Unresolved Sharp turn for the worse

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  1. Pete polyp

    Pete polyp Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    The red sea product is a carbon source I'm sure. It should drop the nitrate and remove some phosphate because of the Redfield ratio. Keep an eye out for any slimy build up while using it.
     
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  3. andru1313

    andru1313 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Not dosing anything else right now. I have stuff but wanted to make sure all my other stuff leveled off a bit. Nervous to dose with anything at the moment.

    I think its dropping it. Been 3 days now. interesting you talk about a slimy build up. I did notice the inside of the tank(glass) gets a film on it. Have had that the past few days. Didn't used to get that before.
     
  4. Pete polyp

    Pete polyp Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    That's from the carbon, you may want to back off just a little. It can lead to a cyano outbreak
     
  5. andru1313

    andru1313 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Ok thank you. That is the last thing I want to deal with. I will lower my dose...
     
  6. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    I suspect with the frequency of your water changes the alk will only go in the right direction.
     
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  7. andru1313

    andru1313 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    So noticed this morning and now this afternoon the water seems to be cloudy. I turned my pumps off and say cloudy water.. Would the Red Sea NO3:pO4-X Nitrate make the water cloudy? This is something new my water has always been clear in the past..
     
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  9. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Bacterial bloom probably.
     
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  10. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    If what Pete says it's correct about the red sea stuff being a carbon source, then it could lead to increased bacteria.
     
  11. andru1313

    andru1313 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Hmmmm So now what should I do? Stop dosing? I already reduced the dose. I swapped out my Chemi Pure units and have new ones in there. I will be doing another water change today.
     
  12. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Well, it seems like you have nitrates and phosphates under control. You should be able to maintain your current perameters with just water changes and no dosing. I think the bacterial bloom, if it is a bacterial bloom, should resolve on its own. That's my best guess.