Not sure what to do here

Discussion in 'Algae' started by dugas, Feb 8, 2017.

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  1. dugas

    dugas Plankton

    Mar 23, 2012
    Hi have a question for ppl. I have a 90 gal with 20 sump haven't done water change in a move. When I did I did 30 gal as told to later find out only should have done a 10 at best. So the LFS said not to for a long time and gave me prime and stability. And at the same time I got the ick. So now I'm adding all that plus ick attack. Phosphate was 0.66 or little less ammonia was between 0.25 0.55. Ph 8.3 all other are o.i am using phosgrard. Now I have red and green algae the red is hair like. I've lost three high dollar fish. I don't know why they say not to
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  3. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

    Mar 18, 2010
    Akron Ohio
    Keep things simple. Stop dosing products. Stop adding any additional live stock. Get on a routine bi weekly water change schedule. The amount of water you remove will have to be a bit of experiment and you will have to try different things, but 30 gallons on a 110 total system is just fine.

    In the mean time do small frequent water changes until your water parameters get in check.
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