My tank is 3 years old and up until recently I have always had high nutrient issues, which I've thrown the kitchen sink at with no lasting success until recently. I apparently hit the magic recipe or my tank finally reached stability and my tank was looking really. For the first...
I have been battling Dinos in my tank. I plan to increase my nutrients in my tank. I have Neophos and Neonitro. Brightwell recommends adding Microbacter7 with these products. Why do they recommend Micorbacter7 in conjunction? Can I still not add MB7 and have the same results ?
I am a new reef keeper, I have a red sea 250 reefer (55g display) that has been running for about 3 months now. Everything seems to be going well, but about a week ago my nitrates reached about 10ppm (API Test Kit), and a lot of brown spots (possibly diatoms) and some green spots started...
This quote summarises my current understanding of nutrient reduction with biopellets:
If biopellets reduce N and P in a 16:1 ratio, then it follows that by providing excessive nitrogen (not NO3), phosphate should be reduced further, while nitrate should still be at an undetectable level.
So as of right now, I feed my corals and fish Rod's about 2 days a week, sometimes 3, and Red Sea A + B along with phytoplankton about every other day.
Should I be adding in something else or substitute?
I use to use Reef Roids, but noticed phosphates and algae problems with that. I just...
Im just cycling a new tank with complete dry rock.
I had no lights on for the first 3 month and threw a shrimp into the tank and added some bacteria. The bacteria broke down the shrimp and i had some nutrients in the tank all the time.
After 3 months ive added some fish and switched...