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  1. Midnight_Madman

    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    THANKS!
     
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    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    I've also developed some very light brown algae...
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Probably diatoms. Normal in a new tank. They will go away eventually.
     
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    And then the cyano comes. Cyano, thou art a heartless *****.
     
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    Yep. I consider myself lucky if I can stay a half step ahead of cyano.
     
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    Update. I've got nitrites and Nitrates climbing quick.. but my ammonia is still holding steady at around .25 - .50 should I remove and rinse all my sponge filters?I have one on my overflow.. one down in the sump and one on my mag 7 pump
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    I'm not sure why I'm making it so complicated this time around LOL. I think I got in a little bit of a rush from the excitement!

    Remind me, what is the size of your tank, and how much rock and sand? Of I'm thinking right, you have a lot of capacity in there. If so, the sponges won't make much difference either way. That ammonia is a concern. I don't know that you can trust your tests.
     
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    90 gallon + sump. 100+ dry rock. 60 lbs sand. I tested my freshwater cichlid tank to make sure my API ammonia kits is good, and it comes out perfect clear yellow 0.
     
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    Tank is still going through its cycle. You're disturbing it too much. Just wait. Also get better test kits. Maybe take water to a lfs see what they get.
     
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    I took it the other day and they were using API for everything also... same results I had