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Re: New saltwater tanks

Postby larry123 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:26 pm

Hi all

It's now been 7 weeks for my new tank added two clowns ammonia levels at 0.1 so nearly there
However keep getting massive blooms of brown algae ? So much so I have to clean once every two days and there are lots of bubbles coming out the gravel ?

Can any one help on this

I have phos , carbon and chemi clean in the external box filter and have skimmer too 100 litre tank

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Re: New saltwater tanks

Postby stumpy316uk » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:43 pm

Its normal with the brown algea. The bubbles is just trapped air just run or hands though the sand bed it should get rid of it. Has that putty come m8
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Re: New saltwater tanks

Postby larry123 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:27 pm

Hi mate ok cool got to say though it's every other day I have to clean it pretty intense growth ? When does it calm down ?
No I m afraid the putty hasn't come yet my friend
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Re: New saltwater tanks

Postby stumpy316uk » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:15 am

Its should calm down soon if not try upping the flow. God it should of come I sent over 2 weeks ago
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Re: New saltwater tanks

Postby larry123 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:06 pm

Thank mate
Yeah no sign of it unfortunately
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Regal tang has white spot

Postby larry123 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:07 pm

Hi all
Marine tank has been up and running about 12 week now all going good - I' brought a small regal tang a week ago and it is showing signs of white spot
It's heathy and eating well
How do I cure the white spot - I have a number of corals and invertebrates on the tank too
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Re: New saltwater tanks

Postby malakye » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:38 pm

Hi Larry
Your tank is way too small for a regal tang sorry to say. Even small ones get really easily stressed and as a result develope whitespot. It can be a nightmare to clear on them. Keep it feeding, keep the water stats up and when it is clear I would suggest rehoming it. Don't add any other fish to the tank for a food few weeks after it goes to make sure the whitespot has died off.
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Re: New saltwater tanks

Postby stumpy316uk » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:58 pm

I agree with malakye tank is too small for tangs. Best thing do is rehome him and then u need to keep tank fish free for 6-8 weeks to let any white spot die off im afraid m8
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