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Old 01-30-2012, 08:51 PM   #11
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Yikes! Needs more rock. How far apart were those fish added? You should try to find someplace selling Base Rock. Way cheaper and it becomes Live Rock pretty quickly.
It is 50 lbs of live rock , never had a problem in the last 3 years, the fish were added 3 months a part over 2 years ago. I don't understand after a big turbo snail died my water turned cloudy and I got this brown crap all over my rock and sand
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:44 PM   #12
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Have you removed the snail, or did you leave it? Why do you think the snail died?
I am guessing, because I'm not there, but I have a feeling whatever killed the snail is what is causing the algae as well. If a large snail died of natural causes and you left it in the tank, a piece of rotting flesh the size of a superball give or take is enough to effect your water to this extent.

Whatever the reason, a series of water changes will correct it.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:49 PM   #13
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That's what we have been soon water change after water change. I'm not sure why the snail dies maybe because it couldn't grow a bigger shell I don't know and I didn't catch it right away.
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If the water parameters weren't sufficient for the snail to grow it's shell, then it's possible that's what killed it, but then all that means is you didn't do enough water changes.
After a series of water changes, your tank will clear.
How long has this been going on?
How many water changes have you done since, and how many gallons were they?
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:45 PM   #15
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We have done 4 water changes at 25%, and we buy 8 gallons of rodi water every week for our auto top off.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:05 PM   #16
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And it's still cloudy? What are the parameters now? Are you sure something else isn't dead in the tank causing this?
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:15 PM   #17
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Nothing is dead in the tank right now. I tested the water yesterday . My ph is at 8.4, ammonia is at 0, nitrate is at 10 mg, nitrite is 0.1 or below and calcium is at 400mg
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:22 PM   #18
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Do you have a canister or HOB filter that you can run some carbon in?
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I was going to by another phosban reactor for the carbon. Do you know of what is the best one to buy for this. Also I have one for the phosphate and I'm trying to figure out with product is good for this also. Thanks
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bulk reef supply sells one that will work well for whatever you wanted.
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