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Old 03-02-2012, 01:15 PM   #11
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Oh 4 bulb t5 over a 30 gallon
With T5s, definitely less time is required.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:42 PM   #12
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With T5s, definitely less time is required.
Cool, what should i cut it back too?
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:53 PM   #13
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I'd start off with 7 hours of full lights. Maybe half an hour or an hour of actinics only before and after your full lights if you'd like.
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:26 PM   #14
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I'd start off with 7 hours of full lights. Maybe half an hour or an hour of actinics only before and after your full lights if you'd like.
Cool. Will do! Right now i have 1 hr of antics before and after the fulls
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I had cyno over every piece of rock in my tank. N it was covered by it. I stopped feeding them frozen foods for a little n bought a phosban reactor. The cyno was completely gone in a couple days. I also learned when feeding them frozen food, after u let thaw out, put a little bit on your finger n put it in the tank. Let the fish eat it then do it again. Helps with not having so much uneaten food.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:59 PM   #16
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Phosphates the problem here needs to be trace undetectable to normal test kits, rowaphos best for this
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Phosphates the problem here needs to be trace undetectable to normal test kits, rowaphos best for this
Rowaphos? Whats that?
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The best phosphate remover money can buy, google it
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:50 AM   #19
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What is your phosphate reading? What's your feeding schedule like.

With regular PWCs and good feeding habits, your phosphates shouldn't be too high? Seems like you have your trates under control so i'd think you're feeding ok.
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His phosphate reading might not be a good indicator. The cyano and other algae might be consuming most of it and a test might show a lower number than what's truly in there.
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