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Old 04-19-2011, 08:51 PM   #11
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In combination with cutting down on feeding, and my photo period, I added a few extra turbo snails and it was gone within a week. My case was pretty bad for a 14G as well
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:53 PM   #12
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make sure you rinse any frozen food of with ROed water they leech alot of crap into the water if you don't
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:27 AM   #13
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I use bottled water 5 gallon, water changes once a week. I can't turn my lights off to much I have alot of corals. I will cut down my feeding. I don't add any coral additives.

The stuff that I add are:
Calcium
Iron
Phosphate and nitrate remover
Magnesium
Iodide
And I follow the adding instructions to maintain them and I test water monthly
I use rowa phos remover in a filter bag
I will add pictures tommrow
Thanx for yur help guys
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The corals can handle not having a lot of light, it won't be forever anyway. They could actually go for a few days without any light.

Try using RO or RO/DI water if you have access, when you say bottled it makes me think of drinking water which has minerals added for taste and probably stuff you don't want to add.

Are you testing for all those additives? Most of them you probably don't need as your PWCs will keep those trace elements in check
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:36 PM   #15
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bottled distilled water? its the only water bottled water you should use, i'd trust it over ro/di water any day but its annoying to have to go to the store to get it which is why i bought a 6 stage ro/di unit
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:56 PM   #16
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Hey Starscream,
Here is a link for you to check out for a good clean'n crew for good price. Hope it helps and good luck.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:53 PM   #17
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bottled distilled water? its the only water bottled water you should use, i'd trust it over ro/di water any day but its annoying to have to go to the store to get it which is why i bought a 6 stage ro/di unit

Distilled is actually not good to use. RO/DI is hands down the best, we wouldn't recommend it so much to people if it wasn't.

I believe I actually read someone say that tap would be better than distilled because of how much stuff it takes out, that makes it bad for fish. But I have a feeling I read that wrong so don't use that against me :P
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:47 PM   #19
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how would having fresh clean water be no good. the salt we use should have allthe supplements the water should have if not, its not hard to dose with trace elements.

all i heard about using distilled and even ro/di water is that is generally softer and a buffer might be needed, but my alkalinity PH and KH have all been stable
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It's full of phosphates actually, learning about it now it actually isn't very pure. If checked with a TDS meter there should be a reading on it.

You are right though in that we add it back with salt mixes, apparently what I said earlier applies to FW, not SW. My fault, sorry for telling you you're wrong before checking my facts
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