Got kalk ?

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by NUGIO, Feb 26, 2004.

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  1. Land_Fish

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    refugium will not help with algae issues.
     
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  3. hottielover14

    hottielover14 Torch Coral

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    yes it will, it removes nitrates and phosphate from the water.
     
  4. hottielover14

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    i think I have a very bad breakout of diatoms. so lower nitrates and phosphates will help it.
     
  5. Craig Manoukian

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    [quote author=hottielover14 link=board=Water;num=1077872753;start=180#192 date=04/20/04 at 16:57:41]i think I have a very bad breakout of diatoms. so lower nitrates and phosphates will help it.[/quote]

    Diatoms have little or nothing to do with phosphates and nitrates. Silica is what causes them. As soon the silica is used up then the diatoms will disappear.

    Cyanobacteria and algea is what comes from phosphates and nitrates. Your tank if less than a year old is maturing and these are normal processees. Have some patience. Better water quality and less nuisance algae and bacteria as Nautilus says!
     
  6. Land_Fish

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    New2- In marine aquaria, baking soda has a very slight pH lowering effect
     
  7. Land_Fish

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    [quote author=Nautilus link=board=Water;num=1077872753;start=180#190 date=04/20/04 at 16:55:14]refugium will not help with algae issues.[/quote]

    Should say in your tank because of the water quality issue you will never win over algae with just a refugium.

    What are you feeding your fish and how often?
     
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  9. hottielover14

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    i don't have fish just inverts and a yellow poylp.
     
  10. Land_Fish

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    Keep thinking RO/DI system
     
  11. Matt Rogers

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    Since we are way off kalk here for several pages now .. I am locking this thread.