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  1. One thing I can tell you is... I'd be careful with 0 no3/po4.
  2. What are your no3 and po4 readings? Anyway, usually elevated nutrients are blamed or cyano but I had them when mine got low, and then hey bottomed out resulting in dinos. So, be careful. As long as nutrients aren't cray high it might be best to try and ride out the cyano, especially if it's a young tank without much biodiversity.
  3. They eat aiptasia, so it's only natural that they could turn to desirable corals as well.
  4. If I place my vile half on/half off the .03 reading my waters crystal clear and there's no hint of blue whatsoever.
  5. I'm using salifert as well. I'm battling dinos, I believe a result from bottoming out no3 and po4. I've got no3 up but can't get a po4 reading.
  6. I've just been feeding more at this point. I'd like to get there by doing that, that way I can maintain them easily without having to dose anything. But I'll look into it, thanks.
  7. I don't gave one for sale but I can offer some feed back since I have one. I like it, offers good flow, controlability and its quiet. I got it with the plan of it being the only source of flow in my nuvo 10, and it worked well with just softies and Lps. But I wanted more flow for my sps. Plus, as long as corals can handle it I'm in the can't have too much flow camp.
  8. I've still just been feeding more and letting the glass get dirty, while running a shorter photo period, and it seems to be having an effect. Dinos aren't covering my corals as much and when I clean them off it takes longer for dinos to return. I think I'm going to keep this up until I get a po4 reading above 0 and then maybe do a black out to knock them out completly. That way once the lights come back on there will be enough nutrients to let other things take hold first.
  9. Yea, I went dry rock for the sole purpose of avoiding pests, but that didn't work.
  10. My clowns came from 1.019 and went right into my tank at 1.025. Now, if I had a large tank that I added fish to regularly(the 2 clowns added to my tank at the start are the only fish I'll have) I'd be more worried about what they could introduce to my DT than anything, so I'd definitly have a quarantine. And would probly run it at lfs fish level salinity most of the time bringing it up to DT salinity over the course of the quarantine.
  11. I'm battling them right now. I think it was caused by bottoming out no3 and no4 so to start I've gone bare bottom, just fof future convince, and pulled chemipure, while upping feedings. I'm going to run dirty and simple going foward and see what happens, just filter floss and skimmer. I'll try a blackout next and poroxide if need be.
  12. Speaking of clowns, I spent all night making my tank bare bottom and my female clown wasn't happy. She pecks at me all the time, but it doesn't hurt. This time she was pissed, it actually hurt.
  13. I was using non powdered nitrile, but keep forgetting to order more so I've just been doing things without gloves. Might just not bother with them going foward.
  14. That's exactly why they shouldn't be dripped but dumped right in instead. Unless the temp is drastically different, though it shouldn't be with proper packing/shipping, then float at most. Theres no evidence whatsoever that acclimation does any good, but there are indisputable facts proving that it can do harm.