Help with established tank! Pics included!

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Rou, Mar 14, 2012.

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  1. ReefBruh

    ReefBruh Giant Squid

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    Yes pretty much so. Lose the test strips as they can be very inaccurate. Try Salifert or Red Sea test kits. Much better than strips.
     
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  3. Kevin3884

    Kevin3884 Tassled File Fish

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    honest advice? Get a better test....those test strips can be about as acurate as tasting the water and saying what the contents are ;)
     
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  4. hasek1639

    hasek1639 Fire Shrimp

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    and you might have 2 much light. How long is your lighting cycle?
     
  5. kwinter1

    kwinter1 Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    good advice for you from everyone above! Lets sum it up.
    Lights out 3 days
    New test kit, titrate type(drops in vial)
    new bulbs *clean glass between bulbs and water to get your moneys worth ;) (I always hated doing this)
    new power head
    and a water change
     
  6. Rou

    Rou Plankton

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    I leave them on for 9 hours
     
  7. Rou

    Rou Plankton

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    Thanks for the sum up :) yeah it all makes sense now i shall have to see how it all works out..

    i shall do a water change tomorrow also..

    thanks guys

    1.Clean between lights and tank

    2.water change

    3.get better kit (that might have to wait till i get some finance heh..advice on best one welcome)

    4.3 days of darkness...

    Thanks you all for advice shall post results on sunday night.
     
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  9. proreefer

    proreefer Feather Star

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    only one more little thing is that a window your tank is in front of if so you might want to move it to a darker corner it will also help keep the temp more stable:)
     
  10. Kevin3884

    Kevin3884 Tassled File Fish

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    Salifert or Red Sea are good tests
     
  11. RedGambit

    RedGambit Giant Squid

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    +1. If you cant afford the salifert or red sea at least try API. They make master kits that are decently priced. I only have Saliferts right now cause we won them at a coral farm tour.
     
  12. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !

    Increase your flow to the display.

    Cyano loves low flow and little surface agitation.

    Flow, flow, flow, flow.

    Take a turkey baster and blow off as much as you can and syphon it out when you do the water change.