Identification

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Potager, Jun 8, 2013.

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  1. theajo87

    theajo87 Astrea Snail

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    ok as promised here are some pictures:

    day 1 6/10/13
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    Day 7 6/17/13 4 doses of algaefix light reduction 5 hours daily and 10ml H2O2 daily
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    making some progress, everything I'm reading about algaefix says dose number 5 is the magic one.. crossing my finger..
     
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  3. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    looks like your coral likes the improvement also :)
     
  4. theajo87

    theajo87 Astrea Snail

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    My clowns are always messing with my duncans its a love hate relationship..
     
  5. Potager

    Potager Plankton

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    Mine is totaly gone !!!

    Added 4 mexican turbo snails
    Added 1 blenny
    Changed gfo for seachem
    Did 2% water change daily
    Reduced the feeding to once a day

    I Which you luck with your
     
  6. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    woo hoo! go potager! So happy to hear!
     
  7. theajo87

    theajo87 Astrea Snail

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    Free and clear here.. doing my last dose of algaefix today.. and a 30% water change tomorrow..

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  9. theajo87

    theajo87 Astrea Snail

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    I too switched from bulk GFO to phosguard, I can get phosguard(250ml) locally for 7 dollars. easier and cleaner then GFO to deal with.. no issues with corals.. we shall see..
     
  10. Renee@LionfishLair

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    Great results and photo documentation.
     
  11. Potager

    Potager Plankton

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    Question when do you know it's time to change the seachem ?
     
  12. theajo87

    theajo87 Astrea Snail

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    you don't.. the bottle says run until you start seeing po4 rise then replace.. I don't have a PO4 tester just yet.. I split the bottle in 3 equal parts, and run it for about 6 days each. once I get out of this nightmare and in the clear again, I will be switching back to GFO and switching out monthly.. when i was running GFO with this slime out break it would clog my slow tumble in about 2 days, with the phosgaurd i lock it in between sponges using the inserts in the phosban reactor backwards on full flow. no clog. I'll take a picture. IMO using any phosphate removing media passively is a waste of money.. within a few days just about everything in an aquarium is covered in a slime coat so that fine mesh bag doesn't get much flow through it, just my 2 cents..
     
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