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Old 01-18-2013, 03:44 PM   #1281
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+1 on siphoning some out but it will come back

+1 on adjusting a power head if you can.

I'm still working on getting some chemi pure elite to try. I have some cyano too. It wasn't bad, but one morning I was like holy cow! So I siphoned out all I could see. There's a little here and there now, but nothing too bad. If it starts getting crazy again I will siphon again.

Here's a question that may help you also. I have purigen in my freshwater tank. If I recharge it like they say could I then use it in my saltwater tank? Cause purigen helps remove nutrients and nitrates. I'm thinking I may have a phosphate issue though since my trates are ~5ppm. I believe Hank is running purigen in his 55.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:51 PM   #1282
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+1 on siphoning some out but it will come back

+1 on adjusting a power head if you can.

I'm still working on getting some chemi pure elite to try. I have some cyano too. It wasn't bad, but one morning I was like holy cow! So I siphoned out all I could see. There's a little here and there now, but nothing too bad. If it starts getting crazy again I will siphon again.

Here's a question that may help you also. I have purigen in my freshwater tank. If I recharge it like they say could I then use it in my saltwater tank? Cause purigen helps remove nutrients and nitrates. I'm thinking I may have a phosphate issue though since my trates are ~5ppm. I believe Hank is running purigen in his 55.
Not much luck with purigen for me, i tried using it for my 29g before and didn't see any results..

As for the power heads.. I may go out eventually and get another koralia 1400gph.. think it would help it I had one on each end of the tank and had em pointed at each other but toward the rocks sorta?
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:53 PM   #1283
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Not much luck with purigen for me, i tried using it for my 29g before and didn't see any results..

As for the power heads.. I may go out eventually and get another koralia 1400gph.. think it would help it I had one on each end of the tank and had em pointed at each other but toward the rocks sorta?
Do you only have the one PH? I think having 2 would definitely help.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:04 PM   #1284
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Do you only have the one PH? I think having 2 would definitely help.
Yeah only 1 PH but i also have 4 return nozzles blowing into the tank as well
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I'm not even recharging the Purigen. I just threw out the last batch when I replaced it. I don't have the time to mess around with it, it's under 20 bucks. I run it in place of carbon in my tank in a dual reactor, with GFO in the other chamber.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:38 PM   #1286
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I love Purigen but it doesn't fight cyano. It does help clarify the water and helps pull out organics which is great for fighting other algae that feed on nitrogen.

You can switch it from fresh to saltwater but it's better to have some for each tank. I'd keep it in the freshwater tank. For cyano some type of phosphate removing media along with low feeding and high flow are your best weapons. Siphoning is important. A heavily stocked tank makes it hard to fight. You're way understocked in the 90 but because it's so new even with no fish it can pop up.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:43 PM   #1287
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Well I did do a 5 gal water change and siphoned out some of it.. no way to get all of it out.. guess I'll just let it run its course even if its ugly as all hell haha
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:12 PM   #1288
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Got a CUC "quote" from ReefCleaners.com, told them about my tank and what i had planned for it, and they got back to me with this. Tell me what you guys think.
80 Dwarf Ceriths
18 Assorted Hermits
21 Nassarius Snails
25 Florida Ceriths
11 Large Nerite Snails
9 Sm-Med Nerite Snails

I feel like this is a lot lol maybe cut in half??
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I would half everything but the hermits and nassarrius. Quarter of the ceriths too.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:33 PM   #1290
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I would half everything but the hermits and nassarrius. Quarter of the ceriths too.
k cool, im glad i asked haha.. When do you think i should maybe order these guys?? Theres a ton of brown algae and cyano to go around, keep that in mind lol
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