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Old 07-19-2018, 11:55 AM
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JAMC, I think the water quality is too thin. Add some nutrient cv aa to tank to restore balance to the system. Means: [(○) Ample foods and salts approaching 0ppm, (x) Barren foods and salts approaching 0ppm, system architecture], Food = Organic Inorganic Microorganisms Plankton Bacteria Amino Acids... Objective explanation: Let the tank eco-active (slightly algae). Subjective insight: Tank without algae is dangerous and unhealthy. The concept of guiding back: a slight algae like np can also approach 0. Led I have no experience Perhaps it is a matter of light, I think the water quality is a big problem. At this point start3 will no longer be .5ml x 2, if p is correct.
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If you are in a hurry, or use good natural sea water, the friend replaces the sea water and refreshes the good balance. The coral should get a good response.
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Under the absence of any kh addition, is kh improving without falling? I suggest you test every day. Is this the case?
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If you are in a hurry, or use good natural sea water, the friend replaces the sea water and refreshes the good balance. The coral should get a good response.
If you use natural sea water, I suggest that you check it for phosphates. Natural sea water in Northern California has at least .2ppm phos.
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:15 PM
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If you use natural sea water, I suggest that you check it for phosphates. Natural sea water in Northern California has at least .2ppm phos.
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wont be using NSW, Im inland in Ontario Canada
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Old 07-20-2018, 05:46 AM
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Thank you, your dosing regimen is fine, also the ZeoVit quantity you use.

There are a couple of things I would try:

Do three 15% water changes within the next 10 days
Reduce the carbon quantity to 50%
Reduce the ZeoVit reactor flow temporary to ~ 100 US gallons
Dose 5 drops SpongePower daily for the next 10 days

Please update in about 10 days if growth has improved and if you have observed a increase of PO4.

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Old 07-22-2018, 03:27 PM
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I am about to add aragonite to the DT as I have very little sand left from vacuuming, I will rinse it first. do I need to know anything else before I do it?
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If it is live sand kz is not recommended, if it is dead sand, poke it clean and soak it in RO water for a few days, until po4 is not detected, you need to consider the effect of sand particle size on water flow, and put some functionality Bio-assisted, and sand thickness, and first put the live rock steady and then put it in the sand to avoid collapse, see for a look
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If it is live sand kz is not recommended, if it is dead sand, poke it clean and soak it in RO water for a few days, until po4 is not detected, you need to consider the effect of sand particle size on water flow, and put some functionality Bio-assisted, and sand thickness, and first put the live rock steady and then put it in the sand to avoid collapse, see for a look
Jacky it is not sand it is aragonite but thanks
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Aragonite, a little flushing can bring out the dust, it does not matter directly into the tank, it is said to have a stable ph effect, the same with functional organisms to help clean

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Old 07-23-2018, 05:27 AM
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Lets also soak it in RO water before using it. Soak it as long as you are not able to detect PO4 in the water you use to soak the material.

In the first couple of days some kind of a brown film might take place on the fresh sand but this should usually disappear over the time.

Ideal depth is 3 – 4 cm.

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Old 07-23-2018, 08:04 AM
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Lets also soak it in RO water before using it. Soak it as long as you are not able to detect PO4 in the water you use to soak the material.

In the first couple of days some kind of a brown film might take place on the fresh sand but this should usually disappear over the time.

Ideal depth is 3 – 4 cm.

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this is aragonite & I did inquire at the LFS where I purchased, they said no need as it is man made. they also said they only rinse before using it in there tanks & has never been a problem. I think I will soak & see if I get any PO4 from it as PO4 is on the rise after the addition of SponngePower & reducing reactor flow & reducing carbon as per your instructions.
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this is aragonite & I did inquire at the LFS where I purchased, they said no need as it is man made. they also said they only rinse before using it in there tanks & has never been a problem. I think I will soak & see if I get any PO4 from it as PO4 is on the rise after the addition of SponngePower & reducing reactor flow & reducing carbon as per your instructions.
This is crazy. Sponge power is shallow with some po4, is it true?
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Old 07-24-2018, 03:01 AM
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I would soak everything in RO water before adding it to my system, you can never be sure what such materials do leach.

The increase of PO4 is a result of the decreased reactor flow.

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Old 07-24-2018, 07:12 PM
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I would soak everything in RO water before adding it to my system, you can never be sure what such materials do leach.

The increase of PO4 is a result of the decreased reactor flow.

G.Alexander
I am getting a bit of brown film algae on my pumps & sand bottom along with a small amount of green hair algae on my gyre. should I increase reactor flow a little? Also PO4 is 0.02 on Monday & Tuesday readings for your info. I am seeing a tiny amount of SPS growth in the last couple of days. Do I need to do anything different?
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