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post #21 of 25 Old 03-17-2010, 10:38 PM
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Watch those Fiji Blue Damsels!!! They are MEAN. The Blue Damsel isn't exactly neighborly.
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post #22 of 25 Old 03-19-2010, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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yeah he is mean my wife keeps cursing him.
its been two weeks should i buy my protein skimmer now or wait longer for the cycle.
dont realy see cycling yet but im not sure what im going to see.
will it be very obvious.
did you see my sump picture. it looks like wet/dry filter to me.
will the amount of rock i have in tank help or hurt the cycling process.
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post #23 of 25 Old 03-28-2010, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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i see alot of brown growth and alot of of green algea
what should i do
leave it alone or change water
should i buy protien skimmer
or change filter pads
or carbon
getting lost AND CONFUSED
HELP PLEASE
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post #24 of 25 Old 03-28-2010, 07:30 AM
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Can we have some pics? I prob. couldn't help, but other people could. If it needs to be taken away, Algaefix is a good way to get rid of nuisance algae.

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54 Corner Saltwater with 80 ish lbs. LR, 40 LBS. LS, Aqua C Remora Pro Skimmer with Rio 1100 pump, and Marineland C-220 Canister Filter with ROWA inserted for Phosphate (Sump being planned)
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1 Chromis
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post #25 of 25 Old 03-28-2010, 05:16 PM
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i see alot of brown growth and alot of of green algea
what should i do
leave it alone or change water
should i buy protien skimmer
or change filter pads
or carbon
getting lost AND CONFUSED
HELP PLEASE

I tend to figure what your seeing is a diatom bloom. Is this covering your sand and rocks and basically appeared overnight? If so then you are seeing a diatom bloom. Now is a good time to do a 50% water change. You should be seeing 0 Ammonia and 0 Nitrite now if you test, if so you can now add a portion of your CUC. And yes, you need a skimmer soon.

Edit: there is nothing you need to do about the algae bloom, it will go away on its own in a week or two.

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1 Banggai Cardinalfish
1 Pink-Spotted Watchman Goby
1 Blood Red Fire Shrimp
1 Emerald Crab
10 Astrea Snails
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