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Help with tank and coral

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Hi,

I'm looking for some advice. As I have started to think feeding wasn't for me.

I seem to have a constant battle with the dead looking algae in my tank, no matter how many times I clean the tank.

The water parameters are according to the test kits or Hanna checkers with in range, but clearly not if there is algae right?

My other problem, is my coral. I can't seem to keep anything alive in my tank. My fish are happy. But, I have spent a small fortune on coral for it just to die on me, and I'm ready to quit.

My question is how can I turn my tank into something beautiful, like the amazing tanks on here and the net.

Any assistance is appreciated.

Amo Manik

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Reply #1

Hi looking through your previous post it looks like you have had this issue for a while.
I personally would take the rock out and give it a good scrub/clean, and give it a soak in citric acid and then soak in ro water for a few weeks changing water every two days  and then start it off again in  saltwater with skimmer and rowa phos in a reactor , water will likely need changing every few days until po4 comes to a acceptable level. This will take some time to complete.
I would personally get new sand ,if not using live sand make sure you give it a good rinse.
Where about a are you as someone local maybe able to pop around and advise better

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Reply #2

Thanks for your response.

In November I did some of what you suggested. I took the tank apart and scrubbed the rocks and put new live sand in the tank. Then started the tank with the reactors and new gfo, which I changed every 3 weeks to ensure the po4 stayed low. I do have a skimmer but don't use it. I have a nano tank (fluval evo 52l) and the skimmer that is designed for it is useless, really hard to dial in correctly and thus overfills too quickly.

I was thinking I might increase my snail population as they do make some headway in it? I currently have cerith and Astrea.

In answer to your other question I'm in North West London.

Any help is most appreciated.

Amo Manik

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Reply #3

Hi mate I am in Enfield so could pop around to have a look

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Reply #4

Looks like you have very little surface movement there. Is there enough flow? Low flow is going to allow detritus to settle, and algae can then feed and embed into it. What lights are you using, and for how long? What are you feeding, and how much, how often? Algae needs light and nutrients to grow, so limiting these is key. Water changes will reduce the amount available in the water column, but limiting in the first place is a good place to start.
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