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Old 12-24-2012, 02:11 PM   #11
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You`ll have dusty conditions on your glass as well as the start of coralline algea all of your tanks life. I have to run a glass magnet every few days for 14 + yrs now.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:13 PM   #12
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i have 1 midas and a clownfish passed away ~1.5 weeks ago. I had the clownfish the longest. I just added a ywg. I used tap water exclusively for my cycle, and bought 10 gallons of ro water ive been using for PWC. I only used tap water for top off, but im heading to walmart right now to buy distilled water. I am also in the process of buying a ro unit so i can no longer worry about these issues =/

i noticed i am getting more of the white stuff, and some of them are getting pretty big

they look like white specs, and then have some kind of fork shape coming out. Should i just scrape all the algae and white stuff? i have a scraper but dont want to interefere with a tanks natural thing
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:33 PM   #13
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Be cautious of distilled water, some use copper tubing for distilling the water and I noticed you had a few corals. Copper is not their friend. As for the specs and film, I too get a film that I run the magnet pad over about every other day and I have a lot of white specs that I believe are colonista snails
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i have great value distilled from walmart, i did a good amount of googling to find lots of success on that brand, and i just added half a gallon of it to top off.

if i see any bad algae or slime i will immediately stop using it and just throw it away
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If you're using Walmart water, get the "drinking water" it'll say made with reverse osmosis. It's better than distiller. It has a green cap.
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ah to late i bought 3 gallons of the purple one , i think it will be fine though
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:34 PM   #17
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so i noticed the things are growing more and it looks like the same type of sponge that is on my rocks? its like a white sponge with white stuff coming out of it, the pineapple sponge

i think ill scrape them off
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