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    mandarin with broken spine on back?

    that is reassuring. I am going to try the mysis tomorrow. I was thinking of putting some mysis in a small container at the bottom and hopping he will go in to get them? Otherwise the other fish will just eat them all up before they hit the bottom. I know I have lots of copepods, but still...
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    question on water change

    I had hair algae. When I got a phosban reactor - it cleaned it up. I do not use RO water. I have well water and hope to avoid the whole RO thing also! Try the phosban reactor - not that expensive and I have it in my sump.
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    Frozen food in the frige?

    I have frozen a fish food mix (white fish, mysis, vitamins, seaweed used to wrap sushi) mixed with water to a proper amount for a feeding and put it in ice cube trays. Then I have the neighbors (who know nothing about how much to feed fish) just drop the ice cube in the tank. It will slowly thaw...
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    mandarin with broken spine on back?

    I just got a mandarin today. I had ordered him on line. After acclimating and releasing him into the tank, it looks like the spine that sticks up on his back is bent to the side. He was probably bounced around a lot by Fed Ex. I have plenty of copapods and he has done some picking at the rocks...
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    red furry algae

    I just ordered the mexican turbo!
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    red furry algae

    here is a picture... When really looking again and taking pictures, I found a tiny bubble algae...I am ready to put this tank out on the curb!
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    red furry algae

    here is a picture... When really looking again and taking pictures, I found a tiny bubble algae...I am ready to put this tank out on the curb!
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    removing hair algae from dry rocks

    Is "cooking the rock" leaving it in a closed tub of saltwater? do you still heat and circulate?
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    I will be away from my tank for 15 days...

    We had our neighbors watch our tank for a week. They fed (I froze the correct amount in ice cube trays so they couldn't overfeed) and they checked the top off tank. I did not even have them check the temperature. I have 3 heaters, so if one fails the others should balance it till we get home...
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    red furry algae

    It is red and coarse - Is the mexican turbo sail really big? I think we had them once and they all died (a different tank)- so, do they only eat this algae and a 75 gallon tank only needs one or two? What else do they eat? thanks for the help!
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    red furry algae

    I have had my tank set up for about 16 months. I had bought some live rock and some had a dark red dense algae (really stuck on - not cyano!). In the 18 months it is getting a bit out of control and has spread to other rocks. how do you get rid of a nuisance algae that can't easily be pulled off?:(
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    1 day old- distressed clam?

    what do you use for alkalinity test? i never tested for mag. what should the alkalinity be? how about the mag? what should the mag be?
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    1 day old- distressed clam?

    i have peppermint shrimp, a cleaner shrimp and hermit crabs...none of them appear to be bothering it. The apastasia must have been on it at the lfs, so I didn't thin it was a problem...yet..
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    1 day old- distressed clam?

    alk test is just a Red sea color one test. says, low normal or high- the color looks like the normal
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    1 day old- distressed clam?

    oh..lighting. I have 250W 10,000k MH only on for a couple hours today. compact flourescent for about 7 hours....
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