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    Sick Puffer Fish

    My puffer fish looks like he or she is bloated. He continues to hang out at the bottom of my tank. He did eat alittle bit today. He is a stars and stripe puffer. What should I do if he is suffering...
  2. Sulfur replacemetn in a sulfur denitrator

    Hey does anyone know when you should replace the sulfur media in a sulfur denitrator?
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    I have it plumbed to a 110 horse trough and there...

    I have it plumbed to a 110 horse trough and there is a ball valve and a 90 degree elbow before the hard plumbing is connected to the external pump. I replaced the plumbing to the pump a few months...
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    Spiny pufferfish

    I just bought a spiny porcupine pufferfish and was wondering what normal behavior is for a pufferfish. Mine for the most part likes to lay around on the bottom of the tank or wedge himself into a...
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    micro-bubbles problem

    I have found the culprit of my micro bubbles in my tank. I know it has been a long time since I posted about not being able to get rid of the micro bubble in my tank and many of you all respond by...
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    Tankmates for Yellow tang

    I am trying to find suitable tank-mates for my juvenile yellow tang. I was thinking of maybe a couple of yellow-headed jaw-fishes. Does anyone have any suggestions on fishes that would be compatible...
  7. Thread: Salinity

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    I have been waiting on my shipment of salt and it...

    I have been waiting on my shipment of salt and it finally arrived today. I was wondering could I pre-mix saltwater in my auto top off container and let it replenish the salt that my skimmer is...
  8. Well I replaced and resealed the two spots in my...

    Well I replaced and resealed the two spots in my system's plumbing that were not sealed correctly the first time I sealed and still I have micro-bubbles. Could it be from the new pump that I put on...
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    Well good luck with the new endeavor and...

    Well good luck with the new endeavor and eradication of your new pests.
  10. Thanks for the replies on my micro-bubble issue....

    Thanks for the replies on my micro-bubble issue. I took your alls advise and have found what I think is the culprit in my system that is producing the micro-bubbles. Bad thing is I am going to have...
  11. Thread: Salinity

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    The store I buy my fish and corals from told me...

    The store I buy my fish and corals from told me that they keep their salinity in their holding tanks low below what other people keep their salinity. I was just wondering why they would do this and...
  12. Thread: Salinity

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    Salinity

    What is the lowest salinity that marine fish can be keep in? What are the pros and cons to keep salinity low?
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    good luck in your endeavor

    good luck in your endeavor
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    I put six adult berghia nudibranch in my tank....

    I put six adult berghia nudibranch in my tank. The guy that sold them to me told me that I should probably put more, but they cost a lot of money with overnight shipping. So he told me that if all I...
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    Thanks Keith on the advice. I bought a copperband...

    Thanks Keith on the advice. I bought a copperband butterfly to control my aptasia, but him and my powder blue did not get along. Long story short the powder blue decided that the copperband butterfly...
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    Tang advice needed

    I have a 125 gallon main display tank. As of right now I have a powder blue tang. I am wanting to add a unicorn or a shoal tang to the tang. How can I do this without one of them killing the other. I...
  17. Yes, I still have microbubbles in my tank. I have...

    Yes, I still have microbubbles in my tank. I have tried everything and still can not get rid of them. Thanks PapaMceuin for the tip I will make sure I have that talk with my fish. LOL!
  18. I have tried the method you mentioned above and...

    I have tried the method you mentioned above and also have tried putting a barrier in front of the swirl mass of bubbles to break them up and I still have a steady stream of micro bubble in my main...
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    I wish I could take credit for the design and...

    I wish I could take credit for the design and build of my DIY protein skimmer, but I got the plans from a guy on utube .He has his own channel on utube called Coralvids's channel. So if you want the...
  20. I thought it was the skimmer, so I turned it off...

    I thought it was the skimmer, so I turned it off and still I had micro bubbles in my tanks. I then tried putting a sponge over the input of the return pump and that did not work. I tried using the...
  21. CarmieJo, How do you setup the 2l pop bottle with...

    CarmieJo, How do you setup the 2l pop bottle with cheato. Do you put holes in the bottom or just let it over flow back to the top of the bottle?
  22. I believe it is the skimmer that is producing the...

    I believe it is the skimmer that is producing the micro-bubbles. I believe it is coming out of the output of the skimmer. What can I do to it stop to keep it from producing bubbles?
  23. How do I get rid of micro bubble in my tanks

    As some of you know that I have recently built a new monster skimmer and have the outflow of it pouring into my return which in the past has not been produced any micro bubbles in my tanks. I just...
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    Thanks so much for the information. So you would...

    Thanks so much for the information. So you would recommend the use of a copperband butterfly to remove aptasia, but only in a fish only system. I know some people have said that they nip or eat soft...
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    Got the new pump installed and I think it has...

    Got the new pump installed and I think it has helped with the water volume being turned over at a faster rate has increased the inflow of water to my sump thus keeping up with the monster skimmer's...
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    spot feed the peppermint shrimp? As that what you...

    spot feed the peppermint shrimp? As that what you are asking and the question is no because I could never get close enough to them to feed them without them swimming away
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    All my peppermint shrimp must be vegetarians....

