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  1. nickv1

    nickv1

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    Just joined MASA this month...started out again on a nano Boyu TL550. Battling the hair algae then will post some pics.

    Previous setup was 1500 liter reef then it "bursted". Needed to give the wife some time after this...

    Now started with a nano to see how it goes...

    Stock:
    1 Bi Color Blenny
    1 Bi Color Angel
    1 Bristle tooth tang (small)
    2 hermits
    1 sea star (sand sifter)
    1 bristle star
    1 boxing shrimp
    1 cleaner shrimp
    4 turbo snails

    Corals:
    1 Toadstool
    1 Plate coral
    1 Green Star Polyps
    1 Red and Blue Mushrooms

    Live Rock:
    Kenyan about 13kg


    Thank you
     
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  3. Singularity

    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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  4. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    welcome!!!
    sorry to hear about your misfortune, but atleast you back again

    what are your nitrate and phosphates readings? are you using RO/DI water for topups? i found my GHA was from over-feeding
     
  5. nickv1

    nickv1 Thread Starter

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    Getting a RO unit from Lanzo on Friday...

    Problem was I bought the live rock with this algae on it from the LFS...they did not say this would be a problem to get rid off...anyway will get the nitrates and phosphates down and it should diminish over time...
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    yip it should...
    another option is leaving the lights off for a day or 2
     
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    Welcome to MASA...
     
  8. nickv1

    nickv1 Thread Starter

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    Yes thought about the lights matter however my plate coral and green star polyps might get stressed...
     
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    Welcome to MASA. Are you running a skimmer on the tank
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Corals can live without light for a few days, good for them
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    nickv1 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the input.

    I might just do this...

    Yes use the TL550 skimmer...know it is small but it pulls out allot of gunk....
     
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    welcome!:thumbup:
     
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    Welcome to MASA:thumbup:
     
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    Don't ever give up ! Welcome to MASA !
     
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