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Old 04-11-2013, 09:38 AM   #211
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I like emerald crabs never had a problem with them and good lil workers. Take the rock out put it in a bucket of tank water and scrub it. The frag will be fine.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:45 AM   #212
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Tey running some phosguard. It will drop your phosphate level in about 3 days.
Hmm... Noted!
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:46 AM   #213
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I like emerald crabs never had a problem with them and good lil workers. Take the rock out put it in a bucket of tank water and scrub it. The frag will be fine.
Ill check to see if I can get a hold of some emerald crabs today!!!
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:52 AM   #214
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Isnt that corraline algae
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:00 AM   #215
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Hmm... Noted!
You're up early today

Just be careful with the phosguard and make sure you do the "pre-soak" prior to inserting it into your system. When first exposed to water, it gets *hot*.

With readings as low as yours, you shouldn't have any problem getting them to zero. It brought the phosphate in one of my freshwater tanks from > 10 to almost zero in 3 days.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:36 AM   #216
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Isnt that corraline algae
I don't think it is. It's hair like. Coralline algae can come in a greenish color but for the most part it's purple or pink or even reddish I believe. In my case, deff algae!
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:43 AM   #217
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You're up early today

Just be careful with the phosguard and make sure you do the "pre-soak" prior to inserting it into your system. When first exposed to water, it gets *hot*.

With readings as low as yours, you shouldn't have any problem getting them to zero. It brought the phosphate in one of my freshwater tanks from > 10 to almost zero in 3 days.
Haha! It's only 7:30 here! already have the coffee at hand... Checked out the tank and I'm ready for the day! Too bad it's my day off and I'm up and at em'! :/ I rather be sleeping!!!

Question: does the phosguard just mask the issue or does it deal with it somehow? Is this something that I have to remove after a certain amount of time? I guess I can look at the instructions. But if it will help... I'm game. Anything to take an other trip to lfs!
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:08 PM   #218
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Haha! It's only 7:30 here! already have the coffee at hand... Checked out the tank and I'm ready for the day! Too bad it's my day off and I'm up and at em'! :/ I rather be sleeping!!!

Question: does the phosguard just mask the issue or does it deal with it somehow? Is this something that I have to remove after a certain amount of time? I guess I can look at the instructions. But if it will help... I'm game. Anything to take an other trip to lfs!
I was up at 1AM when our AC died Didn't get into work till 9:30, and won't be going home till 7 tonight But, tomorrow is my off day. Time to fix the tractor and work on the fish before I head to Florida for work next week.

Phosguard will remove the phosphate from the tank. After that, it's up to you to keep it from being re-introduced.

The instructions state to keep it in for 4 days at a time, and that if it doesn't work, you probably have something else keeping the levels up. Seachem. PhosGuard has the details.
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:53 AM   #219
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So I am pretty sure I have ich! A couple days ago I noticed my blue tang with a few spots on her body. Come tonight there were several. I notice that the power blue tang is also showing signs of ich. Granted I just put them back in their tank less than three weeks ago I don't want to stress them out even more. Obviously copper isn't a solution bc I have coral. I'm afraid that all my fish will get it. I should have went with my gut and QT my latest additions. So I'm beginning to think that most of the fish inherited are rather large and not in ample room for themselves. Even though I'd love to keep these fish. I don't want to house them and keep battling diseases or see their growth stunt. I feel really bad. how do I treat this without stressing them more? They are all eating. So their health is well. Also, I found a lot of white specs on the back of my tank. Kind of looks like ich. Little tiny white specs. Is that possible that they are on the walls of the tank too? Or am I just seeing things? It looks like a dark night with a bunch of stars out. Kind of bummed about this. I can't get a sufficient picture of the blue tang. It's too fast. But all of the pictures ive seen it looks like that. There also scratching and swimming fast. I need to rehome them as soon as I can get them a good home.



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There's some stuff made by Kordon-it's suppose to be a herbal ich treatment safe for reefs. I've never used mine, so I have no idea how well it works. Pet smart carried it. Hope this helps oh yeah I always start dosing garlic when my fish ever start acting out of the norm.
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