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afcajax73

Frustrating! 

 

I took a bit of algae to my LFS and they gave me some Flux Rx to try. I added it as per the instructions about 6 days ago and so far it’s not done anything 😧but I have heard it can take a few weeks 

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Proxo

Yeah i've so much long brown algae i might make some wigs out of it.
Not sure why i'm getting so much, phosphate and nitrate is 0 and 5. 

Might have to try a different light schedule on the prime. 
Although starting again has crossed my mind a few times!

I'll grab some pictures soon.

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Wonderboy

If you start again, build another system and leave this one running in the meantime - that may help give this one the time it needs to balance out 😆

 

What is the CUC that are you working with?

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Proxo

3 turbo snails
3 Nassarius snails
2 hermit crab 
1 emerald crab.

Stock is 2 small clowns and 1 royal gramma.
Think i could add more CUC? 

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Wonderboy

Yup, without concern; I have very close to that much CUC in my 2.5G  :]     ... the CUC inclusions should constantly be adapting to circumstance - if something is starting to take foot that you don't want, patiently, try to find something to eat it. Every system is different, so no one can say exactly what you need. If you see the hermits picking at it, more hermits (smaller ones do less damage (to coral) if concerned - I like blue legs myself (typically opt for one per gallon) and don't forget the extra shells or they'll fight and kill each other  :[    ...if it's the snails, more snails (tiger trochus are the most veggy aggressive I've seen - and can upright themselves). 

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Proxo

Thanks, i'll up the CUC when i can get to the shop :D. 
How long do you guys have your lights on for too? 
And anyone with a fluval evo 13.5 and prime, what light schedule you using? 

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Wonderboy

I run 12 hours on 12 off (w/reverse 'fuges) when algae in DT is under control. I Reduce to 10 hours if algae acceleration is more persistant than previous. 8 - 6 hours if algae is becoming a problem. Since I'm almost to it, no black outs, slows down finding balance IMO.

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