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Old 11-22-2009, 06:09 PM   #11
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yup let me test them ill post them in about five minutes
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:26 PM   #12
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nitrate = 0.00
what do i do know?
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:34 PM   #13
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Did you check your phosphates and silicates?
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Old 11-22-2009, 07:24 PM   #14
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:08 PM   #15
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ok heres what i have done.
1. yes atleast i think cause there 0 in my test kits
2. i do 5 gallon every sunday or sat i have a 60 g tank
3. i cant pull it is on my glass, the algea on the rocks are slimy, and on the sand its like a carpet.
4. i do five hours a day yesterday i did about 1 hour and a half beause i really want to get rid of it. i have a polyp of a coral lol
5. i have about three emerald crabs and three hermit crabs i think thats what they are.
6.i feed my fish 2 to 3 times a day
7. how do i do that?
8.refugium? macro?
9.i use The Sea Store - Brightwell Alkalin 8.3 Liquid Buffer (Powered by CubeCart) to raise my ph on my fresh water, and i used to give my corals Brightwell Aquatics PhytoGreen-S - Green Phytoplankton (Small) 1-2 micron 500ml / 17oz cause my lfs said it was food for them
10. whats a protien skimmer?
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:22 PM   #16
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1) your test kit is reading 0 because your algae is using up the nutrients
2) 5g is not enough...10 or better yet 12g is better
3) sounds like cyano or diatoms
4) Okay
5) You need some snails
6) Wow, that is way to much. Once every other day is plenty!
work on these and I'll check what #7 is..hahahahlol
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once i read through everything i was gonna say he needed snails get some they help u with the algae problem in the end
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:41 PM   #18
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i did 10 yesterday
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A few things...

The overfeeding isn't helping. Cut back to at MOST once per day. And when you feed, just put a little in and let them eat it all, then put more in... let them eat it all... you get the idea. Don't just dump a cube of food in and walk away. You could even cut back your feeding to once every two days and your fish won't suffer.

No need to buffer fresh water. When doing top offs, just use the RO/DI water straight - don't add anything.

What kind of corals do you have? Depending on what corals you have, the phyto might be useless to them and just fouling up the tank.

What's a protein skimmer? Probably something you should have. It removes organic waste from the water before it can break down into nitrates. Here's a good start for looking into one: http://www.google.com/search?q=protein+skimmer

Can you get a picture of the algae? That would help us know what we're dealing with...
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:07 PM   #20
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A few things...

The overfeeding isn't helping. Cut back to at MOST once per day. And when you feed, just put a little in and let them eat it all, then put more in... let them eat it all... you get the idea. Don't just dump a cube of food in and walk away. You could even cut back your feeding to once every two days and your fish won't suffer.

No need to buffer fresh water. When doing top offs, just use the RO/DI water straight - don't add anything.

What kind of corals do you have? Depending on what corals you have, the phyto might be useless to them and just fouling up the tank.

What's a protein skimmer? Probably something you should have. It removes organic waste from the water before it can break down into nitrates. Here's a good start for looking into one: protein skimmer - Google Search

Can you get a picture of the algae? That would help us know what we're dealing with...
yeah i surley will cut back on feeding
well i turn off the light for about 2 days and it dissapears but when i start up the light in 2 or 3 days it grows again
so if i add the water with no buffer the ph wont go down?
i have a polyp only lol
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