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Old 04-05-2004, 08:19 PM   #1
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Hey all, I haven't had a problem in a while with my tank. I went away for a week and I left my protein skimmer off. When I came back, the sand was brown probably from fish waste. It is still a nasty brown. I have a DSB, remora aqua-c skimmer, and hardly enough LR (about 30 lbs). I also use spring water for water changes which I know fuels algaes. I plan on getting a RO/DI filter. I was wondering if more LR would help with this, maybe break it down more. I am also going to clean my skimmers pump. Any suggestions on how to fight this?
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P.S. I was thinking of throwing my emperor 400 on there too, until I get all my LR.
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I was thinking of throwing my emperor 400 on there too, until I get all my LR.

That's a good idea, just leave off the bio wheels.
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what about nassaria snails whould they help since it sounds like you have DSB or using siphon just about dsb without disturbing.
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Diatoms? Snails or small hermits will help as will macro alage for nutrient uptake.
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Old 04-06-2004, 01:02 PM   #5
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Until you get a RO/DI find a machine that sells RO water for like 25cents/gal and do a good 10-20% water change to export some of the excess nutrients.
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