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Old 10-19-2012, 05:44 PM   #11
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We have a few things to so first before we can ad more stuff. We have to get a new pump for our skimmer.. The RODI system set-up, more rock, etc. those are important right now.. I heard from multiple people not to mess with the brown diatom. So I'm kind of confused on what to do... It seems to be getting worse every day.
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:46 PM   #12
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In terms of your diatoms, that is actually cyano. It is probably coming from the fact you are using tap water, since you said you haven't started using ro/di yet. That and the lack of flow is adding into your issue. Siphon it out with some airline tubing and increase your flow, you'll be battling it for awhile until you get things under control.

In terms of coral, it depends on what kind of lighting it actually is. Ask your pal what kind it is and that will be of better help. I'd assume that it is atleast a T5HO with maybe 4 or more bulbs?
You said it's cyano? Everyone has said it was brown diatom.. What's the difference? Is the cyano not good for the tank? I know it's from the tap water. I don't know how I can increase the flow??? It has really good flow as it is now.
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Also I did out a huge load in the tank at once... Both Condy's, both tangs & 7 crabs.. Could that also be a problem?
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:08 PM   #14
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It is diatoms and not cyano! We keep feeding the diatoms with silica from the tap water. Bio load is fine considering the amount of current live rock. Live sand and not to mention the refugium in the sump.
Yes we need to get the skimmer going and to get the rodi in use those are our current problems
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Also I did out a huge load in the tank at once... Both Condy's, both tangs & 7 crabs.. Could that also be a problem?
Nope! The current bio load can sustain the amount added to the tank.
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Flow is not an issue we have a saner 9.5 pump ( 950 gallons ) and a 1050 circulation pump
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Flow is not an issue we have a saner 9.5 pump ( 950 gallons ) and a 1050 circulation pump
Sorry I meant to say danner not saner lol
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Sorry I meant to say danner not saner lol
Stalk much? Eek
I couldn't remember all the stuff we have to explain it better. I'm still learning geez
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Stalk much? Eek
I couldn't remember all the stuff we have to explain it better. I'm still learning geez
Just trying to help you honey.

Oh and you just said "stalk" lol

Ask me first. Lol
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Just trying to help you honey.

Oh and you just said "stalk" lol

Ask me first. Lol
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