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Old 08-30-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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Check ur bulbs

So that was the problem!
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:55 PM   #2
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Excuse me? Lol
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:10 PM   #3
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Might help someone. I should have checked them weeks ago but the bulbs are only 7 or 8 months old. Sure enough had a blown bulb.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:17 PM   #4
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Problem for what???
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:37 PM   #5
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Every day for a couple of weeks my sand would turn brown shortly after the lights came on. Thought it was red slime but chem clean didn't make a difference and my flow is great. I feed a pea sized cube of frozen shrimp to my jaw fish dotty back and wrasse every other day and 4 live ghost shrimp to my lion so I didn't think I was overfeeding. I've been limping around on a broken ankle so it's been hard to tend to the tank. Spent a whole day today cleaning everything and there was 1 blown bulb and the rest of them didn't look so good. New bulbs and everything looks great.i guess it might sound stupid but I posted several threads about it and didnt get much help. Not even a year into it so don't judge. I know a lot of people on here give great advice but there's a lot of know it alls too that don't really help at all. Didnt want to get this detailed that's why I put it short but you asked. Thanks for caring.
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:35 PM   #6
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Every day for a couple of weeks my sand would turn brown shortly after the lights came on. Thought it was red slime but chem clean didn't make a difference and my flow is great. I feed a pea sized cube of frozen shrimp to my jaw fish dotty back and wrasse every other day and 4 live ghost shrimp to my lion so I didn't think I was overfeeding. I've been limping around on a broken ankle so it's been hard to tend to the tank. Spent a whole day today cleaning everything and there was 1 blown bulb and the rest of them didn't look so good. New bulbs and everything looks great.i guess it might sound stupid but I posted several threads about it and didnt get much help. Not even a year into it so don't judge. I know a lot of people on here give great advice but there's a lot of know it alls too that don't really help at all. Didnt want to get this detailed that's why I put it short but you asked. Thanks for caring.
So you're saying that by changing your bulbs today, your brown algae issue was solved within the same day?
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:38 PM   #7
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+1 on check your bulbs and while we are on that subject check your Ro/Di filters as well which are 2 things that can cause pretty major algae issues and are overlooked all to often.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:41 PM   #8
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I'll agree to ro checks. My algea went through the roof. Checked my ro and the meter was reading 77 TDS. Question tho. At what TDS lvl should u change ur membrane.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:09 PM   #9
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Pulled most of it out w airline tube, raked the sand, big water change. Only small amounts lingering but at least I found the cause. Not perfect yet but much better.
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