I have 2 nennies in my tank a green carpet and a magnificent. Now the green carpet is as happy as a pig in you know what but everytime the magnificent gets to much light it sulks. I have now covered the tank section where the nenny and my LPS's are with 40% shade cloth and the change in...
The following IMHO is critical water parameters that we should adhere to:
Calcium - 380 -450 ppm
Alkalinity - 7-11dKH
Salinity - 35ppt or sg 1.026
pH - 7.8-8.5 OK but 8.1-8.3 BEST
Temp - 24-28C
Magnesium - 1250-1350 ppm
Phosphate - < 0.03 ppm
Ammonia - < 0.1 ppm
Nitrate - < 0.2 ppm
Nitrite - <...
One of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to metal halide lighting is which bulb is compatible with which ballast. Most American made bulbs are going to be probe start bulbs, meaning that they have a starting electrode built into the bulb. Most European made bulbs are going to be...
Bryopsis... The very name makes me shudder.
Those that have been cursed with this algae will know what I mean
Probably one of the toughest plague algaes to combat and control once it gets a foothold in your system. most times the infestations are so severe that aquarists eventually pull all...
this tank has been set up for 1 year after a crash out on my first system
spec's of the tank are
3 and a half foot tank
with a two foot sump
as for live rock i have not got a clue on how much i have in there !