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Old 11-29-2006, 02:58 PM   #11
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it appears that lighting has NOTHING to do with the algae problem.
Hmm, sounds like you have a lot of extra nutrience in your water.
What are your water parameters?

Clean as far as Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate. Normal pH. I don't have a test for phosphate. Do they even make one that's reasonably priced?
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GHA is a PITA, but with work can be over-come. As mentioned, check your PO4 level in both your tank and source water. If yo udo not identify and eliminate the source it will just keep causing you trouble.

I am a big fan of reef-ready tanks. Check out AGA or Oceanic websites for more info on them.
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check your PO4 level in both your tank and source water. If yo udo not identify and eliminate the source it will just keep causing you trouble.
Even in your new tank!
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check your PO4 level in both your tank and source water. If yo udo not identify and eliminate the source it will just keep causing you trouble.
Even in your new tank!

Right now I'm cutting off flake foods completely. I'm gonna order the phospahte test also. I put a 2400 gph return pump in the tank itself yesterday. It looks like a blizzard of algae in there right now.
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It will pretty much be what my wet/dry is now - a box with 100 micron filtration coming in, moving through live rock pieces - and back into the tank. There's nothing to become a nitrate factory.
Ok I missed that sorry. Yes that is perfect. I just for some reason thought you had the filter media. That is an excellent idea putting LR in there. Again sorry about the mix up
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