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Old 05-15-2017, 01:53 PM
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Default Light coloured dusting on glass constantly

Hi folks,

I have a constant light coloured dusting on the glass and I'm looking either for a solution, or just a better understanding on what it is and why it's occurring if anyone can help me please?

I used to have green glass but I put that down to a Start3 overdose, so instead of 0.45ml twice a day (0.9ml total) I now only dose 0.2ml twice a day (0.4ml total) - I'm not sure if that affects it?

I don't dose anything other than Start3, Bak, Coral Snow Plus, and sometimes Coral Vitaliser (I've had a lot of changes on my tank lately so getting it back to being stable on the basics before I add more products.

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1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter 525 litres
2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter 450L
3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique Fauna Marin Balling Light
4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.) No
5. Are you using Ozone No
6. Are you using UV No
7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume) Deltec SC-1456
8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels PO4:0.015 NO3:0-0.25
9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels Ca:459 Alk:7 Mg:1394
10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.) None - purely ZEOvit
11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.) ATi PM 8x80w - 1 month old
12. What corals do you keep SPS - Acropora / Stylophora
13. Tissue color (light or dark) Medium
14. How long has the tank been running November 2016
15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system Colour and Growth
16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.) Start3 , Bak, Coral Snow Plus, sometimes Coral Vitaliser
17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.) Real Reef Rock, 20kg - November 2016
18. Any present problems None other than glass covering
19. Problem description (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.)
20. What test kit do you use (how old, recently switched, etc.) Salifert, Elos, Triton ICP
21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.) Bak 4 Drops twice a week with CSP - Start3 0.4ml a day split into two doses
22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.) Sg: 1.025 - Temp: 26deg - K: 402
23. Which salt brand do you use
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:28 AM
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How often does this happen ? IMO it is normal and a good indicator for a healthy biology. I had to clean the glass of my systems also every other day to keep it clean all the time.

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Old 05-17-2017, 11:25 AM
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If I clean the glass, there will be signs of it within a few hours. It's much better than the green build up but still seems a little excessive at present is all.
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:33 AM
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Have you already tried to reduce the ZeoStart dosage temporary to lets say 0.1 ml 2 x daily just to find out if that has any kind of a impact ? Otherwise I can not see anything unusual, another reason might be the low amount of rocks in combination without a sand bed ?

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Old 05-21-2017, 05:36 PM
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I'll give a reduction in Start a try and see what effect it has.

id not say my rock amount is too low for my stock levels tbh, and I do run a sandbed of an inch, but I guess it might be something to do with that.

Will report back after some time with reduced Start.

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Did the reduction help? Because I too have the same problem.

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Old 06-01-2017, 02:56 PM
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Not that I've noticed so far. As soon as i clean the glass, there's still a dusting after a short period of time, then it's fully covered in a few hours - so I'm having to clean it twice a day if I can be bothered to.
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Very strange. G. Alexander, your help is required.

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Can you tell which kind of sand you have used ?

Also are the rocks you have used dry rocks or are those really live rocks from the sea ?

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Old 06-05-2017, 08:20 AM
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I have used Caribsea Seafloor Special Grade sand (dry), with Real Reef rock entirely.

I know it's advised to use live rock but that's not something I'm keen on doing personally.
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Thank you I would recommend to dose 2 ml CoralSnow / 25 US gallons daily for 10 days to see if that does help in any way, otherwise I can not see a issue except the rocks. At the moment we have a similar thread about them and Georg (sps_muc) has posted his experiences with the material:

http://www.zeovit.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36222

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Old 06-06-2017, 07:09 AM
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Thank you, will give the Snow a go. Im dosing Zym twice a week also to see if that has any effect.

Will check into that thread now - thanks.
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:17 PM
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I don't want to jinx it, but today I came in from work and there was only a very light dusting of algae on the glass - have been dosing 8ml of CS since the 6th and it seems to be working well.
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:26 PM
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Oh man I've been on my second day so far, hope it works as I'm tired of cleaning the glass too.

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Old 06-13-2017, 12:55 AM
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Stick with it, I didn't notice any improvement until yesterday - might be coincidental as I did a waterchange the night before but we will see
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