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Old 12-04-2014, 08:05 PM   #171
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Algae sure is a struggle. The use of distilled water rather than ro/di doesn't help in my situation. But one thing that I have been trying out is cutting all the red out of my lighting from my Radions. So far, it looks like it has slowed but time will tell. In the same move I cut the intensity down to 60% and have seen all of my dull coloring vanish into the colors they had when I bought them.
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:02 PM   #172
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UGH!

A couple of rocks in the tank are showing signs of GHA again. I think the sudden increase in lighting spurred that mess back to life. I have reduced the lighting back to what I had it at a few weeks ago. I am also about to do a good sized PWC. I do not want to deal with this mess again!
I hate hair algae. I feel your pain, luckly haven't had it in a good while. Still battling some bubble algae though, which has got to be better than the hair. I wish you best of luck!
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Old 12-05-2014, 07:12 AM   #173
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I did a PWC last night and will do another this weekend. I will nip this before it gets out of control. I am pretty sure it was related to the increase in lighting. That was the only change that has taken place in the system.
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Reduction of lighting will continue until I have all this under control. On a good note my float switches came in on Friday and I can get the ATO setup again.

I'm going to be mixing Kalk in the top off.
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Awesome! I'll have to come by once you start dripping kalk to see how it's done correctly lol


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Awesome! I'll have to come by once you start dripping kalk to see how it's done correctly lol


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Haha I don't know if I do it correctly but it seems to work.
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Hey Ziggy. I have a question. Is dripping kalk better than dosing supplements?

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Haha I don't know if I do it correctly but it seems to work.

If it works it works lol


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I that depends on your system and maintenance routine. I typically do PWCs every other week so supplements aren't the best for me. Kalk keeps things balanced and buffers my ph. I'm sure there are a million different opinions on here on what you should do. I've done both. I've had better results with regular PWCs and kalk.

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So are you saying that you done have to do water changes when you dose chemicals? Am I understanding that correctly?

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