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Saltwater Aquarium: anemones and corals, protein skimmers, intense lighting
protein skimmers, intense lighting, filtration system: sorry for the late reply patricia i have been having some computer problems lately. but i will try my best now to answer your question now to the best of my knowledge. first off, by some anemones how many anemones is that? depending on your tank size...

Saltwater Aquarium: Equipment help for 75 gallon, nitrate remover, protein skimmer
nitrate remover, protein skimmer, reef central: Dakota, your sumps does seem a bit full but im sure it will function fine. i dont see any reasons that method would not work, the best way is always just to try it out and see how things play out. this of course is not the best way to do things always or...

Saltwater Aquarium: Unknown rock growth maybe?, unknown thing, corals
unknown thing, corals, thanks in advance: Hello Fran, its rather hard to tell from the pic but that does appear to look like some sort of large polyp stony coral (lps) in that case thats pretty cool as they are a fairly sought after coral and if you get the right kind they can be quite pricey. if...

Saltwater Aquarium: Anemone Compatibility..., nano marine aquariums, small saltwater fish tanks
nano marine aquariums, small saltwater fish tanks: Hi Rich: Thank you for the question. In regards to keeping an anemone in a 20 gallon aquarium: It s not recommended to keep an anemone in a 20 gallon aquarium. However based on my own personal experience, I ve kept a small red bubble tip anemone in a...

Saltwater Aquarium: Clownfish acting strange, Marine aquariums, aquarium supplies
Marine aquariums, aquarium supplies, OCReef Aquatics : Hi Amber: Thank you for the question. It is normal for a clownfish to relax on its side, while in a state of rest. I have a clownfish that rests completely on its side and often times almost motionless. This is also a common occurence for most species...

Saltwater Aquarium: Converting fresh to salt..., EcoTech Vortech MP10 Pump
EcoTech Vortech MP10 Pump: Yes, I would recommend to add a small powerhead. Perhaps if your budget allows, add an Ecotech Vortech MP10 Impeller Powerhead Pump; this will provide you with the proper ebb and flow that most saltwater reef aquariums require. See the link below in regards...

Saltwater Aquarium: coral attachment
Hi Tricia, Chalice coral can be tricky, being as they are flat normally and the current of powerheads can catch this extra lip from the coral and push on it. With Chalice I normally use aquascape epoxy which holds nicely when used properly. The corals...

Saltwater Aquarium: Feeding saltwater fish, Marine fish tanks, saltwater aquariums
Marine fish tanks, saltwater aquariums, aquarium supply: Hi Valerie: Although I don t recommend for anyone to go without feeding their pet fish for 9 days; however the truth is they should be fine, and there are naturally occurring food items in aquariums, like: planktons, copepods, amphipods, and algae. In...

Saltwater Aquarium: incubator and salt water tank, Saltwater aquariums, reef fish tanks
Saltwater aquariums, reef fish tanks, OCReef.com: Hi Brat: Thank you for the question; i m not sure how much help I can be in regards to your question... If you believe the incubator is giving off gases that would be harmful to your home saltwater aquarium, then I would recommend placing the incubator...

Saltwater Aquarium: Do I need a powerhead?, marine aquariums, small fish tanks
marine aquariums, small fish tanks, aquarium supply: Hi Rich: Sounds like you have a very nice 20 gallon set-up... I do recommend that you implement a powerhead. Polyps and your Hawaiian Duster will depend on current (ebb and flow) to carry particulates of food to them in the water column, while your red...

Saltwater Aquarium: Peacock mantis, beneficial bacteria, pvc pipe
beneficial bacteria, pvc pipe, tank setup: Amber, From my experience mantis are fairly hardy. just about as hardy as any sort of ornamental crustacean if you want a close comparison to the particular difficulty. also in my experience i have never had a mantis jump out, nor have i ever heard of...

Saltwater Aquarium: Not saltwater but brackish, figure eight puffer fish, figure eight puffers
figure eight puffer fish, figure eight puffers, figure eight puffer: Candy, i am not very well informed when it comes to brackish tanks but ill give your question a go. figure eight puffers get rather large to my knowledge so make sure you have a suitable tank for it. and yes, puffers really as a species are known for...

Saltwater Aquarium: Unicorn tang, marine aquariums, saltwater fish tanks
marine aquariums, saltwater fish tanks, aquarium supplies: Hi Taylor: It s definitely something to keep a close eye on... unfortunately I couldn t say for certain would it could be. Contact your local fish store where you purchased your fish, and see if they have experienced what you re experiencing with your fish....

Saltwater Aquarium: 125 gallon aquarium on 2nd floor - safe?, marine aquariums, best aquarium supply at ocreef
marine aquariums, best aquarium supply at ocreef, saltwater fish tanks: Hi Stephanie: Great question: The aquarium should be placed in a location where there is a load bearing wall. Use a stud finder to determine where these are located at in the parameter of the upstairs room. Stud finders can be found at any local hardware...

Saltwater Aquarium: parisite, fish deaths, cleaner shrimp
fish deaths, cleaner shrimp, water parameters: the small things are most likely just amphipods, not at all dangerous and actually somewhat beneficial as they even offer a secondary food source for your fish often times. now if you are having fish die that is a whole other problem as these will in no way...

Saltwater Aquarium: sponge/worm/?? coming out of rock and upsetting Acan, Marine Aquaria, reef fish tanks
Marine Aquaria, reef fish tanks, best aquarium supplies: Hi Tracy: It looks like a species of sponge, which are harmless. It should not cause any harm to your Acan Coral. I wish you the best of luck with all of your future saltwater aquarium endeavors. Regards, David All Experts - Editor OCReef.com...

Saltwater Aquarium: Clownfish going gray, clownfish fish tank, fish tanks
clownfish fish tank, fish tanks, marine fish tank: Hi Taylor: No cause for alarm. Some Clownfish will change color as they age, when they pair off, and for breeding purposes. As long as you don t see any fungus or parasites on your Clownfish, then more than likely it s changing its color naturally. ...

Saltwater Aquarium: Saltwater Aquarium, aquariums, fish tanks
aquariums, fish tanks, aquarium accessories: The best way to clean pebbles and shells collected from the shore-line would be to boil them for a few minutes. In regards to filtration vs air pump for a freshwater aquarium: You would still want to use a filter for a freshwater aquarium. What you could...

Saltwater Aquarium: Skunk Cleaner Shrimps dead..., clown goby, turbo snails
clown goby, turbo snails, feather duster: Rich, first i would like to thank you for being so descriptive in your question. alot of the times i dont have much to work with when people leave things out such as tank size, filtration, and all the inhabitants. as for your little shrimp, it could be...

Saltwater Aquarium: Skunk Cleaner Shrimps dead..., marine aquaria, saltwater fish tanks
marine aquaria, saltwater fish tanks, marine reef aquariums: Hi Rich: Perhaps the Iodine and Calcium were at extremely low levels, not allowing the exoskeleton to harden fast enough after your Peppermint and Cleaner Shrimp molted, leaving them vulnerable to predation from the fish, and even the crab would grab at...

Saltwater Aquarium: Anemone closing up, marine aquarium supplies, marine fish tanks
marine aquarium supplies, marine fish tanks, saltwater fish aquariums: Hi Bob: If a Bubble Tip Anemone is showing signs of remaining closed up for an extended period of time, it could mean there is a health issue, and perhaps it could be caused by insufficient lighting, water parameters or from not being fed. BTA s should...

Saltwater Aquarium: About to Buy Lights, Tesla led aquarium light, CREE led aquarium lighting
Tesla led aquarium light, CREE led aquarium lighting: Hi Michael: Nice to meet you. These lights will do the job for some corals, but not all; however they are notorious for excessively raising the temperature of the aquarium water. I d personally recommend LED aquarium lighting. For just a little more...

Saltwater Aquarium: crystal like circles on live rock., marine aquariums, saltwater fish tanks
marine aquariums, saltwater fish tanks, aquarium supply: Hi Meredith: There are many marine organisms that can come in on live rock, so many, that some are not even classified as of yet. However from the images that you ve provided they look like white flowering polyps, which do come in on live rock as hitchhikers...

Saltwater Aquarium: Fibreglass in marine tank., keeping fish, marine tank
keeping fish, marine tank, protein skimmer: Hello there Paul, I am sory about the late replay, sometimes their are problems with the site and i do not get an email right away when i get your question immediately. As for your question, im thinking its best to play it safe and only use sealant...

Saltwater Aquarium: Lighting
This is a high output T5 fixture so yes it should support a reef, its similar to my fixture which I grow speciality zoa s and Ricordia but can support more. I just like these personally but you should be to support anything you wish, hammer/frogspawn/ torch...

Saltwater Aquarium: Snowflake eel, marine aquarium supplies, aquarium supply
marine aquarium supplies, aquarium supply, ocreef.com: Hi Taylor: Thank you for the question. One of my favorite s is the Snowflake eel, I had one for many years... I named him Buster, and when I purchased him he wasn t much bigger than a large earth worm. As he grew over the years he started to get tame,...

Saltwater Aquarium: Algae problem, hair algae, carpet anemone
hair algae, carpet anemone, light wavelength: hello again Terri, i would suggest trading in the tangs, as even though they are still small they still produce more waste than say a clownfish. 3 juvenile tangs is still overload in a 75 gallon. the yellow tang is probably the best option to keep, the...

Saltwater Aquarium: coral, tank parameters, hard corals
tank parameters, hard corals, soft corals: Brandon, with saltwater aquariums the smaller the aquarium is the less stable the environment is. there is alot less room for error in a 14 gallon tank than there is in say a 150 gallon tank. or even a 50 gallon tank. this is because in a larger tank there...

Saltwater Aquarium: Reason for replacing sand, saltwater tank, harmful elements
saltwater tank, harmful elements, rockscape: Hello Renee, The simple answer for your question: no, you definitely do not have to replace sand every 3 years. in fact that would do much more harm than good. although throughout the life of a saltwater tank the sandbed collects all sorts of things....

Saltwater Aquarium: Red and white bristle worms, bristle worms, bristle worm
bristle worms, bristle worm, white worms: Hello Kathy, you are correct, bristle worms are not harmful they are actually quite beneficial. the worms had nothing to do with the cloudy water, that could have been many other things including excessive die-off from live rock or if a fish or coral died....

Saltwater Aquarium: Salt water aquarium
The yellow tang will heal as long as he isn t picked on anymore fins take time to heal but it may not grow back just heal up. Either you can take the damsel out and take him to your local store or use fish classifieds to find him a new home. Canreef is very...

Saltwater Aquarium: Neglected tank!, saltwater aquariums, marine fish tanks
saltwater aquariums, marine fish tanks, ocreef.com: Good morning Chelsea: Everything that you ve mentioned is correct. Place the fish and corals in the old water, as to not shock and/or kill them from otherwise varying water parameters. Thoroughly clean the tank and reassemble, make sure you don t use...

Saltwater Aquarium: STRANGE GROWTH IN SALTWATER AQUARIUM
Hello Lorraine, it seems to me from your description that this hitchhiker is most likely simply a colony of tiny feather dusters. with tube like structures and tiny hairy like tentacles that sway in the water this is almost definitely what you are seeing....

Saltwater Aquarium: None, Marine Aquariums
Marine Aquariums: Hi Jem: See the answers to your questions below. 1. If you re dedicated it doesn t have to be complicated. If you re dedicated you could potentially keep any size desired in your home. Literature always recommends beginners to start with the largest...

Saltwater Aquarium: Marine Fish and Corals, rare blue live sponge, marine fish
rare blue live sponge, marine fish, marine corals: My favorite online aquarium store for live fish and corals is http://www.liveaquaria.com, they offer an array of marine animals with some being on the more rare side of the hobby. For the rare blue live sponge http://www.ocreef.com carries this. Regards,...

Saltwater Aquarium: Raise Oysters in tank, Marine Aquariums, Saltwater Fish Tanks
Marine Aquariums, Saltwater Fish Tanks: To successfully keep live oysters you will need proper saltwater parameters, below I have compiled some information for you: WATER To begin, most experts recommend using reverse osmosis water water that is forced through a membrane to remove at least...

Saltwater Aquarium: Saltwater tanks, marine aquarium, saltwater fish tanks
marine aquarium, saltwater fish tanks, orange county reef aquarium supply: Hi Isaac: Nice to meet you sir... those are very good questions. My recommendation is to put your lights on a timer. You can find a quality light timer at most local fish stores. For a saltwater fish-only aquarium at least 8 hours of light is recommended....

Saltwater Aquarium: Problem with SPS, marine aquarium supply, coral reef aquarium supplies
marine aquarium supply, coral reef aquarium supplies, reef aquariums: Hi: Nice to meet you. From looking at your images, I d say right away that the dying coral is located in proximity way too close to your Giant Green Toadstool Leather Coral. Leathers as well as other species of corals have the ability to sting, they...

Saltwater Aquarium: Mushroom Addition
Hello Terrance, First off may i apologize for the late reply, i have been having a few computer problems unfortunately. as for mushrooms, they are not picky at all when it comes to a tank, i have a 6 gallon nano right now and i have a small garden of green...

Saltwater Aquarium: Saltwater fish, starting a marine aquarium, saltwater fish tanks for starters
starting a marine aquarium, saltwater fish tanks for starters, marine aquariums: Hi Miriam: Nice to meet you, see the answers to your questions below. For further educational information, please see the following website below, they have a plethora of information. I will list a few of their web pages below for you to go through, and...

Saltwater Aquarium: seahorses
Hello Darla, Sorry for the late reply i have been having some computer troubles but now i am here to help. I have kept many seahorses in my time and i can tell you one thing, they are QUITE fragile, one thing i worry about is that you said your tank sat...

Saltwater Aquarium: Serpent star, marine aquarium, saltwater fish tank supplies
marine aquarium, saltwater fish tank supplies, aquarium supplies: Hi Isaac: Here s some basic general information on Serpent Starfish below: The Serpent Star originates from the reefs of the Caribbean, and are great scavengers for the marine aquarium. The central disc is tan to yellow in color and may exhibit dark...

Saltwater Aquarium: White carpet Anemone, marine aquaria, saltwater fish tanks
marine aquaria, saltwater fish tanks, aquarium supplies: Hi Taylor: Nice to meet you... good question. I have experience with the Ecotech Marine Brand Radion Gen 2 LED aquarium light, and it should work well for you in acclimation mode. I don t think it will be too little light for your White Carpet Anemone....

Saltwater Aquarium: Engineer Goby Shedding?, Reef Aquariums, Marine Reef Aquariums
Reef Aquariums, Marine Reef Aquariums, Orange County Reef Aquarium Supply: Hi Joshua: The Engineer Goby will surround itself in a mucous cocoon (that they produce from their own body), they do this when sand is not present in the aquarium, or when not enough sand in the aquarium is present. Gobies survive best with deep sand beds,...

Saltwater Aquarium: lionfish
Hi there, I m not sure where you heard that but rarely do people die from Lionfish, mostly only in extreme allergic reactions. The lionfish have Neurotoxic which generally in humans is very painful and may cause dizziness. There is nothing really you...

Saltwater Aquarium: New to the hobby- help?
Bailey, There are many ways that one can run a reef tank, if you look online you will come across many people that claim they have found loopholes in the system. I bring this up because yes, technically it is very possible to run a tank on just a skimmer...

Saltwater Aquarium: transfer of a danio (freshwater) from 1 tank to another
Kenny, I know close to nothing about freshwater and I dislike to turn you away but I don t even know what these fish are other then googling them. My only guess would be if the water is cloudy check your levels and clean your fliters. I would generally...

Saltwater Aquarium: all clownfish tank, saltwater fish, marine reef aquariums
saltwater fish, marine reef aquariums, orange county reef aquatics: Hi Dylan: If you are definitely planning on keeping a couple different species of clownfish with your 2 true perculas, then the key is introducing them all at the same time, which is going to be a little more difficult to do now since you already have the...

Saltwater Aquarium: Corals shrinking, Saltwater Aquariums, Marine Fish Tanks
Saltwater Aquariums, Marine Fish Tanks, OCReef Aquarium Supply: I d recommend to check your phosphate level. When it s too high it tends to bother filter feeders. There s several great products on the market for phosphate reduction / removal, including ATM s Agent Green Phosphate Remover and Seachem s SeaGel. Regards,...

Saltwater Aquarium: Carpet Anemone eating Turbo Snail, OCREEF.COM, Orange County Reef Aquatics
OCREEF.COM, Orange County Reef Aquatics, Aquarium Supply: Hi Taylor: It should be okay, but continue to monitor it for signs of stress, just in case. Mine have eaten both turbo snails and hermit crabs including the shells. Anything the anemone doesn t want to eat, it lets go of or spits out. In conclusion,...

Saltwater Aquarium: Saltwater tank Cycle?
Your tank will be fine, and yes you should still be doing 30% a month to refresh the salt and minerals in your tank. Not having fish or inverts in your system is fine the bacteria lives in the rock just through a few pellets in every few days here and there...

Saltwater Aquarium: Strange growth on my clam, OCREEF.COM, marine aquariums
OCREEF.COM, marine aquariums, saltwater fish tanks: Hi Ed: It s nothing to be alarmed about; it s common for marine invertebrate and other marine organisms to live on the exterior of a clam. These may include sponges, coralline algae, macro algae, marine plants, small corals, and pods, just to name a few....

Saltwater Aquarium: Aggressive yellow tangs
Yes your best answer is to remove two of the Tangs as they tend to gang up on others . If you wanted to take them all out and get a completely new yellow tang that also is an option as this one will not have bad habits left behind. Otherwise most tank owners...

Saltwater Aquarium: Algae/Plant, saltwater aquariums, ocreef.com best aquarium supplies
saltwater aquariums, ocreef.com best aquarium supplies: Hi Kim: Nice to meet you. From the image provided it looks like a species of Caulerpa macro algae. This macro algae can be beneficial in helping with water quality, by removing nutrients from the water; generally kept self-contained in a refugium. Otherwise...

Saltwater Aquarium: cyano, lights and who knows what else : )
To be honest there is many different opinions out there on the matter and I personally leave it as I know some copepods eat it. There is every informative site explaining options and information on detritus so I could go on fighting for either side but reading...

Saltwater Aquarium: None, Aquarium fish tanks, fish tanks
Aquarium fish tanks, fish tanks, fish aquariums: Yes, a cylindrical fish tank can often times give the aquarium inhabitants a magnified appearance; this would depend on the material that it s made of, including plexiglass, poly (plastics), and/or glass. Thank you. I wish you the best with all of your...

Saltwater Aquarium: help identifiying this thing on my live rock moving around, reef aquariums, ocreef.com
reef aquariums, ocreef.com: Hi Christopher: It appears to be a micro mollusk; in my opinion it makes a nice welcome addition to your reef aquarium. They definitely add biodiversity to a well balanced reef aquarium ecosystem. There are thousands of species of micro mollusks that...

Saltwater Aquarium: 22 gallon to 65 gallon, toxic slime, slime coat
toxic slime, slime coat, crushed coral: no i didn t mean the more rock you have the more fish you can have, your tank is already stocked to its limit in my opinion. even if you add more base rock it will still take 8-12 months before its live. as far as filters go all i use is carbon, liverock...

