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  1. manta

    manta

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    posting to say to everyone.

    I have had tropical aquariums most of my adult life and have only in the last year moved onto marines. WOW what a learning curve, but will probaly never go back to tropical. (not as problamatic and exiting)

    I am still struggling with green hair algea growth, but will solve this problem. I intend going onto corals, but first want to master this completely as marines are too expensive to have a loss or a crashed tank.

    Tank setup is as follows.

    240l tanl with 15kg live rock
    Wet/dry trickle filter.
    Nitrite Reactor (DIY) - Running for about a week now
    2 X clowns
    2 X blue/yellow tail damzels
     
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  3. Jaak

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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
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    welcome bra,green algae check your fhos and nitrate and what you using to top up,pls only use ro water with a tds between 0-5 and not higher and cut down your feeding to once a day and cut our lights off to only a few hours a day as lights is a good fuel to help grow hair and green algae,you said you got a nitrate deductor i hope you feeding it for the first month there after all should be good
     
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    welcome to MASA Manta:thumbup:
     
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  10. mnd123

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    welcome welcome - you tell us about your tank, make us all excited and there are no pics ;)

    TTIUWP!!!!!

    Do you have a sump on your system? Skimmer? GHA needs DOCs in the system, a skimmer removes said DOCs helping eridicate the pest. Check your Phosphates, and get a phose reactor in there.

    Are you using Natural sea water?
     
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    Hello and welcome
     
  12. Kunhardt

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    Welcome Manta, nice to see yet another East Londoner on the forum!

    Being new to the hobby why dont u come to our Eastern Cape Reef club meeting on the 21st of November. The discussion for this month is on Basic Tank Maintenance so should be quite helpful for you. :)
     
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    Welcome to MASA
     
  14. manta

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    Howzit , Although I am in EL I am formerly from CPT. So its lekker to speak to someone from the old home town. All my tank parameters are in Normal range. The only one that is elevated slightly is the ammonia at 0.25. Nitrate almost 0 nitrite almost Zero. So that leaves me with a question.

    I No2 and No3 is normal why is ammonia elevated. The only plausible explanation I can come up with is that algea) is keeping No2 and No3 in check, but this is alowing GHA to bloom as there is enough food for it??

    Ny Nitrate reactor has only been running for a week so it needs another month ar so to mature/cycle. So I am not expecting much help from that area now. Conversely I expect it to boost No2 and No3 level as it cycles.

    Went looking for a phosphate testing kit, but can not find one in EL. Will look again tomorrow.

    Thanks for suggestion and advise
     
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    So post a pic of your system...:p...If you dont mind...We thrive on pics...;)
     
  16. Kunhardt

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    What test kit are you using to test Ammonia? Is it Red Sea?
     
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