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Old 01-29-2004, 09:28 AM   #11
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You also need to manually remove the algaes as much as possible. That will help remove any nutrient they have absorbed and speed up the process some.

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Have you changed the bulbs in your fixtures in a while? 6 months for PC and 1-2 years for MH is their lifespan. Not when they burn out, but when the color specturm begins to get out of whack and turn very red. This will cause a decline in coral health and make conditions great for an algae bloom. HTH

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Ok......I have retested the Phosphates and they are now reading 0 but I retested my Nitrate and they are going thru the roof!!!! They are reading about 100, I know this is extremely high but I am trying to figure out how they got this high....I dont think i am over feeding...I am feeding only once a day. I have started to do 20 gallon water changes every 4 days. Is this too much or should it be more? I jsut changed my lights, which are VHO, about 6 months ago. I am running to Atinics and 2 whites.....These total about 640 watts. My fish are fine but any low lying coral are being taken over by the hair algae. Any input on the water changes?? More of them?? or more often??? Thanks for the help!!!! THis is the best info site i have found

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