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  1. preston904

    Can't ID this algae/worm?

    i'll try next time it's in a good spot to grab some and post it up.
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    Can't ID this algae/worm?

    Could be a type of cyano but I don't know. It moves around the tank like it's an animal fairly quickly. Also the third picture is not hair algae, it is the same stuff as in the other pictures. It was just taken when it moved on the glass and was only on there for about an hour before it moved back down to the sand/rocks.
  3. preston904

    Can't ID this algae/worm?

    Yeah it’s the spidery looking thing. It’s a very dark green.
  4. preston904

    Can't ID this algae/worm?

    I would have to sit there for hours to watch it move any real distance but i can see small pieces moving if I look closely. It never stays in the same spot for long, like every couple hours it has moved. I do not see any visible mouths.
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    Can't ID this algae/worm?

    Anyone else ever seen something like this before? I have dipped every coral that has come in the tank in RxPro and made sure everything was visibly clean.
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    Can't ID this algae/worm?

    So I have been searching the internet for about a month and discussing this with my local FB group. I have not been able to find out what this is. Few details about it. --It doesn't seem to be harming anything that i can tell. --It moves around the tank and if I look VERY closely it looks like a microscopic worm maybe. --I have a few pics of it including close ups and one of it on the glass. These were taken at different times after it had moved around. --It has been up to about 20" long and sometimes it disappears completely. It does not extend off of the surface. All parameters have been fine. Only thing that has happened was my ato dumped extra water dropping salinity to 1.024 from 1.025 a few weeks back but this has been around since before that occurred.
  7. preston904

    Sold Tunze 9004 skimmer

    Will the AquaMaxx WS-1 fit where you need? they are fairly skinny
  8. preston904

    Cycle almost done, no algae?

    I didn't think about it like that. Sorry if I seemed rude. I am not sure how it came to be so high. I think the biospira might have done it. When I first set it up I dosed 5ml of ammonia which ended up putting me at 5-6ppm and then just let the tank do its thing while testing every day. I had nitrates from about day 2 or 3 which I think was the biospira processing the ammonia right away. Ammonia dropped to 0 within 5 days of starting the cycle and I have had high nitrates since then. My Nitrites also spiked at 12ppm right when the ammonia hit 0. I will post the graphs of my ammonia, nitrite and nitrate. And Brandon, I do have a spare tank stored away that I plan on using for a QT tank once I get this tank established.
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    Cycle almost done, no algae?

    Obviously nothing would go in the tank with Nirates at 200ppm. Not a single water change has been done on the tank yet. I state multiple times that water changes will be done to bring nitrates down before anything goes in. Thanks for the concern.
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    Newbie here with a couple of questions

    I mixed mine in my tank with no rock or sand the first time. Then drained as much as I could to aquascape and add sand. Sand settled out in a few hours so wasn't a big deal.
  11. preston904

    Cycle almost done, no algae?

    So maybe just start with a small pair of clowns then?
  12. preston904

    Cycle almost done, no algae?

    I wasn't going to add a full CUC, just 4-6 snails and a shrimp then feed them. Ill be doing a few water changes to get the nitrates down. Im currently just running filter floss as well. Should I add in Purigen and Chemi-pure now?
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    Cycle almost done, no algae?

    Rock has been in the tank for 2 weeks now. It was dry rock and was never live either so it didn't have any dead stuff from a previous time either. Also have 40 lbs on live sand for 2-3in sand bed. I also started with Biospira the first day and then started dosing ammonia the day after if that makes a difference.
  14. Tank is almost done cycling, after dosing to 1-2 ppm ammonia it drops to 0 and the Nitrite drops to .2 in 24 hours so a little further to go. I have kept the lights off the entire time. Since the tank is almost cycled i started to turn the lights on today hoping for some algae for the CUC to munch on when the time comes. How long should it take to get a bloom? My Nitrates are super high, like 200ppm so i figured it should be fast since they love nitrates. Plan was to do a large water change and bring everything down right before I add the CUC.
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    IM Concept Peninsula Crack Repair

    Yeah I sure am. You probably saw the picture I posted over there of it.