My tank has been set up for around 7-8 months now and I'm having problems sustaining Coralline algae growth. When I add new LR
with plenty of Coralline on it, it disappears within a few weeks. Do high nitrates affect it? My nitrates are currently around 50ppm (due to the way I cycled the tank with Ammonia solution). I'm currently doing 10% water changes every weekend to bring it down. I haven't got the ability to do more than 20% at a time.
I can live with the nitrates as its a FO
set up at the moment, but I'd like to know if this is the cause of the coralline die off? I know there are other variables involved (Kh
levels and Ca
etc....I haven't fully researched this yet as I don't really need to know for the FO
setup), but are the nitrates a major problem?
55 Gall glass. 30-40lb LR
, CPR Bakpak 2R skimmer, Eheim 2215 canister, 2 x MJ1200 PHs for flow. 2 NO
Marine White tubes, fine layer of Arganite for substrate. Just switched to RO
Occupants - Currently re-cycling tank....will be adding 3 Chromis once cycled