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  1. Barlan

    Barlan

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    Detailed help request
    Are you experiencing any problems in your tank?
    Not Sure
    Brief Description
    apparently Diatom algae on tank glass and back wall.
    nitrates are 15-30ppm, trying to drop them.
    Tank size
    40X33X40xm
    System Volume
    37 liters
    How long has your tank been running?
    6 weeks (from 26/03/2012)
    What livestock do you have?
    2 gold and black chromis
    1 electric blue hermit
    some bristle star fish and bristle worms, came with LR
    Water Parameters
    Alkalinity (dkh):8
    Calcium: unknown
    Phosphate:unknown
    Magnesium:unknown
    pH: 8.2 - 8.4
    Nitrite:
    Nitrate:15 - 30
    Ammonia:
    Salinity:1.020 - 1.024
    Temperature:24 - 27 degrees
    What lighting is over the tank?
    2X 24W PL tube and 4 X 24W high power T5 tube
    http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/277487556/MAGIC_WAVE_MARINE_TANK.html
    37 liter version
    Pumps and equipment
    venturi skimmer, Biological filter sponge ,microbial filter ceramic rings, seachem matrix bio media, bio balls. water pump
    Maintenance
    weekly water changes approx 30-40%.
    vacuum substrate if weekly feeding was a bit excessive or fish not hungry.
    wipe diatom off tank walls with clean sponge.
    monthly: clean equip - skimmer, sponge.planning on cleaning water pump.
    Other info and photo's.
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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hi Barlan.

    i have seen a rise in diatoms lately, are you using RO water and which salt?

    while your nitrates could cause some issues, we would need to know phosphates
     
  4. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

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    Ideal Water Parameters - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    What to test for and why - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    while correct, please note that those parameters are for reef tanks
     
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    belindamotion Google Master

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    Reef Tanks or Marine Tanks..?..Reef is usually refered to as SPS dominated Tanks..and I know they usually contain HIGH ALK..sometimes 9-11...as I've been corrected a few times when giving these "parameters"...I'm usually told that these are "basic" lower range and not "correct" if it's SPS Tanks as it then has to be on the "higher" scale of water parameters...:confused1:
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    in FOWLR most of the params arent a concern, hence for reef tanks
    reef tank is any tank with fish and inverts and/or corals[sps,lps,soft] etc
     
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    belindamotion Google Master

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    :blush:...ok..so he has a FOWLR Tank..:blush:
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    no he doesnt, or hasnt said so, i was just stating the difference but those are great links :thumbup:
     
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    belindamotion Google Master

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    :005:...oh WOW...I think I need to log off now...:005:...I'm having major blond moments...:lol:
     
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    RiaanP Moderator

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    just part of your cycle.
     
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