Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-29-2013, 11:59 PM   #61
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mrc8858's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 5,834
Trust me you aren't alone. Most people (including myself) have/had a difficult time grasping all the information involved in keeping a reef tank at first until you start dealing with it all first hand. Reefing wouldn't be so satisfying if it were easy right?
__________________

__________________
Mrc8858 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 12:02 AM   #62
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 765
Ya. My girlfriend bought me the po4 checker for Xmas. I will be getting the other ones shortly. I usually don't dose much since I do weekly water changes.
__________________

__________________
JJ-MIK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 12:04 AM   #63
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mrc8858's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 5,834
Sounds like you are on the right track then. Just don't get impatient with your tech-m treatment and you'll be back to normal in no time at all. Keep us updated and if you have any other questions we'll be here
__________________
Mrc8858 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 12:18 AM   #64
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 765
Thank you very much!! I've been in this for a year now. And still read new things daily.. Never had any issues.. Loved getting new things. Finding new hitchhikers.. But then I get one frag with all kinds of algae in the rock and been battling it since.. Defeat one. Find another.. Haha
__________________
JJ-MIK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 09:31 AM   #65
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Take pictures of the tank now and after the kent product is used. I think a lot of people will benefit from this thread once all is said and done.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 10:47 AM   #66
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 765
Well. The only thing is mr X. I only left one rock in there with a few patches of hair algae. I suppose I could focus on the rock. But the hair algae has all been whiped out by hand.
__________________
JJ-MIK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 11:09 AM   #67
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
You were able to manually remove all hair algae from your display? What about the roots that are left in the rock and sand?
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 12:15 PM   #68
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 765
Well I turned over and sucked out the top 2-3" of the dsb.. The only thing I'm seeing now in the sand from the glass is those red hairy worms.. The other thing is. I'm assuming this is normal! Under the first layer of sand the aragonite is brown in color..

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3697409443.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	119.6 KB
ID:	209916



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1740910576.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	123.9 KB
ID:	209917

Here is the same spot just up close.. You can still see some of the rooting.. Why is it so deep? That's 2" under .. I can't imagine what the rest looks like.. Will the mag work its way down in the sand?
__________________
JJ-MIK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 12:19 PM   #69
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,544
The red worms are most likely peanut worms and harmless. In terms of the roots your pointing out, I see more hair algae just growing against the glass.
Sniperhank is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 12:28 PM   #70
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 765
My sandbed was 100% hair algae. And was pulling it up in mats. The glass was green under the sand.. And those roots were all along the front of the tank
__________________

__________________
JJ-MIK is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.