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Old 03-21-2014, 07:02 PM   #101
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Why are the lights even on if you are battling cyano and algae?
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:40 AM   #102
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.... I don't know I though I was just supposed to reduce the light cycle not completely cut it out.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:44 AM   #103
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If you have nothing photosynthetic you can easily black out the tank. Some will even do a 3 day blackout even with coral and report success, though I've never personally tried as I solved my issues with a large refugium, ro water, gfo, and minimally feeding.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:51 PM   #104
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The problem was my pet sitter. Accidentally left the pumps off for almost a full 24 hours. Flow has been restored and things are clearing up.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:53 PM   #105
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That other picture was when I was gone. This is now that in back home. No siphoning has been done. All I've done is a water test and add RO for evaporation Click image for larger version

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The bottom left is my lowest flow spot I think. Algea has always started there first
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:13 PM   #106
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ID:	229754 LFS had this advertised as blue Xenia. Checked out some forums and it not actually the same pulsing Xenia I had originally thought. But seemed simply enough to care for. So I got it.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:54 PM   #107
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Yeah, not all Xenia pulses. Blue and pink don't pulse.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:11 PM   #108
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Sniper hank. Will monitoring and keeping calcium and KH help encourage coraline growth? I know it's not a necessary part of te system but that purple color really looks great in the rocks haha
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:19 PM   #109
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Coralline will grow pretty much regardless as long as it is introduced. I run higher than normal calcium and alk in my system and it is still slow growing in the tank for whatever reason. Then there are other systems where it grows so fast off of even regular IO they have to scrub it off of powerheads to they'll work.
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Haha it's doesn't seem to be growing much in my tank. I love that deep purple color. Will a 425 be to much flow for my corals? Koralia 425 I want to put it on the back wall or back right blowing on te front glass I need to add more flow to help with the cyano. Click image for larger version

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