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 07-18-2010, 03:39 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
CEverii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Daytona Beach FL
Posts: 298
Uh oh.. Whats going on...?

So overnight, a lot of my coralline algae on some of my rocks have went from a pretty purple to bone white, grey, and some green areas. Overnight! I didnt dose anything alst night. I did do a kalkwasser drip a few nights ago, about 1 drip every 1.5 seconds. Somehow managed to drip a full 32oz bottle of kalkwasser in there. Did something go wrong with my dripping? I cant think of anything else that could be going on that would make my coalline algae do this. Just checked my parameters. Most everything was normal....

Ammonia: .25 (doing a water change asap)
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: .10/20 (pretty close)
pH: 8.2
Phosphate: 0
Calcium: 380


What could have spiked my ammonia and killed my coralline algae?
__________________

__________________
CEverii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2010, 03:49 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
CEverii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Daytona Beach FL
Posts: 298
Another question:

I've had some left over salt water from a water change I did about 2 weeks ago. Its been sitting still in the trash can since the change. No powerhead or anything. Can I still use it?
__________________

__________________
CEverii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2010, 04:00 PM   #3
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
Two week, I would say you`ll be ok but I would give it a good stirring to aerate it. How long have you had the rock?
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2010, 04:34 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thincat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,330
Quote:
Originally Posted by CEverii View Post
So overnight, a lot of my coralline algae on some of my rocks have went from a pretty purple to bone white, grey, and some green areas. Overnight! I didnt dose anything alst night. I did do a kalkwasser drip a few nights ago. Just checked my parameters. Most everything was normal....

Ammonia: .25 (doing a water change asap)
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: .10/20 (pretty close)
pH: 8.2
Phosphate: 0
Calcium: 380
I don't see a KH reading?
Why did you drip Kalk? Did you test for it?
__________________
Happy Reefing,
TC
thincat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2010, 04:51 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
CEverii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Daytona Beach FL
Posts: 298
I've had the rock since my cycle, so about 6 months.


KH is 9dKH or 161.1ppm


And i dripped because the guy at the LFS said that it couldnt do anything bad, only good. Said it might bring my dead hammer coral back. The way he explained it made sense...
__________________
CEverii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2010, 05:12 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
CEverii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Daytona Beach FL
Posts: 298
Is older salt water supposed to smell...bad? Just opened the trash can with my old salt water in it and it kind of smells like old leftover food lol...
__________________
CEverii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2010, 06:22 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
don't use the stinky water. make some new water, and don't drip kalkwasser unless you have a specific need for it.
nothing brings dead coral back.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2010, 06:24 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
CEverii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Daytona Beach FL
Posts: 298
So whats going to happen about my what looks like dead coralline algae? what could have made it turn the color it is now?
__________________
CEverii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2010, 06:49 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thincat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,330
More then likely it's your Kalk drip that did it. Is the 9dkh before or after the drip? What is it now?
__________________
Happy Reefing,
TC
thincat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2010, 07:12 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
CEverii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Daytona Beach FL
Posts: 298
its 9dkh now. Not sure what it was before the drip. But I did the drip like, 3-4 nights ago.

Will my coralline algae be alright and grow back?

Also, retested my ammonia 2 more times before doing the water change with the stinky water. Tested 0 both times. Not sure why i got a false reading the first time. (using chemical drip test kit btw, not the sticks)
__________________

__________________
CEverii is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Whats Up The Fish Pimp Member Introductions 14 04-19-2008 02:41 AM
New 29 G i need to no whats next.. HELP PLEASE mannyfern09 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 15 07-13-2006 03:43 PM
Whats He Doing?!!!! Tito2491 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 04-13-2006 10:43 PM
Whats good, Whats not? BigDog54 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 08-05-2005 09:31 AM
whats in your salt mix and whats not? lziarek Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12 07-09-2004 02:25 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:58 PM.


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