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  1. sparry67

    Green Hair Algae!

    I just bought a 55 gallon salt-tank which I donated in my Fathers name to a counseling center for kids. It has a THICK layer of green hair algae covering all the live rock. Can I take out the live rock and scrub it off? Or how can I start fresh with this tank? I have upgraded the lighting and...
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    Can I add a blue hippo tang? and how to go about it

    I have a 75 gallon that has been up and going for a good year and 1/2, all is well! The only thing that is off is my PH is at 8, How do I raise it? The fish I have is: Flame Angel Yellow Tang 2 percula clowns yellow watchman goby banzai cardinal blue damsel I have numerous crabs and shrimps...
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    How many fish in 75 gallon?

    Do the tangs and flame angel get along? I have a 75 gallon with flame angel yellow tang yellow goby 2 false clowns bonzai cardinal blue damsel I was wanting to complete my tank with a blue hippo tang, would this work?
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    quarantine tank

    I set up a 30 gallon qt tank like a month ago, I used water from my display tank which is perfect numbers, added small piece of live rock and a cup of live sand from dt but my ammonia is still through the roof! What more do I have to do? I have a small hang on filter which I put foam pad from...
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    Bubble Tip Anemone

    YEP here he is bursting out both holes!!! Fed him some scallop and he's very happy!!! NOW I will leave him ALONE!!! Thanks!
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    Bubble Tip Anemone

    OK gotcha!! I feel bad now! Should I try and target feed him some clams or something? THANKS FOR HELPING ME OUT!!!
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    Bubble Tip Anemone

    But he s just "footed" in this stupid ornament! I kept moving him in the beginning (being selfish as I wanted to see him and feed him!) and he ept movng, even changed my powerhead flow? Guess he's sick of me? He's like tucked way up under this castle thing?
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    Bubble Tip Anemone

    7 months and duh I meant t-5 lighting that snake told me THANK- GOODNESS they rock!!!
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    Bubble Tip Anemone

    My bt placed himself up underneath an ornamental castle where there is no light and worst of all I CAN'T admire him!!!! How can I get him to move Just where do they normally like to be? Also is it ok to offer my coral-banded fish a treat of clams or fish? How many times a day is good to feed...
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    brown worm?

    I have some kind of brown worm on my rock is this good or bad?
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    new corals

    Do I coral dip a Red Gulf Sea Fan and chili coral when I receive them? thanks!
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    How to keep a QT tank up and running?

    K I am doing everything by the book to do this right! I have just spent 2 hours looking for my answer, so I will count on you guys to give me a straght up answer! ALOT OF MUMBO JUMBO out there that just makes you want to GIVE up!! Simple question HOW DO I KEEP MY QT TANK CYCLED AS I'M STOCKING...
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    coral dip for new feather duster?

    K down to 1 hour before they arrive! So do I dip my zoo's with the mushroom? WOW sometimes I wonder WHY I stress so much over fish/ But then at night I watch them and OH soooo peaceful! It will all pay off RIGHT!!!! giggle giggle! ANY MORE ADVICE on the mandarin before he comes??? QT or not? I...
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    coral dip for new feather duster?

    I am getting some zoos,blue mushroom and a feather duster tommorrow, should I coral dip all 3? Also is it true that you don't have to QT a mandarin fish? Thanks!
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    Bubble Tip Anemone

    Do I need to quarentine a bt anenome or dip it in something? I have my QT set at 1.019 to get ready for my new fish (I am going to hyposalinity down to 9 RIGHT?) So was worried that an anenome would not tolerate this? Also to I quarentine my shrimps and crabs and snails that I have coming? Not...
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    Thanks for your help! What is your opinion on bringing the QT tank down to 1.016 salinity for the 1st 2 weeks? Also will a long nosed butterfly be ok in a 30 gallon QT tank? Thanks again!
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    Thanks sooo much for the reply! Here i've been studying for soo long and so hard and just want to BAIL sometimes! I just now realized I ordered a bi-color angel (for qt of course) but DUH I already have a flameangel in my display tank? WTHell how is ths gonna work? I could sell the new angel I...
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    I have been reading this forum for MONTHS now and ready to dive in! (ALOT of patience YES!) I have my quarantine tank (30 gallon) set up and PERFECT #'s now! I ordered i watchmen shrimp goby, and 1 bicolor angel and misc crabs and shrimp also 1 Ricordea Blue 1 Polypblue and 10 zooanthoids. My...
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    29 gallon quarentine tank

    How many fish can I put in my quarentine tank as I ive in the boondocks and hard for me to get fish. I was thinking 2 clowns and 1 yello tang? I have a 75 gallon display tank! Also do I have to quarentine crabs and lobsters and shrimp? THANKS!!!
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    Adding live rock to established tank

    I have a cycled 75 gallon tank with 5 crabs, 1 damsel and 3 chromes but made the mistake of only starting with 12 lbs of live rock and 30 base rock! I now want to add more rock. I live 2 hours from a pet store. Am i better off traveling to the pet store and bringing some home in buckets of...