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Old 06-25-2006, 10:53 PM   #1
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test results and red algea

sg-- 1023
ph--7.8
ammonia 0
nitrate 0
nitrite 0
ca 410
kh 11.2
alk 4.0
po4 0.5

Need help with red algea heres some pics of what it looks like






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Old 06-26-2006, 12:17 AM   #2
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You have an outbreak of cyanobacteria, aka blue-green algae, aka red slime algae. How much flow do you have in that tank? What do you feed and how often?

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I have 2 seio 820 gph and one rio 200 gph hitting surface

I feed every other day with nutrafin max flake food and super soft pellets for sea star. I also so use frozen emerald entree twice a week.
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Todays test results and woke up to my first death serphant star had it only 1 mth. I have also lost some blue legg hermmits but my red hermits are growing fast. My fish and shrimp look good.

sg 1.023
ph 8.2
nitrate 0
nitrite 0
ammonia 0
po4 .25
kh 174.4
alk 22.21
ca 440

all test look good to me , any thing else I should check
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ANY phosphate is fuel for the cyano...
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Sorry for your loss.
How are you acclimating your inverts? If you are losing them, you may want to acclimate for longer periods.
How long are you running your lights?

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Well I bought a jebo uv 13watt ul sterilizer and a surface skimmer/ bubble trap for my aquac remona. Hope it helps.
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2+ hour drip ..... hermits they have been in my thank for over 3 mths
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the UV will not help with cyno. skimmer upgrade is alsways a good thing. . what kind of water are you using?
you want 0 on PO4 and even then you can still get cyno.
Lighting what kind and how old are the bulbs?
Add any new lr that may have been in a tank with copper?

read up on cyno, there is a ton of info on the site...
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Ro/Di checked for P04 has 0

lighting is 2 mths old nova extreme 216


Do they make copper test?
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Still fighting cyanobacteria , heres my test results as of today.
sg---1.024
ph---8.3
nitrite-----0
nitrate----0
ammonia--0
po4---.25
ca------340
dkh----5.28
alk-----1.88



doing water change tonight.
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