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I have been out of the Reef tank game for a few years and recently got back in it in the last year. However, I do not have an RO/DI system and have been using store bought gallons of distilled water for water changes and top offs. I have never ever had such a problem with hair algae and cyano in my life! Anyone else have this issue with store bought water? I'm using tropic marin bio-actif reef salt. Hard corals are growing like crazy though and loving every bit of it, so are the nems. Zoas and ricordea are melting.
Ok, so I know there are hundreds of threads out there and I skimmed a few, but wanted to see if there was any new solutions or input on this. I am running Nuvo 10 with a skimmer for the past 3 years with a shallow sandbed. I do a one gallon water change weekly with Fritz RPM salt and RO/DI water. My nitrates are testing zero with my Salifert test and my phosphates are testing at 0.445 ppm on my Hanna Phosphorus ULR meter. I am getting cyano on my sandbed and some of my rockwork. I have 2 clownfish, 1 peppermint shrimp, 1 hermit, and some snails. Mostly soft corals. I feed pellets daily and just started feeding benereef. Should I add GFO or dose NOPOX or Chemiclean? Help!
Hey, ive been getting cyanobacteria (red slime algae) outbreaks mainly on the sandbed and a little on the rocks of my 13g. I cant really adjust the pumps because of how small the tank is, and the corals are doing well with the current flow. I just lowered the photo period from 12 to 10 hours on the LEDs the system came with (its a fluval evo 13.5). I make a point not to overfeed and I only feed corals once a week. I do a 5g water change every two weeks. Pictures are below. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated because im completely stymied at the moment.