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Old 04-30-2011, 09:36 AM   #21
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Willy I have an odysea 150 watt metal halide with t5 actinic and I was getting red algea I changed out the metal halide bulb wit a Phoenix brand 14k and my tank looks a lot better the bulbs that come in those fixtures suck lol
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Old 04-30-2011, 12:34 PM   #22
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Willy I have an odysea 150 watt metal halide with t5 actinic and I was getting red algea I changed out the metal halide bulb wit a Phoenix brand 14k and my tank looks a lot better the bulbs that come in those fixtures suck lol
I figured that much i was also thinking about making a bulb change but kinda straoped for money.. I was thinking og a uvl 50/50 daylight and a super actinic...
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Same lighting that stimulates coral growth will grow coraline algae. As far as calcium goes, you have to get a test kit, otherwise you will be dosing in the dark.
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Same lighting that stimulates coral growth will grow coraline algae. As far as calcium goes, you have to get a test kit, otherwise you will be dosing in the dark.
I have a testin kit...calcium , phosphate nitrates kh... The bottle says dose not more than once daily but not to exeed 400 ppm or cloudiness will happen..so i would dose one capful once a week and somwtimes forget but te calcium was always high or at least 500 ppm...
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You are good to go at that level. As I said in a previous post, seawater will only hold so much calcium before it precipitates out.
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