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polcyn1030
07-23-2014, 03:39 PM
Hey guys new to the forum and saltwater just wanted to say hi. I am in fountain and have a 29g biocube and already looking to upgrade lol

charleshardy5
07-23-2014, 03:44 PM
Welcome to the club! I live fairly close to fountain! Would be awesome to see pics of your setup!
Last time I checked my watch this was America!

kmellon
07-23-2014, 03:56 PM
Welcome to our mile and a half high piece of ocean.

Amphispur
07-23-2014, 04:21 PM
Welcome to the club!

719bloodhound
07-23-2014, 04:41 PM
hello and upgrade to leds

static reef
07-23-2014, 05:10 PM
Welcome. We love pics and tank updates. Feel free to give and ask for advice as much as possible.

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Levi
07-23-2014, 05:16 PM
Welcome to the club!

Just_Tim
07-23-2014, 06:31 PM
Welcome. New in town or just new to salt?


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Murfman
07-26-2014, 10:07 AM
Welcome to our addiction!

89delta
07-26-2014, 11:03 AM
Welcome to the madness....you looking at upgrading tank size or LED lights for the biocube?

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Coral Xpressions
07-27-2014, 12:56 AM
Fountain...29g biocube...

Hmm, you sound familiar.

Welcome

sweat044
07-27-2014, 08:17 AM
Post some pics up

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polcyn1030
07-27-2014, 08:10 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/28/8ahy8yme.jpgWant to jump up in tank size 29 gallon just seems too small now lol here some pics for ya...

charleshardy5
07-27-2014, 08:35 PM
Nice! Love the biocubes they're nice looking tanks! Shoot me a text sometime, 7194256246 I have something you may be interested in
Last time I checked my watch this was America!

polcyn1030
07-27-2014, 08:36 PM
Wallets a little empty lol but sure thing! And last time u checked ur watch? Is my time screwed up or something? Cornfused

charleshardy5
07-27-2014, 08:48 PM
Haha sorry its my signature on the forum, not directed at anyone specifically. And fear not I know the empty wallet thing. I'm a budget reefer myself lol
Last time I checked my watch this was America!

polcyn1030
07-27-2014, 08:49 PM
Awesome I'll shoot ya a text tomorrow

RuRoo
07-27-2014, 08:57 PM
Nice meetin' ya today.

coach
07-27-2014, 08:59 PM
Welcome aboard.

polcyn1030
07-27-2014, 09:02 PM
Thanks

polcyn1030
07-27-2014, 09:04 PM
You to ruroo hope to see ya again soon maybe a meet our just grab a beer and soak up information lol

polcyn1030
07-29-2014, 04:49 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/30/6uvuzy4e.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/30/a2ygy7av.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/30/uruse5ur.jpg

Someone help. .. diatoms ...cyno...dino? What is it? has bubbles and want it gone lol do I do a blackout or just lower light time and increase water changes?

coach
07-29-2014, 05:12 PM
Red slime algae (cyanobacteria). What are your levels? Water changes will help. Is it in one particular area? If so, increased flow in that area may help. How much are you feeding?

Romebaby
07-29-2014, 05:14 PM
Cyano. I don't see any powerheads in there. Get some more flow and ease up on the flake food for starters.

static reef
07-29-2014, 05:26 PM
Red slime algae (cyanobacteria). What are your levels? Water changes will help. Is it in one particular area? If so, increased flow in that area may help. How much are you feeding?


Cyano. I don't see any powerheads in there. Get some more flow and ease up on the flake food for starters.

Well said. I would also slightly stir the sand and turn the lights off for the next 36 hours.

The basics of what is happening is that there are phosphates in your tank. Phosphates with a lack of flow, and or to much light will create algae. Good algaes have to be scraped off. Bad algaes can be wiped off.

To much food, lights are on to long, direct sunlight, not enough flow, lights may need to be replaced, bad saltwater, or bad top off water can all be contributing (or a combination of) factors to this.

Now you have some trouble shooting to do.

Dont stress. This is very common with newer tanks/hobbiest

Jj

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polcyn1030
07-29-2014, 05:31 PM
Thanks guys I am using water from seascape aquatics...flake in morning frozen at dinner time biocube is 6 yes old but still in box til 2 months ago...should I replace lights? And will get some power heads to get more flow

static reef
07-29-2014, 05:45 PM
T5 lights?

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static reef
07-29-2014, 05:46 PM
Sounds like flow is your issue then. No more flake until its gone

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polcyn1030
07-29-2014, 06:02 PM
Idk stock lights that come in biocube 10 and actinic both 36 I believe

Just_Tim
07-29-2014, 06:30 PM
I just learned that h202 can be directly applied to cyano via dropper or other pinpoint means. Up to 5ml per 10 gallons of water. This treatment is safe at these amounts for coral and inverts.

charleshardy5
07-29-2014, 07:14 PM
Well no **** that's cool!

Last time I checked my watch this was America!

Just_Tim
07-29-2014, 07:16 PM
Well not what? Charles :)

polcyn1030
07-29-2014, 08:12 PM
H2o2?

polcyn1030
07-29-2014, 08:12 PM
Peroxide got it lol

89delta
07-29-2014, 09:09 PM
Peroxide will only work for a short while. I tried it with the 26 i had and after two weeks it was back again. Cut back on the flakes and your lighting schedule by an hour or two and get some purigen as well.

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Levi
07-29-2014, 09:23 PM
Also check your frozen food with a white brine shrimp net. If the net looks dirty after letting frozen food melt in it the frozen food is dirty food. The frozen I use leaves nothing behind in a white brine shrimp net.

polcyn1030
07-29-2014, 09:25 PM
Good to know going to have to try that and purigen...I am using chemi pure elite

hooked
07-29-2014, 10:18 PM
An outbreak like what you are having is not THE problem. It is a result of a problem. Just be careful and don't do too many things at one time. Remember that when you kill some thing, there has to be some kind of waste left behind.