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Old 03-12-2014, 07:58 PM   #11
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Mrx I have an algae issue again I cut back on my feeding a little and started weekly water changes again. Could a junk skimmer be the reason I have so much nutrients in my water. I also have ro/di water. It's the brown algae that only gets on the glass and once and awhile I will see it on the sand. I have add more flow, and added a phosphate reactor first with gfo and now I'm using kent phosphate sponge in it. I also dosed vodka for about 4 or 5 months and that seem to help a little. It's driving me crazy. All and I also have the Chinese 120w LEDs two of them
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:59 PM   #12
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Algae needs nutrients to grow (along with light of course). If you are putting in more nutrients than you are taking out, you will see the signs (algae, cyano, rises in nitrate, etc.). You need to evaluate your bio load, along with how much food (and supplements) you are putting in the tank V.S. how much you are removing. A better skimmer may very well be the answer. You will have to figure that out for yourself.
How much are you feeding and how many fish? What size are the fish? Water changes? What size system and what skimmer are you using now?
I answered earlier....
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:08 PM   #13
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Not sure how that last post got on there twice lol. Ok I feed a pinch or two of flake food a day and one block of brine a week. I have three clowns, four blue reef chromis an pistol shrimp a yellow gobie and about four peppermint shrimp. 30% water changes every week for the last month and a half. I was doing 20% every other week before that and for a skimmer I had an aqua Roma c that I had hanging on the sump I know it junk that's what made me think it might be the problem . All I also have another yellow little yellow fish that just kinda sits around lol I forget what it's called. And like I said I have a 75 DT and a 55g sump that probably holds about 25 or 30 gallons
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:10 PM   #14
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Huma you were saying about diatoms if that's what it is I have had it for about six months I thought that stuff went away after a while
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:15 PM   #15
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Change the skimmer. It definitely can't hurt.
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:58 PM   #16
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Ok I'm gone order the first one you recommend. Thank you
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:16 PM   #17
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http://bit.ly/1iFZfbB would this skimmer work
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:18 PM   #18
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Too small IMO.
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:00 PM   #19
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Ok thank you, what do you think of the asm 3 I can get a used one of them for 160
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:36 PM   #20
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There is a reason why these skimmers are being sold. Most of them are being upgraded. I believe it makes sense to go right to the upgrade, instead of the old technology, used skimmer. it's plenty skimmer for your needs, but who knows how long the pump will last.
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