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Old 04-03-2014, 08:19 PM   #11
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So this is a freshly cycled tank?
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:20 PM   #12
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Yes the cycle just ended
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:23 PM   #13
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Well there are your nutrients. Large water changes to bring the nitrates and such down. The red slime remover can push the issue out of the way while the nitrates start to drop.
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I have 0 nitrites and nitrates tho
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:45 PM   #15
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Well the cyano is most likely consuming it.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:25 PM   #16
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I'm not using tap water I don't feed cause I have 2 snails 2 cleaner shrimp and 2 hermit crab and I have a 29 biocube

You know you have to feed the shrimp right? There not going to eat algae and honestly if your having algae issues you probably have high nitrates which can kill the shrimp so I would rehome them until your tank is stable.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:36 PM   #17
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I have 0 nitrites and nitrates tho

Look, I don't mean this in a rude way, but we have all given you advice and maybe you should take action in yours. Do bigger water changes, use RO/DI, you know you have a nutrient issue if it keeps showing it. You have 3 threads open with multiple people saying the same. Write down are advice on a piece of paper and try out each method till one works.

SW tanks are a learning experience.
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:51 AM   #18
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your previous posting said that you were not using rodi and you were using filter pads and bio balls, all are contributing to you high nutrients. The filter pads need changed out every day if you are going to use them, bio balls should be removed, and rodi is a must. Until you correct those 3 things, you are never going to win the battle
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I heard someone say do big water changes I had the same issue for almost a year I recently took the advice and did a massive water change and voila nitrates down to 5 ppm. I tried chemiclean and 10g water changes every other day and nothing until the massive water change.
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I also had a sump with filters and bio balls I ditched them all. I love how my tank is going. I was very frustrated with the red slime
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