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Old 05-05-2009, 04:04 PM   #11
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Without knowing how many fish are in the tank I could be off here, but...

Six cubes of food per day in a 600L (about 150 gallons) seems like a lot. Guess it depends on how many fish you have, but if you have enough fish to eat that much then I'd also guess that you're overstocked - which will also lead to water quality issues. The "coral food" on top of it probably doesn't help matters. What exactly is the coral food you're feeding?

Even though your water quality looks good on the tests, the cyano is probably eating up the excess nutrients as fast as they appear in your tank - along the lines of what HN1 mentioned.
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:40 AM   #12
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Hey the coral food is just a liquid it is nutra-kol, the cubes are marine dinners and only very small only 1X1x.5cm cubes, I have 1 yellow tang, 1 blue tang, 1 sailfin tang, 4 blue green chromis, 2 clown fish, 1 yellow tailed damsel, 1 pj wrasse and 1 Hawkfish flame. They eat all the food in 1-2 minutes is this all normal?

My salt water replacement is taking straight from the ocean and cleaned put in my holding tanks, and it is 25% changed very 2 week is this normal?

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Old 05-07-2009, 07:54 AM   #13
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My salt water replacement is taking straight from the ocean and cleaned put in my holding tanks, and it is 25% changed very 2 week
Ocean water? From the beach or off shore? How do you clean it?
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:56 AM   #14
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Sounds like the fish are eating all the food, so that shouldn't be an issue. Still seems like a lot of food...

Where are you at? Ocean water from easily accessed areas can be pretty contaminated. You might be able to filter the big stuff out, but getting any nitrates and phosphates out would be difficult in a home environment. I would suspect this is where your issues are coming from.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:06 PM   #15
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Did I miss something? How old is your setup?
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:50 AM   #16
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I am in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. I buy it from Paul from Clear Oceans Marines Services, 1000L for $120 delivered, he is very good. I have a storage cointainer in the shed. The water filted, cleaned, clear and it comes from the border between Queensland and New south wales. All the levels from the ocean water are pretty good. What does every one else do for water changes?

The tank is 8 months old.
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I am in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. I buy it from Paul from Clear Oceans Marines Services, 1000L for $120 delivered, he is very good. I have a storage cointainer in the shed. The water filted, cleaned, clear and it comes from the border between Queensland and New south wales. All the levels from the ocean water are pretty good. What does every one else do for water changes?

The tank is 8 months old.
Would he do deliveries to San Jose? ha,ha...It must be getting late. What kinds of coral can you get there?
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Hey, just about every coral as far as I know, but I have only just started. I only have about 15 corals so far but hope to have alot more 1 day.
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It took me about 2 months to get rid of my cyano. Ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates were all zero.
I scooped out the cyano every night, watched my phosphates, reduced my feedings, kept up with my PWC's, and dropped some phoszorb in my canister filter. Weeks went by with no change--phosphate level was lowered, but the cyano kept appearing every day. I then shut off the lights in my tank for about 4 days, cyano disappeared, and hadn't reappeared since. I also had a couple of small patches of hair algae.. those have also disappeared without reoccurence.
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I, also changed my lighting times and increased flow with two powerheads that I would occasionally move where the breakouts of cyano were. In about two weeks I did not see any of it again. Good luck my friend!
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