Saltwater Aquarium: 28 gallon bowfront, protein skimmer, particulate filtration
protein skimmer, particulate filtration, marine plants: if you have enough flow through the liverock you shouldn t need to run a filter for particulate filtration, its always advisable to run an external with only carbon, liverock rubble and phosban. you will be ok with a 150W heater for a fish only system...

Saltwater Aquarium: 300 gallon set up, saltwater fish tank, acrylic tank
saltwater fish tank, acrylic tank, scratch removal: Sorry about not getting back to you sooner. First the scratches can be removed if they are not too deep. Search on-line for acrylic scratch removal kits. On the tank filtration, if you are not on a real tight budget, This is what I always have good luck with;...

Saltwater Aquarium: 40 gallon tank set up, expensive fish, saltwater tanks
expensive fish, saltwater tanks, proper lighting: WITH SALTWATER THE BIGGER THE BETTER DUE TO THE FACT THE LARGER AMOUNT OF WATER YOU HAVE THE MORE GRADUAL ANY CHANGES IN THE BIOLOGY OF THE TANK ARE. FORTY IS FINE TO START OUT; JUST GO SLOW GET EVERYTHING RIGHT BEFORE ANY LIVESTOCK IS PUT IN. LIVE SAND AND...

Saltwater Aquarium: 55 Gal. Tank Set-up, protein skimmer, substrate material
protein skimmer, substrate material, saltwater aquariums: well for a start i would get the fish out of there, its cruel to use fish to cycle your tank. the live rock you put in there will cycle your tank. if your seeing 0 on your ammonia and nitrites it says to me your tank has undergone a mini cycle. not a good...

Saltwater Aquarium: 55 gal. salt, salt water aquarium, poor quality water
salt water aquarium, poor quality water, lawnmower blenny: Hi Jason, A new tank takes 30 days to fully cycle as long as there are no interruptions in the cycle. The only way to actually tell whether or not it is fully cycled is by doing water tests. Your ammonia and nitrites should be at 0 and your nitrates should...

Saltwater Aquarium: 55 gallon established tank I added a Refugium and now ammonia levels are .20, saltwater reef tank, ammonia levels
saltwater reef tank, ammonia levels, water change: Hello Lee, It sounds like something you added in the refugium was not cured. Is there any way to let the refugium run on its own? This way you can let it cycle and then hook it back up in line with your main display after it is done its cycling. ...

Saltwater Aquarium: 55 gallon salt water tank, pacific blue tang, percula clownfish
pacific blue tang, percula clownfish, salt water tank: The fish you are in search of are an ocellaris or percula clownfish and a pacific blue tang also known as a hippo tang [from its latin name]. You don t need the skimmer yet, until the tank cycles. Temp should be 78 deg. Both of these fish need very good water...

Saltwater Aquarium: 55 gallon salt water tank being moved, salt water tank, slime algae
salt water tank, slime algae, reef tank: steve, 1. I would keep about 75% of the water. If possible use 10 gallon buckets. Then add the premade salt water to the tank once it is the right place. make sure it is right temp salinity and ph is about 8.0 2. Regarding your algae problem this...

Saltwater Aquarium: 55 gallon set up, nitrate remover, miracle mud
nitrate remover, miracle mud, rock rubble: it really depends on what you ll be keeping, lets take it as a reef community tank. i would start with an external canister filter, remove the conventional media and just use it for running carbon, rowaphos and nitrate remover. to be honest a wet dry...

Saltwater Aquarium: 55 gallon tank, salt water tank, protein skimmer
salt water tank, protein skimmer, red algae: well usually red algae blooms are caused by old lights, as the tube ages its spectrum shifts more into the red zone and this type of algae thrives under those lighting conditions. simply change the tubes for new ones and do a 24 hour black out on the tank,...

Saltwater Aquarium: 70 gallon reef tank, gallon reef tank, protein skimmers
gallon reef tank, protein skimmers, reef tanks: Wally, You should buy cured live rock. Please ask if it is cured and how long it s been curing. 4-6 weeks is a great time. I like to buy at least 1-3 pounds of live rock per gallon for a reef tank. It may be a bit $$ but it s worth it. Try to buy...

Saltwater Aquarium: 75 gallon salt water tank, saltwater fish tank, salt water tank
saltwater fish tank, salt water tank, salt water tanks: Water quality is the main issue. If the water quality is high the chance of your creatures surviving is excellent. Blue stars are hard top keep unless water is perfect. Puffer may have been ill before you got him. how was he eating? If a fish is active and...

Saltwater Aquarium: Aclimating new fish, long horned cowfish, true percula
long horned cowfish, true percula, parasite problem: Hello, The black and white clown fish is called A. ocellaris and is often mistaken for a percula clownfish. They are two different species. I would not mix (any clown species.)I only keep the same species. Also i never keep more than two of the ...

Saltwater Aquarium: Air stone under the live rock, desired effect, bubbles
desired effect, bubbles, sponge: Hello Al, No I can t see this hurting anything. The water is rich or at least should be rich in oxygen anyway. You will have to watch what you place there as some things like sponge are sensitive to air. Most people put there water through bubble...

Saltwater Aquarium: Algae, astrea snails, turbo snails
astrea snails, turbo snails, high nitrate: Hi Jon, Sounds like a nice compact setup. What type and power light are you using? The length of time you have it on seems reasonable and the anenome needs the light. How long has your tank been up and running? Did you plant algae in the tank for appearance?...

Saltwater Aquarium: Algae, hair algae, hospital tank
hair algae, hospital tank, nitrogen cycle: Hello Brian, Wow do you have your work cut out for you. Have you kept any fish before (fresh or salt)? The first thing you need to understand is the nitrogen cycle. Start doing as much research as you can and provide me with the the tank dimensions,...

Saltwater Aquarium: Algae problems, red algea, nitrates and phosphates
red algea, nitrates and phosphates, algae problems: Chris, Sorry for the delay in getting a reply to you. The Experts site had this question listed as answered and then I took a closer look and saw that I hadn t. Red algae is a bacterial algae. Using the Red Slime Remover can help, but if you don t kill...

Saltwater Aquarium: Algae over running tank, salt water tank, protein skimmer
salt water tank, protein skimmer, algae blooms: Penny, The first item I would check is your light schedule, The tank lights should not be on for more than 12 hours at a time. I would also check your phosphate levels. When these levels are high you get a abundance of algae. Which can over run the tank....

Saltwater Aquarium: Algae, diatom algae, hermit crabs
diatom algae, hermit crabs, saltwater aquarium: Art, The algae that you see is a brown diatom algae that is commonly the first algae that you will see in an aquarium. At this point it is a good sign that the tank is cycling and you are starting to see some nitrate presence in the water. It won t cause...

Saltwater Aquarium: Amonia lvls, bringer of bad news, clown fish
bringer of bad news, clown fish, anemonies: bulb anemone/bubble tip, firstly my advice would be to take the nem back to where you bought it. anemones are very hard to care for and should only be kept in very well lit, in high water flow and mature tanks over a certain volume. sorry to be the bringer...

Saltwater Aquarium: Anemone??, legged hermit crabs, aiptasia
legged hermit crabs, aiptasia, great fish: They are glass or rock anemones and can become quite a problem if they spread unchecked. These aiptasia are the food of several creatures, most notably berghia verrucicornis, a nudibranch which eats nothing but these anemones and will die without them so he...

Saltwater Aquarium: Anenome, peppermint shrimp, butterfly fish
peppermint shrimp, butterfly fish, time and patience: Hi Darren, Sorry it has taken us so long to get back to you, not generally the case with this site. I hope it does not deter you from coming back to us with any future questions. I am assuming that you have not solved your problem as these things are...

Saltwater Aquarium: Aqaurium Setup, saltwater aquarium, crazy fish
saltwater aquarium, crazy fish, powerheads: Lisa, Can you tell me what types of filters you have? Every filter is different so it s hard to recommend anything when I have no idea what you are using. You may want to contact the store that you purchased the equipment from and have them explain how...

Saltwater Aquarium: Aquarium Setup for Clownfish, nitrate test kits, goldfish tank
nitrate test kits, goldfish tank, marine aquarist: Mary, Here are the answers to your questions: 1) I wouldn t recommend more than about 4 small clownfish for that size aquarium. Even the smallest of clownfish species will end up around 3.5 long. 2) I d recommend using a BakPak2 protein skimmer in...

Saltwater Aquarium: when to add fish to salt water, fish aquarium, hermit crabs
fish aquarium, hermit crabs, saltwater fish: it depends if the ammonia and nitrIte reading is zero, if not it hasn t finished its cycle. if they do read zero you must perform small water changes to bring the nitrAte to a tollerable level for your clean up crew. by clean up crew i mean snails and hermit...

Saltwater Aquarium: adding fish, saltwater tank, types of fish
saltwater tank, types of fish, live sand: You won t need the skimmer until you have fish for about two to three weeks. I hate to tell you this but it takes a saltwater tank about three to four weeks to cycle. Get a test kit and read up on the cycle a tank must go through before you can put certain...

Saltwater Aquarium: advice for a beginner, crazy fish, new tanks
crazy fish, new tanks, saltwater aquaria: Mike, If you feel that you are interested in the hobby enough to go large right off the bat, I say go for it. The tank will be a lot more stable and you won t run into that I don t have enough room for the fish I want problem that most novice hobbiests...

Saltwater Aquarium: air bubbles, air bubbles, saltwater tank
air bubbles, saltwater tank, airstone: Hi there, I have had this sort of thing in the past usually from the airstone I run. I am not sure what causes this, sometimes I get microbubbles floating around which attach to the glass etc. I usually just use my magnet cleaner to clean them off and eventually...

Saltwater Aquarium: airstone, lots of bubbles, good bacteria
lots of bubbles, good bacteria, tank volume: this is the salt water page so you may want to get a second opinion from a fresh water expert. any way, i wouldn t worry too much about the bubbles, its a new filter and they cling to the inside of the casing, should sort its self out soon. with regards...

Saltwater Aquarium: algae, gallon reef tank, metal halides
gallon reef tank, metal halides, circulation pumps: I would get a few more crabs. Are your lights standard florescent? If they are and your tank is deep, the spectrum of light is not making it to the bottom. You are saying it looks like your tank wants to cycle all over again. Did you just recently add anything...

Saltwater Aquarium: algae, turbo snails, regal tang
turbo snails, regal tang, clown fish: hate to say this but take your time and take each piece of rock and a spray bottle of tank water to keep it wet while you scrub it with a tooth or vegetable brush. believe it or not it works great and your rock will be able to breathe again. Check your nitrates,...

Saltwater Aquarium: algae, turbo snails, algae problems
turbo snails, algae problems, feather duster: Are you using RO/DI water? It is strongly suggested, or at least distilled water. High phosphates could be causing your issue. Maybe look into a clean up crew, you can purchase online or from you LFS. I have had the algae problems and a clean up crew took...

Saltwater Aquarium: Any algae eaters?, salt water tank, dried seaweed
salt water tank, dried seaweed, micro algae: Hi Sam, Your welcome, I am glad when I can help. I don t think there is an animal that will clean your glass as well as one would desire. If you find one let me know. You will always have to do some scraping. As well as tangs though lawnmower blennies...

Saltwater Aquarium: algae - green, green algae, protein skimmer
green algae, protein skimmer, correct temp: Hello again Steven, Try some algae eating invertebrates, and A lawnmower blennie or an inexpensive tang, or both, will help. Your store expert should be able to direct you to shrimps, crabs, stars and snails that will definitely do some good. The algae...

Saltwater Aquarium: algae or parasite or other, flat worm, red dots
flat worm, red dots, fish store: Hi there, Its possible you have some kind of flat worm. Do they look similar to this: http://www.melevsreef.com/id/flatworms.jpg If so the best way to get rid of them would be to remove as many as you can with a vacuum while cleaning the tank before administering...

Saltwater Aquarium: algae, algae growth, protein skimmer
algae growth, protein skimmer, excessive growth: Lisa, Your nutrients and light are out of order. I have found that there are two problems with excessive growth. 1. too much light or the wrong wavelength. 2. your water quality is fine so I would have to believe that your phosphate and or nitrate...

Saltwater Aquarium: algea, metal halide bulbs, micro algae
metal halide bulbs, micro algae, natural sunlight: Hi Sebastian, There are a few things that can be done to control algae in a marine aquarium. First control the amount of phosphates going into your tank, this can be done by using RO/DI water or bottled water. Another good thing to use is a phosphate...

Saltwater Aquarium: alkalinity-PH and algae, rainbow lifegard, tank parameters
rainbow lifegard, tank parameters, flame angel: Hello sonny Yes you may have to replace some trace elements when you do water changes. Check them and replace as neccesary.I am trying to figure out your PH problem. How old are your lights? It may be time to change them, they can have an effect on PH...

Saltwater Aquarium: milky water, nitrite levels, clown fish
nitrite levels, clown fish, first tank: Hello, My fish do the same thing, they stir up the sand in my tanks as well. The sand gets everywhere. So do not worry about the cloudiness the dust will settle. You talked about live rock. Make sure it is 100% cured live rock. I would put this rock...

Saltwater Aquarium: ammonia, deep sand bed, picasso trigger
deep sand bed, picasso trigger, max population: if the ammonia and nitrItes drop to zero along with phosphate, it should help with the algae. thats the reason i said use RO/DI water as its as pure as your gonna get. there are other things to consider, are you over feeding? the nature of the food you...

Saltwater Aquarium: tang not eating, ammonia level, yellow tang
ammonia level, yellow tang, water change: Hi there, Well it seems to me that things aren t as bad as you might think they are. Do you have any algae growing in your tank, if so both these fish might be grazing on it throughout the day. Tangs will adapt to the aquarium life quite well and should...

Saltwater Aquarium: ammonia levels, salt water tank, ammonia level
salt water tank, ammonia level, ammonia levels: Hi Jason, Sorry for the delay in my response, I am in the middle of moving my 180 gallon tank. Anyway, did you check the ammonia level when you got home and found the dead fish. A small fish like that shouldn t have raised the ammonia that much to kill...

Saltwater Aquarium: ammonia present, salt water tank, debbie hauter
salt water tank, debbie hauter, ammonia level: Hi Joe, If your tank has only been set up for two weeks I doubt it has cycled completely. How long ago did you put your live rock in? Was it completely cured and how did you get it home? Generally speaking you would use a protein skimmer after the...

Saltwater Aquarium: To much ammonia, green chromis, partial water changes
green chromis, partial water changes, blood worm: Your feeding schedule may help but I still have a tendency to think you are not fully cycled. Keep doing partial, 15% water changes twice a week and also use a product which makes ammonia harmless by changing it s chemical composition. Several are available,...

Saltwater Aquarium: anemones, reef tank, good lighting
reef tank, good lighting, dead matter: Hi Brandon, That is what I am saying if you had taken it out as it was dying it would have been better. Since it is dead already your ammonia is probably pretty high. You may have a pretty stable tank and your ammonia didn t spike too high. Test your...

Saltwater Aquarium: aquarium chiller, metal halide lighting, reef tank
metal halide lighting, reef tank, g tank: well the fish only tank will be fine with only a couple of hours a day of the hallide but will need suplimenting with perhaps some T5 actinics/ whites while the hallide is off. i know people who run hallides with only fans for cooling, but thats here in...

Saltwater Aquarium: my aquarium is very cloudy, what is wrong, stff, power filter
stff, power filter, maximum flow: Jared, I would say to start over. Just add salt water to your tank. Let your power filter run ( on maximum flow) for three days and the cloudiness will go away as the salt mixes in with the water. Check you salinity ratings before you add your rocks!!This...

Saltwater Aquarium: aquarium corals, aquarium corals, water parameters
aquarium corals, water parameters, crazy fish: Dennesa, What are your water parameters like? Have you tested your water for calcium, iodine, etc? If so, what are those results like? Also, what type of lighting are you using? What are you feeding the corals? Are these corals close to each other...

Saltwater Aquarium: aquarium stand finish, crazy fish, saltwater tank
crazy fish, saltwater tank, sealife: Ed, The stain and varnish that you use are not going to effect the livestock in the aquarium unless you pour it in the tank or are finishing the stand in an unventilated room with them in it. Stain away! Regards, Scott Johnson Aquarium Crazy Fish...

Saltwater Aquarium: aquarium leak, flame angel, sps corals
flame angel, sps corals, w tank: Hello, Well I assume that your new 50 will be the permanent home, but you want to keep some rock in your temporary 30. I would say about half should be enough, then monitor your specifics if it is all in check then add more. It should not take too long...

Saltwater Aquarium: aquarium lighting, lps corals, leather corals
lps corals, leather corals, metal halides: Hello Alaica, I would say that this lighting would be suffitiant for most corals in the 5 - 7 lighting range on a 1 - 10 scale with 0 being dark and 10 being extreem lighting. If they need more light you can move them up higher on the rockwork. I hope...

Saltwater Aquarium: aquarium lighting, t5 lights, power compacts
t5 lights, power compacts, aquarium lighting: the power compacts are the same lights as T5 just the tube is bent to a U shape. i have 4X54 watt 46 T5 lights they are the same as having 4X54 watt power compact T5 tubes. It depends where in the world you are as to wether i can give you some sites that...

Saltwater Aquarium: aquarium problem, protein skimmer, saltwater aquarium
protein skimmer, saltwater aquarium, sea hare: Hi Patti, I am going to need a few more details in order to answer your question. What s the size of your tank? How much live rock do you have? What are you keeping your salinity at? What do you have for substrate? What do the water perimeters...

Saltwater Aquarium: aquatic inverts, concentrated lemon juice, anem
concentrated lemon juice, anem, nitrites: Jamie, I am not familar with the lemon juice method so I would not recommend this method. What has worked with me in the past is I dropped my salinity to 1.012 -1.015 for a short time.3-5 days be carful because the die off may increase Nitrites and NH3.Which...

Saltwater Aquarium: Bacteria on Mandarin Goby?, brine shrimp, turkey baster
brine shrimp, turkey baster, slime coat: firstly you should never add salt straight to the tank, it is slightly caustic and can really do fish some damage. best to mix it with RO water for a good 24hours to let the CO2 and O2 levels balance out before adding it to your tank. mandarin gobies dont...

Saltwater Aquarium: Base rock, ammonia level, new tank
ammonia level, new tank, gallon tank: Hi Sam, Just Finnish adding all your live rock and monitor the ammonia level. The first stage of cycling a new tank is the ammonia, following the nitrite level. Nitrites then turn to nitrates which are removed with water changes. So just monitor these...

Saltwater Aquarium: Basic Set-up Filter, lion fish, fish selection
lion fish, fish selection, angel fish: dave, yes you can use a regular filter. Make sure it filters about 5 times the tanks capacity. I would suggest you purchase a power filter and maybe a protein skimmer. this will balance your tank and space won t be an issue. I am concerned regarding...

Saltwater Aquarium: Beginner 80Gal Tank, bucket with a lid, saltwater aquarium
bucket with a lid, saltwater aquarium, level test: Hi George, I m very excited for you. 80 gal is a good size and is easier to maintain water stability than a smaller aquarium. First clean the tank with a clean water soaked sponge and wipe dry with a clean towel. Add fresh water with pump and filter...

