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Old 08-21-2012, 08:01 AM   #11
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They will continue to come back until you solve where the nutrients are coming from. One the best ways to reduce phosphates is GFO. One of the biggest ways to get phosphates in your tank is overfeeding. Are you using tap water or RO/DI?
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Ok, does it hurt the fish, invertebrates, or coral? It doesn't seem that it does the fish have been grazing apon it pretty heavily
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Ok, does it hurt the fish, invertebrates, or coral? It doesn't seem that it does the fish have been grazing apon it pretty heavily
The algae? No it wont hurt them however it can irritate corals especially in severe cases. Overall just ugly and a sink for nutrients which can cause other algae out breaks when the dieoff occurs so its best to clean up as much as you can along with slowing its growth with tools like GFO that was suggested.
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I don't have the funds for a gfo right now
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I don't have the funds for a gfo right now
Its not necessary, just helps. Gfo and a reactor are fairly cheap tho just for a future investment idea
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