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Old 05-16-2010, 09:29 PM   #261
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I would say give it a few days to clear up. But I'm no expert.
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:01 PM   #262
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I'll have to agree with Greenmaster. Let your bio-load balance out.
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:19 PM   #263
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Bio-load should not have much to balance out as I traded fish so I still have the same number of fish which is 5. The main reason I was wondering about uping the water changes was to vaccum out the crud the goby is stirring up and floating in the water column.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:20 PM   #264
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after looking at all the crap floating around in my water I still say the Turboflotor 1000 is a big part of my problem! I think I am in need of a Reef Octopus Extreme 200!!!!
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:30 PM   #265
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Hey bavass Ive been reading this post and I think (with all due respect) you kinda need to chill for a bit. Nothing happens fast in SW. So quit looking at your tank for a few days and let things settle down. Your tank didnt get this way overnite and your not going to fix it over night, no matter how much "snake oil" you pour in it. Let the crap get circulated out, if its in your water column then that means it can and will eventually end up being filtered out.
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:39 PM   #266
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Get a fluval 305 or the like and add some polishing pads. That will make your water clear as crystal. Its the only reason I use my Fluval 305 except for when I need to run some chemicals.

And yes, calm yourself! Its going to turn out just fine.

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Old 05-18-2010, 02:44 PM   #267
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I had a XP2 on it and was a nitrate factory! That's was the first thing I got rid of. As far as leaving the tank alone. I am doing just that I stopped adding anything. All I am doing is 2 10g a week water changes a week for 3 or 4 weeks. This is week 2 and Nitrates are up to 10ppm. So I am thinking the next thing I am going to try is a skimmer.
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Oh yea, these filters will become factories alright, but you just have to clean them often. I dont put the polishing pads in unless I need to suck out some junk. All it takes is a week before they clog. But it does make the water look nice.

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Old 05-18-2010, 03:14 PM   #269
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Well a week ago after my phosban had been in reactor for 3 weeks I changed it out with Seachem SeaGel so hopefully that will clean it out some. Gonna change that out on Sunday after 2 weeks
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...As far as leaving the tank alone. I am doing just that I stopped adding anything. ...
But you're not leaving it alone!

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Well to help keep the sandbed stirred I traded my evil bicolor for a diamond gobie! My god at the stuff he has stirred up in the sand bed!
The idea of leaving things alone and just changing one thing at a time is so you can systematically figure out where your problem is.
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