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Old 11-13-2016, 12:05 PM
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No they do not expand in the night.

I do use 300ml KZ carbon and use passive flow. So I can not find any problems. Hopefully you can help me.
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I am not really experienced with LPS corals however I also never had problems with the. You might check the reactor flow if it is to high, otherwise I can not see anything problematic. In addition you can try to dose AminoAcid LPS for some time.

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Old 01-15-2017, 10:33 AM
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Alexander, the tank is running pretty great. The only problem is that I can not get the light tissue on the corals, po4 is not stable low, sometimes it is 0.03 and the other time it is 0.006 measured with a Hanna ultra low meter.
So now I bought a new bag of zeolites and it says there is 1000ml in the bag but when I put that in a cup it's about 1300ml. So I need to use 800ml from the bag but when the bag is 1300ml do I need to use more then? And is that maybe the reason why I can't get light tissue? I do run my reactor at 320LPH.
Hopefully you understand what I'm trying to say.

Dosing is:
Zeostart 0.3ml twice a day
Zeobac 3 drops twice a week
K-balance 3ml when needed
B-balance 3ml twice a week
Coralsnow 6ml twice a week

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Old 01-16-2017, 02:03 AM
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Hello Jordi, use as much ZeoVit as you need for your system, if the bag does contain more it is not necessary to add additional material.

Basically from a PO4 level of 0.03 mg corals tissue should not be to bad so there might be something else causing this. Can you please post some actual coral pictures and tell me something about your lighting setup ?

You might also add 6 drops BioMate 2 3 x weekly to your dosing regimen, this should keep the PO4 level more stabile in the lower range over the time.

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Old 01-18-2017, 09:47 AM
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Alexander, I will try biomate.

I had 2 ecotech radion lights + 4 x 39watt t5 but switched to 2 x philips coral care lights a few weeks back, running them at 50% from 13:00 to 21:00 and just a little more blue than white. Hard to explain sorry.
Can you tell me what is better, more blue or more white light?
Here are some pictures of the corals made with a iphone so hope they are usefull.

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Basically the spectrum of natural sun does support coloration the best but the human eye does not see the coloration of those corals very well under this spectrum so it is common to use a higher k spectrum.

I can give you a example, corals under a 6500k HQI bulb do not show much color under this spectrum but as soon as you transfer this coral under a bulb with a higher k level you will be immediately amazed which beautiful coloration such a coral does have.

IMO the optimal spectrum for our taste is always a compromise.

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Thanks a lot for all the help Alexander!
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Hello Alexander can you please give me some advice.

I'm struggling with a bit of cyano at the moment. What elements are okay to dose and that do not feed the cyanos?

This is what I'm dosing now:
Zeostart 0.3ml twice a day
Zeobac 3 drops twice a week
B-balance 3ml three times a week
Biomate 6 drops twice a week
K-balance when needed
Coral snow 6ml twice a week

I did order A-balance but isn't here yet.

What can I dose to get the coral tissue a bit darker? Because they really getting pale ATM, but I'm afraid to get more cyano.

Here are some parameters:
KH 7
CA 420
MG 1320
P04 0.01 stable
N03 0

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Old 05-26-2017, 10:59 PM
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Hello Jordi, none of the products you have listed to increase cyano growth from my experience. Lets see if A-Balance does help to get rid of them.

Because of the coral coloration, some additional water changes (2 x 15% within a week) might already improve the coloration, please also check the K+ level of your system.

Alternatively products like XTra, AminoAcid, CoralBooster etc. should be helpful also but at the moment they might increase the growth of cyanos. I would recommend to wait using them until the cyanos have gone.

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Old 07-05-2017, 08:36 AM
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Alexander,

Cyano is all gone. Can you give me some advice what alternatively products I can use, these are the products I have.

Xtra
B-balance
sponge power
CV
PIF

This is what I'm dosing now:

zeostart 0.25ml 2x per day
zeobak 3 drops 2x week
biomate 6 drops 2x week
A-balance 6ml weekly
K-balance 3ml 4-5x week

Can you please give me some advice for a good dosing schedule.

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Old 07-06-2017, 02:12 AM
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Hello Jordi,

the pictures do not show the color of the corals not really good so basically I would say corals could be a little bit lighter – is that your impression also ?

Is there anything you like to change additional ?

Please also post a update of the actual PO4 and NO3 level.

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Old 07-06-2017, 04:17 AM
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Yes corals could be a bit lighter.

Corals are growing really good so it's just the colors that could be better. Here are my PO4 and NO3 levels

PO4 0.01
NO3 0

Both are stable
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Old 07-07-2017, 02:14 AM
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Hello Jordi, from the view of nutrients your corals should be lighter, basically there are a couple of possibilities why this is not the case:

Light
To much trace elements
Inaccurate PO4 / NO3 test kit results

B-Balance for example has a lighting effect to the corals tissue so you can try to dose 2 ml / 100 liters daily for one week but this does not really work if one of the above possibilities is present.

From your dosing regimen I can not see anything which has something to do with the dark tissue coloration.

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Old 08-13-2017, 09:30 AM
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So I'm back with cyano problems. A-balance did help for a few weeks but cyano is still coming back. Did not change anything.

This is what I'm dosing.
Zeostart 0.2 ml twice a day
Zeobac 3 drops twice a week
Biomate 6 drops twice a week
K-balance 3ml 5 times a week
A-balance 3ml every 10th day
Coralsnow 6ml twice a week

Running 800ml of stones with a flow of 320L a hour
Carbon 300ml

Here are some test results
KH 7.2
CA 430
MG 1280
P04 0.003
N03 0
K 400

I can not see something wrong.
Really need some advice to get rid of it.
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:04 PM
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Hello Jordi, are those red cyanos ? Have you already tried to check your RO water quality with a accurate TDS meter ? Do you run a purest water resin as the last stage of your RO unit and how old are the filters of it ? Do you just have them on the sand or do they spread to the rockwork also ?

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