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  1. General Reef Discussion
    My tank has been set up for two-ish years and for a year and a bit of this I have been battling dinos. My parameters (latest test) are as follows: Ammonia - 0 Nitrite - 0 Nitrate - 0 Phosphate - 0 Calcium - 340ppm Alkalinity - 8.4 DKH Magnesium - 1450ppm Temperature - 78 Salinity - 35psw...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Good Friday afternoon all... Starting yesterday I started getting excessive brown algae everywhere. My 90 has been up about 6 weeks now. I've done one water change at about 30%. Everything seems fine. Fish are eating, swimming and active. Am I just going through new tank syndrome where I need...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, My tank is 5 months old and over the past 2 weeks, my water has gotten very cloudy. I had a torch coral that died and a few days after pulling it out, the tank became very cloudy and a milky color. The past week, the cloudiness has turned green. At first I thought it may be a...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Help guys, I am new to the saltwater hobby and I am having trouble determining what has caused my water to turn so cloudy. I have a 75g with 90lbs of ocean rock (which were out in the sun for a very long time) and 6lbs of live rock. The substrate is live sand. The tank has been running...
  5. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    My tank has all of a sudden become cloudy. I am 99% sure it is due too a bacteria bloom. I have read that it makes pH drop rapidly, which is what I am currently experiencing. My tank is fairly new(3 months). Diatoms are gone, water is good, except pH. There is a bit of green algae on glass, but...
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    Hey guys so my tank has been crystal clear for almost 2 months now with only a hair algae problem. I bought some fish to deal with the hair algae but two days ago I woke up and found my tank to be extremely cloudy! It literally happened over night. I have tested all of my parameters and they are...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I've read this forum for a couple of years now, and I've found a ton of good info. Thanks! However, now I need some help. I've got an outbreak that I can't control. I was first told by one of my lfs that it was brown hair algae. I already had a cuc but I thought maybe it was inadequate. So...
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    I got caught with my pants down today and took in a 180 Gallon Glass tank,, with a 75 gallon Sump..I was forced to use non-city water and use well water to fill the tank. The water is extremely clean. I've tested it, the well is very very deep and runs through a granite vein. I am sure I will...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I got my Ro/do unit after about two months in. It immediately started helping my algae growth, and no diatoms. Green algae was almost completely gone besides a few patches. Also a few bits of green/red bubble algae. I also started using a phosorb like product to help reduce as much phosphates...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I have had my 60 gallon tank for almost a year now. I just recently changed from a crappy small t-8 that wasn't even close enough to being adequate for the light in my tank but I kept it for a while cause thats all I had. I now have a 42'' sea star led light. It doest look like I acclimated the...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi I am relatively new to this hobby, I acquired this saltwater tank from a buddy who was moving out of town about a month ago. This is my first tank and took it because he was unable to move it. It has been running for about 3 years. -Parameters as of 3/6 (I am going to get the water tested...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, 55G +15 gal sump on day 22...diatom bloom in full swing. What "stages" do I have to look forward to now? I think diatoms will fade with some algae growth?? and water parameters will calm (mine are good with 0 ammonia, o nitrites, and 10-20 nitrates, with water changes every...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys haven't been on here in a while still newer to the marine aquariums. I know diatom blooms happen whether we like it or not but I have been trying to remove this and it keeps getting worse. I have done water changes with RO/DI water I have used a syphon to suck up loose diatom off te...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    green hair algae, poss. diatom bloom, severe outbreak with "good" changes. why? Hello. Frustrated beyond belief! Have 90 gal. reef, 85lbs LR, 1"LS bed, wet/dry sump, BB ( just put back in to attempt to right the wrong ), skimmer, LEDs. Livestock: young Naso, two PJ Card., clownfish...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    So my tank has been going through the bacteria bloom for about a week and a few days, i have some base rock not live just rock and was wondering if i should put the rock in now or wait till the tank is cycled? if i put it in after the cycle wouldn't it start another mini cycle?
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I always read about cyano outbreaks but no one ever posts pics of what it actually looks like does anyone have pics so I can know what it is just in case it pops up in my tank?? So far as part of "the uglies" I have gotten diatom but nothing else (that I know of). Now I am starting to see...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Lights turned on today and noticed the tank was foggy i have never had this happen without adding anything to the tank. Should I be concerned? It is not green so probably not associated with algae bloom. 180 gallon display tank sump with refug in basement with a 50 gal barrel feeding return pump...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys, my tank is four months new and I'm getting this algae bloom. i clean it and after a day it comes back. its a 6 gallons jbj nanocube I'm not over feeding and i use reef nutrition phyto feast for my corals i do weekly water changes..
  19. General Reef Discussion
    First off I would like to say thank you in advance to all the great minds on this site that have helped so many people with different problems....Hopefully mine can be solved as well. I am in the process of setting up a 10 gallon reef tank. I have a topfin 60 that i converted into a refugium...
  20. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have a 30 gal. with live rock for is six months. I had my light on for eight hours and everything was fine. When I tried increasing my light to ten hours I started getting green algae on half of my live rock. I've cut back my hours to five but I still have green algae. I do have some...
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