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Old 10-31-2012, 12:46 AM   #31
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I readjusted the flow to my skimmer. It's T-ed off my return pump . More flow through my sump/skimmer means it will filter the water more and the skimmer will take more out of the waters (my skimmer is responsible for my sump water recirculating).
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:17 AM   #32
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Less than 5.

How many should I have?
I have about 10 Astraeas
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:35 AM   #33
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i recommend the nassarous snails because,, overfeeding=docs=phosphates=cyanobacteria

now with plenty of these workers and good maintenance you will reduce the high docs
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:48 AM   #34
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Yes the snails are going to temporarily fix the problem and remove the algae, but it's best to find the source of the problem, which it seems you have done . +1 on nassarius snails. My sand is clean and recently I found out a snail died because I found a hoard of nassarius snails eating it before it decomposed and became ammonia later to be nitrates. If there's any extra food that falls to the bottom (rarely happens) most of them come out searching crazily. I have 30+ in my 70 gallon. It's really your preference, don't even need anymore if you don't want more, but they are my fav. CUC member.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:29 PM   #35
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The brown isn't getting any worse, if anything better since I readjusted my skimmer. Idk.

I got 16 snails, 2 different types that ill post pics of in a little bit.

Also got 3 new coral! Sold on one rock and was priced great IMO. Pics to come!!
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:28 PM   #36
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Hurricane Sandy only took my power out for less than 24hrs so no harm was done. Here are pics of my new CUC and coral I couldn't say no too!

The brown algae has seemed to plateau, it's not getting worse so next PWC ill suck it all out and hope it stays clean!

1 rock came with mushrooms, polyp, two leather corals for $45!

Can anyone specify the type of leathers these are?







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Old 11-01-2012, 09:30 PM   #37
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One of the leathers looks like a toadstool and the other is either a cabbage leather or a finger one. Im leaning toward the cabbage though.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:19 PM   #38
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Cool! Can't wait for the next few days and see if this toadstool opens up like my other one!

Everyone keep your fingers crossed for the algae to stay clear after my next PWC! I was thinking of replacing my drain filter sock. I have cleaned it 2-3 times since I started my tank almost a year ago! Whenever I clean my glass and chunks of algae float around I'm sure some get drained than just sit in my filter sock.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:23 PM   #39
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You should be cleaning your filter sock at least with every weekly water change! That could be a Hague part of your problem.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:59 AM   #40
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Yes...if they sit in the sock they will break down and redissolve, then produce more algae.
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