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Old 06-05-2015, 01:31 PM   #1
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Dinos? Peroxide dosing?

I am trying to wrap my head around what I have in my tank. I am pretty sure it's dino's, maybe cyano and dino's. I had my water tested with Red Sea test kits. My Nitrates were undetectable and my phosphates were .07. A few days ago I sort of panicked and dosed red slime remover. It seemed to help a very little, but I could be wrong. Now, I think I want to try peroxide dosing. It is my understanding its 1ml to 10 gallons...is this accurate? Can I run my UV and carbon? Is there a better time of the day to dose it? Any cons against it?

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Its pretty much all over, this is just a small sample size:





The next two pics aren't mine, but is exactly what it looks like. It is not red, but it's a medium golden brown to a dark brown.

Cyano:



Apparent Dino's.

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All looks like cyano to me. It can be a tricky thing to get rid of. Increase flow and reduce the nutrients going into the water column. With large water changes and then siphoning the stuff out it should go away.
Peroxide dosing is a bad idea to the water column. Peroxide can kill off what it touches, to include corals and even bacteria that is part of your nitrate cycle. It is a risky move.
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But cyano, looks like that third picture with long strings with a bubble attached?
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With trapped CO2, it sure can.
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So what else can I do? Everytime I do a water change it seems to get worse.
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Ro/di water for water changes?
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Yes. I just bought a brand new 6 stage RO/DI last month.
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Told you it was Cyano bro. Flow in those dead areas.
You can peroxide dose with no problems, there are way to many people out that doing it, and have done it for dinos, but, you don't have dinos. So theres no need for that.


I would wisp it away as suggested somewhere else, and get more powerfull powerheads, with a bunch more flow that what you have going on in there.
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I have a 1200 GPH return pump on full and two MP40's on full. I moved one of them about 6 inches of the sandbed and it hasn't done any good.
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How could it not do any good? What setting do you have the MP40s on? They gotta be blwoing around the rocks themselves if yoe have them on the bottom or relatively close. the pictures show that the bubbles are standing straight up, not being blwon over to the side.
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