Originally Posted by Mebbid
The coral having problems will be your first sign. The fish are a little more resilient than the coral.
I cant give advice about the carbon dosing though, because ive never really looked into it. The skimmer will help though.
The chaeto can go srraight into the display. Thats what I do when I qt a fish to prevent an ammonia spike.
The carbon dosing increase the amount and coloration (darker) of the gunk going in the protein skimmer... But I don't know if it require LR
to work... I'll try to wet skim as much as possible.
Unfortunately, the only reef store here is moving, and it's closed for some more weeks... The only guy I know that have cheatos is in travel for 5 more months... I'll monitor NH3
in 4 days, and watch for any symptoms on corals/fishs...
I'll be [how to say politely d amned?] if I get a spike... I have nothing to keep the cycle working... Except some cycling product like Seachem Stability... Nutrafin Cycle... I can dose prime, but I don't think that's made for a long term usage...
Maybe massive waterchanges ? But this will be salt expensive (RedSea salts and RODI
water)... Time demanding too... And bad for corals... But I was infested by pests... Aiptasia-X didn't worked to kill thoses (hydroids?)...
That's a sad day for me... Lost all my brittle stars (they were in rocks), lost a lot of zoans (rocks were infested)... 150$ rocks killed...
I really hope the sand do the job... Can I push my R420R LED Lights to 100%-100% instead 70%-70% ? And more time during day... Can this help ? They're currently dimmed to prevent algaes. Maybe a moonlight setting can help ?