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What plant is this?

It is Caulerpa algae, although it has roots, stems and leaves (may be C. prolifera or C. floridiana). Tangs, Moorish Idols and other fish eat it. It grew very vigorously in my aquariums and so can ...
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How to transfer established saltwater into a bigger tank?

You should have some target amount of salt ppm per gallon of water. This amount will change depending on A: the type of salt, and B: what you actually will have in your tank. API aquarium salt ...
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How High Can I Raise My Lights?

Not knowing what type of corals you have (soft vs. hard) this is what I've come up with: If you have a hybrid fixture (metal halides/t5 combo body fixture) you will want them about 6-7" inches from ...
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Nitrogen cycle for new fish tank

The most important thing first: Don't put any creature in the tank at the beginning/before the tank is fully cycled! Providing a time line is nonsense because the cycling can take between 1 and 4 ...
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Nitrogen cycle for new fish tank

To cycle a fish tank, you fill the tank with water and gravel and add water conditioner. Then start the pump and heater, let the water heat up. This takes a day or two. After 3-4 days, the water gets ...
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Best residential aquarium test kits for accuracy versus affordability

After disparate results each time I tested with APIs test kits, I decided to switch to Red Sea, you can buy kits for marine care on amazon.com. I'm very happy with the results they produce and they ...
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Add Fish or Corals first in a mixed reef setup

I am going to end up adding fish first. My first fish are going to be added right after I get my clean up crew. I searched multiple forums and, as you might expect, it's quite debatable what to add ...
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Should aquarium overflow maintain a certain level of water

It looks like you are missing the stand pipe for the drain. A common design out there is the durso standpipe. You can make one yourself from PVC pipe or buy one from their website. There are other ...
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