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Old 05-13-2015, 06:50 PM   #21
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How much and how often are you feeding?

How many gallons do you change and how often do you do it?
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:58 PM   #22
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One on feeding every other day and just enough for them to eat in a minute

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Old 05-21-2015, 05:13 PM   #24
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Corals are doing better and the hair algea has slowed down alot Running phosguard and took out bioballs. I think i beat it. Thank you anyone that has helped

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Good to hear. Keep an eye on the levels as phosguard works fast and easily expends itself. I've seen it used up in 3 days before from very high levels.


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I'm trying to understand the logic behind removing the bio-balls.
I have seen that recommendation elsewhere, to remove any bio-media, but what is the logic behind it?
if you are using a good filter sock/mechanical filtration, in theory, the bio-media shouldn't be an issue.
Could some explain the reasoning behind it?
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:37 PM   #27
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From what people hav3 told me bioballs after time start building up crud in them and leaking phosphate and nitrates in the water. Dont take my word on that though

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From what people hav3 told me bioballs after time start building up crud in them and leaking phosphate and nitrates in the water. Dont take my word on that though

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so then by occasional rinsing/washing them in tank water at water changes would correct that issue, or at least that is the logical conclusion.
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:43 AM   #29
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I installed new lights last week and bam its back more than ever. Natrates are always 0 and phospate always zero. I just cant wrap my mind on my its growing my shrim killed my clown and i took him out so now i only have 1 clown fish and a branded shrimp in my 20 long. I dont have a clean up crew so should i get one?

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Or an urchin maybe i just dont want damage to my coral.

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This time though it looks different much less thick and not long. Like short hairs on all the rocks

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Still feeding flake?
Try frozen food defrosted and rinsed.
Lots of PO4 in flakes and frozen(it is the preservative) which is why you rinse the frozen.
I wonder if the po4 is leaching from rock(not so uncommon)?
Are you keeping up on fresh phosguard?
Checkout the chemi pure elite or GFO for chemical solutions.
SeaClear is a liquid for spas that reefers are using to remove po4 lately.
The use of this is similar to carbon dosing as an example I believe.
Lanthanum Chloride AKA SeaClear for pools - Reef Central Online Community
Just putting thoughts out there.
Lights although new still only 8 hrs?
What are the new lights?
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have you tried Seachem's Excel, daily, dosing as recommended? I change water 50% weekly as I am running a low tech with Excel nano tank with plants and a Betta.
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As I know, excel is only for freshwater planted cjnana, this is saltwater

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The algae is consuming your nitrates and phosphates, that's why you aren't getting a reading. The new lights are simply adding more fuel to them. Better lights means better growth.
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You think its coming from the distilled water. Im like on the verge to just buying an rodi filter if this cant get fixed

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And lights are current orbit led 24 watts running 8 hours full intensity

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I use distilled from walmart on my tank. Only reason my phosphates are up above .03, as they were there before, is because I increased my feeding.
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if the algae came back with new lights and you are running them at 100%,
could you try turning them down?
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