LCA dinos and how I got rid of it

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Alisa_MK_Reef

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July 11 LCA 165 Gallion dosing: all dosing was done in the evening when lights were off and NO water changes! No Aminos or Iron dosing since my theory is why LCA came back second round. This work for my system, it might not work on yours. Every tank is so different.


Day 1- Spong Excell Brightwell 30 ML, 1Val BioDigest-skimmer/UV off 4-6 hours

Day 2-50 MLSpongExcel Silica Solution,1 vial BioDigest-skimmer, and UV off overnight for about 7-8 hours

Day 3-nothing

Day 4-2 bottles of PODS (16 oz)- six species of pods (K&P Aquaculture), Phyto-200ml blend,1 vial of BioDigest-skimmer/UV off 4 hours

Day -5- ½ bottle of Phyto about 30 OZ-wave makers off 20 min,20 drops of SpongExcel Silica Solution-UV, skimmer off -4 hours

Day -6 -30 oz of Phyto, 30 drops SpongExcel Silica Solution, 1 vial of BioDigest-UV, and skimmer of -4 hours

Day-7-300-400 ml of Phyto used all remaining SpongExcel Silica Solution,

Day-8 Phosphate went up by 0.7, -dosed 50 ml phyto, 3 hours later added more phyto ½ of the 64oz bottle.

Day -9 -1 vial BioDigest, skimmer, and UV off overnight 6-7 hours.

Day-10-50 ml Phyto-skimmer and UV off 2 hours

Day 11-100 ml of phyto and 1 vial BioDigest- skimmer UV off -4 hours

Day-12-1 vial-Biodigest, 100 ml of phyto- skimmer UV off -4 hours

Day-13-10 ml phyto

Day-14-50 ml WaterGlass silica

Day -15 Nothing tank was very dirty

Day-16- 1 vial of BioDigest skimmer UV off -4 hours

Day 17-5 ml -Sodium Silicate

Break 4 days didn’t add anything-clean glass, blow off sand

Day-22-1 vial BioDigest,50 ml phyto, skimmer UV off -4 hours

Day 23- 50 ml phyto and 50 ml MB clean- skimmer UV off -4 hours

Day-24-phyto-200 ml,1 vial BioDigest, skimmer UV off 4 hours-continue to blow off the sand

Day-25- empty skimmer noticed skimmer was pooling a lot of stuff

Day-26- AM -100 ml phyto and Bottle of ARCTI-PODS®Small 6oz Reef Nutrition/PM-lights off BactoClean per instruction 120 ml-skimmer and UV off per instruction

Day-27-nothing

Day-28-nothing

Day-29 1 vial BioDigest, Phyto 100 ml-UV, and skimmer off overnight 6-7 hours.
I will continue dosing Phyto and BioDigest but I think maybe weekly for now and monthly later on.
 

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@VikingReefer @35ppt let me know what your thoughts are
I am pretty much running the same treatment with the exception I dose bacteria and silicates first thing in the morning and phyto an hour after lights out. The silicates help raise ph in the morning while skimmer is off for 4hrs. I only have the skimmer off when dosing phyto for 1hr. Also I am dosing MB7 and MB Clean per instructions alternating days since the MB7 and MB Clean is mostly Benthic Bacteria which clings to substrate and surfaces.
 

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I am pretty much running the same treatment with the exception I dose bacteria and silicates first thing in the morning and phyto an hour after lights out. The silicates help raise ph in the morning while skimmer is off for 4hrs. I only have the skimmer off when dosing phyto for 1hr. Also I am dosing MB7 and MB Clean per instructions alternating days since the MB7 and MB Clean is mostly Benthic Bacteria which clings to substrate and surfaces.
how long have you been dosing?
 

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how long have you been dosing?
7 days once I got live phyto and sodium silicate. Was dosing MB7 and unfortunately dead phyto that was suppose to be alive for 10 days prior to getting the live phyto. My first batch of phyto arrived dead and didn't know it until I measured my nutrients and my PO4 went from 0.08 to 0.24ppm. Microscope showed all the phyto was dead. I stopped dosing anything until I got my PO4 under control which only took a few days. So I would say I am now on day 7. I removed about 1/4 of my sand prior to my new start time 7 days ago.
 
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