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post #11 of 28 Old 03-06-2009, 05:33 PM
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what is the source of the water for this tank?
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post #12 of 28 Old 03-06-2009, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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RO/DI water...
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post #13 of 28 Old 03-06-2009, 06:12 PM
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Sounds like it's a high nutrient lvl. Once you get your feeding down it'll be easier to get this bacteria under control, but you do need to siphon it out of the tank as any left behind will start to grow anywhere.

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post #14 of 28 Old 03-06-2009, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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I think I got most of out and off the rock...Is there anything I can add to the water to help keep it in check?
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post #15 of 28 Old 03-06-2009, 06:49 PM
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you can, but chemicals are the last resort. Maintaining good parameters and a lot of flow will decrease this by quite a bit. The reason it's growing is because of the lack of flow in that area.

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post #16 of 28 Old 03-08-2009, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Question? I've been meaning to ask... Is there anything thats eats it?
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Yeah, but i can't remember what it is... it's some kind of invert, but if i remember i'll let you know.

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post #18 of 28 Old 03-09-2009, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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post #19 of 28 Old 03-09-2009, 03:29 PM
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i dont think there is anything that eats it.

your going to want to increase flow, decrease feedings, siphon as much of it out, increase water changes
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post #20 of 28 Old 03-12-2009, 07:13 AM
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Seahares will eat it, but they are toxic and i don't recommend them.

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