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Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by steve wright, Mar 24, 2011.

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  1. sticksmith23

    sticksmith23 Giant Squid

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    Lol, that is just what I was thinking. ;D
     
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  3. m2434

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    Wow, that's interesting that it died off that much. Good luck though, Steve, I have faith you can grow some nuisance algae ;D
     
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    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Matt

    the irony that I paid for algae has not escaped me
    may have to swap the power heads out for smaller models until algae takes a firm grip, as my power heads are smothered in the stuff, but the rockwork is sadly looking very clean.
     
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  5. sticksmith23

    sticksmith23 Giant Squid

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    I find it kind of ironic that we are upset by the fact that the algae wont take hold and grow so that you continue with your testing seeing as we are always trying to get rid of the algae lol. This really doesn't make since to me why the algae will not grow.
     
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    Steve Wright, WOW this is a fantastic thread. I have been taking my time over the last couple days reading it. I currently only dose MB7 (did vodka and MB7) but cut the vodka after a crazy awful bat with dinos then cyano. Now that the bad bacteria are under control I have been considering starting the vodka dose again but after reading this I am thinking I may save up and get a pellet reactor set up. Thank you so much for doing this research to better our hobby. :)

    Heidi
     
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    Steve, you've convinced (and you will more in the future for sure) a lot of people to go BioPellets route (Im one of them). I started to dose Micorbacter7 as well.
     
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    thanks Steve, great test, i don't see how you can get any better then that
     
  10. Sacul1573

    Sacul1573 Millepora

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    I seem to remember being slightly amused the first time around as to how hard it was for you to get the algae to bloom.

    I'm still amused ;D
     
  11. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    this is the best post ever steve man u rock. i have called for biopellets and rowaphos along with activated carbon for my 2year old setup since iv been batteling with algae probs, and i think im on the right track. well try to use gfo with act. carbon, see what happens. (mr. saltwater uses gfo with carbon)
     
  12. Thor

    Thor Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Yeah, I find it funny as well. Us noobs have no problem growing unwanted algae, and then go through the frustrating process of learning how to get rid of it. You, as an experienced salty, seem to have "forgotten" how to grow it.

    I think it really says that your husbandry practices are so good and so ingrained that it is counter intuitive now to do it any other way (i.g. the way that would grow algae). Good on ya Mate!