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Old 11-09-2003, 10:15 PM   #1
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deos anyone else have problems with

algea growing in the garbage can i use for water changes? I use RO/DI, so It has to be feeding off the salts right
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Old 11-09-2003, 10:17 PM   #2
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Was all of the garbage *out* of the can before you started using it?

If you see wrappers, kleenexes, empty soup cans etc. floating on the surface then you should clean out the can and start over.
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Old 11-09-2003, 10:19 PM   #3
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no.no.no all that stuff is there to add minerals <G>
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Old 11-09-2003, 10:23 PM   #4
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Of course... !

Do you have a powerhead hanging in there constantly circulating or just when you mix salt?

I wonder if that would make a difference, constantly circulating water vs standing.

Also, maybe if you had previously cured rock in that can ou have some klingons on the plastic that are propogating the algae regardless of your water quality.

Just a thought.
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Old 11-09-2003, 10:34 PM   #5
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I wonder if that would make a difference, constantly circulating water vs standing.
Its always moving with a maxijet 1200

The plastic thing may be an idea.
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Old 11-09-2003, 11:12 PM   #6
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I have noticed that if I do not have my powerhead in my make up water it gets slimy. Has anyone else noticed that?
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Tim do you light your water change tubs?

I have mine in the basement with a lid on it to keep out dust and dirt.
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Old 11-10-2003, 10:32 AM   #8
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Some 'garbage cans' are known for leaching phosphates. Because RO/DI water is devoid of any trace elements, it acts like a "sponge" if there is P04 to be leached.

Although FF is right - I would imagine the algae would need some light to develop.

I would wash out the container, and fill it with plain RO/DI (no salt). After about 24 hours, do a phosphate test on the water.

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Some 'garbage cans' are known for leaching phosphates.
Ya I was gonna get to that but forgot.
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If you see wrappers, kleenexes, empty soup cans etc. floating on the surface then you should clean out the can and start over.


lmao way to fuuuuunnnnnyyyyy thanks for the laugh needed it here today hehe
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