Saltwater Aquarium: Beginner's Help, salt water aquarium, clown fish
salt water aquarium, clown fish, sea urchin: hi, sorry to hear of your troubles. unfortunatly it seems to be the trend for these so called marine shops to give crappy advice. i find going to the marine fish specialist store you will always get better advice, these guys rely on your return business so...

Saltwater Aquarium: Beginners Guide, marine aquarium 2, marine aquariums
marine aquarium 2, marine aquariums, saltwater tank: Adam, I generally recommend beginners or people interested in starting in the hobby to pick up a copy of Bob Fenner s The Conscientous Marine Aquarist book. It s very easy to read and covers everything you re gonna need to know from start up to long term...

Saltwater Aquarium: Black Parasite on Tangs (Looks like tics), tide pool, vertabrates
tide pool, vertabrates, fish store: Hi there, Sorry I am unable to recommend something that *definitely* wont harm them. I had white spot and used a product which was not meant to harm inverts. While it did not harm all, I lost an anemone and a starfish. It was cheaper/easier than loosing all...

Saltwater Aquarium: Blue Powder Tang, aquarium fish diseases, saltwater aquarium fish
aquarium fish diseases, saltwater aquarium fish, google: NOT ENTIRELY SURE BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE A FUNGUS RATHER THAN ICH. TALK TO THE STORE WHERE YOU GOT HIM AND SEE IF THEY HAVE HAD ANY OUTBREAKS OF WHAT YOU ARE DESCRIBING. IF YOU GO TO MARDEL.COM THEY USUALLY HAVE A CHART OF FISH DISEASES, OR GO TO GOOGLE AND TYPE...

Saltwater Aquarium: BRISTLE WORM, bristle worm, mandarin fish
bristle worm, mandarin fish, saltwater aquariums: Go to about.com, click on hobbies and games, nest page click on saltwater aquariums and you will find many answers for bristle worm infestation. Having some are okay because they eat waste but your tank can become overrun. The site you will go to has suggestions...

Saltwater Aquarium: Brakish Aquarium Set up, figure 8 puffer, saltwater aquariums
figure 8 puffer, saltwater aquariums, set ups: Hi David, Sorry to get back to you so late but wanted to do a little investigating before answering your question. First of all, puffers are awesome. They do, however have a voracious appetite. They will eat alot and create a lot of waste which your...

Saltwater Aquarium: Brand new to reef tanks, reef tanks, reef tank
reef tanks, reef tank, new reef: hi, nano reefs can be hard to look after as there is such a small volume of water, can be hard to keep the water perameters in line. the bigger tanks dilute the nasties to a much lower level, makes it easy to look after. unfortunatly live rock is probably...

Saltwater Aquarium: Bristleworms, peppermint shrimp, coral banded shrimp
peppermint shrimp, coral banded shrimp, arrow crab: Go to about.com and click on hobbies, then click on saltwater aquariums, you will find yourself at a site with almost all the answers. I think with your infestation traps are your only option, but check their website. They are my resource when I have overwhelming...

Saltwater Aquarium: Brittle Starfish, brittle starfish, water parameters
brittle starfish, water parameters, star fish: Hello, Your star fish has an infection and infected star fish seldom survive. These guys have an uncanny ability to regenerate. If this has not begun to happen there is not much one can do because this problem could viral or bacterial both are extremely...

Saltwater Aquarium: Brown matter(not hair algea) on glass, brown algea, hair algea
brown algea, hair algea, partial water changes: Hi there, I have not experienced this myself, the only thing I can suggest is to keep the lights on for certain periods of time only (normally no more than 8 hours a day but if I was having a problem like this it would be no more than 6 hrs a day) and make...

Saltwater Aquarium: Bubble tip:, bubble tip anenome, protein skimmer
bubble tip anenome, protein skimmer, gallon tank: aim a powerhead so the flow is just over the top of it, they like higher flow if they are not feeling great. it sounds like it has expeled all the water from inside it. it didn t by anychance wander too close to a powerhead? they sometimes get too close...

Saltwater Aquarium: Bubbles, salt water aquarium, seaclone 100
salt water aquarium, seaclone 100, sea clone: Roberta, I am not familar with the Sea Clone skimmmer. I can only guess that in new set-ups there is never alot a foam in the collection chamber due to the low dissolved organics or waste of the tank. I have had this happen to me from time to time when...

Saltwater Aquarium: Building a wet/dry system, deep sand bed, bio wheels
deep sand bed, bio wheels, gallon tanks: Hello Crystal, My first suggestion is to have the 75 gallon tanks drilled. This will actually cost less then buying overflows, and a drilled tank is almost fool proof compared to the problematic overflow. I think that they actually call them overflows...

Saltwater Aquarium: begginer, robert fenner, saltwater aquarium
robert fenner, saltwater aquarium, crazy fish: Maddi, I will always recommend that you buy the biggest aquarium you can afford to give room to in your house and budget. As for a minimum... I personally wouldn t go any smaller than say a standard 29 gallon. It s fairly easy to set up and maintain, but...

Saltwater Aquarium: beginner of salt water aquarium, salt water aquarium, litre tank
salt water aquarium, litre tank, watts rock: If you plan on corals, you need to get it set up first with all of your equipment, live rock and sand, let the tank cycle with the live rock and sand. I would put a sump or refugium on that size tank for sure especially if you are going to do a reef. Lighting...

Saltwater Aquarium: beginnner, starter tank, gallon heater
starter tank, gallon heater, saltwater aquarium: Shannon, I would go with an All-Glass Brand ranging between 30 to 55 gallons. You will need the following: Tank 30-55 gallons Stand Lights 3-5 watts per gallon Heater ranging between 75 and 150 watts Live rock or live sand a good hang-over filter...

Saltwater Aquarium: benifet for aquarium, fish is fish, lion fish
fish is fish, lion fish, cleaner shrimp: Hi Faisal, Okay first of all when you asked the question about crabs and shrimp I was not aware that the you had a lionfish and are setting up more of a preditor tank. This being the case you cannot safely house any crabs or shrimp as they will most likely...

Saltwater Aquarium: best substrate, deep sand bed, natural filtration
deep sand bed, natural filtration, reef tank: Hi Sam, Yes this is true. Base Rock or reef bone used to be live rock that has dried out. Base rock is usually a little bulkier than something like figi tonga branch, but it works. However the more varieties of live rock you introduce the more varieties...

Saltwater Aquarium: black algae, algae problems, saltwater tank
algae problems, saltwater tank, cloudy water: Hi there, Nitrates are the main food source of most algae. Have you checked your Nitrates with a test kit? This should be the first step. Also check there is no direct sunlight on the tank. Keep the lights on no more than 7-8 hours a day, this usually begins...

Saltwater Aquarium: black algae, types of algae, saltwater tank
types of algae, saltwater tank, rocks: go to about.com and click on games and hobbies. Next click on saltwater aquariums,[lower left], there you will find almost any answer you need. There are many types of algae and this site will help you identify, and then get rid of it. All the best, Gerry...

Saltwater Aquarium: black algae??, blue green algae, debbie hauter
blue green algae, debbie hauter, types of algae: Hi Pat, Go to about.com and click on hobbies and games , then go to saltwater aquariums at the bottom left. You will then be at the site run by stan and debbie hauter. There you will find that there are literally thousands of types of algae but they...

Saltwater Aquarium: black growth, crushed coral, coral sand
crushed coral, coral sand, light tubes: sounds like some kind of cyno algae, its usually brown or black. just keep syphoning it out along with the top layer of coral sand. its usually a sign of a cycle, how old is your tank? it may also be a sign of old light tubes, you may wanna change them if...

Saltwater Aquarium: blueline triggerfish, trigger fish, kinds of fish
trigger fish, kinds of fish, tank size: Hi there, I cannot find any information on determining the sex of a trigger fish. I believe there is no known captive breeding of triggers as they go through a very hard stage as juveniles. Most info I have read on Triggers suggests you buy a larger trigger...

Saltwater Aquarium: brackish water aquarium, brackish water aquarium, water ecosystems
brackish water aquarium, water ecosystems, water marsh: Hi Rudi, Brackish system sounds very interesting. There are some freshwater fish like mollies and catfish that survive well in brackish water. Marsh life would also come to mind as a creature source. I don t know much about brackish water ecosystems...

Saltwater Aquarium: bristle worms in tank, bristle worms, bristle worm
bristle worms, bristle worm, types of fishes: Dawn, there are certain types of fishes that eat these worms. You do not have any in your tank, so here is plan B. Remove all of your live rock place it in fresh water for 2-4 days. If you can spray the rocks down as well. This will help get out the...

Saltwater Aquarium: bristtleworms, debbie hauter, saltwater aquariums
debbie hauter, saltwater aquariums, bristleworms: hi candy, go to about.com home site. click on hobbies ands games. on the next page you will find saltwater aquariums at the very bottom left. this will lead you to the site run by stan and debbie hauter. There are several articles on types of bristleworms...

Saltwater Aquarium: brittle star losing legs, raw shrimp, detrivore
raw shrimp, detrivore, brittle star: Hello Natalie, My first guess would be poor water conditions. Here is a spec sheet I have copied from Marine Depot. It is pretty general as to all the species. In a general sum it up have had good success with my black brittle star and have heard bad...

Saltwater Aquarium: brown algae, deep sand bed, gravel vacuum
deep sand bed, gravel vacuum, protein skimmer: Hello James, This sounds like a cyanobacteria (also known as red slime) it is not really an algae at all but a bacteria. Not only does it feed on sunlight it also feeds on nitrates and phosphates. Do you have an undergravel filter, a plenium (without...

Saltwater Aquarium: brown growth, saltwater tank, test for phosphates
saltwater tank, test for phosphates, spider crab: I am trying to figure out why the spider didn t eat the brown stuff does scare me, it is just probably algae. If you are having problems with algae test for phosphates. Do you use R/O water? What are you feeding the spider? Maybe try something a little more...

Saltwater Aquarium: brown jelly infection, metal halides, bubble coral
metal halides, bubble coral, immunity system: Tom, The course of action that you have chosen I would have done 100%. I am not sure why it keeps comimg back. I would place them in a separate enclosure and treat them as you are. I have only dealt with this type of infection once. It took 2 weeks...

Saltwater Aquarium: brown sand, 30 gallon tank, sand bed
30 gallon tank, sand bed, brown sand: sounds like you have a cyno problem, best thing to do is get some phosphate absorbing media in your filter and do a total tank blackout for 24 hours. also try syphoning off the top layer of your sand bed, this will remove the spores that are present at the...

Saltwater Aquarium: too many bubbles coming out of skimmer, protein skimmer, gallon tank
protein skimmer, gallon tank, water flow: hi, not a model we get here in the uk so unsure how it works exactly. the bubble stop should greatly reduce the number of bubbles you get in the tank. http://www.justphish.com/popup_image.php?pID=1406&osCsid=f248cbba66420b8593b06282e87ae279 that...

Saltwater Aquarium: bubbles, protein skimmer, crazy fish
protein skimmer, crazy fish, foam sleeve: Kim, Any idea who the manufacturer of the skimmer is? If I know what product I m dealing with I might be able to offer some suggestions. Also, you might even want to look at the directions or the manufacturer s web site to see if they have suggestions...

Saltwater Aquarium: bug on my fire fish, royal gramma, fire fish
royal gramma, fire fish, tank water: hi mate, firstly i would contact the place you got them from and ask for a refund. i think without a possitive ID on the parasite i would risk a fresh water dip to kill it off. what you need is a small container with fresh RO water at the same temp and...

Saltwater Aquarium: bugs & algee, blue legged hermit crabs, legged hermit crabs
blue legged hermit crabs, legged hermit crabs, reverse osmosis water: Curtis, The bugs are easy. Sounds to me like you have a flatworm population growing. They aren t harmful and provide a great foodsource for most gobies and blennies. Green Mandarins love them. The algae problem is a bit more difficult to pin down seeing...

Saltwater Aquarium: butterflies keep dying, butterfly fish, water parameters
butterfly fish, water parameters, yellow tang: Hello, Unfortunately in my experience butterfly s are very hard to acclimate and keep healthy in your system. I would look at where you are buying them from. It seems that the fish are not being taken care off in the shipping and handling process. They...

Saltwater Aquarium: Calcium dropping in saltwater tank, nano tank, hermit crabs
nano tank, hermit crabs, aquarium shop: Hi Dino, I have never used the C-Balance product but have now done some research on it. It is recommended that kalkwasser should be used as a supplement to it. Using kalkwasser you will find good results bringing up your calcium. This should solve...

Saltwater Aquarium: Canadian Online stores, saskatoon sk, winnipeg manitoba
saskatoon sk, winnipeg manitoba, jlaquatics: Hello Ellis, Ahh. Nice to see a fellow Canadian reefer. Sorry it took me so long to answer. I am not sure of any companies outside of Canada that ship into Canada without a dealers license due to the hold up at customs etc. However I can give you some...

Saltwater Aquarium: Canister filter for Saltwater aquariums?, aquaclear 500 power filter, protein skimmer
aquaclear 500 power filter, protein skimmer, mechanical filtration: Larry, Your Fluval 404 combined with a Aquaclear 500 will create sufficient mechanical filtration. A protein skimmer is a must to dissolve inorganic materials. Do not forget your live rock ( make sure your live rock has been fully cured) with live sand...

Saltwater Aquarium: Centipede, bristle worm, nitrate content
bristle worm, nitrate content, waste food: THE CREATURE YOU SAW IS A BRISTLE WORM. NOT BAD UNLESS THEY MULTIPLY TO THE POINT OF GETTING OUT OF HAND. THEY EAT WASTE FOOD. THE ALGAE IS A RESULT OF THE LIGHT AND NITRATE CONTENT IN THE WATER. USE YOUR LIGHT ABOUT 8 HOURS A DAY AND DO A WATER TEST FOR NITRATE....

Saltwater Aquarium: CHANGING A TANK, mild vinegar, vinegar solution
mild vinegar, vinegar solution, bleach solution: yeah should be no problem, if you soak the rocks in a mild bleach solution and rinse well, same goes for the tank give it a clean with a mild vinegar solution. have a look at malawi cichlids, they have the marine fish look about them but are fresh water....

Saltwater Aquarium: Chocolate Chip Starfish Illness, chocolate chip starfish, water bath
chocolate chip starfish, water bath, chunks: Hello Tammy, My first thoughts are is he alive? It sounds like he is rotting and deteriorating. I know you say he moves very little but thought it may be the current. If he is alive I am glad you moved him to another tank. As for a treatment I am...

Saltwater Aquarium: Clams, home aquarium, pristine water
home aquarium, pristine water, clams: Paul, not a good idea these clams have strict rules of caring for them. Most people can not feed these guys so they end up dead in a month or two. They need pristine water conditions, and expensive lighting. If you are interested go to clamsdirect.com....

Saltwater Aquarium: Cleaning Aquarium, crazy fish, brian brain
crazy fish, brian brain, tank air: brain, You can use a bleach water solution ( 1 cup bleach per 5 gallons of water)to sterilize the aquarium before using it, but please make sure to rise the tank well with straight water and let the tank air dry for a few days before setting it up. This...

Saltwater Aquarium: Clear roach things in my tank, dart fish, red shrimp
dart fish, red shrimp, cleaner shrimp: Tell me if they look like any of these, if they do no problems leave them be. A source of food for your fish, especially your percs. They will feed on them at night. Here is the link. http://saltaquarium.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=saltaquarium&cdn=homegarden&tm=17&gps=363_555_428_300&f=10&su=p284.8.150.ip_&tt=2&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.museum.vic.gov.au/crust/amphigal.htm...

Saltwater Aquarium: Cloudy eyes, broad spectrum antibiotic, poor water quality
broad spectrum antibiotic, poor water quality, naso tang: Hi Chris, If your naso is showing normal behaviour and has no other symptoms but cloudy eyes chances are it is a gram negative bacterialogical infection. How does your water test? If it tests okay for ammonia which of course should be zero, [if present...

Saltwater Aquarium: Cloudy tank for months, brown algae, saltwater aquariums
brown algae, saltwater aquariums, yellow tang: IT KIND OF SURPRISES ME THE LION AND PUFFER ARE DOING SO WELL, HOWEVER THEY ARE HARDY SPECIES. THE TANG DOES NOT SOUND LIKE HE S DOING WELL.TWO MONTHS IS NOT A VERY LONG TIME TO BE SET UP. SOMETIMES, IT TAKES THAT LONG FOR THE TANK TO CYCLE. WHAT ARE YOU...

Saltwater Aquarium: Cloudy Water, proper filtration, reef tank
proper filtration, reef tank, crazy fish: Frank, How long has this aquarium been set up? Generally it is not a great idea to clean both the aquarium and the filter on the same day as it tends to eliminate too many of the benefitial bacteria that are necessary for proper filtration. Also, how...

Saltwater Aquarium: Cloudy Water, uv sterilizer, sea snails
uv sterilizer, sea snails, biological filtration: Lonnie, How long has the tank been set up. Depending on how long the tank has been you could be seeing one of two things. One, it could be a bacterial bloom. This is pretty common in newer aquariums where there is not sufficient biological filtration...

Saltwater Aquarium: Cloudy Water, salt water tank, crazy fish
salt water tank, crazy fish, fish store: Joe, You re probably seeing a bacterial or algae bloom in the tank. It should go away on its own, but in the meantime do not do any water changes until the tank is over 6 weeks old and perhaps increase the production of your skimmer by increasing bubbles...

Saltwater Aquarium: Cloudy water, cloudy saltwater, crazy fish
cloudy saltwater, crazy fish, cloudy water: Dan, What is your question? I m assuming you mean that you have white cloudy saltwater, but you haven t told me anything about your aquarium. How long has it been set up? How many fish are in the tank? Details will help me help you. Regards, Scott...

Saltwater Aquarium: Clown Fish Breeding, water quality parameters, common clownfish
water quality parameters, common clownfish, clown fish: Hello, sorry about the delay just got back into town. As always you should strive for 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite under 20ppm for nitrate and a ph of 7.8 -8.1. These are the water numbers that I strive for. Temp should be around 80-82. I have read this sometimes...

Saltwater Aquarium: Clown Fish lying down, partial water change, clown fish
partial water change, clown fish, harsh reactions: glad to hear things are better. Premix your solution three days in advance with a heater and an airstone. The water will be readily accepted with no harsh reactions. Make sure salinity and temp match so the new water will enter the tank with the same basic...

Saltwater Aquarium: Clown trigger, aggressive species, clown trigger
aggressive species, clown trigger, finger tips: very aggressive. if you like your other fish and even your finger tips you might think of a less aggressive species. However, I love em. If you want one in a tank, clowns are perfect. they are so awesome looking and have quite a personality. they even develop...

Saltwater Aquarium: Clownfish, bumble bees, life span
bumble bees, life span, odd things: Hi there, My clownfish tend to host odd things for example in one tank I had them in they made like a well in the sand where they would rub around in and rest, now they have been moved to a larger tank they have picked up and down one of the corners to...

Saltwater Aquarium: Clownfish, marine salt, water changes
marine salt, water changes, skimming: firstly you will need a pair, they get on better as a pair. a minimum of a 30gal tank, a couple of small powerheads, 10Kg of live rock, test kits, a hydrometer, nice strong lighting, a source for RO water and marine salt and a heater. skimming is not really...

