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Old 08-15-2009, 11:07 AM   #11
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not the link I was looking for but hope it helps.
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:04 PM   #12
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Thanks, I think I've tried everything, so I guess I'll wait for the new protein skimmer to kick in to see if that works. Meawhile, I spend at least half an hour a day plucking out algae. A lot collects on the pump sponge, and I have to clean it off once or twice, so maybe it is dying off??? I did check the Louisville Water Co. for their quality report - 0.28 copper. I use RO/DI water, which I think would take it out.
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:31 PM   #13
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That 10 step plan is great, thanks. Can I turn the lights off when I have corals though? If so, for how long?
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I'm wondering the same thing, Vicki! I also have an anemone. I did cut back to 8 hours a day for the last 2 weeks, but don't see much difference. Hopefully, someone will let us know how long coral can be without light before they're affected.
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Today I'm going to throw caution to the wind and turn the lights off for 24 hrs. I'll put what corals I can remove in the sump where the lights for the Caulerpra will shine on them, the rest will have to remain unlit. See if this knocks back the brown algae and gets things unde control a bit.
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I think you may get better suggestions in the SW reef section since more experienced reefers "hang" out there and can help better.
PS. with corals, you don't want to turn off the lights for too long...depending on the corals....
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