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Old 08-22-2014, 07:39 PM   #11
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Ok. I have RapidLed 5watt, 20 bulbs. Change normally 4-15 gallons of water every 5-8 days. Always blow off everything before cleaning. Of course today, I changed 19 gallons of water in a 28 gallon tank.


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Old 08-22-2014, 07:43 PM   #12
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Each bulb is 5 watts?? That's a lotta light lol. Much more than power compacts. I'd definitely lower the light period a bit. The aggressive wcs are definitely a good thing


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Old 08-22-2014, 07:54 PM   #13
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We are only using 40% cool whites and 80% royal blues, so I don't have the bulbs jacked way up. It's starting sunset here, so my tank is, too. I can lower the % of color, but would rather not fool around with photoperiod if I can avoid it. New lights, still confused. I set it up the easy way.


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Old 08-22-2014, 09:03 PM   #14
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Any other ideas? Anyone? The cyano is coming back even after the 19 gallon water change less than 3 hours ago.


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Old 08-22-2014, 09:15 PM   #15
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You have excess nutrients coming from somewhere, when was the last time you cleaned your filter media?
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:19 PM   #16
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Well, this afternoon, but it's rinsed (Chemi-Pure Blue) or replaced every time I clean the tank. Also, just in case this is the next question, I thoroughly wash my hands before, during and after working on the tank, never use lotions in case I forget and no chemicals are sprayed in that room. And we have no children.


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Even the nitrate/phosphate pads?
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Replaced, every time.


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Oh, and earlier when I mentioned raising my alk, that was 2.7 tsp of baking soda. Sorry about that.


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Constant cyano-- please help

Ok the following is jmo, but it's what I would do if it were my tank
1. Cut down photoperiod (I know what you said earlier but it will help)
2. Reduce the power on your white channel a little more (blue too if it has any colors besides blues)
3. Reduce the amount I was feeding, and I like to feed NLS pellets once a week because it's very easy to only feed what the fish will eat by feeding a pellet or 2 to a fish at a time 3-4 times waiting in between for them to completely eat the pellet, I feed different frozen foods the other 2 times I feed a week.
4. Ditch any pads or sponges being used and replace with a media like purigen and phosgaurd (sponges and the like make me wary, I do use poly fill for filter floss but it gets tossed weekly) as they're more efficient
5. Rearrange the power heads so one is pointing at the worst of the problem areas.
6. Check the tds of your ro unit, may be time to replace the filters/membrane.
7. Assuming your ro unit is good you may want to do bi weekly wc's for a while.

And now a couple more questions, were you using 2 korillia 650s or was that total gph, and what test kit are you using for nitrate phosphate test?
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