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  • in reply to: Bubble Algae #62609

    nualgi
    Keymaster

    Hi lebloom1801 – Bubble algae can definitely be controlled using Nualgi. Its mechanism of action is same as against cyano. Diatoms will starve nutrient availability to bubble algae.

    We recommend to first manually remove the bubble algae and then dose Nualgi. Bubble algae is somewhat stubborn, so removing it manually and controlling nutrients will stop it from coming back.

    Dosing Instructions – https://nualgiaquarium.com/instructions/

    in reply to: how to measure diatoms content in aquarium water #26361

    nualgi
    Keymaster

    Nualgi promotes the growth of all species of diatoms. Dosage is 1 ml per 30 US gallons once a week in Salt Water tanks and 1.25ml per 30 US gallons per 4 days in Fresh water tanks

    in reply to: My 55g Reef Tank the beginning of Nualgi #25895

    nualgi
    Keymaster

    You can dose once a week when you come home at 4pm. That still gives you 5 hrs of lighting. BB can be dosed per recommended dosage. This was also emailed to you on 3/3

    in reply to: My 55g Reef Tank the beginning of Nualgi #25894

    nualgi
    Keymaster

    You can dose once a week when you come home at 4pm. That still gives you 5 hrs of lighting. BB can be dosed per recommended dosage. This was also emailed to you on 3/3

    in reply to: how to measure diatoms content in aquarium water #25890

    nualgi
    Keymaster

    The best way to count diatoms is using hemocytometer under a microscope. This way you can analyse other phytoplankton also.
    If you are estimating chlorophyll you can estimate chlorophyll a , b & c
    a+b constitute green and blue green
    a+c constitute only diatoms as chl c is present only in diatoms.
    If you are setting aquarium only for this purpose he has to add some phytoplankton or diatoms as innoculum.
    Let us know how we can help further.

    in reply to: how to measure diatoms content in aquarium water #25889

    nualgi
    Keymaster

    The best way to count diatoms is using hemocytometer under a microscope. This way you can analyse other phytoplankton also.
    If you are estimating chlorophyll you can estimate chlorophyll a , b & c
    a+b constitute green and blue green
    a+c constitute only diatoms as chl c is present only in diatoms.
    If you are setting aquarium only for this purpose he has to add some phytoplankton or diatoms as innoculum.
    Let us know how we can help further.

    in reply to: 5th dose video question #6092

    nualgi
    Keymaster

    Jerry,

    We have found that daily dosing is working better for some with saltwater reef tanks. We recommend that you switch to daily dosing after doing your water change and continue with 1/7 of the recommended dosage daily.

    in reply to: Brown diatoms #5561

    nualgi
    Keymaster

    Yes, dosing Nualgi will remove those brown diatoms from filters and leaves. The diatoms you see are poor quality diatoms. They are because of nutrient imbalance in your tank. Nualgi will balance the nutrition which facilitates the right species of diatoms to grow. These diatoms will eat up the excess nutrients which are out of balance and that will stop the feed to brown diatoms currently in the tank.

    in reply to: Does Nualgi increase phosphate #5556

    nualgi
    Keymaster

    Yes, initially Nualgi will purge nutrients locked up in the substrate which can raise nutrient levels initially. With continued dosing the tank will balance out and levels will drop. The time taken to purge all nutrients will vary because every tank is different. We recommend monitoring the levels and let us know how they look in a few weeks.

    in reply to: hair algae #4918

    nualgi
    Keymaster

    Justin, we recommend that you do not change the dosing just yet. Your tank has been improving and we would like you to carefully brush off the hair algae before the next water change. Shut down the pumps and use a designated brush to remove the larger patches of hair algae and net out as much as possible. Then siphon any algae that may have settled on the sand bed before adding new water and turning the pumps back on.  Pick up  a couple turbo snails to see if they will keep it under control once you brush it off, snails do not usually eat longer hair algae. If it continues to come back after a few weeks then we will increase the dosage or have you switch to every 4 days. For now lets just be patient and see if a little elbow grease can speed up the process for you.

    in reply to: bare bottom #4807

    nualgi
    Keymaster

    Jeff,

    Nualgi can be used in a bare bottom tank or one with a sand bed. We recommend giving the tank a few weeks in the new location before adding Nualgi. The move can be stressful for fish and corals, and even though Nualgi will not have any negative impact if you dose right away, it is not smart to change too many things at once in a reef tank. After the tank has a few weeks to settle, do a water change and add Nualgi to the tank. Please read through dosing instructions before adding Nualgi to the tank.

    in reply to: Competing with Algae for Tangs #3689

    nualgi
    Keymaster

    No, there are many tanks that have snails, hermit crabs, tangs and other herbivores. Nualgi is not going to get rid of all the algae in the tank. There will still be plenty of algae for the fish and inverts to graze on. We recommend feeding the tangs dried seaweed as needed.

    in reply to: Filtration #3686

    nualgi
    Keymaster

    in reply to: Filtration #3685

    nualgi
    Keymaster

    We touch on these topics in our FAQ, but our response in regard to chemical filtration is that you should continue using poly filters and carbon, but you can experiment with removing the carbon as the quality of the water improves.  All biological and mechanical filtration should be kept the same, and you can still run a protein skimmer. Some have noticed an increase of build up on their filter socks and other media initially so you may need to keep an eye on excess build up and skimmer production. Check out this video from James Conrey regarding his filter sock.

    in reply to: Tracking info #3555

    nualgi
    Keymaster

    Hey Fred, it will be there now. (You had checked out as a guest so I just had to associated your order with your user name)

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