I need help please!! DINO?? not DINO? how to fix it!??

Discussion in 'Algae' started by GSUBiology, Nov 26, 2012.

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  1. GSUBiology

    GSUBiology Feather Duster

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    In addition, I was wondering if maybe it's the membrane that doesn't do the job correctly?

    I have been noticing that the RO ( who is rated for 50Gallons per day). it kinda filters the water pretty fast.. maybe it's not working properly?
    im running out of the ideas?
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    What pH or alk is your tank running at?
     
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    It could have come with the rock, stuff dies, even a little feeding adds a lot of phosphate if its not getting processed properly. Once the tank is healthy and stable (probably 6 months or so from now), organisms start processing the nutrients properly and the same level of input will seem just fine. Right now, your tank is still growing.

    My guess is something along the hair algae line, but I can't come close to sure. On the other hand, I'd treat it like it is. Water changes, removal, GFO, etc. most things are fixed with this and we'll find out if its one of the few that aren't.

    I was about to place a big order for Dr. Tim's products because I use them religiously and it occurred to me. Has anyone taken this problem to his sponsor forum? I have a feeling something in his range will help, and his products really work well for me.
     
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    GSUBiology Feather Duster

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    The pH is at 8.4
     
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    I started with only base rock, so nothing has died in there yet. At least not something to make it significant.
    I suppose ill treat it like algae and dino and hope it solves the problem.
     
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    Servillius Montipora Digitata

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    Base rock is frequently much worse than live rock when it comes to phosphates.
     
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    OK, after watching the video and seeing what it looks like, I believe if you adjust the lighting back and siphon all you can get, you can get a handle on it. I now believe that whatever is causing it is coming from the rock and extreme amount of time the lighting is on. whatever is fueling the algae will eventually burn out and the problem should go away. It may help to change the water can but, I don't believe that is the problem. As M2434 explained it may be a bacteria also, but I still believe that the rock is the problem.

    Turn back the lighting hours, siphon as much as you can get out with water changes, and see if these things help. We all have experienced problems and they are very frustrating.