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    I've never used that product or heard anything about it

    I just started using a simlar product made by Tailored Aquarium products. I've only been using it a few weeks and only at 1/8th of the dailydose. IMO still to early to really tell the impact, but my nitrates seldom hit 1 ppm. Right now I can't really say if it;s the carbon or the natural bacteria in the rock that is eating up the nitrates.

    http://tailoredaquatics.com/reef/nitrate-destroyer/
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    One thing I forgot to mention is that you need to do your homework and understand the risks to carbon dosing. In some set-ups it has been known to lower the PH as much as 0.5 and it will lower your dKH (which will also lower your PH)

    I had noticed a small increase in my dKH level when I removed the bio-pellets to the point I had to cut back on the dKH dosing amount.

    If you’re going to start dosing carbon, you will have to keep a close eye on your PH and dKH and be ready to dose for dKH should you see a decrease. It would also be a good idea to test and maintain your Cal and Mag as these level will also help to stabilize your dKH.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    after lending him my skimmer for a few days we started carbon doseing the tank, the green water went away 24 hours after first dose. when we stopped it came back. so he decided to clean everything from sandbed up. a few days after the clean it started to turn back, i then told him to put his old T8 fixture back on to see if it was his T5 setup(from aquatraders.com) sure enough the green went away.

    so we think its the bulbs- could this be possiable if they are poor quality or old or out of range?

    also would he need to replace only the white or both blue and white?
    10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
    55G Reef-
    55G FOWLR-soon
    55G Coral only-soon
    150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
    75G predator tanksoon

    DIY live rock

  4. #14

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    What is the wattage and the K rating of the current T5 bulbs ?

    When T5 bulbs get old (near the end of there useful life) you can get algae problems. The color spectrum of the bulbs will change so slowly and over a year or two so you won't even notice it. If the bulbs are all the same age, and close to two years old, you might want to try changing the bulbs. If they are newer (like a year or less) I would doubt that is the problem

    You may also want to stick with the carbon dosing for a full cycle as you might have trapped nitrates or phosphates in your rocks that may leach out into your water
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    bulb color are 10k and actinic

    i thought it could be a possibility of cheap bulbs that they could be bad from the start.

    ill tell him to continue carbon doseing
    10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
    55G Reef-
    55G FOWLR-soon
    55G Coral only-soon
    150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
    75G predator tanksoon

    DIY live rock

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    Wow now thats GREEN!

    Almost the color of paint my wife picked for the kitchen! lol

  7. #17

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    Just remember when you stop carbon dosing, you have do to that over time, not overnight.

    Some on-line articles don't do a good job of explaining that as most people don't plan to stop carbon dosing once they see the results.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    im sorry if i missed it, but what meds did you dose into the tank?

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    He dosed metronidazole.
    10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
    55G Reef-
    55G FOWLR-soon
    55G Coral only-soon
    150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
    75G predator tanksoon

    DIY live rock

  10. #20

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    You could also ask your friend to read the below information. There might be a few more ideas to try. There are a lot of approachs to deal with algae that would likely help your friend's tanks with the green water algae

    http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.co...ae-break-outs/
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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