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Old 12-10-2006, 11:16 PM   #1
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I know this topic has probably been addressed a million times, but I am asking anyways. I have a 30 gallon tank that has been up and running for almost two years now. I started with two Damsels and now am down to one. I opted to not go with LR. I have a fluval filter, a powerhead to move water and that is it. When I first started the tank up, it was to close to outside light and about a few months in, the tank was taken over by what appeared to be red algae. I moved the tank cleaned the tank, scrubbed everything down and it seemed to go away. But it would make a comeback every single time. Just recently I changed about 30% of the water, scrubbed everything thoroughly, scrubbed every part of the filter as well. The water looked great for a couple weeks, but it looks like it is returning again. I run the light in the evenings for about 5-6 hours and feed the tiniest pinch of food nightly.

I know everyone seems to be against chemicals, but if I were going to use something to help with the problem, what chemical would anyone suggest. Also, if I were thinking of going to LR someday, does that eliminate the need for a filter, and is it more difficult to maintain LR in a 30 gallon tank than the bigger setups?

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You got to get LR. Trust me it help everything. Whats the gph flow in the tank?

If your going to get any chemical filtration it would be Chmi-pure. Its good stuff.
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What kind of PWC schedule do you have. Where and what type water do you use for PWC`s and top offs? Here is some info

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Old 12-11-2006, 09:36 PM   #4
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You got to get LR. Trust me it help everything. Whats the gph flow in the tank?

If your going to get any chemical filtration it would be Chmi-pure. Its good stuff.
The powerhead is 145 gph. Any suggestions on a user friendly guide to adding live rock to a tank?

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If its already cured then you can add it to your tank. If it is not you`ll need to cure it in a tub of SW with a heater and power head in there. Also you never did say what your PWC schedule is.
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