Definitley not aptasia. I know what those turds looks like. Forgot to mention, these little guys are a silky bright white color. Aptasia have a purple/brownish color and look quite different. These little guys are shaped like the end of a cotton swab, brilliant white and have a tiny looking filter feeding mouth. They've gotten bigger over the last few weeks. I'll see if I can get a pic soon.
I know you have a RO/DI but did you use RO/DI or tap water to fill the tank. Are you adding food?
I initially filled the tank on Jan 4 2006 with tap water before I purchased the ro
filter. I have done at least 200 gal
of diligent water changes since then. I feed only small amounts of frozen mysis, bloodworms and brine for the 4 tiny fish I have and aonly about every other day.
That is worthless. Filter is not working. Are you leaving the RO waste line open or did you close it? I bet you closed it. Run some water through it with the waste line open for a while then test the TDS again. RO can not remove the TDS if the waste line is not open. This is prob the cause of the cyano also.
Brenden, I swear, my ro
is a newer design and uses a valve that is NORMALLY CLOSED. I've contacted the manufacturer and dissected the directions. They say to leave the SPECIAL flow restrictor waste closed for normal operation and only open it to backflush the ro
membrane once every 2 months or so. My system has a 4 gallon storage tank and when the tank is empty or the water faucet is open then the special waste valve opens due to a pressure decrease. When you are finished using the ro
water the system re-pressurizes and the waste valve closes. Swear it man. I will say that tests of my ro
water read ZERO for ammonia, nitrates and nitrites and 8.2 PH. I just got my my TDS
meter the other day and I suspect it may not be calibrated or even a good quality unit. Further investigation required.
Oh yeah, forgot to add, tested my water last night, ammonia 0, nitrites 0 and NITRATES less than 5 PPM
and PH 8.2. I reported 20 PPM
nitrates in my first post but they have fallen dramatically in the last few days.
Ran the Diatom tonight, the water is incredibly clear after only a few hours. You have to look closely to even tell the tank even has water in it.