 29 gallon aqaurium but do to an emergency I had to leave my house and everything in the 20 gallon died. I now want to move the live rock to the 29 gallon. I have about 15 pounds of rock. THe question is how should I prepare the rock to put in my 29 gallon. THe 20...
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    DT phytoplankton substitute?

    Currently I use DT's phtoplankton for my reef tank. I find this stuff to be very expensive at about 10 dollars a bottle at my LFS. My question is DTs the same thing as green water which is fed to rotifiers? Could I grow my own phytoplankton as green water or does anyone know how to grow...
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    Anyone love damsels?

    I started off my tank 2 years ago with 4 damsels in a 29 gallon. My plan was to get the tank established and then get new fish. After a while I began to become attached and couldnt get rid of them. Does anyone else have a tank full of damsels? I think they look great and are easy to care for...
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    hawk fish in a 20 gallon

    Could I do a flame hawk fish or a long nose hawk fish in a 20 gallo reef? THe tank is well established but is it big enough? I have also read they eat snails or small inverts, is that true? thanks for the info
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    Clam Mantle

    WHen I first got my clam it was under a 150 watt halide with a coralife bulb, the bulb was about 10 months old. THe clam is about 4 inches and its matle was about 3 inches wide across sticking out. I recnelty changed the bulb to a new 14k phoenix 150 watt and now the mantle is only about 1...
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    Cucumber lifespan?

    Whats the lifespan on a black/green cucumber? I have had mine for about 2 years and he was about 4 inches long when I got him. He moves slow anymore and sometime stays in one spot for days at a time only moving his head to eat sand. I am worried he might die and i wont be able to find him and...
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    Bangai sexes

    How do you tell male from female in bangai fish? I have read the shape of the head differs but when i am at the fish shop I cant see a difference. If anyone has any tips or pictures I would be very appreciative.
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    clown trigger tank size

    Right now I currently have two reef tanks, 29 and 20 gallon. I want to do a fish only tank with a clown trigger. What would the minimum tank size to keep this fish only. Also what would be a tank size to keep maybe two other compatible fish.
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    Growth rate of a Crocea Clam

    I have a 4 inch corcea clam and just wondered what the average growth per year is with good conditions
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    UV burn from HQI lighting

    I have a coralife aqualt 150 watt hqi clamp on fixture. the bulb has a small glass shield that covers the bulb. from what i have read when using and hqi fixture you should have a covered aquarium to prevent UV burn on the corals. If anyone has any info please let me know if this is true or if...
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    Maxima Clam Help

    I have 29 gallon with 150 hallide coralife. I recently purchased a 5 inch maxima purple clam. I noticed a few light spots on the mantle kind of like a light peach color in the purple matle. Since I have bought it I have noticed a couple more show up. Does anyone have any ideas on if this is...
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    20k halide

    Not sure if this is the right forum but does anyone have a used 20k bulb Double Ended Metal Halide Bulb 150watt. Im trying to see if i like the more blue look but dont wana spend 65 dollars on something new i don tlike. If i like the 20k then i would go buy a new one. Im just ttrying to see if I...
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    20k bulb

    Does anyone have a used 20k bulb Double Ended Metal Halide Bulb 150watt. Im trying to see if i like the more blue look but dont wana spend 65 dollars on something new i don tlike. If i like the 20k then i would go buy a new one. Im just ttrying to see if I like the color over a 14k.
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    More blue light

    I have 29 gallon reef tank with mostly soft corals. Im am currently using 150 coralife clamp on halide. It has a 14k bulb and looks ok. My problem is I want more blue light. I dont have room for actinic light fixtures becuase it is only a 29 gallon. If I add a 20k light will that be more blue...
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    Brain Dead?

    How do you tell if a brain coral is dead? It still has its color, its a green open brain. I think it might be dead becuase it doesnt inflate anymore, its probably been 3 months since it inflated. Its mouth also looks kind of empty. If it is dead should i leave in and let decompose and leave...
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    little white stars

    Ok, I have a huge out break problem with the little white stars that eat coraline alage. Is there anything I can do to kill these things? Do any animals eat them or chemicals work or should I jsut try to pull them out. I have so many, its a 29 gallon reef and I can count about 30 on all the...
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    29 gallon Reef

    This is the first pics of my aquarium I have posted. let me knwo what u think and what u would suggest to make it look better, maybe some coral suggestions. Sorry for the picture quality. 1 1/2 year old tank 150 watt halide coralfe 65 super skimmer hang on back filter stock list 1 blue fin 1...
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    picture posting

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