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Old 02-23-2012, 05:07 PM   #11
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I did 50% water changes every 3 days to get my nitrates down, I had a star fish and 2 Chromis in the tank
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:07 PM   #12
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Yeah as long as you don't have corals.
No corals. I also need to clean out my canister filter
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:14 PM   #13
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Good chance your canister filter is the cause. They can become nitrate factories if not constantly cleaned. I had one been in garage for about 2 years now!
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Good chance your canister filter is the cause. They can become nitrate factories if not constantly cleaned. I had one been in garage for about 2 years now!
Im gonna clean it it every other week. How should i go about cleaning it? Replace floss filter and rinse carbon? In my fluval in my nano i have carbon on bottom, LR in the middle, and filter floss on top. How do i clean or replace? I used to just rinse all my other filters on my fw but i know there are some tbings u wanna keep in the media.
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that is cyanobacteria. Crabs and snails aren't going to do anything. Clean up crews are completely unnecessary. I would spend the money on salt and keep a water change regimen going. It's definitely not going to go away in a week.
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that is cyanobacteria. Crabs and snails aren't going to do anything. Clean up crews are completely unnecessary. I would spend the money on salt and keep a water change regimen going. It's definitely not going to go away in a week.
Should i move my clowns to my nano? Scrub/scrape all the algae off and start water changes like crazy?
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:31 PM   #17
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that is cyanobacteria. Crabs and snails aren't going to do anything. Clean up crews are completely unnecessary. I would spend the money on salt and keep a water change regimen going. It's definitely not going to go away in a week.
Or get a chemical that will kill it?
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You need to get the ammonia down as fast as you can. I would do large water changes like bavass did. If you have a suitable tank available for the clowns, yes, I would remove them.
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You need to get the ammonia down as fast as you can. I would do large water changes like bavass did. If you have a suitable tank available for the clowns, yes, I would remove them.
K. All i have in the tank is 2 clowns and a start fish. The only tank i have up and cycled is my ten gal nano. Theyd only be there a day or two.

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I have a new turbo twist 3x. Will that help with anything?
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