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Low pH, Low DKH, High Nitrates, can I survive?

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Yep. You need to do a couple of 50% water changes and stop feeding. Every time you feed you also feed algae.

 

You can blackout and peroxide dose to your hearts desire, but that only covers up the symptoms, doesn't fix the issue.

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I guess you assume, this is due to excess nitrate in the system right? 

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47 minutes ago, Halibut said:

I guess you assume, this is due to excess nitrate in the system right? 

Probably a lot contributing, including the fact that it's just a young immature tank. But nitrates that high will definitely fuel algae growth and anything over 40ppm could be toxic.  

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With a young tank diatoms are normal. They will go away on their own. A good cuc will help.

 

I would suggest peroxide use only for dino or gha outbreak.

 

I also always suggest to find the route cause because it's only a bandaid without correcting cause.

 

There is no need to feed the tank with coral food with minimal corals.

 

Let the cuc clean up. Maybe feed a pellet or 2 1 time a week.

 

If you have sponges in the filter, slowly reduce it in size and replace with filter floss.

Sponges are nutrient traps,

Floss removes particles but due to frequently changing it, it doesn't cause nutrient issues.

 

Floss is changed 2 times a week.

 

When you do waterchanges, do you vacuum the sand?

 

What other media are you using and how is it maintained?

 

What is the watersource? 

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dear @Clown79 , I believe this is Dino outbreak. 

Conch almost dead, bubbles on slimey algae... Can it be sth else?

 

I have only carbon media filtering.

 

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3 hours ago, Halibut said:

dear @Clown79 , I believe this is Dino outbreak. 

Conch almost dead, bubbles on slimey algae... Can it be sth else?

 

I have only carbon media filtering.

 

Bubbles doesn't always mean dino.

 

Bubbles can occur with diatoms when micro bubbles attach to it.

Cyano can also get slimy with bubbles.

 

We'd need a good pic to help determine what it is.

 

How often is your carbon changed? What carbon are you using?

 

Do you use any filter floss to trap particles in the water?

 

What water are you using because that can be a significant cause of issues.

 

 

Conchs don't do well in new tanks. They require mature systems. It could be dead for various reasons.

If it is dead, remove it.

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