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owlbassboy

owls+isaacs ulns diary

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well you could end up having a monostrain of bad bacteria but that is why we dose the bio digest to increase the strains of bacteria in the tank. there are bound to be more but thats the main one i think

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well i`ve done mine tonight too, my nitrates are still around the 50 mark, but the tank looks alot better, the rockks are showing the purple colour instead of brown and the sand has increasing patches of clear sand instead of brown again.

 

i read that write up craig that i sent you and i can`t see anyting that is worst than having the fecking phos and nitrates aslong as i play by the rules and take it slowly.

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got me 0.4ml done today and tested my nitrates think they are closer to 5 or maybe are 5 i can never tell the difference between the colours that well

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2ml for me

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hi i started 2weeks ago with prodibio and biodigest i have had a big increase in algae, its appearing everywhere! Did you guys find this ?

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no mate my glass has been spotless all week mate. what are your nitrates and phosphates like have they dropped at all yet??

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I have tested po4 which on a salifert kit was undetectable but on a d&d kit is probably 1.000 LOL

I haven,t tested for nitrate yet, i,m not getting hair algae just brown diatoms almost like a mini cycle?

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thats strange it could be summit to do with the bioptim mate, mark doses digest and optim im sure he could tell you if he ever had any troubles. have you disturbed the tnk recently or added any new rock or anything like that??

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i`ve heard of that, not sure why it happens tho. i haven`t had any algae infact it`s clearing mine up

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hi i started 2weeks ago with prodibio and biodigest i have had a big increase in algae, its appearing everywhere! Did you guys find this ?

 

There was a thread asking the same question last year:

 

http://www.reef-face.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=5292

 

I've not had the algae issue and have used it without missing for over 2 years. A must when using ULNS is to have a good skimmer on the tank cleaned out regularly.

 

cheers,

 

Mark

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sorry i havent kept this up to date but hard to find time when im workin late shift but im now up to 0.65ml and everything is still lookin good

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