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post #141 of 196 Old 11-10-2009, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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I am going slow.

Okay I will try to change the membrane of my Kent Water purifier.

Ammonia Test Kit : Prodac International from Italy. Google it if u like.

Will run the top filter for 3 days from tonight.

Thanks everyone who is in this thread.
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post #142 of 196 Old 11-11-2009, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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Last night Installed with top filter with only activated carbon. Will run it for 3 days.

What is this in my rocks? it is not hair algae. It is light brown in colour, covering the rocks like cotton thread or cotton hair ? cant explain it? whr can i get more info regarding bad types of algae.It is only in rocks not anywhere else.
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post #143 of 196 Old 11-11-2009, 06:45 AM
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Can you post some pics?



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post #144 of 196 Old 11-11-2009, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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Can you post some pics?

Yeah sure, alongwith the QT .
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post #145 of 196 Old 11-12-2009, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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Photos uploaded just have a look at them in aquariums. QT is also thr.

While watching rocks u guys can see it brown specially in photo no : 5. though not clear. its like dirty brown.

I just removed some(a couple of small rocks) of them lightly with a brush and they started falling like dirty dust.

Activated Carbon running. the smell is gone and the water is crystal clear. Shall i remove it tonight or wait for
1 more day that will make it 3 days.

Thanks Pasfur. so that means everytime the smell comes back i need to run a carbon form a couple of days.

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post #146 of 196 Old 11-12-2009, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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This algae is spoiling the looks of my beautiful rock. Plz help. As u can see in the tank the rocks are looking brown instead of real colours which purple and light green. R the algae temporay? did u guys make out anything?
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post #147 of 196 Old 11-13-2009, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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Nobody replied so i removed the activated carbon filter last night which ran for 2 days. the water is fresh,
clean and odourless.

Nobody replied regarding algae instead of posting the photos. i waited for 24 hours.

Let it be, let it run like that but it is covering my beautiful rocks like dirty mud type of algae which can be removed from a brush.

Shall i remove it. ?

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post #148 of 196 Old 11-13-2009, 06:12 AM
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It sounds like some kind of diatom bloom maybe? I couldn't quite make it out on the rocks in the pics. Have you seen a Diatom bloom yet? How long ago? You did have an Ammonia reading recently, maybe you had a mini-cycle...



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post #149 of 196 Old 11-13-2009, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. Yes Wake49, the diatom bloom has come and gone, didnt u read the whole post, its very interesting to read. U must do it if u didnt. Mini cycle might be ? No idea bro.

These algae are dirty green military dress in colour which is spoiling the look of my rocks as u can see the picture in the left.

BTW whr is Pasfur. I am worried. L.T.N.R.

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post #150 of 196 Old 11-13-2009, 10:35 AM
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I have read the whole post, I stalked it for almost a month before I interjected...

I am saying mini-cycle because there is no stability in this tank. Every time you change something, you compromise the stability. Taking off the filter, adding a filter, adding rock, dieing fish, etc...these contirbute to fluctuations in bacterias and levels of organic compunds.

The hair algae can be contributed to the HOT filter, as those filter pads break ammonias into nitrites and nitrites into nitrates. The nitrates stay in the system (what isn't broken down by the Live Rock) and are a good food (along with phosphate) for algaes.

(Nitrates also have an adverse effect on the buffering system in your tank, read up on that here.)



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