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Old 04-03-2008, 10:22 PM   #11
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Fishcrack, can you post that question in the General Hardware/Equipment section? I think you would get a ton of great info there (and not hijack this thread...nudge, nudge). LOL!

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Old 04-10-2008, 12:11 PM   #12
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I recently moved from CA to UT, and I feel your pain. IMO, time and patience is the key. Go slow. Fish do not need lights all the time. PWC until your NH3 and NO2 is gone.

Then, consider emerald crabs, or other inverts. My crabs made short order on my algae problem after I set up my tank.

Plus, the sump/Fuge is a great idea. I love mine, and it really helps to keep my reading stable.

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Last night, I performed a 10% PWC, hacked as much algae off the rock as I could, cleaned the pads in my filter, and added a bio-bag with some phosphate absorbing balls. The next order of business is to clean the skimmer and give it another go. It already looks a ton better, just need to keep on top of it and remove the algae fuel!

Thanks everyone! Will keep this thread updated with my progress!


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