Jay's Little Ocean AIO Aquarium.

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  1. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I never thought carbon dosing would drop pH like that. I never really monitor my pH regularly so I never noticed if biopellets caused a drop in ph. I know I had to lower my alk level so I didn't burn any tips.
     
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  3. JaysLittleOcean

    JaysLittleOcean Spaghetti Worm

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    I new I would be concerned over oxygen levels while using the product. But we'll see over the next few days. Wondering if I should add kalkwasser to the mix to combat the low pH. Guess it's time for a little reading.
     
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  4. JaysLittleOcean

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    So I went through my normal weekly maintenance routing of doing a 4 gallon water change and then testing all levels the after 24 hours. Well I stopped dosing with NO3:pO4X after the second day. Apparently that was too strong of a dose and test results with both Salifert and Red Sea Fish test kits showed that I completely stripped the water all detectable Nitrates. Further test shows that my phosphate levels are currently at 0.8 ppm. So I put my GFO reactor back online and gave the tank the weekend to recover as the bacterial bloom created such a cloudy mess in the aquarium. But as of yesterday evening the cloudiness has disappeared, my pH levels are returning to normal and I am slowly configuring my doser to accommodate an acclimated growth. The Hair Algae looks bad still but not as vibrant as it was a few days ago. So the product work and is actually extremely powerful. So I will give it until Wednesday before I test again to view results and make small adjustments as normal.
     
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    Thanks for the update jay
     
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    Glad to hear.
     
  7. JaysLittleOcean

    JaysLittleOcean Spaghetti Worm

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    As of right now I am still holding off on dosing NO3:pO4X until I complete a Nitrate test tomorrow evening. As of right now the algae is not as vibrant as it first was but I do have a much more noticeable amount of hair algae. I'm going to give it another week but at this point it starting to encroach on the corals and I'm not entirely sure how comfortable I am leaving it alone. I have been considering ordering a Pygmy Sea Hare to deal with the algae but I'm willing to give it more time. Polyp extension on the corals has decreased a but on the majority of corals. So just sitting here in the low point of my aquarium.

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  9. Va Reef

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    We all have low points, the important thing is to not let them over come you. This applies for fish tanks and life in general.

    Remember the forum is here to support you.
     
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  10. JaysLittleOcean

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    Agreed, I appreciate the support.
     
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    We've all had the low points jay, im actually going through one with my reef. Just keep pushing forward my friend, it's worth it when you look at your tank a year from now with all the coral growth.
     
  12. JaysLittleOcean

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    Thank you for the support. I appreciate it. I am pushing through it and should have some updates soon. Wondering if a spotted sea hair will assist better with my hair algae issues or if I should buy dozens of snails.