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  1. jthomas0385

    Sick Kole Tang

    My Kole Tang has white spots all over its body. Not tiny white spots, like you would see with ich, but blotchy white spots. I tried to get a picture, but all of my fish are terrified of the camera. Anybody know what it might be? and what I can do about it? Thank you.
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    Somebody help me PLEASE

    Short story: My fish keep dying, water parameters are spot on, even better than good. LFS told me to test for stray voltage. I bought a volt meter, and narrowed it down to my powerheads. Both of my powerheads are about a year old, and they both show movement on my volt meter when plugged in...
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    how to test for stray voltage

    I lost my Foxface a week ago, and than my dwarf angel today. I'm really getting frustrated with losing fish that seem very healthy one minute, and die the next. I tested all of my water parameters, and even went to the LFS for a second round of testing. Everything is fine with my water...
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    Weird clownfish behavior

    My Clownfish have been showing some very strange behavior lately. I have had them for about 2 years and have never see them do this before. Anyway, the bigger of the two (which I think is the female) is hiding is a crevice in my LR all day, and only comes out for feeding time. The other clown is...
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    Did my LFS give me good advice?

    After testing my water, my LFS told me that a possible cause of my algae problem is my lights. They said that my T-5's should have been changed out a couple of months ago. It's been 14 months, and I have never changed my lights out before. Everything tested good, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrates, and...
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    Help picking next fish

    Does anybody have any suggestions for me? I have a 75 gallon tank with a Kole Tang, Dwarf angle, 2 chromies, 2 clowns. I want reef/invert safe, but cannot make up my mind. Thank you for the suggestions.
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    Need PH help!

    Some of my corals looked really bad so I checked my PH and found that it was in the 8.8 range! The only thing I did recently was added a bag of Phosphoban into my canister filter. How do I get it back to normal range??? Thank you
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    Why is my dwarf angle eating my snails?

    I recently bought an Eibli Angelfish, about 2 weeks ago. I bought 20 new snails yesterday for my tank, and the angle fish is eating them. I know that dwarf angel's are not completely reef safe, but I had a coral beauty that didn't bother any inverts. Oddly enough, the angle doesn't touch any of...
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    Why does my sand look like this??

    Is there something I can do to keep my sand from looking like this? I know its some kind of Algae, but it look horrible. My tank is 4 months old, all parameters are good. Thank you.
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    Questions about refugiums

    I would like to set up a simple refugium for my 72 gallon. I have a wet/dry canister filter running on the tank, but was wondering if I could use a small aquarium, or even a plastic bin, to make a refugium. I really don't know anything about doing this, but wanted to know if it was possible to...
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    Bought my final fish. Am I overstocked?

    I bought my final fish for my 75 gallon today. I have a Kole Tang, 2 clowns, 2 chromies, a foxface, and a dwarf angel. I don't plan on adding anymore fish, just some inverts, and corals. Does my stock list sound okay? Thanks for the input.
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    HOB filter and phosphate remover

    I'm thinking about buying a HOB filter, like a penguin bio-wheel, and filling media bags with phosphate remover, and nitrate remover. The only purpose would be to improve water quality, but my question is, would this work okay?
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    New Kole Tang

    I bought a new Kole Tang yesterday. I drip acclimated for 3 hours, put him in the tank. He seems to be extremely shy.. Is it normal for him to be so shy?
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    FOWLR tank, less chance for algae problem?

    Is there a much higher chance of having an algae problem in a reef tank? Thank you.
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    Good Diatom eater

    What can I buy that would be a good diatom eater? My foxface does okay, but I need something else. Any specific kind of snail, or crab? Thank you.
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    Eheim wet/dry filter users..Anyone?

    I was wondering how ofter I should clean this filter. Should I just rinse the media with water? Do I use saltwater or freshwater to rinse the baskets? Thank you!
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    These are diatoms, right?

    I have all of this stuff covering my 6 week old tank. I'm almost positive it's diatoms, but just wanted to be sure. Here are a couple pictures:
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    Help with stock list

    I have made threads like this before but I'm still up in the air so maybe some feedback will help me make up my mind. I have a 72 gallon bow front, as of right now I have 3 chromies, foxface, and 2 percula's. I want to add a flame angel, kole tang, six-line wrasse, some kind of gobie or blennie...
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    Refractometer Recalibration

    How do you recalibrate a refractometer?? How often should this be done?
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    Copperband Butterfly

    The last fish that I add to my tank is going to be a Copperband Butterfly. What are some of the methods people have used to get these fish to eat?? I have about 8 months before I get one, so I'm making preparations now. Thank you.