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 07-18-2012, 08:41 PM   #21
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Hondatek's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 3,969
yea I think another 1400 would be a good idea too. At least I have a possible cause of what the issue may have been now. I have been stumped on this for a while. Thanks schism .
__________________

__________________
Feed your Filtration
Give it to Porc Chop he'll eat anything!!!!!
"This is my tank and these other fish just live in it"
^ Quoted from Porc Chop^
Hondatek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 08:53 PM   #22
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Schism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lima, Ohio
Posts: 2,093
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hondatek
yea I think another 1400 would be a good idea too. At least I have a possible cause of what the issue may have been now. I have been stumped on this for a while. Thanks schism .
Yep no problem, keep us updated.
__________________

__________________
29g Mixed Reef, 150w 14k Phoenix MH w/ Moonlights, Reef Octopus BH1000 HOB Skimmer, Ecotech Vortech MP10es, ReefKeeper Lite (Plus), PH Probe, Temp Probe, ATO, Carbon/GFO Reactor.
Schism is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 11:14 PM   #23
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
danbstrong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,185
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schism

Indirectly yes. I would think about getting another powerhead or two. With a FoWLR there is really no limit to flow. At at less then 30x turnover you have that is lower then whats recommended for most reefs.

Im sure you have a number of low flow or dead spots that could be eliminated.
Phosphates arent part of the cycle their produced overfeeding is #1 then theres food that contain phosphates also dead or decaying life also produces phosphates
__________________
danbstrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 11:47 PM   #24
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Hondatek's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 3,969
Quote:
Originally Posted by danbstrong

Phosphates arent part of the cycle their produced overfeeding is #1 then theres food that contain phosphates also dead or decaying life also produces phosphates
Your right . But if the the flow in the tank isn't enough to get the debris whether it is uneaten food or waste to my sump it isn't really filtering how it should be. It probably has just built up over time. It should help .
__________________
Feed your Filtration
Give it to Porc Chop he'll eat anything!!!!!
"This is my tank and these other fish just live in it"
^ Quoted from Porc Chop^
Hondatek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 11:57 PM   #25
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Schism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lima, Ohio
Posts: 2,093
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hondatek

Your right . But if the the flow in the tank isn't enough to get the debris whether it is uneaten food or waste to my sump it isn't really filtering how it should be. It probably has just built up over time. It should help .
Correct.

The problem does not seem to be overfeeding, rather it seems the waste/food is not efficiently being removed. Flow and skimmer will indirectly remove phosphates by removing organic compounds.

This is at least where i would start in solving this problem.
__________________
29g Mixed Reef, 150w 14k Phoenix MH w/ Moonlights, Reef Octopus BH1000 HOB Skimmer, Ecotech Vortech MP10es, ReefKeeper Lite (Plus), PH Probe, Temp Probe, ATO, Carbon/GFO Reactor.
Schism is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 03:03 AM   #26
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
danbstrong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,185
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schism

Correct.

The problem does not seem to be overfeeding, rather it seems the waste/food is not efficiently being removed. Flow and skimmer will indirectly remove phosphates by removing organic compounds.

This is at least where i would start in solving this problem.
Get some more inverts i have a serpent star and nassarius snails to eat whatever falls in the sand soon as food inters the tank the snails come out of the sand and devour anything that touches it just a thought
__________________
danbstrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 09:03 AM   #27
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Hondatek's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 3,969
I wish I could keep more inverts. Having a porc puffer makes it kinda hard to keep a decent population .
__________________
Feed your Filtration
Give it to Porc Chop he'll eat anything!!!!!
"This is my tank and these other fish just live in it"
^ Quoted from Porc Chop^
Hondatek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 03:54 PM   #28
SW 20 & Over Club
 
ccCapt's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 5,362
Send a message via ICQ to ccCapt
I agree with the given advice regarding nutrient reduction but will answer your original question regarding kalk. One of the other ways to help kill off cyano is raising your pH. Kalk will raise your pH, but you have to be careful not to raise your calcium and/or alk too much in that process.
__________________
/Larry
125g reef
See My Tank Info
Check out The build project
ccCapt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 04:15 PM   #29
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Hondatek's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 3,969
Thanks capt for answering the original question. I don't have test kits for calcium and alk since it is a fish only so I won't be adding kalkwasser . I am hopeful that changing the angle of powerheads and adding another will correct my cyano issue.
__________________
Feed your Filtration
Give it to Porc Chop he'll eat anything!!!!!
"This is my tank and these other fish just live in it"
^ Quoted from Porc Chop^
Hondatek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 05:11 PM   #30
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Hondatek's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 3,969
I'm ready to click the order button for two more 1400 gph powerheads . Does that seem like enough? Too much?
__________________

__________________
Feed your Filtration
Give it to Porc Chop he'll eat anything!!!!!
"This is my tank and these other fish just live in it"
^ Quoted from Porc Chop^
Hondatek is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cyano

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 08:50 AM.


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