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- Aug 1, 2019
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- no were oregon
yeah its weird I don't have coralline yet on the dry rock. I even tried the stuff on the bottle with rock having coralline on em and nothing. but corals are doing awesome.Best of luck. Getting good advise.
Aside from the algae, your rocks and sand appear very young, given that it's a nine month tank?? No coraline yet?
Agree with others, running your whites that high probably is not helping.
You have a pretty robust CUC, but if they're fat and happy on mysis, probably not eating too much algae.
Believe it or not, running 0 (or near zero) on phosphate can encourage GHA in a fuged system. The chaeto can't compete with the micro algae when you have very low phosphate. Given that your rocks are so accessible, I wouldn't be able to resist just pulling them into a little bucket of saltwater and having a serious go at them with a wire brush and a sprayer of hydrogen peroxide.
I've heard that turkey bastering your rocks every week or so helps to dislodge and crud and gunk algae may feast on. Good luck, you'll beat it!
I would highly recommend you try Vibrant. You will be amazed. You’ll still have to address or get through whatever phase your tank is in but it dramatically reduce the algae pressure in the mean time. Check out the BRS video about it.Okay so I got the ro/di. I hope this helps my issues some what.
thank you for the suggestion. I am going to try this for a but along with manual removal. if I can not get it to go away I will try that. looks like it is vinegar bacteria and amino acids. I have a from of carbon dosing and I have bacteria in my tank.. think it would work?I would highly recommend you try Vibrant. You will be amazed. You’ll still have to address or get through whatever phase your tank is in but it dramatically reduce the algae pressure in the mean time. Check out the BRS video about it.
I don't run fs but I have a skimmer I run 24/7. I did just get a ro/di. i kinda figured with the readings. should get better.Just my opinion.
First things first RODI unit. You don’t have to permanently install it he can just sit on your counter and be hooked to a Faust. No one that works at your apartment complex can ever enter your apartment without your permission it’s a federal law. So you can always detach it and put it away if they ever have to come.
Second you should rinse your Misys cubes before feeding.
Third Your phosphate and nitrate levels are much higher than what your test are reading or else or else he wouldn’t grow that fast. The algae just consumes it before you can read it. You can always try doing larger water changes weekly and that should help.
I might’ve missed it but do you run filter socks if so you should change them regularly. And I did not see anything about a protein skimmer it might help you out if you don’t have one.