Ever since I upgraded my lights I have a problem with algae. Before upgrading my lights my setup consisted of 2 metal halide with 3 strips of T5. It was a bad setup because the MH
lights were positioned in the center of the tank and the fixture covered 3 feet across.
I upgraded my lights to 4 sets of wave point 36 in retro fit kit totaling 16 T5 bulbs (8 white and 8 actinic). I also noticed that my phosphates were high, possibly causing the algae growth.
The first thing I used when I noticed the algae growth was Weiss organics, algae magic. I followed the directions to the T and it didn't seem to work. That's when I added the Phosoban reactor and have had it running for over a week with no change. I have even been doing weekly water changes.
I cutback my lights from 8 hours to 6 hours. My phosphates have improved, but my algae is still growing put of control. I am now noticing red algae growing in my tank and do not know what else to do.
All my other levels ( nitrates, nitrites, PH, etc) are fine. I'm stumped and don't know what else the algae is feeding off of.
Let me know if you wanted my exact water readings? If you want pics, let me know?
150 gallon with internal overflows
30 gallon sump
4 wave point T5 retrofit kit
36 watt Coralife UV
220 Coralife Protoss skimmer
Little fishes phosoban 150 reactor
Thanks in advance