Saltwater Aquarium: Clownfish, partial water changes, ammonia test
partial water changes, ammonia test, slime coat: Hi Paul, Yes, it could very well have been a parasite. It could also be like a burn from high ammonia or nitrates, presently or previously. I recommend using some Melafix, this does not really cure the parasite but helps improve the fishes slime coat...

Saltwater Aquarium: Clownfish Questions, delicate ecosystem, reef life
delicate ecosystem, reef life, dogs cats: HI JESSICA, I WILL TRY TO ANSWER THESE GREAT QUESTIONS THE BEST I CAN, AND GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR PROJECT. GERRY. 1. ANEMONE? IF THE CLOWNFISH WAS CAUGHT IN THE WILD AN ANEMONE HOST IS DESIRABLE. IF TANK BRED AND RAISED IT MOST LIKELY DOES NOT MAKE A...

Saltwater Aquarium: Clownfish, salt water tanks, percula clownfish
salt water tanks, percula clownfish, hermit crabs: Angela, Couple of points 1. I would not buy a anemone because of the size of your tank and you will need to upgrade your lighting because the anemone needs Compact or VHO lights to survive otherwise it will die. 2. Your tank is at full capacity with...

Saltwater Aquarium: Coraline Algae, coraline algae, tough stuff
coraline algae, tough stuff, scraper: leave it on the rocks by all means but i think it always looks nicer with clear, clean glass. its tough stuff, as you probably know, so get a blade scraper. if you do want to keep it under control on the rocks why not get a small tuxedo urchin to eat it...

Saltwater Aquarium: Corals and fish mysteriously dying, candy cane coral, metal halides
candy cane coral, metal halides, coral banded shrimp: yeah i can relate, its a great hobby and when something like this happens its almost like your back at square 1. i have only been keeping marine fish for roughly 18 months so i am quite your junior!! i guess i have been very lucky and have had relatively...

Saltwater Aquarium: Corraline, lack of growth, soft corals, water chemicals
soft corals, water chemicals, gal sump: IT S FUNNY YOU SHOULD BRING THIS UP. I HAVE, IN THE PAST, HAD THE SAME PROBLEM. WHAT IS ODD, HOWEVER IS THE CORALINE GROWTH WOULD SKYROCKET AND THEN DIE OFF TO A DEGREE. IF YOU TEST YOUR FRIENDS WATER IT MAY BE HIGH IN NITRATES, ON WHICH ALGAES FEED. GO TO...

Saltwater Aquarium: Correct number of fish for my tank, corner tank, cleaner shrimp
corner tank, cleaner shrimp, size fish: Hi Mark, What type and size fish do you have? How often and how much do you feed them? How long has the tank been in operation? Did you add the rock and fish within a short period of time or gradually add one thing at a time? Please send me some answers...

Saltwater Aquarium: Crab, sally lightfoot crab, fish shops
sally lightfoot crab, fish shops, decorator crab: could be a xanthid crab of some kind, there are lots of species of xanthid crabs and all are pretty nasty (and poisonous so don t eat it or give it to anything else to eat.......well unless you don t like them) could also be a teddybear crab, again not very...

Saltwater Aquarium: Crack in base of double base tank, spray bar, centre hole
spray bar, centre hole, sheet of glass: Hello David, I am extremely sorry for the long wait. I guess I should have put myself on holiday s to get my tank moved it just turned out to be a bigger job then I expected. Just wanted to agree that this sounds like it should fix you up. I also...

Saltwater Aquarium: Cycle, brown algae, gallon fish
brown algae, gallon fish, brownish color: It could be but brown algae is not a great item to have in your tank anyway. You do not need your lights on for the tank to cycle. Turn them off and see if that helps with the algae. Get back to me in a couple of weeks and by then you will be putting a few...

Saltwater Aquarium: Cycling, ammonia nitrate, nitrite levels
ammonia nitrate, nitrite levels, ammonia level: hi Alan, it is really confusing to start with, you get so many diffrent answers from so many diffrent people. if i were you i would get the damsels out now as they are aggressive little buggers and you will not be able to keep anything else with them in...

Saltwater Aquarium: Cycling tank, bristle worms, bristle worm
bristle worms, bristle worm, worm eggs: HLLE is common with regal tangs that are kept in too small a tank, just give him plenty of greens and keep him well fed to try and build up his immune system. there really is nothing you can do for it other than what you have done. just hope she picks up...

Saltwater Aquarium: Cycling, salt water tanks, ammonia nitrate
salt water tanks, ammonia nitrate, ammonia level: Hi Alan, I know this can be very confusing, but don t get discouraged, in time it will all balance out and stabilize. You are doing the right thing by trying to get some answers. Firstly, the reason for the water changes is to try and keep you ammonia...

Saltwater Aquarium: canister filter pads, beneficial bacteria, filter pads
beneficial bacteria, filter pads, filter pad: Hello, Try performing a 5% water change for the next week. Do this twice in the first week and once in the second week. I would place a filter in each tray. They do sell nitrate reducing pads but in all honestly I do not know how effective they are....

Saltwater Aquarium: change of mind, natural food sources, coral gravel
natural food sources, coral gravel, protein skimmer: Malco, It s never too late to convert a tank to marine, but I would like to get some more details from you regarding what type of filter you were provided with, etc. Beyond that you will want to switch out the gravel with a coral gravel or aragonite. ...

Saltwater Aquarium: chiller???, metal halides, saltwater tank
metal halides, saltwater tank, extreme research: Hi Jordan, This is a hard question. I do not know if you have metal halides, or if you live in the desert, or Alaska. The easiest way for me to answer your question is monitor your water temperature. Your water temperature should never exceed 80 degrees...

Saltwater Aquarium: chocolate chip starfish, chocolate chip starfish, snowflake eel
chocolate chip starfish, snowflake eel, coral beauty: unfortunatly yes it is normal, its common for alot of star fish to eat polyps, corals and even snails. The chocolate chip star fish are deffinatly not reef safe, they also grow pretty big, its recomended to keep them in tanks of over 150 gallons. its a...

Saltwater Aquarium: cinnamon clown has somthing coming out of its head!, main reef, little fella
main reef, little fella, white worms: its deffinatly some kind of parasite, not easy to remove with medication. best advice i can offer is a fresh water dip, use fresh RO water and net the fish, dip him into the water for no more that 20 seconds. to be honest you will do best to keep him in your...

Saltwater Aquarium: clams, tridacna clam, refugium
tridacna clam, refugium, kitchen light: Hi Rudi, Sorry for delay in getting back to you. To answer your question; A 60 watt bulb is not enough light for a Tridacna clam. Ideal lighting for these creatures is 5.5-10K, you would not want to use anything less. I hope this is helpful. Cheste...

Saltwater Aquarium: cleaner shrimp, cleaner shrimp, tank temperature
cleaner shrimp, tank temperature, tank water: hi mike, the fish will only go over to the shrimp for cleaning when they need to, so there is nothing wrong with him. the missing feelers on your shrimp will grow back fast, as he moults new ones will grow back. with regards to the water changes, what...

Saltwater Aquarium: cleaners, sea cucumbers, filtration devices
sea cucumbers, filtration devices, saltwater tank: Assuming you have a saltwater tank, there is a wide variety of creatures that will ingest the ditrius created by living organisms. This is comprised of waste, uneaten food and other matter in the system not otherwise digested. One source of keeping a saltwater...

Saltwater Aquarium: cleaning coral and rocks, coral pieces, brown algae
coral pieces, brown algae, strenght: Hi there, I have not personally used bleach for this purpose myself. But I have used bleach for my purigen bags when cleaning them for the filter. So its probably possible. With the purigen its one part bleach to one part water soaked for 24 hrs (I usually...

Saltwater Aquarium: cloudy aquarium, protein skimmer, cloudy aquarium
protein skimmer, cloudy aquarium, 3 monts: Hello Ella, Please give me some more info on what type of pump and filter system you are using. Have you had your water analyzed by your pet store? Are you using tap water? If so, bring them a sample of that, too. What type of fish, and how many,...

Saltwater Aquarium: cloudy milky water, oxygen transfer, size tank
oxygen transfer, size tank, saltwater tank: For a little while turn off the air, you will have enough oxygen transfer with the pumps. Do 1/4 water changes every week / with additional carbon until it clears up. Just a suggestion, you may want to consider reading up on lighting for a marine aquarium,...

Saltwater Aquarium: cloudy salt water tank, salt water tank, water change
salt water tank, water change, snails: Hi there, Usually this is due to an bacteria bloom. I don t know that this would have anything to do with the death of the fish, I have had this with a couple of my tanks and besides not looking the nicest, it has been harmless. The way I have fixed the problem...

Saltwater Aquarium: cloudy salt water, protein skimmers, cannister filters
protein skimmers, cannister filters, saltwater tank: Hi there, Sounds like a bacterial bloom which is not harmful to the fish. I have had these in the past on tanks that are fairly new. The way I have removed it is to run some carbon through the filter. This has always helped within a few days, even overnight....

Saltwater Aquarium: cloudy tank, nitrates nitrites, aquaclear powerhead
nitrates nitrites, aquaclear powerhead, protein skimmer: Marla, Yeah, you re definitely under filtered for as many fish as you have in the tank. That cloudiness you see might have started as a fine particulate matter that was floating around but most likely has turned into a bacterial bloom to help filter the...

Saltwater Aquarium: cloudy water, algae problems, micro bubbles
algae problems, micro bubbles, sea clone: hmmmmmmm that is odd. i have never heard or seen anything like that happen before. could possibly be an algae bloom in the water. do you get algae problems? how long are your lights on during the day? what livestock do you have? if none you could do a tank...

Saltwater Aquarium: cloudy water and algae, salt water tank, phosphate remover
salt water tank, phosphate remover, protein skimmer: anthony, go to about.com, click on games and hobbies, next page click on saltwater aquariums. You will be at the site where you can find all your answers. At the very bottom you will find all the past subjects and articles. Click there and you will get help....

Saltwater Aquarium: cloudy water in a marine tank, marine tank, eheim filter
marine tank, eheim filter, algea: Try to do some more water changes, I would try to do about 20% per week until the problem clears up. Do you have a skimmer? If not I recommend adding one, also if you are doing so now I would also use R/O DI water. Let me know how it goes. Regards Michae...

Saltwater Aquarium: cloudy water in tank, protein skimmers, uv sterilizers
protein skimmers, uv sterilizers, crazy fish: You are most likely experiencing a bacterial bloom. This will happen from time to time whenever there is a small spike in your organic load. What probably set this one off is the water change and filter change. When you changed the filter you removed some...

Saltwater Aquarium: cloudy water, protein skimmer, water chemicals
protein skimmer, water chemicals, water change: Hello, I personally do not use any sort of water conditioners, or clear water chemicals. When you did your water change do you stir up the sand bed, this can contribute to cloudy water but it settles down in 24-48 hours. You may have a bacterial bloom...

Saltwater Aquarium: clown fish lying down, damsel fish, clown fish
damsel fish, clown fish, fish store: Aha, this could be exactly what happened. You need to leave that salt water for about 2 weeks preferably with an air stone and to check the salinity before adding it to a tank. Its very important. Also you need to remove the chlorine etc from the water before...

Saltwater Aquarium: clown fish, clown fish, t rush
clown fish, t rush, clown triggerfish: Clown Triggerfish, first are a little on the pricey side, and their handling and care take a little more than the rest. They can t handle water parameter changes to well. I would wait for a while, get into the aquarium with other triggers. Remember if you...

Saltwater Aquarium: clownfish, percula clownfish, saltwater tanks
percula clownfish, saltwater tanks, small tank: Sorry for the time delay, could not log on for about a week. Clowns look cute but are very territorial and can be very aggressive. Particularly when you add one when another is already established. If you want both clowns in the same tank, take your clown...

Saltwater Aquarium: clownfish, pom pom crab, anemonie
pom pom crab, anemonie, clown fish: so you thought you would cheat and ask me right??? well the clown fish aren t immune to the stings of the anemonie they just build up a tollerance to them. they will court the anemonie gently brushing up against it to let the anemonie know they aint food,...

Saltwater Aquarium: clownfish, diamond goby, clown fish
diamond goby, clown fish, beginner fish: Hi Al, From what you have told me there doesn t seem to be any real reason why the clown fish did not make it. The nitrates were a bit high, but the water change should have brought that down and stabilized things. You should try to make sure your PH...

Saltwater Aquarium: Are my clownfish pregnant?, blue green chromis, blue damsel
blue green chromis, blue damsel, ocellaris clownfish: Hi there, That is certainly alot of fish for not even having the tank up a month.. I never recommend adding fish before the tank has cycled which takes 4-6 weeks (sometimes even 8) I assume perhaps the clown is getting used to its environment. I also doubt...

Saltwater Aquarium: clownfish twitch, lawnmower blenny, aquarium environments
lawnmower blenny, aquarium environments, necessary attributes: Hi Joshua, It is entirely up to you. If the male continues to show his interest without any response from the female, it is possible that she does not feel quite comfortable with the damsels in such close quarters, however by removing the damsels you may...

Saltwater Aquarium: clownfish, clown fish, hiding places
clown fish, hiding places, anemone: Steven, This one is hard to say. Did you buy the anemone and clowns at the same time and from the same tank. If not it may take a couple of weeks for this to happen. Sometimes clowns will not go to a host until mating begins. Then the clowns may lay...

Saltwater Aquarium: cocopods, breakfast cerial, small bugs
breakfast cerial, small bugs, copepods: do you mean COPEOPODS? as i always thought cocopods were the breakfast cerial that turns your milk chocolaty? copepods are small crustceans that are never more than half a cm long (most are much smaller). In english, they are small bugs that run around...

Saltwater Aquarium: colour change of shrimp, crazy fish, g protein
crazy fish, g protein, colour change: Raymond, I m not entirely sure why that happens, but I would venture to guess it has something with the oxygen in their blood and tissues. I d try contacting one of the other experts that deals with cooking. Thanks for your time and best of luck finding...

Saltwater Aquarium: compatability, fish shop, gal tank
fish shop, gal tank, later research: they are aggressive towards invertebrates, not so much fish. they tend to eat corals or starve to death, more likely to starve to death. i think people have had some sucsess with putting in live muscles in shells and similar. try reserching before you buy,...

Saltwater Aquarium: compatability of sea apples,etc, domino damsel, mushroom corals
domino damsel, mushroom corals, bubble anemone: the sea apples are very dangerous if they are not happy, it can poison your tank and kill everything in it. i would say no, not a good idea to have it ith fish and if possible i would take it back to where you got it unless you can keep it happy in a species...

Saltwater Aquarium: compatibility, lion fish, small tank
lion fish, small tank, gallon tank: the tank is way too small for a tang or a lion fish, a lion fish will need a minimum of 150 gallon tank and any tang will need the same to be happy. none of the fish you have mentioned will be ok with the lion fish really especially in such a small tank...

Saltwater Aquarium: compatibility, brine shrimp, leather corals
brine shrimp, leather corals, shrimp fish: Hi Luke, Interesting, beach fleas I am sure that they would be safe for corals as well as your fish. There are a few tangs in that size range; Yellow tangs, purple tangs, black tangs, as well as the Chevron and Mimic tangs being pretty close to...

Saltwater Aquarium: compatibility, pipe fish, sea horses
pipe fish, sea horses, aggressive nature: well i guess the tank bred common clowns would be more compatable due to their less aggressive nature. to be honest though, sea horses are very slow moving and probably would not be able to compete against the clowns for food. the sea horses have a...

Saltwater Aquarium: conditions in new tank water, setting up a salt water aquarium, salt water aquarium
setting up a salt water aquarium, salt water aquarium, jana jana: Jana, Make sure your filter is flowing at 100% it s flow rate. Put some extra carbon in the filter to help polish the water. Once I washed my substrate 30 times before I placed it in my tank. They do not tell you that in the directions! Good Luck ...

Saltwater Aquarium: converting a fresh water to a salt water, natural reefs, saltwater tank
natural reefs, saltwater tank, gal tank: the bio balls will also collect nitrates and lech them into your tank, it really is best to use live rock. I used to use an external filter, all i used in it was carbon, nitrate minus and phosban with a coarse filter pad. i had to clean the filter every month...

Saltwater Aquarium: copper line, keeping marine fish, flexible copper
keeping marine fish, flexible copper, copper line: deffinatly do not use copper, it will lech into the water and kill all your inverts. it will also render your tank useless for keeping marine fish. stainless steel is also knows to have problems as if there is the slightest bit of rust (trust me salt water...

Saltwater Aquarium: copper, salt water tank, salt water reef
salt water tank, salt water reef, t5 lights: Hi there Sebastian, I am not too sure if your tank is 36 inches wide with two 39 watt T5 s, or 48 inches wide with two 54 watt T5 s, either way I would just double up so you have four bulbs. Metal halide lighting is great too and many people use...

Saltwater Aquarium: coral, hippo tang, reef tank
hippo tang, reef tank, tank volume: Hi Jerry, I am sorry to hear the news, but surprised your closed corals may still be alive. It must have been a small dose. You must never use Copper based products, Cheleated copper is copper... Copper in a reef tank can sit inside the live rock, substrate...

Saltwater Aquarium: my coral is dying, clown fish, lack of oxygen
clown fish, lack of oxygen, corals: firstly i will need to know what the coral is, i can t give a diagnosis as all corals are different. do you have any other corals near the ill one? noticed any aiptasias near by? is the clown wild caught or tank bred? if its at the surface it suggests...

Saltwater Aquarium: coral and octopus, mushroom rocks, bubble coral
mushroom rocks, bubble coral, tank mates: there is no real limit on corals, they produce very little waste. the nenny may be a problem though, if it decides to wonder it may sting you corals. the octopus is such a bad idea, they are serious escape artists. to be honest you seem to have ignored...

Saltwater Aquarium: coral and octopus, toad stools, bubble coral
toad stools, bubble coral, toad stool: Hi Rudi, There isn t really a recommended amount of corals and anemones to keep, however your tank can become over populated. In addition you do have to take in consideration what you buy as many of them will grow quite large (ie toad stools) and many...

Saltwater Aquarium: coral, protein skimmer, pulsing xenia
protein skimmer, pulsing xenia, uv sterilizer: well mushrooms, sacrophytons and a few finger corals should be ok under that lighting, they are purely photosynthetic and require no extra feeding. a pulsing xenia would do ok too, they need iodine suplimentation to thrive though. really the trick with...

Saltwater Aquarium: corals and rock, varius types, saltwater tank
varius types, saltwater tank, daylight conditions: Mike, I would use both lights at once. If you lighting system came with a blue led moonlight that is what you can use at night. The 12 k will similate daylight conditions. Your Actinic will enhance the color of live rock and coral. All of my literature...

Saltwater Aquarium: corals, personal residence, personal recommendation
personal residence, personal recommendation, air express: Hi Abraham, well this is a good question. To be honest I have never looked for livestock on ebay, but I guess they have everything don t they and often with good deals. So that being said, I think you will have to use your best judgement on this one. ...

Saltwater Aquarium: custom saltwater aquarium, salt water aquarium, water test kits
salt water aquarium, water test kits, salt water reef: i think its best you reserch the basics yourself, it can be a very complicated hobby. its no good me telling you what you need of you don t know why. here is a list of reserch for you. protein skimmer media reactor salt water test kits chemical make...

