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Old 01-14-2013, 09:48 AM   #1241
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Absolutely true. Lots of young tanks get a bout of cyano. I don't know if something leaches out of fresh rock and sand or what but it's really common. Strong flow also doesn't hurt. It's just one of those battles that pops out of nowhere at some point or two during the first year of a lot of systems. Once there's lots of other life all over every part of a reef it usually doesn't come back.

Put the lights low, crank up the flow, feed modestly (you already do that) and pop in some phosphate remover (you probably have it in already). It just stinks to have it but it's almost like a rite of passage.. like the tank's just testing you to see if you're serious about keeping another tank. lol You'll defeat it.
I think I'm gonna do a water change today and try and siphon as much out as possible and leave the lights off. Its not a lot of cyano and people probably won't even notice it but I see it and it bothers me lol

I'm eventually going to get another koralia 1400 powerhead also.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:34 AM   #1242
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My honest opinion on this would be to just leave it. Tanks still new so don't really have any corals to lose in it. If you just leave it until you see it decline on its own then it will have absorbed the excess nutrients leaching from the sand and rock. At that point I would start the removal process but it should almost entirely disappear in a night or two on its own once everything is used up.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:39 AM   #1243
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My honest opinion on this would be to just leave it. Tanks still new so don't really have any corals to lose in it. If you just leave it until you see it decline on its own then it will have absorbed the excess nutrients leaching from the sand and rock. At that point I would start the removal process but it should almost entirely disappear in a night or two on its own once everything is used up.
Well I do have 3 corals in the tank. That's the only reason I was gonna siphon it out
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:27 PM   #1244
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Surprise!! I went in today to look at power heads and winded up looking around and what do ya know? They already ordered my fish in
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:56 PM   #1245
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:58 PM   #1246
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:02 PM   #1247
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Ughh this eBay/light issue is taking so long to resolve, this is why I hate getting things off the internet!! Lol
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:23 PM   #1248
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Hey Dan i think the reason why I was always losing so many fish was because my rodi machine that I bought sucks lol. Im hoping I just need to change the filters but the TDS meter (not sure if it's calibrated correctly) reads 120 or so ppm. I was wondering if you ever checked the ppm coming from your unit? I bought replacement filters off line on ebay - once they arrive and are swapped out i'm hoping to get a 0ppm reading. Maybe I can keep fish this way lol.
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Hey Dan i think the reason why I was always losing so many fish was because my rodi machine that I bought sucks lol. Im hoping I just need to change the filters but the TDS meter (not sure if it's calibrated correctly) reads 120 or so ppm. I was wondering if you ever checked the ppm coming from your unit? I bought replacement filters off line on ebay - once they arrive and are swapped out i'm hoping to get a 0ppm reading. Maybe I can keep fish this way lol.
Wow!! 120ppm! That's insane.. my TDS meters always reads 0

I think it was just a bad case of new tank syndrome bc everyone is doing awesome now
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I assume the same thing. Yeah I almost flipped a shi* when I found that out. I've been doing water changes on this tank since November every 2 weeks and topping off with this "rodi" water wondering why I can only keep 1 clown. He's pretty hardy I tell ya lol. I have a bunch of corals with the exception of a purple sea whip and pompom Xenia that died that are doing great. I can't wait to see what they look like when I get this water under control. I'm buying boxed natural sea water from petco 20 gallons I'm swapping out on Thursday until the new filters come in to get this out of my tank
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