I just want to cry.

Discussion in 'Algae' started by brew0688, Apr 30, 2010.

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  1. fish-aholic 94

    fish-aholic 94 Gigas Clam

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  3. fish-aholic 94

    fish-aholic 94 Gigas Clam

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    And the algae started to die the first day, and was gone in a few days.
     
  4. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    With those fish... you really don't need to feed them more than 3x a week.

    Food grows naturally in the tank. You want them eating that, not extra food you put in.
     
  5. wastemanagement

    wastemanagement Eyelash Blennie

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    I will disregard earlier posts and suggest that you up the flow in the tank and change your water weekly you'll see a big difference with in a few weeks what you feed is fine but take the advice of cleaning your HOB as it is the sole exporter of your waste next to water changes.
     
  6. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    it will go away as your tank matures too. as poeple here know i had a big problem with it, Since then I've added a reactor for GFO and thats about it, i have half the flow i did (though its 'better' flow?) and the same photo period. Only slime i gots now is on the side glass and only a little. Listen to these guys about your food. With your fish you could do frozen mysis, be sure to rinse it, and your fish would be happier too i bet!
     
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    wastemanagement Eyelash Blennie

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    quality flakes will bet hands down any sigle frozen foods, any day of the week.
     
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  9. 2in10

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    Brine shrimp net.
     
  10. reefmonkey

    reefmonkey Giant Squid

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    Before switching to Rod's I used one of those utensils for making tea. Sorry I can't remember what they're called but it's the two 'spoons' facing each other thingy. Still lost some small bits.
     
  11. reefmonkey

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    Chemical cures may work for a while BUT IMHO the best cure is find and eliminate the source. i.e. poor maintenance routine, over feeding, inefficient skimming etc.

    OP..Good luck with your fight and don't get frustrated and never give up:)
     
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  12. SAY

    SAY Ocellaris Clown

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    is there any reason why you can't just use a normal fish net to strain the food?