Saltwater Aquarium: Dark stringy stuff on live sand, ammonia levels, salt mixture
ammonia levels, salt mixture, fish waste: Hello Scott, First I must mention that this is an old school way of cycling a tank and is inhumane. Do not get too attached to your new fish because their most likely fate will be death. The ammonia levels will soon start to rise to very toxic levels...

Saltwater Aquarium: Dead Fish, salt water tank, hermet crabs
salt water tank, hermet crabs, turbo snails: my guess is that the water changes which were often and a high percent of change may have affected the ability of your fish to ward off any more stress. I also think you are correct in assuming the dehumdifier water may have had something to do with it. what...

Saltwater Aquarium: Dead fish & high ammonia, yellow watchman goby, ammonia level
yellow watchman goby, ammonia level, ammonia levels: get some powerheads pointing at the surface of the water, this will stabilize your PH and aid good gas transfer (PH is something that contributes to ammonia levels) i would only feed every other day (perhaps you tank sitter overfed contributing to high ammonia)...

Saltwater Aquarium: Dead rock become live rock?, blue damsel, turbo snail
blue damsel, turbo snail, reef tank: Hello, you will have to build up your bacteria levels...which just takes some time. I like to add some live sand. Once sufficient bacteria has build up it will attach it s self to your rock. Your can add some live cultured bacteria it is keep in the...

Saltwater Aquarium: Dog face puffer, pipes, tank
pipes, tank, dog face puffer: THEY ARE PRETTY SEDENTARY. THEY DON T MOVE AROUND MUCH, UNLESS YOU SHOW THEM FOOD. THEY CURL THEIR TAIL NATURALLY. IF HE S EATING HE S PROBABLY FINE. START PLAYING WITH HIM USING HIS FAVORITE TREATS AND HE WILL BE MORE ACTIVE WHEN YOU COME AROUND THE TANK...

Saltwater Aquarium: Dwarf Seahorses and Bristleworms, bristle worms, dwarf seahorses
bristle worms, dwarf seahorses, mantis shrimp: Hello James, I have never owned dwarf sea horses, but I have owned several different species of the larger ones and the bristle worms were not a bother until they were sick and dyeing. If the clear shrimp you saw was a Mantis shrimp then it would be...

Saltwater Aquarium: Dwarf Seahorses, baby brine shrimp, keeping marine fish
baby brine shrimp, keeping marine fish, horse tanks: Hi there, I would definitely not recommend Dwarf seahorses to a beginner with seahorses let alone marine tanks. Seahorses require specialized care and I would really recommend some sort of experience keeping marine fish before trying seahorses. The 5 gallon...

Saltwater Aquarium: Dying fish, hot water heater, reef tanks
hot water heater, reef tanks, water parameters: Kris, If it was a parasite or other bacterial infection waiting over a 14 days from the death of the last fish to ensure that the parasite dies off. Most parasites can not live outside of a host for more than 14 days. Is it possible that some other pollutant...

Saltwater Aquarium: damsels, ammonia nitrate, coral banded shrimp
ammonia nitrate, coral banded shrimp, nitrite levels: have you noticed any aggression toward him from the others? they are very territorial, after they have claimed their patch of reef (they usually require a patch of 50cmX50cm) they will defend it to the death. it could be there is not enough reef to go...

Saltwater Aquarium: dead fish but live invertebrates, skilter 250, saltwater aquarium
skilter 250, saltwater aquarium, dead fish: sounds like some form of infection to me, and the nitrIte is very high it should be zero, nitrAtes are tollerable at that level. i would leave it for a good few weeks before putting any more fish in, do water changes every week and keep testing the water...

Saltwater Aquarium: dead live rock, salt water tank, easyer
salt water tank, easyer, salinity: both ways will work but its so much easyer to make sure that the old rock is free from salt so it can t affect the SG when you get it wet again. there is no chance that any bacteria will survive the high SG so you have nothing to loose by curing it in fresh...

Saltwater Aquarium: dead live rock, ro water, water changes
ro water, water changes, red colour: well i would cure the rock in pure RO water for a while, keep the flow very good through the rock. minimum of 2 weeks or so with water changes every other day or so. this will make sure any dead stuff is out of the rock and it will be ready to go into freshly...

Saltwater Aquarium: different types of algea, and calcium questions:, salt water aquarium, lawnmower blenny
salt water aquarium, lawnmower blenny, protein skimmers: i am sory to hear about your blenny! i have never heard of that type of filter before, but if its doing the job ok..... well if your water perameters were ok, it could have been any number of things that killed your blenny, whats your SG and PH at? i have...

Saltwater Aquarium: discolored sand, clown fish, excess nutrients
clown fish, excess nutrients, hermit crabs: Hi there, A tank should be cycled for 4-6 weeks with the live rock in it as well as feeding the tank to build up the bacteria. A tank wont cycle in a few days. It sounds like it could be some form of algae. We used to get brown sand until we added some sand...

Saltwater Aquarium: disease related - Koran angle, poor water quality, epson salts
poor water quality, epson salts, spirulina algae: Hello, first thing is too get the angle in a separate tank for quarantine. Pop-eye is a condition where gas or fluids build up behind the eye. Sometimes an antibiotic will help. most times it goes away on it s own. I would not treat your entire tank....

Saltwater Aquarium: dog face puffer, clown fish, queston
clown fish, queston, crabs: Hi john, Doggies are generally pretty docile and friendly. Has he been eating good? If so I kind of doubt he was the culprit but anything is possible in nature. I used to have a pocupine puffer who would take bites out of fish swimming by. Just keep...

Saltwater Aquarium: dog face puffer, reef tank, hermit crabs
reef tank, hermit crabs, aggressive behaviors: Dave , I have two dog faced puffers and what I have read they are not reef safe fish because they may try to eat your clean-up crew. Mine are fine but they sometimes go after my shrimp and cleaners but they have not done any real damage to my reef. I...

Saltwater Aquarium: dog faced puffer, rock and gravel, water chemistry
rock and gravel, water chemistry, new tank: Suzanne, Puffers are not really an active species of fish. To be on the safe side check your water chemistry. All of your other fish seem to be doing well so I do not think it s your water. Some fish need extra time to acclimate themselves to a new tank....

Saltwater Aquarium: dont know what to do, salt water tank, sump refugium
salt water tank, sump refugium, 10 gallon tank: Hi Linda; Well I don t like to say anyone is wrong, because everyone has there opinions. I just don t think you have enough filtration. A skimmer will help a lot, and to be honest I would venture to say you need a canister filter. Now I am going to go as...

Saltwater Aquarium: dying coral, mushrooms, star polyps, gal reef tank, reef inhabitants
gal reef tank, reef inhabitants, star polyps: Dear Deb, On the saltwter aquarium site at about.com there is a good but lots of work way to get the nitrate levels down. Ther are also some products on the market and that you can make yourself which will help with denitrafication. You will find...

Saltwater Aquarium: dying fish, fish question, protein skimmer
fish question, protein skimmer, tank equipment: hi, thanks for the stats. seems ok to be but the salinity is very low, needs to be 1.024-1.026. only thing i can think of is try running carbon to remove the trace copper as this can be pretty stressfull for the fish if its left in the tank. also with...

Saltwater Aquarium: dying fish and green algae, salt water aquarium, turbo snails
salt water aquarium, turbo snails, red algae: THE WATER AND LIGHT WOULD BE THE ONLY DIFFERENCES I COULD THINK OF RIGHT OFF. i WOULD CLEAN THE ROCK WITH A VEGGIE BRUSH. KEEP A SPRAY BOTTLE WITH TANK WATER AND KEEP THE ROCK WET AS YOU CLEAN. ADD ABOUT 30 TURBO SNAILS. GET A LAWNMOWER BLENNIE AND A SEA SLUG....

Saltwater Aquarium: dying fish, chocolate chip starfish, air bubbler
chocolate chip starfish, air bubbler, feather duster: What is your water quality like? I need readings on ph, salinity, ammonia, nitrites, & nitrates. What type of ilter system do you have and how often do you change the media? How often do you do water changes? Do you have a protein skimmer? Do you have live...

Saltwater Aquarium: dying soft corals, ammonia nitrate, soft corals
ammonia nitrate, soft corals, signs of stress: Shane, Did you have a sudden drop in salinity ? Sounds to me like you may have had an NH3 spike but you said your readings were all fine. I do not do much regarding soft corals but do they have adequate light/nutrients. They are also affected by high...

Saltwater Aquarium: AFTER EFFECTS OF ICH TREATMENT, chocolate chip starfish, phosban reactor
chocolate chip starfish, phosban reactor, clown fish: Hello Kimberly, I am positive that the treatment that the pet store rep sold you was a copper base product. I have been posting to everyone I talk to that Copper CAN NOT BE ADDED to a reef tank. As well that Chelated Copper and Copper Safe Products are/contain...

Saltwater Aquarium: Emperator w/cloudy eye, emperor angel, cloudy eye
emperor angel, cloudy eye, crazy fish: Joyce, Feel free to contact me with any other questions or concerns that you may have. I can be reached more directly at the following email address: customerservice@aquariumcrazyfish.com Thanks again for your time and attention. Regards, Scott Johnson...

Saltwater Aquarium: Feather duster, feather duster, turbo snails
feather duster, turbo snails, hermit crabs: there really isn t anything you can do for it, they do sometimes loose their feathers if they get stressed. they dont always grow back either, if they do you will be very lucky. try and make sure its not in too high a flow area, thats all i can say really...

Saltwater Aquarium: Featherdusters, lion fish, featherduster
lion fish, featherduster, anemones: Hi Seth, I am new on this site and have noticed this question has been in here unanswered for awhile. Unfortunately I have never known this to happen with featherdusters and therefore am not positive what would have caused it. Is there any possibility...

Saltwater Aquarium: Feeding dog face puffer, reef tank, first fish
reef tank, first fish, uneaten food: Hi Ralph, Did you get my answer? Gerry. Just in case you did nt, you should feed him only as much as he will eat in just a few minutes two to three times a day. They will eat voraciously but for only a short time. Please let me know you received my answer...

Saltwater Aquarium: Feeding, wolf eel, tank mates
wolf eel, tank mates, reef fish: Lou, I have never owned a tessalated eel but I would feed them a diet of cut up shrimp, squid, and frozen silversides. Try to place food items on a feeding stick (like I do with my wolf eel). They will learn feeding schedules very quickly. As far...

Saltwater Aquarium: FISH BREATHING rapidly, small fish, water change
small fish, water change, rapid breathing: Yes, it sounds like your fish are suffering from ammonia poisoning. rapid breathing is caused by the following: 1. fish not getting enough o2 2. high waste levels in your water such as ammonia and nitrite. 3. gill damage from parasites. 4....

Saltwater Aquarium: Filter, filtration methods, live sand
filtration methods, live sand, water tanks: Hi Carol Everyone will have their own ideas on what to use, just as me. I have used many different type of filtration methods over the years, and what i found to work the best for me is, live rock, refugium, a skimmer, and a canister. As far as substrate...

Saltwater Aquarium: Filter, cable ties, alternate solution
cable ties, alternate solution, home depot: Hi Tom, The only way I can think of to hold the top securely is with cable ties. They can be purchased at home depot for a few dollars. The long thick ones will probably be strong enough to hold the top on tight enough to prevent leakeage. If not long...

Saltwater Aquarium: Filtering salt water, salt water pond, pool pump
salt water pond, pool pump, phosphates: firstly may i ask why you built a saltwater pond? just intrigued as to what your gonna put in there. the algae is a normal process that the pond must go through, called cycling. to be honest you will always get algae as its in direct sunlight, there is...

Saltwater Aquarium: Filtration media, reef tank, filtration media
reef tank, filtration media, bottom chamber: Jason, We have the same filter so I will tell you what has worked for me in my reef tank. Use: 1. Fluval Biomax Top Chamber 2. Biomax with some fluval Carbon middle chamber 3. Pre-filter media and floss bottom chamber 4. I also use two other...

Saltwater Aquarium: Filtration, salt water tank, overflow box
salt water tank, overflow box, filtration system: Jim, It sounds like there is a problem with your overflow box (black box). It may not be sealing correctly hence the bubbles. Water should flow evenly from the pump to the tank and via the over-flow but there is a problem with this channel. Without...

Saltwater Aquarium: Fire worms, fire worms, little critters
fire worms, little critters, life rocks: Hi Arka, Sorry it has taken us so long to answer your question, not generally the case with this site so I hope it does not deter you from coming to us for any future help you may need. Now, these little critters can become overwhelming I know, but you...

Saltwater Aquarium: Fish compatability, salt water tank, jewel aquarium
salt water tank, jewel aquarium, clown fish: i would say you are pretty much at your stock limit, you can probably get away with 1 or 2 small fish. Have a look at some blennies or gobies (some of my favourite marine fish come from these species) stay away from damsels and some psudochromis as they will...

Saltwater Aquarium: Fish Dying in New Tank, protein skimmer, coral gravel
protein skimmer, coral gravel, ammonia test: Do not use the skimmer until the tank cycles. When you add fish do you acclimate them slowly or just pour them in? Do an ammonia test. Amquel is good but let tank cycle for a couple of weeks with the live rock and then try a couple of damsels but test the...

Saltwater Aquarium: Our Fish are all dying...AGAIN!, reef tank, hermit crabs
reef tank, hermit crabs, polish painting: Hello Kelly, A shortage of O2 would defiantly do it. I have a pretty big skimmer running 24/7 so I almost have too much O2 in the water. As far as the lionfish rumor, I cannot answer this from experience but I would believe it to be true. I am not...

Saltwater Aquarium: Fish are dying, need help, salt water fish, ammonia nitrate
salt water fish, ammonia nitrate, marine hobbyist: Ursula, One of the better books on the market right now for novice hobbyists is The Conscientious Marine Hobbyist by Bob Fenner. It s current and full of everything you ll need to know to be successful in the hobby. Additional information on this book can...

Saltwater Aquarium: Fish are flying the coop, fish tanks, crazy fish
fish tanks, crazy fish, long tank: Aaron, The species that you lost are all known jumpers, especially when startled. It would not be uncommon for any of these fish to jump while they are still trying to get used to a new environment. Clearly they haven t settled in or gotten used to what...

Saltwater Aquarium: Fish Health, medical syringe, secondary bacterial infections
medical syringe, secondary bacterial infections, crazy fish: George, The air bubble that you are seeing most likely came from excess bubbles in your tank or where you got him from. I recommend using a product like MelaFix to prevent any secondary bacterial infections and unless you have a medical syringe and needle...

Saltwater Aquarium: Fish Tank Dimensions and Lighting, suitable substrate, acrylic tank
suitable substrate, acrylic tank, rock tank: hi, sounds like an awesome project!! only thing i can recomend you look out for is adequate tank bracing (with a tank this deep it will be heavily braced top and bottom and will be made from 1 thick acrylic)which may cause shadows from the lighting. the...

Saltwater Aquarium: Fish Tank, gallon aquarium, crazy fish
gallon aquarium, crazy fish, fish tank: Marisa, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, things have been crazy here and I haven t had a lot of time to respond to non-customer related emails. Regardless, without knowing what you have and don t have for filtration, etc it really is hard for...

Saltwater Aquarium: Fish, tank conditions, doctor foster
tank conditions, doctor foster, sea horses: Becki, As a general rule Octopus, seahorses and lobsters are really difficult to keep. I have never owned a Octopus. They are too hard to keep. Your tank conditions must be excellent. Oceanrider.com tells you all about seahorses. This website is...

Saltwater Aquarium: Flounders, live brine shrimp, tank
live brine shrimp, tank, fish: just as a quick warning these guys grow massive, the female grows at roughly 3 times faster than the male to 12 -30 +. they are also aggressive feeders and need a supply of live foods which will prove expensive, they are also canibalistic so may end up eating...

Saltwater Aquarium: Fluval 403, gallon reef tank, protein skimmer
gallon reef tank, protein skimmer, chemical filtration: Michael, Just like anything in the world, everybody has an opinion. It s up to you to decide who s opinion you should trust. 26 gallon reef tank... Your live rock and sand should provide enough biological filtration for the few fish you will be able to...

Saltwater Aquarium: From Fresh to Salt Water, hydor koralia, protein skimmer
hydor koralia, protein skimmer, calcium levels: to be honest you can t really get enough flow in the tank, your aiming for 20X total tank volume turnover per hour. so your looking at 28,000 litres per hour. sounds alot but get a couple of hydor koralia 2 s and maybe a couple of 1 s and your set. the...

Saltwater Aquarium: Fresh Water Dip to cure diseases, max time, salinity
max time, salinity, fresh water: Jeff, I use a low salinity quarantine process to rid my fish of parasites. Try lowering your salinity to 1.010 or 15ppt. Many parasites have a much lower tolerance for decreased salinity. You should do this with your quarantine tank. a 3 week process...

Saltwater Aquarium: Fuzz:, anenome, ill effects
anenome, ill effects, fuzz: Hello, sorry for the delay. I was looking for an answer for you. It sounds like it is a build-up of lime/calcium on your live rock. I have some patches as well. It s been there for about a year now and I have had no ill effects concerning my water quality...

