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Suck it all out through a 5 micron sock and put the water back in the tank.



This is of course when you have time.


Numbers look OK so it's a time battle now just letting n and p stay stable to out compete.
 
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Where are your no3 and po4?
From this morning
Tank test Tues results:
Ph 8.15
No : 10
Po : 16 / .049
Alk : .44 / 8.6 salifert .160/8.96 hanna
Ca: .11 / 445
Mg: 1500 +3 drops
 
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Suck it all out through a 5 micron sock and put the water back in the tank.



This is of course when you have time.


Numbers look OK so it's a time battle now just letting n and p stay stable to out compete.
You got it thanks. Sorry for freaking out.
 

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You got it thanks. Sorry for freaking out.
Not dinos by pictures either , those things were bubbly brown and snot like. That looks red . Maybe it's both.

You'll beat it.

If I can beat dinos you can beat cyano. Daily vac the bad.
 
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So I have good news and bad news.....
Bad news confirmed with scope I have dinos. Prorocentrum from what I have found and have been confirmed on Mac's site.
Good news they are the "easy" to treat kind. Dosing with silicates, pods and phyto.
Looks like ima try to culture my own phyto again and why not try pods too? What's one more project right.
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Edit : after a bit more research turns out these are NOT the easy kind. Why would they be?
 
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Nitrates: 10-12 Ideal range being 50x to 100x your phosphate. So this is HIGH.
Po3: 20 / .061

Loudwolf Sodium Silicate : Check
NeoNitro and NeoPhos : check and check
Pods and Phyto : Check Thanks @Dinkins Aquatic Gardens for the great Black Friday deal.
Bacteria :MB7
Carbon : for the reactor that came that was broken on arrival that has to go back and so were using bags for now.
H2O2 : Because why the heck not at this point.

Now I am not doing all this all at once. Though that actually may be fun.
Going to start by trying to get the ratio of Po and NO straightened out. I dont want to dose Po to get there and the only way to reduce Nitrates is a water change that I am not supposed to be doing.
So to balance things out I need to get things in the tank that will outcompete the NASTIES for resources (food/space) while keeping said resources high enough for the GOODIES to win.
Both of the statements above, plus the fact that I have spent the majority of today researching this crap, have my mental state in a total lock down.
Going to start with adding the Pods and Phyto since that will likely come first and the resources are not currently at 0. Then, hopefully, I will see the levels of resources decreasing signalling the time to dose them back and manage the levels via the dosing process.
Then start adding Silicate and then Bacteria while continuing to test and dose accordingly to provide them with resources as well.

I miss my traditional eat bird and watch football day. I much prefer that then today.
 
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