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Old 06-07-2017, 02:18 AM
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Does this tuff disappear completely while light are off growing back quick in the morning when the lights are switched on again ?

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Does this tuff disappear completely while light are off growing back quick in the morning when the lights are switched on again ?

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From the video I was not 100% sure those are Dinos however if they disappear while the darkening period it should indeed be Dinos.

If the situation does not goes more worse (looks like it is not worse already) I would not care much about them at the moment. Regular vacuum the affected sand areas in conjunction with regular CoralSnow additions is something I would try for some time.

Looks like the stuff is growing just in the areas which get direct light, you might try to paly around with the lighting spectrum also.

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From the video I was not 100% sure those are Dinos however if they disappear while the darkening period it should indeed be Dinos.

If the situation does not goes more worse (looks like it is not worse already) I would not care much about them at the moment. Regular vacuum the affected sand areas in conjunction with regular CoralSnow additions is something I would try for some time.

Looks like the stuff is growing just in the areas which get direct light, you might try to paly around with the lighting spectrum also.

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It has gotten worse. That's why I am removing all sand and replacing with live sand when I move the tank. Spectrum from Metal Halides has changed also. I went from 14k to 20k. Still an issue. I thought you may have had a better answers. Thanks for the help.

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Not sure if you have already seen but the combination of ZeoVit and Live sand does usually not work very well. Constant cyano / algae issues are the problem.

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Not sure if you have already seen but the combination of ZeoVit and Live sand does usually not work very well. Constant cyano / algae issues are the problem.

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I'd rather deal with cyano/green algae and use vibrant to get rid of it, than have dinos and no way to get rid of them.
Dinos have response with Zeostart, ULNS, and Aminos. They tend to get worse using these. I'll try other avenues soon.

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Another post from another forum has seen positive results raising n03 and p04 to high levels in till the dinos are gone. How can I raise these elements using zeovit without taking it off-line?

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Reducing the ZeoVit reactor flow and quantity also reducing the dosage should slowly bring them up in conjunction with additional food for the fish. Just be careful to not start with the usual ZeoVit quantity and the reactor flow suddenly after doing this, both should be increased step by step.

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Just did a full test on my tank. Need advice @G.Alexander My nitrate is over 4ppm (top of my test kit) if guess to say it's close to 10ppm. Other than water changes, should I dose Zeobak daily for a week?
Phosphate is .08
SG 1.026
Mag 1320
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Ca 380
Alk 8.3
Ph 8
Potassium 390
I've relaxed on dosing zeostart a bit because of research that shows dosing fuels the dinos. Thread is here https://www.reef2reef.com/index.php?threads/293318/
Or should I just do normal water changes to lower?
Side note is that my LPS is still slowly dieing away. Started with Wilsoni, then acans, now chalice. Even with feeding directly I'm still having issues. Could this also be from high nitrate? Please advise

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The NO3 level is not really high and even if it is 10 mg it will not have much of a negative impact especially not to the LPS corals.

Can you please tell which kind of carbon you use ?

Please also measure the flow through your zeovit reactor to make sure it is not to low.

Are the SPS corals showing healthy growth ?

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Bulk reef supply large particle carbon I had in a net bag, passively in the sump. I have since removed all carbon. I've read that it is another factor for dino growth.
I will double check my flow rate, but I believe the valve is around half open on the Zeo reactor.
As far as SPS, my pink lemonade, red dragon, red planet, Efflo, and red Millie are doing good. Colors are not a WOW, but I do see new growth.

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Lets try to measure the flow by collecting the water from the reactor outlet for 30 seconds. Multiply the volume by 120 and you will get the output per hour.

Especially LPS corals are adopting slower from my experience but basically they should not die.

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