Saltwater Aquarium: 20 gal. saltwater tank, salt water tank, hearty fish
Saltwater Aquarium: 20 gal. saltwater tank, salt water tank, hearty fish, first tank

Saltwater Aquarium: 55 gallon salt water tank, percula clown fish, hippo tang
Saltwater Aquarium: 55 gallon salt water tank, percula clown fish, hippo tang, blue tangs

Saltwater Aquarium: 55 gallon salt water tank being moved, skewer, salt water
Saltwater Aquarium: 55 gallon salt water tank being moved, skewer, salt water, good luck

Saltwater Aquarium: 75 gallon salt water tank, salt water, tank
Saltwater Aquarium: 75 gallon salt water tank, salt water, tank

Saltwater Aquarium: Aquarium Setup for Clownfish, freshwater tanks, saltwater tanks
Saltwater Aquarium: Aquarium Setup for Clownfish, freshwater tanks, saltwater tanks, bubble wall

Saltwater Aquarium: aquarium lighting, daylight bulbs, replacement bulbs
Saltwater Aquarium: aquarium lighting, daylight bulbs, replacement bulbs, gallon tank

Saltwater Aquarium: aquatic inverts, aiptasia, tank size
Saltwater Aquarium: aquatic inverts, aiptasia, tank size, lemon juice

Saltwater Aquarium: Bristleworms, carefull, crabs
Saltwater Aquarium: Bristleworms, carefull, crabs, bad luck

Saltwater Aquarium: Brown matter(not hair algea) on glass, slime algae, routine water
Saltwater Aquarium: Brown matter(not hair algea) on glass, slime algae, routine water, nassarius snails

Saltwater Aquarium: brown algae, slime algae, brown algae
Saltwater Aquarium: brown algae, slime algae, brown algae, phosphates

Saltwater Aquarium: Canadian Online stores, marine livestock, london ontario
Saltwater Aquarium: Canadian Online stores, marine livestock, london ontario, canada

Saltwater Aquarium: Clownfish, clown fish, bobing
Saltwater Aquarium: Clownfish, clown fish, bobing, two rocks

Saltwater Aquarium: Clownfish Questions, purple tang, clownfish
Saltwater Aquarium: Clownfish Questions, purple tang, clownfish, anemones

Saltwater Aquarium: Corals and fish mysteriously dying, salt water tank, leather corals
Saltwater Aquarium: Corals and fish mysteriously dying, salt water tank, leather corals, algae bloom

Saltwater Aquarium: cleaner shrimp, toxic ammonia, cleaner shrimp
Saltwater Aquarium: cleaner shrimp, toxic ammonia, cleaner shrimp, appendages

Saltwater Aquarium: cleaning coral and rocks, sexy time, mother in law
Saltwater Aquarium: cleaning coral and rocks, sexy time, mother in law, bleach

Saltwater Aquarium: cloudy salt water, parasite control, uv unit
Saltwater Aquarium: cloudy salt water, parasite control, uv unit, bacteria control

Saltwater Aquarium: cloudy water in a marine tank, salt water aquarium, protein skimmer
Saltwater Aquarium: cloudy water in a marine tank, salt water aquarium, protein skimmer, nutrient rich water

Saltwater Aquarium: clown fish lying down, brittle star, anemone
Saltwater Aquarium: clown fish lying down, brittle star, anemone, crabs

Saltwater Aquarium: Are my clownfish pregnant?, sponge filter, home tank
Saltwater Aquarium: Are my clownfish pregnant?, sponge filter, home tank, first tank

Saltwater Aquarium: compatability of sea apples,etc, domino damsel, zebras
Saltwater Aquarium: compatability of sea apples,etc, domino damsel, zebras, messes

Saltwater Aquarium: Dead rock become live rock?, coralline algae, brown algae
Saltwater Aquarium: Dead rock become live rock?, coralline algae, brown algae, rocks

Saltwater Aquarium: Dog face puffer, dogface puffer, protein skimmer
Saltwater Aquarium: Dog face puffer, dogface puffer, protein skimmer, searching the internet

Saltwater Aquarium: dog face puffer, dogface puffer, zoos
Saltwater Aquarium: dog face puffer, dogface puffer, zoos

Saltwater Aquarium: dying coral, mushrooms, star polyps, hospital tank, coral disease
Saltwater Aquarium: dying coral, mushrooms, star polyps, hospital tank, coral disease, perameters

Saltwater Aquarium: dying fish, copper
Saltwater Aquarium: dying fish, copper

Saltwater Aquarium: Feather duster, experence, tubbing
Saltwater Aquarium: Feather duster, experence, tubbing, building material

Saltwater Aquarium: Feeding dog face puffer, live corals, puffers
Saltwater Aquarium: Feeding dog face puffer, live corals, puffers, good luck

Saltwater Aquarium: Feeding
Saltwater Aquarium: Feeding

Saltwater Aquarium: FISH BREATHING rapidly, protein skimmer, several times
Saltwater Aquarium: FISH BREATHING rapidly, protein skimmer, several times, salinity

Saltwater Aquarium: feeding habits of a sea hare..., macro algae, green slime
Saltwater Aquarium: feeding habits of a sea hare..., macro algae, green slime, leafy vegetables

Saltwater Aquarium: Something in my fish tank, small aquarium fish, amphipods
Saltwater Aquarium: Something in my fish tank, small aquarium fish, amphipods, kind of fish

Saltwater Aquarium: green spotted puffer, puffers, small fish
Saltwater Aquarium: green spotted puffer, puffers, small fish, clownfish

Saltwater Aquarium: Hair Algae, hair algae, brown hair
Saltwater Aquarium: Hair Algae, hair algae, brown hair, good luck

Saltwater Aquarium: Help---SW snails die when I add them in, salt water tanks, stray current
Saltwater Aquarium: Help---SW snails die when I add them in, salt water tanks, stray current, verities

Saltwater Aquarium: help!!!!, good luck, tank
Saltwater Aquarium: help!!!!, good luck, tank

Saltwater Aquarium: high pH, co2 levels, water changes
Saltwater Aquarium: high pH, co2 levels, water changes, sea salt

Saltwater Aquarium: Losing salinity, jellyfish, issue one
Saltwater Aquarium: Losing salinity, jellyfish, issue one, tanks

Saltwater Aquarium: lava rock, lava rock, havoc
Saltwater Aquarium: lava rock, lava rock, havoc, thomas sasala

Saltwater Aquarium: lionfish with skim over one eye, blue tangs, aquarium store
Saltwater Aquarium: lionfish with skim over one eye, blue tangs, aquarium store, elixir

Saltwater Aquarium: i have little white worms in my saltwater tank, fish eggs, planaria
Saltwater Aquarium: i have little white worms in my saltwater tank, fish eggs, planaria, dead plants

Saltwater Aquarium: Too messy, salt water hobby, troubled areas
Saltwater Aquarium: Too messy, salt water hobby, troubled areas, pet store

Saltwater Aquarium: mysteriously dying fish and corals, degree range, hunch
Saltwater Aquarium: mysteriously dying fish and corals, degree range, hunch, good luck

Saltwater Aquarium: nitrate, drinking water dispenser, water softener system
Saltwater Aquarium: nitrate, drinking water dispenser, water softener system, ro system

Saltwater Aquarium: nrw saltwater tank, bio balls, skimmer
Saltwater Aquarium: nrw saltwater tank, bio balls, skimmer, nitrates

Saltwater Aquarium: Pet Lobster, lobsters, scavengers
Saltwater Aquarium: Pet Lobster, lobsters, scavengers, pet lobster

Saltwater Aquarium: PH level in Saltwater aqaurium, red sea salt, ph level
Saltwater Aquarium: PH level in Saltwater aqaurium, red sea salt, ph level, wards

Saltwater Aquarium: parasites?, gallon reef tank, salt water tank
Saltwater Aquarium: parasites?, gallon reef tank, salt water tank, freshwater tank

Saltwater Aquarium: Red algae growth & phosphates, water change, phosphates
Saltwater Aquarium: Red algae growth & phosphates, water change, phosphates, ammonia

Saltwater Aquarium: Setting up salt tank, tank setup, watt heater
Saltwater Aquarium: Setting up salt tank, tank setup, watt heater, powerhead

Saltwater Aquarium: Several Basic Questions, syphon tube, syphon hose
Saltwater Aquarium: Several Basic Questions, syphon tube, syphon hose, debris

Saltwater Aquarium: Sick Clownfish, reef tank, coral
Saltwater Aquarium: Sick Clownfish, reef tank, coral, fish

Saltwater Aquarium: Sick fish., chocolate chip starfish, salt water tank
Saltwater Aquarium: Sick fish., chocolate chip starfish, salt water tank, brittle starfish

Saltwater Aquarium: Sick starfish, starfish, pet store
Saltwater Aquarium: Sick starfish, starfish, pet store, legs

Saltwater Aquarium: SNAILS, reef tank, hermit crabs
Saltwater Aquarium: SNAILS, reef tank, hermit crabs, little monsters

Saltwater Aquarium: Starting a new tank. :-), saltwater tank, undergravel filter
Saltwater Aquarium: Starting a new tank. :-), saltwater tank, undergravel filter, gases

Saltwater Aquarium: salt water ich, aquarium salt, fresh water
Saltwater Aquarium: salt water ich, aquarium salt, fresh water, gravel

Saltwater Aquarium: saltwater puffer fish, green spotted puffer, g tank
Saltwater Aquarium: saltwater puffer fish, green spotted puffer, g tank, brackish fish

Saltwater Aquarium: sea anenomes, cycle time, corals
Saltwater Aquarium: sea anenomes, cycle time, corals, reefs

Saltwater Aquarium: seahorse, mysis shrimp, seahorses
Saltwater Aquarium: seahorse, mysis shrimp, seahorses, gallon tank

Saltwater Aquarium: shark, marbled cat shark, tank mates
Saltwater Aquarium: shark, marbled cat shark, tank mates, clown fish

Saltwater Aquarium: starfish, gallon reef tank, salt water tank
Saltwater Aquarium: starfish, gallon reef tank, salt water tank, clam meat

Saltwater Aquarium: starfish, skimmer, puffer
Saltwater Aquarium: starfish, skimmer, puffer, starfish

Saltwater Aquarium: tank growths and serpent star problem, serpent stars, serpent star
Saltwater Aquarium: tank growths and serpent star problem, serpent stars, serpent star, fireworms

Saltwater Aquarium: tiny white or brown "worms", mandarin fish, gal tank
Saltwater Aquarium: tiny white or brown "worms", mandarin fish, gal tank, gals

Saltwater Aquarium: Water Changes during cycling/, gallon bucket, water changes
Saltwater Aquarium: Water Changes during cycling/, gallon bucket, water changes, skimmer

Saltwater Aquarium: Worms, good bacteria, excess food
Saltwater Aquarium: Worms, good bacteria, excess food, worms

Saltwater Aquarium: water for saltwater aquarium, tap water, algae
Saltwater Aquarium: water for saltwater aquarium, tap water, algae, tank

Saltwater Aquarium: white bubble on Moorish Idols eye, niger triggerfish, liverock
Saltwater Aquarium: white bubble on Moorish Idols eye, niger triggerfish, liverock, going blind

Saltwater Aquarium: white spots come back, garlic
Saltwater Aquarium: white spots come back, garlic

Saltwater Aquarium: worms, hermit crabs, clean up crew
Saltwater Aquarium: worms, hermit crabs, clean up crew, snails

Saltwater Aquarium: feather duster, ammonia nitrate, brittle starfish
ammonia nitrate, brittle starfish, turbo snail: Hi there, Probably a bit over stocked on the Hermit crab side. I have often read that it should be 1 crab per 10 gallon (providing they are the larger hermits, I assume you can keep more of the tiny, tiny hermit crabs than this) The best way to tell if you...

Saltwater Aquarium: featherdusters, cap fulls, feather duster
cap fulls, feather duster, algae growth: Hi Margie, Again very sorry for the delay in the response, moving this tank is a very huge process, anyway, no do not remove the tube. Featherdusters do lose their feathers sometimes and it will grow back. Chances are he is in the tube rebuilding and...

Saltwater Aquarium: featherdusters, feather dusters, marine organism
feather dusters, marine organism, crazy fish: Pete, I wouldn t rule out the low pH as a cause of factor, but most likely wasn t the case. It is a bit odd that they both blew their caps at the same time, but it is not an entire uncommon activity. Just make sure they are getting enough food and they...

Saltwater Aquarium: feeding habits of a sea hare..., red algae, green algae
red algae, green algae, crazy fish: Amy, I m afraid that the primary food source for Seahares is algaes. Specifically filiment varieties. Outside of growing more algae in a separate tank or trying to suppliment with dried seaweeds I can t really offer much more advise. Sorry I couldn...

Saltwater Aquarium: feeding my puffer, panther grouper, pair of tongs
panther grouper, pair of tongs, dog faced puffer: Hello Chrissy, These fish are usually shy and refuse food on initial introduction, it will become bold, if not spoiled. Eventually it will beg for food just as well as any dog asking for table scraps. In the wild, Pufferfish tend to be nocturnal hunters,...

Saltwater Aquarium: A few questions, bristle worms, snowflake eel
bristle worms, snowflake eel, turbo snails: 1. can t tell gender without male - female color differences or dissection. 2. difficult. they thrive in the right conditions. copperband butterfly fish and certain nudibranchs eat anemones. you can also inject them with hot water. 3. bristle worms are...

Saltwater Aquarium: filter, salt water tank, reef tank
salt water tank, reef tank, gallon tank: Hi Sebastian, I looked it up for you and yes, it should be fine for up to 150 gallon tank and if your water movement is a little to slow you can bring it up with a couple of power heads. It does say that it is for a fish only tank, but I don t see any...

Saltwater Aquarium: filter, protein skimmer, rock rubble
protein skimmer, rock rubble, reef aquarium: i run a very simple system, all i use is a skimmer rated above my tank volume and a media reactor with carbon and live rock rubble. i would say a skimmer is essential, and good water flow round the tank and through the liverock. i think the general rule...

Saltwater Aquarium: filter, bio balls, algae growth
bio balls, algae growth, bioballs: Hello Sebastian, Sounds like this will be a good setup. However the bio balls in wet dry filters create nitrates which can increase algae growth. This will still work you can replace the bioballs with some poly wool or carbon as long as it stays submerged....

Saltwater Aquarium: What filter?, marine aquarist, saltwater aquarium
marine aquarist, saltwater aquarium, crazy fish: Sarah, That s really going to depend on the size of the aquarium you buy and the type of tank you want to set up (i.e. fish only versus reef). Once you have decided on this, please feel free to contact me again and I can make some recommendations. In...

Saltwater Aquarium: filteration, aquarium kits, two clowns
aquarium kits, two clowns, saltwater aquarium: Hello, I would go with a 20 gallon long with stand. you will need: 1. a filter that filters at least 80 gallons per hour. fluval, aqua clear are good ones 2. one aqua clear power head (a small one) 3. live rock about 10-15 pounds 4. live sand...

Saltwater Aquarium: filters and DUAL OVER-FLOW BOX DIY KIT FOR NON-DRILLED AQUARIUMS, overflow box, toilet flushing
overflow box, toilet flushing, gallon tank: Hello Jason, I am not sure of the type of overflow you have but I am well aware of the noise they can make. lol. It sounds like a toilet flushing every two minutes. What it is doing is creating a vacuum. Look up the duroso stand pipe. They have...

Saltwater Aquarium: filtration for 30 gallon saltwater tank, reef system, water parameters
reef system, water parameters, saltwater tank: Shawn, I would not invest in a reef system filter unit. Your water parameters sound good. NH3 and nitrites are almost 0 I hope. If so that is great. You have six fish in your tank. In my opinion that is just right. I would not add any more. Crabs...

Saltwater Aquarium: filtration / live sand, lifes mysteries, clown fish
lifes mysteries, clown fish, fluidized beds: to be honest live sand is a bit of a gimic, i cant see anything still being alive in there after weeks on the shelf. i guess you could add sand now, but beware it will be seriously cloudy for a good 12 hours. i personaly rely on liverock to do my filtering....

Saltwater Aquarium: filtration, deep sand bed, aquaclear powerhead
deep sand bed, aquaclear powerhead, protein skimmer: Hi Luke, Yes, this is a true story. Finally someone got some good/true information from a pet store. I am surprised he didn t just sell you the most expensive filter he had..LOL. Anyway, I would recommend you have a min of 1 pound per gallon of live...

Saltwater Aquarium: first saltwater tank, deep sand bed, miracle mud
deep sand bed, miracle mud, metal halides: hi, here is a list of essentials a good skimmer(not something you should skimp on) good test kits (something else not to skimp on) some form of coral sand or argonite sand substrate 250W heater or 2 100W heaters for fail safe some strong lighting, metal...

Saltwater Aquarium: fish??, methane gas, saltwater fish
methane gas, saltwater fish, species of fish: Hi Jessica, Beacause of the way they process the saltwater in their environment they have adapted over millions of years to live in the ocean. The freshwater fish process freshwater the same way. There are also some species of fish that live in brackish...

Saltwater Aquarium: what fish should i get, saltwater fish tank, leather corals
saltwater fish tank, leather corals, soft corals: Hello Luke, Cowfish are easy to take care of however they are predator fish, which means they are aggressive and not reef safe. You have to decide if you want to have a predator tank or a reef tank, either way you will be limited to what you have for live...

Saltwater Aquarium: fish compatibility, porcupine puffer, dwarf lionfish
porcupine puffer, dwarf lionfish, regal tang: i would skip the tang as they can be stung by the lion fish when they are having 1 of their scatty moments. i should think that a 100gal tank would be big enough, keep an eye on them as they grow and if you think they need a bigger tank...............

Saltwater Aquarium: fish compatibility, protein skimmer, clown fish
protein skimmer, clown fish, cleaner shrimp: Hello Antonio, I think what you have is great. Love the selection. An anenome is certainly no problem, with the proper lighting. A tang would also be a beautiful addition to your tank but some tangs get quite large and your tank size is prohibitive....

Saltwater Aquarium: Why did my fish die, 30 gallon tank, ammonia nitrate
30 gallon tank, ammonia nitrate, berlin airlift: I think it is possible you did not let your tank cycle enough before you added living things. there is a bacteria which flourishes at the right time to take care of the waste produced by our tank inhabitants. I would start over. give your star to your local...

Saltwater Aquarium: fish dying again, tiny worms, saltwater aquarium
tiny worms, saltwater aquarium, fish one: what kind of water flow do you have in the tank? if the clown is sitting at the top it could mean there is a lack of oxygen in your tank. get a couple of good powerheads and point them so they are disturbing the waters surface, this helps keep your PH stable...

Saltwater Aquarium: My fish looks like its dyeing and i dont know why!!!, protien skimmer, sea urchins
protien skimmer, sea urchins, hermit crabs: THERE ARE TWO POSSIBILITIES. YOU MIGHT HAVE PURCHASED SICK FISH OR THERE IS SOMETHING WE ARE NOT THINKING OF. IT SOUNDS LIKE BOTH FISH HAD A TOUGH TIME IN TRANSITION FROM WHERE CAUGHT TO YOUR TANK. YOUR LEVELS AND NUMBERS ALL SOUND GOOD. HOW LONG DO YOU TAKE,...

Saltwater Aquarium: fish-only filtration, chemical filtration, independent hand
chemical filtration, independent hand, sump filter: Jeff, Canister filters are designed for different purposes depending on which manufacturer you are looking at. In general they are used for mechanical and chemical filtration. Not all marine aquariums need sump or refugium filtration systems. However,...

Saltwater Aquarium: fish parasites, bloated bellies, fish parasites
bloated bellies, fish parasites, scorpion fish: Kent Marine RxPTM will treat a number of parasites without harming most other things in your tank, works better than copper, yet leaves no residual toxic metals after treatment. Do not use with lionfish, stonefish, scorpion fish, starfish, sea urchins,...

Saltwater Aquarium: Something in my fish tank, damsel fish, saltwater habitats
damsel fish, saltwater habitats, freshwater tank: Hi Trish, Most likely the little insects you are seeing are copepods or amphipods. They are part of the makeup of plankton, called zooplankton. A food source in saltwater habitats. The fish which thrive on these little morsels are mandarin fishes....

Saltwater Aquarium: What fish, types of saltwater fish, clown fish
types of saltwater fish, clown fish, starter fish: Sarah, This would depend on what you like. I can give you a short list that are great starter fish 1.one pair of Cardinal fish 2.Hawk fish 3.Flame angle fish 4. Yellow tang 5. blue tang 6. gobies 7. goatfish 8. clown fish these fish stay...

Saltwater Aquarium: fishes dying, brine shrimp, kole tang
brine shrimp, kole tang, uv sterilizer: Powder blues are very delicate and do not travel well. Koles are fairly hardy but still delicate. the yellows are very hardy and should be okay. Clowns are also [depending on the species] delicate, but it does sound like a virus or bacterial infection. Check...

Saltwater Aquarium: flatworms?, flat worms, flat flakes
flat worms, flat flakes, saltwater setup: Hi there, Its very possible that what you have is flat worms. Without a picture its hard to identify but here is a picture of a few flatworms for you to determine if they look like this. http://www.melevsreef.com/id/flatworm.html Click each pic for more info....

Saltwater Aquarium: flees, fish expert, little bugs
fish expert, little bugs, saltwater tank: These little crustaceans are not harmful and are most likely copepods or amphipods. They are a food source for some types of fish. Some gobies and blennies will pick at them but the mandarin fishes feed on them exclusively, so, if you are infested, a dragonette...

