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Old 07-06-2012, 08:21 PM   #11
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What is your alkalinity and your magnesium?
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:22 PM   #12
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:31 PM   #13
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I guess I should have read the first post. I agree with the previous poster and suggest you test the LFS water, alternately I would buy a good salt, buy some RO/DI water and start doing water changes to get your levels in order, then start dosing a balanced solution. I am personally a big fan of kalkwasser as top off water in an ato. If it isn't enough to keep up, you can mix it stronger and encourage evaporation. But before dosing anything get your calcium and alk balanced.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:35 PM   #14
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Well I do have a six stage RO/DI unit but I stop making my own because I thought I did it wrong and cause some of the cyano , I know better now but have gotten back to making my own water. I was using red sea for the salt mix
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Purple up is a bad choice to raise calcium. You can't buy a bottle of calcium and alkalinity all in one, and adding just calcium will only lower your alk and eventually effect your livestock.
You definitely should use a 2 (or 3...mag) part product, like the kits bulk reef supply sells.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:09 PM   #16
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Sup X , are you talking about the pic I posted ? Are those the 3 part ?
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Yes. BRS sells that stuff in powder form for a lot less than the b-ionic, but it's the same thing. Go to their site and check out the "how to" videos.
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My last water change was July 4th 20 gallons , I was doing 2 water changes a week for the last two weeks because of the cyano. I do have these to start dosing but wanted to get levels naturally .
It is part of the cycle, it will take time. After this is under control, green hair algae will start. If your calcium levels are high enough, coraline algae will then grow.
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It is part of the cycle, it will take time. After this is under control, green hair algae will start. If your calcium levels are high enough, coraline algae will then grow.
Seriously? Are you saying Cyanobacteria and hair algae are a forgone conclusion? It's part of the cycle? I have to disagree with this statement, it is, unfortunately common for these things to occur, but not inevitable.
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