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Old 01-22-2013, 02:37 PM   #1421
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Bottom of my mix barrel after about a hundred pounds of Reef Crystals. You can see my confusion. If anyone figures this out please post it.

It seems alien eye caps are kind of scarce right now.
Yeah that's exactly what I have with reef crystals. I thought it might be calcium being burnt but I'm not sure.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:40 PM   #1422
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Had a hard brown/purple algae attack my zoa colony. A toothbrush wouldn't touch it. Just tried a hydrogen peroxide dip. It was wild watching the zoas foam up, but all the algae detached and died in front of me. Rinsed the zoas, there were several hundred on the rock and they are in a hospital tank with direct flow aimed at them now. They already look better. Any one else heard of doing this? It worked...I think.
I did it for my bryopsis on zoas. It completely killed the bryopsis for a while but it grew back. The zoas changed color slightly but it wasn't anything crazy. It's amazing how much corals can stand.
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You think it's bryopsys? I grow some of that in my scrubber and it is wiry and in clumps. This stuff on the zoas is like a hard cyano. The peroxide removed it in sheets in 30 seconds. Zoas still not open today. Will give them a while.
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You think it's bryopsys? I grow some of that in my scrubber and it is wiry and in clumps. This stuff on the zoas is like a hard cyano. The peroxide removed it in sheets in 30 seconds. Zoas still not open today. Will give them a while.
No, im just saying I used that method on bryopsis and it works. It'll take zoas a couple days. You did dilute the peroxide ride?
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Yes, 50% over the counter peroxide and the rest was saltwater.
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Yes, 50% over the counter peroxide and the rest was saltwater.
Then yep, it will be fine. It works great.
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I took a couple more pictures today just to keep things alive here...yes i know the tanks kinda dirty but ive been battling a relentless cold for the last week or so , so tank maintenance has taken a back seat while i try and get a little better...a question. Tho...Ive never been able to keep a cuc because mr. Trigger thinks its snacks coming his way., and in the meantime over time I'm getting some algae over some of the rocks that i'd like to eliminate., a few snails would prob work but honestly i think i'd need some the size of a potato in order for him not to eat them... Any ideas? Do i toss in about 50 of the little suckers and just let him eat his fill in hopes that some will survive to do their job or what ?
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Wish my tank clean looked as good as yours looks "dirty".

Hope you get well soon.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:35 PM   #1429
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I took a couple more pictures today just to keep things alive here...yes i know the tanks kinda dirty but ive been battling a relentless cold for the last week or so , so tank maintenance has taken a back seat while i try and get a little better...a question. Tho...Ive never been able to keep a cuc because mr. Trigger thinks its snacks coming his way., and in the meantime over time I'm getting some algae over some of the rocks that i'd like to eliminate., a few snails would prob work but honestly i think i'd need some the size of a potato in order for him not to eat them... Any ideas? Do i toss in about 50 of the little suckers and just let him eat his fill in hopes that some will survive to do their job or what ?
I am not sure there is a snail that a trigger can't flip over and eat. Great question though. Would a urchin be a reasonable way to go? I have seen triggers eat urchins as well. Maybe a algae blenny might help.
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money cowries may work, the opening on the shell is small enough that they may withstand some good harrassing
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