Saltwater Aquarium: followup, baby sharks, freshwater setup
baby sharks, freshwater setup, saltwater setup: Mike, here is your step by step: I would buy a power filter. They cost about 15.00. They are great water movers and help to aerate your tank. 1. Sanitize your entire system (tank, filter and filter componets). 2. Fill tank and let it run...

Saltwater Aquarium: frantic fish, little blue fish, nitrates and nitrites
little blue fish, nitrates and nitrites, clown fish: Hi Denise, I just wanted to say thank you for your comments and you are very welcome. Unfortunately we can t save them all, but very happy to have caught these ones in time. Secondly, I wanted to suggest that you mention this to the pet store manager...

Saltwater Aquarium: freshwater or salt for 55-gallon tank, salt water tank, salt water tanks
salt water tank, salt water tanks, whisper filters: Hi there, Saltwater is definitely more expensive to maintain and run and it does require more maintenance than fresh water. Firstly anything used in your freshwater tanks will need to be cleaned and dried. Most filters can run in salt water tanks but you...

Saltwater Aquarium: frogspawn, protein skimmer, gallon tank
protein skimmer, gallon tank, liverock: how long has it been like this? you will find with corals like these they will sometimes do this. unsure why but i think they expell all the water out of themselves and re inflate with fresh water over a period of a couple of days. just keep an eye on it,...

Saltwater Aquarium: frogspawn, protein skimmer, gallon tank
protein skimmer, gallon tank, liverock: Hello Rudi, It could be a bunch of things not knowing what your water perimeters are. It could be any of ammonia, nitrites, nitrates. Have you done a water change lately? A water change not only removes excess nitrates but replenishes trace elements,...

Saltwater Aquarium: Going from a frsh water tank to a salt water tank., salt water tank, gallon fish tank
salt water tank, gallon fish tank, 30 gallon fish tank: you will need to ditch everything from your tank, there is nothing you can re-use. first thing you need to do is reserch loads the do some more, its much more involved than any other fish keeping. after you have cleaned your tank thoroughly you will...

Saltwater Aquarium: General Info??, blue damsels, coral water
blue damsels, coral water, yellow tang: well you will need another 50lb or so liverock 1lb per gal is the general rule. get a few more koralias as flow is very important and also a skimmer would be benificial, the fish you keep are generally mess buggers. oh and ditch the airstone, they are next...

Saltwater Aquarium: Green algae, pvc piping, razor blade
pvc piping, razor blade, green algae: Hello Connie, Yes calcareous algae is a problem for this. Kent marine makes a scraper for this problem in various lengths. I have also seen some dyi projects to make your own with a razor blade and a piece of pvc piping. With either of these be carful...

Saltwater Aquarium: Growth on live rock, egg sac, water parameters
egg sac, water parameters, saltwater tank: Hello, hard to say I had this a while back and it hardened because it was a calcium build-up on my live rock. It was the exact same color and texture as yours. at first thought it could be some kind of egg sac ( I do not know what you have in your tank)....

Saltwater Aquarium: gravel or substrate..for saltwater tank., salt water tank, aquarium gravel
salt water tank, aquarium gravel, crazy fish: Mike, As long as the substrate is salt water safe then it doesn t really matter what you use. Most crushed coral, sands, shells, aragonites, etc are fine. Generally you want to use about a pound per gallon of water which gives you about an inch of substrate...

Saltwater Aquarium: green spotted puffer, salt water fish, porcupine puffer
salt water fish, porcupine puffer, hermit crabs: Hi Jennifer, Your puffer sounds exactly like a porcupine puffer I used to have. I doubt any slow moving fish would escape his jaws. I personally think the only tankmate he could have would probably be too large for a five gallon tank. I would try and...

Saltwater Aquarium: green water, algae bloom, excess nutrients
algae bloom, excess nutrients, purigen: Hi there, It sounds as though it could be an algae bloom which can be caused by too much light or direct sunlight. Does your tank have sunlight hitting it or are the lights on it too long? Another cause is excess nutrients (nitrates) do you have a nitrate...

Saltwater Aquarium: there is something growing on my turbo snail, turbo snail, feather duster
turbo snail, feather duster, minute particles: IT IS A FEATHER DUSTER. A WORM WHICH BUILDS A LITTLE TUBE AND RETREATS FOR SAFETY. A NICE LITTLE BONUS AS THESE CREATURES ARE ABOUT $20.00. HARMLESS AND BEAUTIFUL. THE FEATHERS ARE APPENDAGES WHICH GATHER MINUTE PARTICLES OF FOOD FROM THE WATER. GERRY...

Saltwater Aquarium: growth on live rock, gallon tank, tenticles
gallon tank, tenticles, fungus: Hi there, Sorry it has taken us so long to get back to you, not generally the case with this site. I hope it does not deter you from coming back to us with any future questions. I would assume that you have already found the answer to your question,...

Saltwater Aquarium: growth in saltwater tank, protein skimmers, saltwater tank
protein skimmers, saltwater tank, phosphates: Robert, Sorry about the delay I have had a bout with the flu. Generally this problem has to do with too much light and an exessive nutrient problem. There might be a problem with your nitrate and phosphates. You can add a absorptive compound to...

Saltwater Aquarium: Hair Algae, salt water aquarium, hair algae
salt water aquarium, hair algae, algae eaters: Jim, I have a huge problem with hair algae. 1. cut down on your lighting this will help a lot. 2. check your phosphate if it is high your tank will look like the amazon. 3. I do not use chemical additives have your tried any algae eaters like...

Saltwater Aquarium: Hazey Salt Water, salt water aquarium, gravel filter
salt water aquarium, gravel filter, good bacteria: Art, The haze that you are experiencing is most likely one of a couple of things. One it could be sediment from your substrate that is still floating around the tank or is attached to the glass. Or it could be a bacterial bloom. Which, I know sounds bad,...

Saltwater Aquarium: HELP!!..ALL my creatures are dying, cindy cindy, reef tank
cindy cindy, reef tank, crazy fish: Cindy, Wow... good thing I looked at my email before I left for the night! If you think something has been introduced that is toxic to your fish the best thing you can do at this point is to do a larger than average water change paying close attention...

Saltwater Aquarium: HELP ABOUT FISH PLEASE!!!, ecuador south america, aquarium fish
ecuador south america, aquarium fish, fish tanks: Hello, I would not place fish and lobsters in the same tank. I would place your lobsters in one tank. Your fish should go into a separate tank as well. also I have seen crabs and shrimp placed into the same tank. I would feed the crabs/shrimp...

Saltwater Aquarium: HELP??, knats, marine fish
knats, marine fish, scavengers: Laura, do you have live rock in your tank ? If you do they may be stow-a-ways that were in your rocks and they are now coming out. They might be a Medusa worms. these guys are harmless scavengers. It is hard for me to pinpoint what they are.(because...

Saltwater Aquarium: Help, algae bloom, phosphate remover, algae killer
phosphate remover, algae killer, brown algae: There is a petco right outside of my place of employment. They seem to have the same problem the person is constantly scrubbing the aquariums. I stop there in the morning sometime, and they are cleaning all of the time. Try using a phosphate remover and see...

Saltwater Aquarium: Help! Im confussed!!, clown fish, rust color
clown fish, rust color, red algae: Ash, You have a couple of small problems concerning the red algae in your tank. They have to do with your nutrients and your phosphate. Doing water changes will help sometimes but it is no cure all. I have the same problem in my 55 gallon. To answer...

Saltwater Aquarium: Help---SW snails die when I add them in, nitrate level, high nitrate
nitrate level, high nitrate, cleaner shrimp: Hi Diego, This is a tough one. The only thing I can think of is a high nitrate level. Usually this will affect shrimp too, but if it has risen over a period of time and your creatures in the tank have become acclaimated they could, conceivably, survive....

Saltwater Aquarium: Help!!, mysis shrimp, crazy fish
mysis shrimp, crazy fish, tube worms: Laura, The knat looking things are most likely Mysis shrimp or plankton. Neither of which are harmful... and your fish would most likely eat them if they find them. As for the white swirlly things... those are hard tube worms. They are filter feeders...

Saltwater Aquarium: Hi, I am planning on starting..., blue legged hermit crabs, legged hermit crabs
blue legged hermit crabs, legged hermit crabs, starting a saltwater aquarium: Alex, For any reef type aquarium I will recommend the use of live rock and sand to ease the cycling period of the aquarium and to create the more natural environment and food sources that will be necessary for the reef. It sounds like you already have...

Saltwater Aquarium: High Ammonia w/curing live rock, poor water quality, coraline algae
poor water quality, coraline algae, curing live rock: all sounds perfectly normal mate, do NOT do anymore water changes untill ammonia and nitrIte are zero as this will hinder the cycling proces. also get your SG up to about 1.025-1.027. just gotta leave it to get on with things, as the bacteria build up it...

Saltwater Aquarium: High Magnessium in my reef, stony corals, soft corals
stony corals, soft corals, biology dept: Christy, I have had little luck. No one has gave me the impression that high mag will harm inverts or your fish. i told eveyone your system is thriving. soft corals can be delicate to an inbalance of mineral content but yours seem to be fine. anenomes...

Saltwater Aquarium: Hitchhiker and Caulerpa, gallon reef tank, bubble tip anemone
gallon reef tank, bubble tip anemone, mushroom coral: Margaret, The clownfish will die before it gets that large in that size aquarium due to a stunted growth and life cycle. You can probably keep him in there for another year but after that consider replacing him with a specie that stays smaller. That or...

Saltwater Aquarium: Huge salt water tank, salt water tank, acrylic tank
salt water tank, acrylic tank, glass tank: Hi James, Unfortunately I don t know for sure what it will cost, but what I can tell you is here in Saskatchewan a used glass tank runs for about a $1.00per/g and an acrylic tank a little more if in excellent condition, but acrylic scratches easier than...

Saltwater Aquarium: hair algae, hair algae, reef aquarium
hair algae, reef aquarium, algae eaters: These critters are called Lettuce Nudibranches. While they are decent hair algae eaters you would need a lot of them to put a dent in the algae. The first thing I would do is find out what is causing your hair algae to bloom. There is either some nutrient...

Saltwater Aquarium: hair algae, hair algae, exact parameters
hair algae, exact parameters, crazy fish: Angela, Hair algae can come from several sources. That being said, I need to know a bit more about your tank. Please respond to the following questions and I ll get back to you. 1) What color is the algae? 2) Have you had you water tested lately?...

Saltwater Aquarium: healthy looking fish dropping dead, gallon reef tank, loss of flesh
gallon reef tank, loss of flesh, flower pot: Hi Helen, Before I answer can you please give me more stats. How long do these fish live in your tank before dropping dead? Can you provide me with the current water perimeters (ammonia, nitrites, nitrates and PH). Do you have a sump? How do you...

Saltwater Aquarium: hello Sir..!!!, kind reply, ill wait
kind reply, ill wait, marine fish: a chiller is really the most effective option, the nest best thing is to cool the room the tank is in by the way of air conditioning down to the right temp. other than that there is no effective way of permanently keeping the temp stable, you may just have...

Saltwater Aquarium: help!!!!, reef aquarium, saltwater aquarium
reef aquarium, saltwater aquarium, anenomes: to be honest i think you should reserch this yourself, its ok me telling you what kit to get but if you don t know why then whats the point. i ll give you a shove in the right direction though. you WILL need a test kit and there is no way you will be able...

Saltwater Aquarium: help! parasites on the loose!, eheim 2028, cleaner shrimp
eheim 2028, cleaner shrimp, sponge filter: Hi Jessica What did Your LFS recommend as far as treatment? I would find something to treat with that is invert safe, (no copper) Here is the thing there are always parasites present in your aquarium, and will attack a stressed or weak fish. Did any of the...

Saltwater Aquarium: can you help please, percula 90, soft corals
percula 90, soft corals, trickle filter: the skimmer will change when you add salt, this is due to saltwater being denser than fresh and also the bubbles will be much smaller than they are in fresh water. the hum is normal, some skimmers are seriously noisy! the lights sound fine to keep hard...

Saltwater Aquarium: help!!!!!!!!, rock tank, tank equipment
rock tank, tank equipment, new tank: the thing is you have a background level of copper in your system, it could take years to become safe. unfortunatly the other corals will probably die over time, i guess its worth keeping them just to see if they do make it but i certainly wouldn t add anymore...

Saltwater Aquarium: hermit crab, two clowns, crazy fish
two clowns, crazy fish, brittle stars: Brenda, If you can t find the hermit crab in any other shells then only a couple of things could have happened. He died of some natural or unnatural causes. Eaten? Not likely, but if anything in your tank was capable of doing so it would be the brittle...

Saltwater Aquarium: hi fin neon goby, brine shrimp, ghost shrimp
brine shrimp, ghost shrimp, butterfly goby: from what i know of them it a peacefull harmless fish, as are most gobies. sound like you have feeding covered quite nicely, perhaps try getting them to feed on a complete flake every now and again, provides them with more vitamins that the frozen stuff...

Saltwater Aquarium: high ammonia and dirty water, ammonia levels, hermit crabs
ammonia levels, hermit crabs, beneficial bacteria: Sandy, When you change the filter/vacume out the gravel you lose beneficial bacteria.This hurts your tank in dealing with the conversion of Ammonia. How many fish did you place into the tank. It seems that you overloaded it. 5 fish should be the max...

Saltwater Aquarium: high nitrate, High alkalinity, nitrate level, high nitrate
nitrate level, high nitrate, canister filter: Try to stay away from chemicals, yes it is ok to use a canister filter. Ok now I know more about your tank, if it is only five weeks old, your problem is it didn t cycle fully. Do not put anymore livestock in your tank, you are most probably having die off...

Saltwater Aquarium: high pH, hippo tang, act of desperation
hippo tang, act of desperation, gallon tank: michelle, I have never come across a situation like this one. In most cases at time goes on ph drops and needs to be brought up to 8.1-8.4. All of my texts suggest that ph will drop on it s own but for you it has not. Try to buffer it down slowly....

Saltwater Aquarium: hitchhiker? what is it . . .? What's wrong?, powder blue tang, hospital tank
powder blue tang, hospital tank, indo pacific: Hello Tom, The balls sound to me like Bubble algae. I have heard that it spreads like wild fire but have never had problems with it. It is hard to remove and if you feel the need to you may want to take the rock out of the water and scrape it off so it...

Saltwater Aquarium: ICH, reef tank, chelated copper
reef tank, chelated copper, unbalanced environment: Hello Tara, First off I am guessing you have a fish only tank. Do you plan on adding corals and/or inverts to turn it into a reef? The reason I ask is the most effective treatments for ich are copper based, however copper is NOT reef safe. So if you...

Saltwater Aquarium: Identify plant, boston lettuce, calcareous algae
boston lettuce, calcareous algae, nudi branch: Hello Linda, This sounds more like what I had in mind. I know that most calcareous algae grow attached to the rock but I have had some that grew up. Non branching just leaf after leaf. Mine was green but that won t make a difference. Here is a picture...

Saltwater Aquarium: Initial set-up, protein skimmer, nitrate level
protein skimmer, nitrate level, double edged sword: CYCLING HAS ONLY TO DO WITH AMMONIA AND NITRITE CONTENT REDUCING TO ZERO WHILE NITRATES INCREASE, BECAUSE THATS WHAT THEY TURN INTO. AS FAR AS ALGAE - THEY FEED ON NITRATES SO IT IS A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD. TRY TO RAISE YOUR LIGHT ABOVE THE TANK ABOUT 6 INCHES,...

Saltwater Aquarium: Invertibrate?, 4 inchs, fire worms
4 inchs, fire worms, dragon wrasse: Hello Joseph, Yes very common in a reef tank. Some consider them to be a pest, kill coral, eat fish, I have heard it all. In my opinion they are a good scavenger. I have never found them eating anything that is alive, but will soon devourer anything...

Saltwater Aquarium: ich and saltwaterfish, slime coat, time after time
slime coat, time after time, free environment: Hello John, I am not sure of the true tale here, however I too believe that fish carry the ich, but do not have outbreaks unless they are stressed. On one hand given a clean, stable, stress free environment and fish are healthy. Take one of these...

Saltwater Aquarium: ich, debbie hauter, saltwater aquariums
debbie hauter, saltwater aquariums, main tank: Hi Lester, That is a basically true statement, however it does not get rid of ich, and that high a temp for a long period of time is not doing the inhabitants of your tank any good. This temp rise to 85-90 degrees is for a tank that is empty. It hastens...

Saltwater Aquarium: ick, coral banded shrimp, clown goby
coral banded shrimp, clown goby, arrow crab: Hello Taylor, I am not too sure how much it will help with a severe case but I have used Melifix to treat minor cases of parasites or fungus. It seamed to help me. I am also a strong believer in Ich being caused by stress. Given a secure stable environment...

Saltwater Aquarium: ick....Organi-Cure ..safe?, star fish, friend doesn
star fish, friend doesn, inverts: hello, I would not use this treatment with starfish in your tank. Even though it did not affect the other inverts. Star fish can be extremely sensitive to ick treatments. I would ask your friend if he could house the starfish for you until the ick...

Saltwater Aquarium: info on saltwater tanks, saltwater aquarium fish, yellow tangs
saltwater aquarium fish, yellow tangs, clown fish: Go to google - type in, saltwater aquarium fish compatibility. You should be able to download a chart. Also go to about.com, click on games and hobbies, next page click on saltwater aquariums. This site will give you hundreds of answers before you get started....

Saltwater Aquarium: jelly fish, salt water tank, e mail address
salt water tank, e mail address, pencil eraser: I would like to help you further, but without actually seeing them I couldn t answer this properly. Could be jelly fish that may had made it in your aquarium as a hitched a ride on something that you introduced, or it could be free swimming apstasia anemones...

Saltwater Aquarium: keeping flat worms in a tank, flat worms, reef type
flat worms, reef type, fish tanks: Jennifer, By flatworms I assume you mean the nudibranches. They can be kept in reef type fish tanks but most species are extremely difficult to keep and even then their life expectancy is limited to months. Most species will retail between $25 and $75...

Saltwater Aquarium: Something is killing my snails too, hermit crabs, water parameters
hermit crabs, water parameters, crazy fish: Michelle, There has to be some medication or something in the rock or media still. Do you use carbon in your filter? This will remove most medications. If the medication is copper based then I d recommend using Kent Marine s Toxic Metal Sponge in the filter...

Saltwater Aquarium: some kind of creature!, little creatures, aiptasia
little creatures, aiptasia, corals: Hello, from your description ( without a picture I can not be 100% sure) but it sounds like you have a type of anemone called an Aiptasia. They grow on live rock/glass and are transparent. These guys can multiply rapidly and sting desirable corals....

Saltwater Aquarium: kinda new setup!!, doctor foster smith, metal halide light
doctor foster smith, metal halide light, gallon setup: You will need: 1. a small protein skimmer (buy a back-pack) 2. lights you will need about 5-7 watts per gallon. VHO lights are great for your set-up. 3. You could also buy a metal halide light. This is what I have for my small 40 gallon. It clips...

