1. mattybecks

    The resiliance and hardcore nature of a BTA

    So about 10 days ago I got my first BTA. I planned to get one later this year and start an anemone tank, but the opportunity came by sooner and I got it on a little bit of an impulse. So I purchased it, got home in the evening and added him into the tank. Watched him a little until it was...
  2. mattybecks

    Another hitchhiker

    This is something no one has been able to ID yet. It is not a montipora coral. It seems to be doing well, its almost been 3 weeks now and it seems to be spreading to the other side (darker side) of the rock. My lighting is 2 x 12 watt LED bulbs. Mostly white light, with some blue LEDs spaced...
  3. mattybecks

    Fish at the beach in Dubai.

    The other day I decided to take my Nokia and try filming a little where I swim, Just to show you some of what I saw under the waves, just off the beach (about waist height)., hoping to get some fish IDs of fish I don't know the names off. Beach is your standard Dubai gulf beach, and for the...
  4. mattybecks

    ID on something new growing

    Hello guys. I haven't collected anything for about two weeks now, but I suspect this has been growing for about a month now. I only noticed it yesterday though. Its hard. So I'm guessing whatever it is involves calcium.
  5. G

    Maxima clam tank size?

    What's the tank dimensions needed to house a maxima clam? When I search it says 100 gallons and up, it doesn't sound right to me but I'm no expert so I'm asking here, if it does need 100 gallons then why? Cause I thought clams hardly move or just don't. Thanks for any replies.
  6. -603FiShHoBbIeSt-

    For Sale  Anyone interested in some zoanthid frags?

    I know this isn’t really a saltwater/ reef oriented forum but I have some zoanthid frags for sale if anyone if interested ? Pictures and prices below: 7 POLYPS FRUIT LOOPS ZOA 20+ POLYPS! RASTA ZOA 5 POLYPS UTTER CHAOS ZOA 12 POLYPS PURPLE MONSTER ZOA
  7. T

    Suitable saltwater sharks?

    I have been very interested in a shark tank or pool for my home for a long time but I am unsure which shark is most suitable, I am aware there are smaller bottom dwelling sharks but I'm more interested in sharks like the blacktip reef shark for example. Expenses and space isn't a problem and I'm...
  8. mattybecks

    Cleaner shrimp hand snack

    Does anyone else enjoy having their hands cleaned by their cleaner shrimp? When they see me approach the tank they move to hang around the filter area where my hand usually goes in. Waiting to clean my hands. Do you think they would get much nutrition from this? I was wondering if rubbing sand...
  9. Dennis Kraemer

    Any idea what this is?

    Both of these fish were caught in my brackish canal but are know temporarily in my 75g any idea what either of these are? Thanks!
  10. -603FiShHoBbIeSt-

    Reef tank setup update

    Reef tank is doing great and here are some recent pics below!
  11. K

    Help! Coral Positioning

    I re-started my salt tank to prevent disease and pests. I cured my rock and let my tank cycle. It is a 90 gallon. I use Hanna Checkers and API Master Reef testing kit and test everyday. For the past week these were my readings. Salinity 31-32, Ammonia 0-0.25, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 25, Calcium 520...
  12. Dieboldly

    Hair algae

    I have no idea why I got such a huge spike of hair algae but it’s crazy! My tank has been up for over a year I’d say now. I had hair algae and then it went away. Now it’s back! Along with that pink stuff that went away too. What is going on? How do I kill that hair algae? I purchased a slug...
  13. PGJE

    cool fish for 50 gallon tank

    Anyone have ideas for friendly community fish to put in a 50 gallon tank (preferably coral reef)? Some of you are going to hate me for this but I don't like clownfish that much because they are soo common and i'm going for a larger variety of fish. Thank you!
  14. PGJE

    Does this look good??

    I think one of my favorite things in the entire ocean is a kelp forest, and I finally found some incredibly realistic rubber kelp at my LFS. I also kind of want coral, so i was thinking a mixture? have kelp surrounding a small reef? The stocking is not going to match that of kelp of course...
  15. PGJE

    realistic wave maker?

    I'm a noob and I've never tried saltwater but honestly I am more intrigued by it than anything else, and I just wondered if there was any kind of wave maker that made more natural waves, (Moving slower with pauses in between) kind of what you see underwater with the fish slowly drifting back and...
  16. clm08k

    6 gallon nano/pico

    Hello, I have a 6 gallon Fluval Edge. It has been running for 2 years with a fire shrimp and live rock. Recently, the tank crashed, so I am having to start over. The tank reeks right now despite a 100% water change, new sponge media, carbon and good scrubbing. I kept the sand bed, the rocks, and...
  17. Dennis Kraemer

    New Pool Pond!

    Hey I just moved to a new house down in Florida and i love right on the intercostals. I am getting an above ground pool that is 1,800 gallons( I could...
  18. Dennis Kraemer

    New Pool Pond!

    Hey I just moved to a new house down in Florida and i love right on the intercostals. I am getting an above ground pool that is 1,800 gallons( I could...
  19. J

    Atlantic stingray help

    Hello everyone, my local fish store had an Atlantic stingray and sold it to me under the pretense that it could last in freshwater. After I looked into it more I have realized it needs a saltwater setup to really survive. I know I should have looked into it more before getting it, but I would...
  20. A

    My Saltwater Fish

    In this thread I will be posting pictures of my saltwater fish. I will post updated pics and more! Feel free to comment and enjoy the fish along with me. In my saltwater tank I have: 1 one spot foxface rabbitfish 1 blue lined decorated rabbitfish 1 niger trigger 1 dog face pufferfish 1 manila...