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Old 02-23-2012, 01:10 PM   #1
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At my witts end...

I have a terrible algae outbreak that i cant stop... my water is clear and i have been doing 10% pwc 3 days in a row and it wont go away... any help please.

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:19 PM   #2
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how old is this tank? what kind of CUC do you have?
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:21 PM   #3
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Nitrates-40
Nitrites-0
Alk-200
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Salinity-1.028 gotta top off with ro
Ammonia-1.0 just removed some lr last night to make room to clean and set up my nano
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how old are your bulbs? what are your nitrate and phosphate levels? are you using ro/di water or tap water? if you are using ro/di what is the tds coming out?
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:24 PM   #5
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how old is this tank? what kind of CUC do you have?
Tank is about 4 months old. I was misinformed and was told to wait 6 mo for a cuc. Now ive been told its too late... i really don't wanna tear the tank down....
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:25 PM   #6
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how old are your bulbs? what are your nitrate and phosphate levels? are you using ro/di water or tap water? if you are using ro/di what is the tds coming out?
Bulbs are a month old. Params listed im using ro from my buddies lfs
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Nitrates could be a lot lower. It's not too late to add CUC. Limit feedings and lights and you can resolve the problem.
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I think Erik meant feedings.... but also that 1ppm ammonia scares me, how much LR did you take out, start doing PWCs to get that ammo down.

& x2 on the CUC it's never too late your tank is still very young
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I think Erik meant feedings.... but also that 1ppm ammonia scares me, how much LR did you take out, start doing PWCs to get that ammo down.

& x2 on the CUC it's never too late your tank is still very young
I only have a pair of clowns. I feed a small pinch every other day. Being that my basment has lights should i just leave the tank lights off for a few days?
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Yeah as long as you don't have corals.
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