ok, my tank parameters are great,
but i have green hair algea and red cyano
. not a lot of it but i dont want any! i have a HOB
filter with floss and carbon, and one powerhead (my tank is only 10 gallons)
for lighting i have a coralife 50/50 compact flourecent 28 watts on the front and a standard 15 watt on the back, i leave them on from about 9am - 8pm usually.
i have 10lbs of liverock from LR
2 clowns and about 10 snails, and 6 hermits, which should be plenty for such a small tank.
i just tested for phosphate, although i'm not sure i did it right, it says to fill it to the line, but theres two lines, one is for low range and one is for high range apparently, but i dont know which im testing for, so if anyone has this test, its a "seatest", put out by "aquarium systems" please let me know which line is correct, anyways, when i test to the bottom line, i get a reading of almost .6, which i'm gonna assume is high, and is responsible for my algae problem.....
my question (yes i do have one after all this blabber) is how do i reduce my phosphate level?
i started my tank with tap water (i didn't know any better
but i started using RO
water from walmart about 4 weeks ago. ( for my water changes and evapo.) im really not too sure i want to use any chemical means of reducing it, Im very leary of putting anything but fish food in my tank. it just doesnt seem natural. but what else can i do? just wait?
sorry for such a long post! any advice would be appreciated! TIA