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  1. Andre Kiewiet

    Andre Kiewiet

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    Hi all,

    New to marine aquarium keeping. I bought a tank that was already established, but something went wrong in the move. I have lots of red algae, cannot keep fish as they die and the phosphates are through the roof. I have fitted a protein skimmer, but little or no change has occurred. I do not put the lights on as the red algae then goes crazy.

    Cheers
     
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  3. Norries

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    hi and welcome,

    for the forum guys 2 give u help, u will need to do the following,,

    1. more info on your tank - size - flow - etc.
    2. are u feeding anything.
    3. water paremeters.
    4. pictures

    ur tank is cycling again and the red stuff sounds like cyano bacteria.

    good luck,

    norries.
     
  4. charlv

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    welcome to MASA
    i'm with Norries post some pics so that the guys can help sorting out the problem

    cheers;)
     
  5. Slummies

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    your tank does a mini cycle if you move it..
     
  6. Annoying

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    Hey and welcome to MASA! It's most propably a cycle. When you moved the tank did you change any of the equipement. If you did what did you change. How did the tank look before you moved it. Pics would help allot
     
  7. Jaak

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    Welcome to MASA!!|
     
  8. riyadhessa

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    Welcome...
     
  9. Adee

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    Welcome to MASA.

    ...and to the hobby that drives us nuts, but well rewarded in the end.

    As mentioned, your tank is cycling again. As Norries said....more info needed on your setup.
     
  10. Tony

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    Hello and welcome
     
  11. Pete

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    Hi Andre, welcome to MASA, if it is help you are looking for you have come to the right place, but as mentioned you will have to give more info on the system and maybee some pics
     
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    masahello
     
  13. FransSny

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    Hi Andre,

    Firstly welcome to MASA & a :thumbup: for admitting you have issues. Dont be worried we all have had them at one stage or another.

    A few good guys are out your way just ask & help will come
     
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    welcome to MASA!!! :thumbup:
     
  15. flipwhip

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    Welcome to MASA…...:thumbup:
     
  16. jacquesb

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    A very warm welcome to MASA, Andre. Yes, pics would definitely help us.
    Also - what brand and size of skimmer did you buy?

    Just remember - ANY moving of a tank, WILL cause a cycle to start all over again. Meaning that you will have to monitor your ammonia/nitrite/nitrate levels, as well as bear with: cyano bacteria (the slimey purple stuff), green algae, diatoms (golden brown color), etc....

    Good luck - and perhaps you just need to get some phosphate remover media as well - and get some chaetomorpha macro algae from a fellow reefkeeper close to you....

    The combination of this should already make a huge improvement. BUT, please just take note - that EVERYTHING in marines take it's own sweet time. We can never rush mother nature.....

    Good luck, and have patience! This is the secret of keeping marines successfully!
     
  17. mnd123

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    Welcome, great advice above, but most important PATIENCE!

    Enjoy the stay
     
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