KLEMS SCA 50g cube

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  1. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    Water parameters after 15g WC:
    ALK- 9.8
    CA- 450
    NO3- 15
    PO4-.089
    MG- 1500
    SG- 1.026

    Recent changes: trimmed out some of the cheato about 2 weeks ago due to slow growth...still not growing that much. Killed a lot of vermitad snails over 1 week ago. Went to only blue lights all day for the past 3 weeks.

    Will dose NoPox 6mls every other day to get levels down....and perform another WC in one week
     

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  2. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    Water parameters today:

    ALK- 8.3
    PO4- .077
    NO3- 20
    CAL- 480
    MAG- 1620

    Over the last few days have had an algae bloom of green algae on sandbed and tops of rockwork. Used baster to blow it off and added a filter sock to collect it as it goes down the overflow. Will need to perform another 15G water change this week to drop the nitrates down.
     
  3. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    I wonder why your cheato isn’t dropping your nutrients. What kind of light is over it?
     
  4. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    I have a 150 watt UFO grow light, but the Cheeto has not been growing lately.... Some of it turning white and other parts just breaking apart. Thought it was because a lack of nutrients, but after checking the water parameters today that doesn't seem likely. Got another $10 chunk from Neptune's last week but it has not grown.
     
  5. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    Maybe iron or even phosphate limiting it? Assuming the flow it gets hasn't changed? Sometimes if you have too large a ball it won't grow as well as a smaller chunk. I'm sure you know all this, just double checking things with a second (fish)brain.
     
  6. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    Water Parameters:
    ALK- 8.9
    PO4- .034 ppm
    NO3- 6
    CA- 450
    MG- 1600
    SG- 1.025
     
  7. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Check your iron levels?
     
  8. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    No, don't have a test kit for iron
     
  9. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    Performed 12g WC yesterday:

    Current parameters:

    ALK-8.6
    CA- 415
    PO4- .058ppm
    MG-1600
    NO3- 5

    Added some additional CUC to tackle more of the algae on the rocks and sandbed. Still changing out filter sock every other day. Increased the flow from the return pump as I think it was too low during the evening / overnight hours that led to dead spots and allowed algae to take off.
     
  10. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    A few top down shots from this evening's feeding time.... IMG_20181009_183352208.jpg
     

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  11. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    Water parameters:
    ALK- 9.2
    NO3- 8
    PO4- .058
    CAL- 420
    SG- 1.025
    MAG- 1520
     
  12. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    Water Parameters:
    SG- 1.026
    CAL- 380
    ALK-9.0
    PO4-.015ppm
    NO3- 14
    MAG-1540

    Need to increase the Calcium a bit to get it back to 400+
     
  13. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    Water parameters:
    ALK- 9.9
    CAL- 420
    MAG- 1600
    NO3- 18
    PO4- .098ppm

    Looks like it's time to change the GFO and do a water change.
     
  14. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    Bubble tip splitting two night ago....now need to figure out how I am going to get the split out of the tank IMG_20181116_100759246.jpg IMG_20181116_100759246.jpg
     
  15. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    Water parameters:
    ALK- 9.6
    CAL- 380
    PO4- .028ppm
    NO3- 14
    MAG- 1460

    Increasing the CAL doser for an extra 15 seconds.
     
  16. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    Got my early Xmas gift from BRS, a Hanna Calcium checker....
    First reading: 417

    Other parameters:
    ALK- 8.8
    PO4- .061
    NO3- 10
    MAG- 1440
     
  17. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    Water parameters:
    ALK- 7.8
    PO4- .077
    NO3- 12
    CA- 408
    MG- 1440

    Looks like I need to increase my dosing for both Alk and Cal....
     
  18. xcaret

    xcaret Guest

    Good numbers; needing to add means things are growing inside.
     
  19. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    Completed a round of chemiclean, followed by a 15g water change. Also added a electric blue crab and a few Scarlet reef crabs. Also changed out the carbon and turned it back on. Will start up the skimmer tomorrow morning on a low setting so it does not overflow like last time
     
  20. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    You had cyano? Seems surprising with low phosphates. Any theories why it popped up? Maybe your di resin is spent and letting ammonia out?
     

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