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Old 01-21-2012, 04:53 PM   #11
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My parameters are as followed:
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
pH: 8.0/8.1
Nitrate: less than 5.0
Salinity: 1.028 (high due to evap. Adding fresh today)
Temp: 79 F

I know I need a little more flow and more rock. Waitin for Feb paycheck. Would the chemical solutions hurt anything in the tank or cause any other problems or would it be the band aid that I need until I can get more rock and flow.
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:02 PM   #12
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The only product i can say use is the anti red it wont hurt nothing and the cyano will be gone..
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:00 PM   #13
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Siphon it out do a twenty percent water change, and lower your light duration to max six hours a day
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:02 PM   #14
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And I wouldn't use medication in a reef tank, and you might have problems ,cause your sand has to b cycled again
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:39 AM   #15
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Use chemiclean and follow directions exactly it will have good results followed by introduction of less nutrients or rinse food with ro water prior to feeding and stay consistent with water changes and it will go away ...
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I've used chemiclean many times on customers tanks and my own. No adverse reactions if the directions are followed. Reef tank or not, it's not going to hurt anything.
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:31 PM   #17
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I've also used the chemiclean and red slime remover and had no bad effects on corals or fish in the tank.
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Thanks everyone for the help. I think I'll try the chemiclean to contain it until I can get more live rock and water flow. I also turned down the lights so they are on for only 6 hours. I'll leave it like that for a few days.
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So I left my lights at 6 hours and followed another's advice on not feeding for a few days. Well that back fired horribly because someone decided to eat my arrow crab. I think it was my clownfish.

I got my Boyd's Chemiclean today an just put the treatment in so wish me luck
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I added the chemiclean last night per instructions. Turned off skimmer and removed carbon for 24 hours. I just turned the skimmer back on and it is over flowing with wet foam. I've had to empty the tray on the remora twice in the last 10 minutes. Is this normal? I'm doing the water change tomorrow night. Should I leave the skimmer off till I can manually remove the excess proteins?
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