I CHANGE WATER
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Saratoga, NY
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Re: coralline algae/purple up
mag 9.5 main pump. Marineland biowheel model 2 sump (wheel removed, put phos gaurd and such in space.}Red sea C skim protien skimmer(beast), then 2separate 29 gallon tanks in series(using 1 1/2 inch syphon tubes) growing calurp racmosa( small grapes super invasive in tank).I have red grapes(gracil..) growing like mad on mag 5 feeding p.s. and a red leafy(almost seaweed) in overflow from tank. 6 hydors ranging from 250gph to 750 gph all on same timer every other 15 minutes during day,none at night. pics are posted in my gallery 75 reef & filter.I add kent; superdkh(for ph), kent coral builder for kh and turbo calcium.I use sea chem mag . Kent iodide,kent strontium&molybdenum,kent iron& magnese.I also use selcon in food and added to water.Bio plastics installed 2-3 weeks ago.20-30 gallon water change every weekend ,sometimes middle of week also.Also have halmedia in tank growing on LR. And the occasional cyano.Also have battled the red fuzz.Know what i mean. Read large turbo snails were the solution(only one) so maybe 5 or 6 in sumps. They were great in beginning, but as soon as they found red grapes, thats all they wanted.They change sumps through syphons to get to it.I feed mysis shrimp 1cube hkari, 1 cube pe, and either frozen prawn or krill.Occasionally (not often ,1xa month) I'll give the 75 my 29 filter feeder mix(dt phyto,julian sprung marine snow, reef nutrition oyster feast,reef nutrition roti feast 1 cube of baby bs and nutramar ova) all mixed up. The 29 gets that a nd hikari mysis x2 daily.
Last edited by coralbandit; 08-10-2012 at 10:33 PM.