    All my peppermint shrimp must be vegetarians. lol! They have not touched one single aiptasa since they have been in my tank.
  28. Thread: I am done!

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    Thank you PapaMcEuin for the suggestion. I had...

    Thank you PapaMcEuin for the suggestion. I had considered doing something like green star or Zenia. Both are pretty harder and do not require alot of babying to keep going and they grow pretty fast....
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    Experience with Gen-x pump?

    Does anyone have experience with Gen-X pumps? The questions I have when running a external Gen-X pump. Question #1: Are they noisy? Question #2: Do they put off alot of heat? I am just curious...
  30. Thread: I am done!

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    Corals are nice just to much work for me. I plan...

    Corals are nice just to much work for me. I plan on breeding banghi cardinalfish. I plan on spending my money on the setup of several breeders tanks. Then I am going to sell them back the saltwater...
  31. Thread: I am done!

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    I am done!

    Well, it finally has come to it. I have to admit failure and lick my wounds and go on. I have made up my mind and I think I done with keeping corals. I think I am going back to just keeping a FOWLER...
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    Well the update on my skimmer is that it is...

    Well the update on my skimmer is that it is producing skimate just not as much as I would like. I have to keep reminding myself to patient and give it time to break itself in. Since it is such a...
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    OK, I will keep that under advisement. Just to...

    OK, I will keep that under advisement. Just to let you know I bought six bergia nudibranch and I guess I just need to be patient and let them bred and multiple to the point that they make a huge dent...
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    I have tried peppermints, Joe's juice, aptisa...

    I have tried peppermints, Joe's juice, aptisa eating file-fish, and bergia nudibranch and so far I still have a lot of aptasia to get rid. They are so bad that I quite adding any corals and fish...
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    I have not had it running but a couple of weeks...

    I have not had it running but a couple of weeks now and it still has to be adjusted from time to time to get the most out of it and not to overflow my collection cup, but I figured like all skimmers...
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    Thanks, that is what I thought and I also agree...

    Thanks, that is what I thought and I also agree adjust and than adjust some more.
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    I actually got the idea from a guy on utube who...

    I actually got the idea from a guy on utube who built one out of pvc, but his was smaller than the one I built. Here are the pictures you requested.
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    I put some peppermint shrimp in my tank to eat...

    I put some peppermint shrimp in my tank to eat the aptasia and they did not eat a single one. I have some bergia nudibranch in my tank also and the guy that sold them to me said that it would take up...
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    DIY Protein Skimmer

    Some of you were wanting some of my monster skimmer that I built out of pvc. So here they are. It is powered by three pumps with a total 1900 gph.
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    Aptisia Problem

    I was wanting to know if anyone has had any experience with aptisia eating copper-banded butterfly fish. I have some leather and soft polyp corals and was wondering if it would eat them as well as...
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    protein skimmer

    I built my own protein skimmer and right I am pushing1400 gph. My question has to do with the break in period for skimmers. What is an acceptable time for the break in of a protein skimmer. Just to...
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    What you said about mature DSB makes sense. In my...

    What you said about mature DSB makes sense. In my display tank which is 125 I have a 6 inch mature DSB that has been up and running for about 4 years. On the glass below the sand bed I can see purple...
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    What is your view on having live rock in a sump...

    What is your view on having live rock in a sump with a DSB? The guy at the store where I buy my livestock from tells me that you do not want any live rock in your sump just a DSB.
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    Due to my high nitrate problem I decided to build...

    Due to my high nitrate problem I decided to build a skimmer of my own. I hoping with two skimmers running in my sump will help with the nitrate problem. The skimmer I am building is a recirculating...
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    I only have LR in my display tank which 125...

    I only have LR in my display tank which 125 gallons. It has about 80 lbs of LR in it and a sand bed that is about six inches deep. In my refugium located in my sump I have a sand bed of six inches...
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    I not sure what euro reef skimmer I have, but the...

    I not sure what euro reef skimmer I have, but the pump on it is rated for 500 gph and the volume of water flowing through my sump is close to 300 gallons. The guy at the store told me that after...
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    pump for protein skimmer

    This is going to sound like a stupid question. I went to my local saltwater aquarium store and explained to one of the guys at the store about my problem with high nitrates even after a 30 percent...
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    I have one 125 gallon tank, two 20 gallon tanks,...

    I have one 125 gallon tank, two 20 gallon tanks, one 55 gallon tank all hooked into a 110 sump with a refugium and chateo as a biological filter. I am also using a skimmer. The only tanks that have...
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    Sorry, it has takening me so long to reply to...

    Sorry, it has takening me so long to reply to your thread. After reading and thinking about your thread that you wrote about water changes it makes perfect sense I have never had anyone explain it to...
  50. I have started to use vodka and so far I have not...

    I have started to use vodka and so far I have not had any adverse reactions in my tank. I am also starting off slow, so as not to harm my system. I know everyone wants to know why vodka dosing. I...
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