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  1. I have a kitty litter box just a few feet away from my water storage. Just tested ammonia to check, but it’s zero. I think the issue is more likely due to chloramines causing ammonia gas to get through rodi, then converting to liquid as the stored water gasses off. I run dual carbon blocks and dual di. Check out the brstv video. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. can’t dose 2 part in ato, you can with kalkwasser though Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I had similar trouble with sps around the 8 month mark. I think the higher alk in a low nutrient newer system is very likely an issue. I’ve had much better luck at 7.5dkh. Also when you say dosing when needed, I assume you are dosing by hand? Find the daily required amount and dose on a daily schedule, not just “when needed”. Stability is key, and avoid alk swings. I’d also get rid of the phosban and other aggressive nutrient reduction. I’ve had nothing but trouble with uln in a newer system (dinos, pale corals, ect). I’d just stick with Skimmer and refugium. Let the tank mature and only add more nutrient reduction when you have nutrients to reduce. LFS water is also a potential unknown. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. The 55w uv is quite large, but you should be able to rig it over the tank. Doesn’t have to be pretty, just a temporary fixture. UV is only effective on certain strains of dino, and you should see results in a couple days if it’s helping (some report within 24 hours). UV did not help much for mine, which I believe are amphidinium. PM me if you want to give it a try. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. +1 absolutely stop carbon dosing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. i’m in alexandria and have a cheap microscope i got for my dino battle. Also have a jeboa 55w UV. You’re welcome to borrow both. My dino battle is mostly under control now. Do you have any pics of your dinos? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. what kind of nori are you feeding? If it’s not specifically for fish, make sure it doesn’t have flavoring/additives. Are snails dying also? Do you have a picture of the algae, could you have dinoflagellates? Also, if you’re not quarantining it may just be coincidence that those fish were the ones to succumb to some parasite/disease. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. looks like bacterial or fungal infection. Would check out the link below for treatment options. Kanaplex or metroplex might be the best bet. https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/bacterial-infections.191511/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. hmm, found him on the tank bottom, not sure which coral was his home... but i’ll leave him in the QT tank and see if he makes it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I’ve had a single female emerald crab in my coral/invert QT for several months. Just spotted this baby crab. Is it a baby emerald? Or a pest crab I should remove? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. My phosphates did hit 0 for a bit, but nitrate was around 10. Now they are more balanced at po4 .03 no3 2-5ish. Dealing with some hair algae now, but corals are doing much better. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I have a very similar issue, but think i’m on the path to recovery now. What’s your PH? My PH was really low, like 7.7-7.8. And my SPS were paling, and basically stopped growing. I added a co2 scrubber and now my PH stays 8-8.2. Within a month my 2 part dosing demand went from 20ml to 60ml. I also started feeding reef chili frequently. Colors are coming back and growing well. Not sure if PH or nutrients were the root of the issue, but seems to have helped a lot. Following for others advice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Big water change! Water changes are much safer and effective than trying to fix problems with additives. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Alk could be too high for your nitrate level? I believe running high alk requires a bit more nitrate to support the growth rate. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I just added a t5 retrofit kit from BRS, to my reefbreeders 48”. I’m currently running a coral+ and actinic (also have a blue+, still trying to decide what combo i like better). The kit was only $130, if you don’t mind a little diy. Very happy with it so far. https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/t5-ho-miro-4-retrofit-kit-let-lighting.html Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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