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Old 11-13-2013, 05:59 PM   #51
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No bio spira is a bio active additive that is used to aid in starting the nitrogen cycle, macro algae are plants that use phosphates and nitrates to grow there buy removing them from you're system MacroAlgae : LA Reefs - Specializing in Live Coral, Macroalgae, and Inverts for Reef Aquariums
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:09 PM   #52
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Is this light brown stuff good?
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:21 PM   #53
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Diatoms, they will burn themselves out in a couple weeks.
Very common in new tanks
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:33 PM   #54
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Is this light brown stuff good?
Craigbooker :
Were you planning on adding sand ?
I noticed all your rocks on the plastic egg crate .
Why wouldn't you add the sand and cycle everything together ?
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:11 PM   #55
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Trying to spread my expenses out a bit.
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How much sand would I need for a 55 gallon tank? Maybe 1-2 inches deep.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:04 PM   #57
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60 lbs will give you a 1.90 inch sand bed
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:57 PM   #58
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So this week I changed 30 gallons of my 55 gallon tank water. This brought my nitrates down between 0-5ppm. Ammonia and nitrates at 0ppm.
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Nice. Sometimes you just need a huge water change to catch up on the parameters.
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So now I need to add calcium or purple up stuff to increase coralean algae growth before introducing corals?
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