Saltwater Aquarium: koran angel, koran angel, hospital tank
koran angel, hospital tank, angel fish: The only thing I can think of is to try a freshwater bath. Using conditioned fresh water, the same temp as your hospital tank, dip him for about 2 to 3 minutes. In his present condition you have not much to lose, I m sorry. What meds have you used in your...

Saltwater Aquarium: Lavender Tang (Brown Surgeonfish), fish shops, gallon tank
fish shops, gallon tank, damselfish: its probably due to lack of space, tangs need lots of swimming room and 29gals is not enough by far! most tangs need a minimum of 150gals just because they constantly swim. you really need to take the tang back to where you got it from fast or it will die!...

Saltwater Aquarium: LIGHT, rythms, fishes
rythms, fishes, fish: Hello, I would not leave your lights on for more than 12-14 hours. If you leave them on for 24 hours you will disrupt the fishes circadian rythms (around the day)and this will stress them way too much. Also your fish will ot be able to rest completly....

Saltwater Aquarium: LIVE ROCK, living organisms, holding tanks
living organisms, holding tanks, rubber gloves: Hi Natalie, Live rock is just what the term implies. It is a rock on which and in which living organisms abound. When you buy cured live rock it is supposed to have been cared for in such a way that these organisms are still alive and active. Once...

Saltwater Aquarium: Light, light timers, daylight bulbs
light timers, daylight bulbs, reef tank: Jim, Your daylight bulbs should be on around 8 to 9 hours. The actinic lamps can be on between 9 and 10 hours. Consider puchasing some heavy duty light timers at your local hardware store to get the tank on a regular light cycle. Best of luck with...

Saltwater Aquarium: Lighting, tank temp, clowns
tank temp, clowns, switches: hi, i would make sure they don t come on at the same time, give it an hour in the morning with just 1 on, then have the 2nd come on. keep a close eye on the tank temp, these power compact lights produce alot of heat, could easily over heat your 30gal. could...

Saltwater Aquarium: Lighting for a 20 gallon long, soft corals, wondering what type
soft corals, wondering what type, reflectors: Hello Joe, As a general rule it is based on 3 to 10 watts per gallon. This is just a basic rule though because it is dependant on depth of tank and placement in the tank, as well as tank cover s. In the same way reflectors directing the light into the...

Saltwater Aquarium: Lighting?????, slime algae, algae problems
slime algae, algae problems, algae growth: Hello Michael, Sunlight is not recommended as it increases algae growth. As well as the growth of slime algae. The marine tank is sort of a whole little world on its own. It knows the day cycle as you set it. Feel free to set up your lights so that...

Saltwater Aquarium: Lighting??, tinge, bulbs
tinge, bulbs, actinic: Hi Jeremy, you wan t to choose bulbs by their Kelvin rating, a 10,000K tube is very white and a 20,000K tube has a deffinate blue tinge. best mix i find is 3X 10,000K tubes and 1 actinic (which is very blue) or if you like the bluer tint go for 2 of each...

Saltwater Aquarium: Lighting for 72 gallon bowfront fowlr tank, soft corals, soft coral
soft corals, soft coral, light fixture: yeah that will be fine for a FOWLR setup, should also be ok for some soft corals too. there are some T5 tubes on the market that are 48 and 54W. 4 of those would be suitable for pretty much any soft coral. the only reason i say this as if a few months...

Saltwater Aquarium: Lighting and Live rock, 30 gallon tank, metal halides
30 gallon tank, metal halides, soft corals: hi, when you say a few clowns you can only keep 1 pair, any more than that and they will not get along. as for corsl lighting i would say get 2 marine whites at a 10,000K rating and an actinic blue light. that should be suitable for soft corals. if you...

Saltwater Aquarium: Lighting Question., hqi light, last moon
hqi light, last moon, watt light: Overkill for a 10 yes, for a 22 you are within the range. If you can set it up it would be good to run other lights along with the MH. Have some flor. come on around 7 in the morning, then the M/H come on around 10 am, and turn off around 2 pm, then have your...

Saltwater Aquarium: Lighting and red stuff, chocolate chip starfish, salt water tank
chocolate chip starfish, salt water tank, metal halides: Hello Sarah, As for the lighting it is recommended to have 3 to 10 watts per gallon. Some corals require more then others. Here is a link to give you an idea. http://www.asira.org/caresheets This should be made up of a mixture of 10,000 - 12,000 degree...

Saltwater Aquarium: Lighting for my tank, metal hallide, tank dimensions
metal hallide, tank dimensions, ebay: yes its probably the best type of lighting on the market (metal hallide that is) i can t vouch for the brand as i m in the UK and have never heard of them. having the external balasts seems pretty benificial though, saves susspending ALOT of weight over...

Saltwater Aquarium: Lighting upgrades, vho lighting, metal halides
vho lighting, metal halides, metal halide lamp: Jim, I would go with the metal halide lamp because of the anemome and polyps. These guys need strong light. Heat is always a problem so I would look at a halide lamp that can be mounted on the tank without the canopy if possible. VHO lighting is great...

Saltwater Aquarium: Lighting, salt water tank, metal halides
salt water tank, metal halides, watt metal halide: Close I usually use min 4 watts per gal. This is how I had my tank set up, and my nems where happy and also had one of them to split which is uncommon for them to do in captivity. At 7 am 4 110 watt vho came on, at 10 am 2 250 watt Metal Halide came on, then...

Saltwater Aquarium: Lights, th tank, tank temp
th tank, tank temp, fish shop: hi, blues no more than 10 hours a day and hallide is a tad tricky, it depends on what lighting your local fish shop is using. if they use halides ask them how long they have them on for and you can then match their times. if they use T5 or similar the...

Saltwater Aquarium: Lights and time, metal halides, tank time
metal halides, tank time, programmable timer: Hello Al, This is starting to get more technical then I am familiar with. With the discovery of moon lights, moon cycles etc. You can even get programmable timer s now to set metal halides for monthly cycles as well as enter a number of cloudy days. ...

Saltwater Aquarium: Little black bugs in my filter... gross!, salt water reef, moon lighting
salt water reef, moon lighting, black bugs: Hi Kris, Welcome to the mysterious world of a salt water reef. There are so many bugs and worms in our tanks one could only imagine. Lots are even unseen to the naked eye. Most are beneficial scavengers. The bugs you have described to me are a type...

Saltwater Aquarium: Live Bacteria, fish store, proper numbers
fish store, proper numbers, marine fish: 48 hours?? who ever told you this doesn t know much about marine fish. basically its almost back to square 1 so you will need to leave it for a few weeks to build up to proper numbers again. also keep testing your water, try adding some food and wait for...

Saltwater Aquarium: Live Bacteria, reef tank, gimic
reef tank, gimic, gallon tank: yeah i have heard of it. again its still sat in a fridge for weeks probably, i really dout that any kind of bacteria will be alive. best to stick to the traditional methods really, don t get into the habbits of using additives and chemicals in your tank,...

Saltwater Aquarium: Live Rock, nitrite levels, green algae
nitrite levels, green algae, zoo med: Rock will go through a recuring process that takes about eight weeks. Be patient. the algae on the rock died and now has to reestablish itself. Check your ammonia and nitrite levels. Do a water change or two just to keep things clean. Light seems ok. About...

Saltwater Aquarium: Live Rock, salt water tank, new tank
salt water tank, new tank, place hope: hi angela, yeah unfortunatly the rock can die, if you decide to start again i would make sure you cure the rock for a good month in some fresh salt water in a clean tank, keep the flow nice and strong through the rock to get out any dead nasties that will...

Saltwater Aquarium: Live Rock, prizm protein skimmer, seio powerheads
prizm protein skimmer, seio powerheads, phosban: it should be fully cured before you add it to you tank, it could cause another cycle to kick off otherwise. the crabs may not be reef safe, see if you can get a possitive ID on them and see if they are safe. if you remove the damsel you can add the rock...

Saltwater Aquarium: Live Rock Hitchhikers, orange starfish, cleaner shrimp
orange starfish, cleaner shrimp, two clowns: Justin As you know Live rock contains many hidden inverts. It;s hard to tell how big these guys are going to get because I do not know what species they are. Generally the stars can get about 3-5 inches and the white brittle stars can grow quit large...

Saltwater Aquarium: Live Rock - Looks like dust on it, phosphate remover, lighting issue
phosphate remover, lighting issue, brown hue: Kathy, Sorry about the delay I was still on vacation. This depends on a couple of things, it could be dust from your substrate. This dust can get agitated and then settle on your porous structures of the live rock. Or it could be a type of algae. ...

Saltwater Aquarium: Live Rock, hitch hikers, water parameters
hitch hikers, water parameters, water change: Hello, even though you rock is fully cured It may raise your ammonia a bit but nothing to really worry about. When I place fully cured live rock into my system I do it in sections. If I bought 20 pounds then I would put in say 8 pds of it measure my...

Saltwater Aquarium: Live rock, coraline algae, saltwater tanks
coraline algae, saltwater tanks, purple stuff: Hi Josh, When I get home tonight I will try to link up with your pictures and see if I can help. Don t worry about it as you will find many things will gow from time to time as a natural course of events and some will be completely harmless and even...

Saltwater Aquarium: Live rock dieing, gallon fish tank, ammonia level
gallon fish tank, ammonia level, first tank: Hi Jesse, I think it will help you tremendously if you go to the www.about.com home page and on the left you will see a heading hobbies and games , click on that heading and go to next page to find another heading all the way down on the left, saltwater...

Saltwater Aquarium: Live rock, gal tank, medium rock
gal tank, medium rock, size criteria: that is a tough question. I guess medium is a relative size. What may be medium for one aquarist may be small or large for another. In my estimation a small rock would be 5 lbs or under. A medium rock could be 5 to 9 lbs. A large piece although not the norm...

Saltwater Aquarium: Live Sand, bob goemans, coral gravel
bob goemans, coral gravel, sand sifters: Joyce, I see no issue in removing the coral gravel as long as you are replacing it immediately following its removal. This will prevent an potential spikes in ammonia or nitrite from the biological filter source removal. As for the 125... add the sand...

Saltwater Aquarium: Liverock and algae, 24g nano cube, hair algae
24g nano cube, hair algae, hermit crabs: Hello Paul, Yes algae is normal although some algae are considered a nuance (hair algae, bubble algae, red slime to mention a few) some are nice looking and actually beneficial. For example hellimeda algae, grape algae, spaghetti algae to mention a few....

Saltwater Aquarium: Long string floating around, crazy fish, feather dusters
crazy fish, feather dusters, gallon tank: Debra, If the stringy thing is attached to the live rock then it is most likly a type of filter feeding worm. They are similiar to featherdusters and are not harmful. If it s not attached to the rock and you don t want it in the aquarium any more... simply...

Saltwater Aquarium: Losing salinity, salt water aquarium, baby crabs
salt water aquarium, baby crabs, protein skimmer: Hi Edna, This is a new one. Usually as your water evaporates your salinity will increase as only water will evaporate leaving a higher salt content. I do not have any idea why your salinity level would decrease. Are you reading your hydrometer correctly?...

Saltwater Aquarium: lava rock, red lava rock, tide pool
red lava rock, tide pool, protein skimmer: i am not sure on lava rock to be honest, it is possible for it to leach toxins into the water over time. also it does disolve over time too, could cause irritant to the fish. ould be worth doing some reserch on the chemical properties of lava rock, see...

Saltwater Aquarium: lava rock, 5 gallon buckets, red lava rock
5 gallon buckets, red lava rock, reef type: Hi Fred, The live rock you have should be fine for your new tank if it is not contaminated with bristleworms, smothered by algae or subject to any fish diseases which might transfer to your new tank. As you remove your live rock I would try to keep...

Saltwater Aquarium: levels in salt water tank, salt water tank, clown fish
salt water tank, clown fish, dead clown: I am not seeing to much out of whack, ammonia and nitrite should be closer to 0. But unless you had a spike should have not harmed your fish. Do a water change or two to try and get those two to zero. The clown could have been just stressed, it happens sometime....

Saltwater Aquarium: lighting, sea anenome, metal halides
sea anenome, metal halides, moon cycle: Rudi I need to know what size tank you have. I had a 110 gal, and it it I had 4x110 watt VHO s Ran from 8am to 8pm, 2 led moon lights on a moon cycle timer, and 2x175 watt metal halides ran from 10am to 2pm. I found that after I put the moon lights for the...

Saltwater Aquarium: lighting-150w MH coralife, soft corals, attics
soft corals, attics, bulbs: Hi Dave, I recommend not going more then 14k. As you get closer to 20k it starts to turn blue and you don t get the brightness. If you would still like more blue to bring out your colors you can add some attics by adding some t5 s. As far as the...

Saltwater Aquarium: lighting, hard corals, detroit edison
hard corals, detroit edison, moon cycle: First I am very sorry it took me so long to answer. What I would do is Get 6 110 watt Vho, different color actinic, 50/50, and daylight, run on time 6am to 7pm. Run 2 halides 10k, 175 to 250watt. time 10am till 2pm, then run at night moon tubes. The moon tubes...

Saltwater Aquarium: lighting, metal halides, degrees kelvin
metal halides, degrees kelvin, mushroom rocks: Hi Alaica, 24 inches is a deep tank, you will have to do your research on your corals to be sure they are placed properly due to the amount of the lighting required. Most corals require a fair amount of light with the right spectrum. My suggestion would...

Saltwater Aquarium: lighting, pico reef, halogen bulb
pico reef, halogen bulb, long wait: Hello Rudi, I am guessing that pico means mini, anyway I think that 300 watts would be plenty but a hqi is the wrong spectrum, (too red) but may be all right if you add some actinic for the blues. Sorry about the long wait for my reply Cheste...

Saltwater Aquarium: lighting a reef tank, reef tanks, reef tank
reef tanks, reef tank, gallon tank: reef tanks require pristine water conditions and special lighting, replicating the sun on that particular type of coral at the depth it flourishes. Reef tanks are tricky, do your research about the type of corals you want to keep and you will find the type...

Saltwater Aquarium: lighting, sea anenome, tank volume
sea anenome, tank volume, marine experience: tough question. i think i would look at the suitability of the tank and my marine experience. they are not for beginners and have some quite specific requirements, if you do decide to get 1 make sure you thoroughly research them. a few tips i would suggest,...

Saltwater Aquarium: lion fish, keeping marine fish, lion fish
keeping marine fish, lion fish, crazy fish: Todd, If you feel quarantine is necessary, then I would suggest using a lowered salinity of say 1.017 or 1.018 for a two to three week period. During this time you can also work on getting the lion to feed on frozen prepared foods rather than live. Lions...

Saltwater Aquarium: lionfish with skim over one eye, partial water change, dwarf lionfish
partial water change, dwarf lionfish, ghost shrimp: Hello Jeanna, I have never owned a Lionfish personally but have heard and read that they are sensitive to water perimeters (which you say are fine) as well as diet. This all makes sense since you just reduced his nutrition. I would increase his nutrition...

Saltwater Aquarium: lionfish, salt water tank, salt water aquarium
salt water tank, salt water aquarium, 30 gallon tank: Hi Hardy, Well I am sure glad I questioned that before I told you what lion fish to buy...LOL. Anyway, the bottom line is salt water is a completely different system, which requires much research and a full understanding of the biological cycle that...

Saltwater Aquarium: lions puffers and ick, porcupine puffer, poor water quality
porcupine puffer, poor water quality, reef aquarium: Hi Katrina, I wish I could provide you with more information on determining the sex of your lionfish, unfortunately all the information I have ever found in regards to this is that it is very difficult to determine. Perhaps this is the reason why they...

Saltwater Aquarium: i have little white worms in my saltwater tank, white worms, saltwater tank
white worms, saltwater tank, green stuff: feather dusters will survive with the food floating in the water. Green stuff - algae. Check your nitrates, probably high. Little white worms, Not sure. go to about.com, click on hobbies and games, then next page click on saltwater aquariums. Great site, lots...

Saltwater Aquarium: live rock, debbie hauter, aquarium specialist
debbie hauter, aquarium specialist, plastic jug: Hi Candace, The substance you describe, I am unfamiliar with. What I would do, is take one of the pieces of rock with the substance present, submerged in a plastic jug or bucket and bring it to your local saltwater expert. The large discount pet shops...

Saltwater Aquarium: live rock, seal tank, liverock
seal tank, liverock, small fish: well the ratio is 1Kg of liverock per 2 gals of water. you should use a skimmer really but its not essential on a tank that size, if you don t use a skimmer you must religously do your water changes to keep your water tip top. also a tank that size you...

Saltwater Aquarium: live rock, natural filtration, reef tank
natural filtration, reef tank, beneficial bacteria: Hi Faisalkhan, Sorry it has taken us so long to get back to you, not generally the case with this site. I hope it does not deter you from coming back to us with any future questions. If you have not already found an answer to your question, here is...

Saltwater Aquarium: live rock, dead bacteria, angle fish
dead bacteria, angle fish, new aquarium: you should put the live rock in your tank to start the cycle. as there will be dead bacteria and sponge on the rock its ideal for getting the cycle started. for a 55Gal tank you will need a minimum of 25Kg of live rock, i know its very expensive but try...

Saltwater Aquarium: live rock, yellow tank, time michael
yellow tank, time michael, snails: Hello Michael, First off I was going to say it is a sponge until you mentioned the little clear balls inside. Is it possible to send me a picture? Please send it to dareefguy@hotmail.com I will study it and try to help research it. Thanks Cheste...

Saltwater Aquarium: live rock, setting up a saltwater aquarium, quality rock
setting up a saltwater aquarium, quality rock, reccomendations: Hello Kevin, I have never dealt with this company in particular, but have ordered many things online. As for the rock, if care is taken and it does not get lost in transport your rock will not have much die off. However it will need to be recurred. As...

Saltwater Aquarium: live rock maintenance, plastic garbage cans, salt water aquarium
plastic garbage cans, salt water aquarium, setting up a salt water aquarium: Hi Alain, Whoa 160lbs of live rock...free...that is excellent, can t pass that up!!! Your best solution is to keep the live rock in large barrels (ie/ new plastic garbage cans) covered with premixed salt water. It would be best if you could have a pump...

Saltwater Aquarium: live rock turn BLACK, excess nutrients, green algae
excess nutrients, green algae, zoo med: Hi there, I am personally not familiar with black algae. Whenever I get algae of any kind the first thing I do is check the parameters as algae feeds off excess nutrients so I test my water and check if it had anything to do with that. Second thing is to check...

Saltwater Aquarium: live rock, coralline algae, intense lighting
coralline algae, intense lighting, rock tank: Hello, Depending on what type of lighting and how long they are on will dictate new growth (12-14 hours of light a day is the standard). Your rock which was fully cured somtimes takes between 4-8 weeks. This depends on curing conditions. You want...

Saltwater Aquarium: live sand, live sand, second tank
live sand, second tank, salt level: Hello Paul, It is possible to add live sand to your tank without removing the existing display. Just put the sand in a cup or something put it into the tank lower it to where you want it to go and empty the cup. However the live sand will have to...

Saltwater Aquarium: live sand dying, saltwater aquarium, live sand
saltwater aquarium, live sand, tank supplies: dear linda, NO! Unless you are willing to wait for the sand to recycle and become live again. My thought is, it is now contaminated and the best thing to do would be to buy another bag when you are ready to start. Your babies didn t mean it they were...