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Old 10-18-2012, 05:16 PM   #11
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:16 PM   #12
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I'm interested by that as i was informed lighting was its main source.
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Phosphates 0.1
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Anything higher than .03 for phosphates is considered high and can be a problem for hair algae. Could be over feeding, too much fish waste, etc...
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I'm interested by that as i was informed lighting was its main source.
Lighting CAN be a cause of it, but the algae feeds off of phosphates, and then you have a problem like this one..
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What phosphate test are you using?
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:12 PM   #17
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:16 PM   #18
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So how did you conclude that phosphates were at .1? This is what my chart looks like..

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Seems like saying .1 is kind of guessing...
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Well it's not even 0 or .25 it's more in the middle I meant to put .15
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:23 PM   #20
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So yes that's high. I know it's on the low end of the chart, but with phosphates you basically want "0" all the time. You can always get a Hannah checker for phosphates which are accurate. I would assume this is why you have your algae problem. What equipment is on your tank for filtration? If you have a HOB you can get some GFO run that to reduce phosphates, that's what I do...
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