I am using water that goes through the following 5 step process micron filter, uv
, carbon filter. Buy it 5 gallons at a time. Tested my water again this morning and ammonia and nitrite 0, nitrates around 5ppm and for the first time phosphate showed up at and it read .25 ppm
. I pulled all mechanical equipment out of the tank yesterday and cleaned it really well then rinsed of and let it set and run in a bucket of ro
water for a while. Cleaned the glass really well and and suctioned up some junk form the sand bed. Put a filter with carbon in it on the intake side or the canister filter and cleaned the filters in it.
I also noticed yesterday that I was getting some long hair red/brown algae on my live rock. I am do a small feeding today and no lights and when I get home prepare for a 5-10g water change that evening.