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mix of red sea coral pro and blue bucket with ro/di. (for me). Have 2 other tanks in same room use same water made at same time in all tanks and only happened in the new pico setup. but lets focus on posters tank as I got mine resolved.
 
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I have been basting the rock and letting it collect in the filter socks for over 30hrs now and I ran out of socks. Lol. Going to be cleaning 10 felt socks today. It has covered all my probes and causing incorrect readings. I find if I baste them all then I’ll get normal readings for a few hrs. I’m worried this will clog my trident feed line.
 
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I have been basting the rock and letting it collect in the filter socks for over 30hrs now and I ran out of socks. Lol. Going to be cleaning 10 felt socks today. It has covered all my probes and causing incorrect readings. I find if I baste them all then I’ll get normal readings for a few hrs. I’m worried this will clog my trident feed line.
well you only have cuc currently so take the Trident and probes off line for a few days. Once you clean up the slime you can start them back up.
 

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Hard to tell as image is too blue. Could be sponge but again hard to depict
 

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Agreed.
My wife just admitted she had a candle burning in the room next to the tank 3 days ago for 2hrs before she remembered I asked her not to.:oops:
Normal candle will not cause this - it gives only carbon dioxide into the air. Our living room is normally filled with tealights during winter time - nema problema

However - was it a scented candle - it maybe change things. I have seen articles saying that Scented candle will form formaldehyde (its an organic carbon compound) when they burn. Especially limonene that gives a smell of lemon and orange. It is in itself a organic carbon source C10H16 .

Note - this is a long shoot with a longbow - have never heard of scented candle that cause bacteria bloom in an aquarium - but what I know for source - is it in your air - it will end up in the water too - especially if you use a skimmer

Sincerely Lasse
 
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Normal candle will not cause this - it gives only carbon dioxide into the air. Our living room is normally filled with tealights during winter time - nema problema

However - was it a scented candle - it maybe change things. I have seen articles saying that Scented candle will form formaldehyde (its an organic carbon compound) when they burn. Especially limonene that gives a smell of lemon and orange. It is in itself a organic carbon source C10H16 .

Note - this is a long shoot with a longbow - have never heard of scented candle that cause bacteria bloom in an aquarium - but what I know for source - is it in your air - it will end up in the water too - especially if you use a skimmer

Sincerely Lasse
Well it’s the first thing I have come across. As it reads it is a “highly scented” candle. The main display is looking much better with all the basting. Now it’s mostly in the sump and the side tanks. The refugium red Ogo is coated in it and little bubbles.

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Just say to here that there is suspicions that compounds in scented candles probably can be converted to formaldehyde (in the air) in certain circumstances. Formaldehyde is classed as cancerogenic

Sincerely Lasse
 
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Just say to here that there is suspicions that compounds in scented candles probably can be converted to formaldehyde (in the air) in certain circumstances. Formaldehyde is classed as cancerogenic

Sincerely Lasse
Yeah I did not want anything burning in the house. Well I will wait for the ICP test and continue to baste and remove as much as I can.
I will keep updating till it’s gone. Thanks to all.
 
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I have got most removed out of the main display and now I’m focusing on the small tanks and the sump. Looks like it is subsiding. Lots of basting and swapping out clogged filter socks but I’m really making progress. I did cut the lights today as well so that might also be a contributing factor to its recession.

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