Brown Algae, Diatoms Maybe?

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Stingray, Feb 18, 2010.

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  1. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    stingray - is what your adding staying in solution?
    if your mag is not adequate - it may be precipitating, falling out of solution
    you may be putting it in today and its falling out later on. so you have to add again the next day.

    Im running 1470 mag - 440 calc and 9 DKH in an SG of 1.026
    Im using Red Sea Coral Pro and getting these numbers ( in fact I got 468 calc with my tropic marin test kit on the newly made water in the bucket)


    Steve
     
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  3. Stingray

    Stingray Blue Ringed Angel

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    Makes sense, i will add mag till i get around 1450ppm, then try it again, see how it goes, will update in a few days...
     
  4. Stingray

    Stingray Blue Ringed Angel

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    Today, i have added epsom salts 3 times, to bring my mag slowly upto 1550ppm, tomorrow i will measure alk and calcium, and be adding as required, which should i add 1st?
     
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    Newreef15 Horrid Stonefish

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    looks like dinoflagelets i got it a few months back after fighing it for close to half a year I tour down my tank and started over
    i hope that it not dino its not fun at all
     
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  6. Stingray

    Stingray Blue Ringed Angel

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    I hope not, how can i know for sure?
     
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    Newreef15 Horrid Stonefish

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    Newreef15 Horrid Stonefish

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    did that help?
     
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  10. Stingray

    Stingray Blue Ringed Angel

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    Thanks for the read up news reef, i can't make up my mind if i have them or not, have took some better pics, looking for some expert opinions, the sooner i know the sooner i can start treatment..

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    Any feedback would be great, Thanks...
     
  11. Stingray

    Stingray Blue Ringed Angel

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    The bubbles may just be due to me pouring the water i mixed the mag in back into the tank, click on a image to get a bigger better view.
     
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    Newreef15 Horrid Stonefish

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    Dose it blow of If u fan water at it?