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Old 10-09-2011, 06:35 PM   #1
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What should be my next step?

What should I do next in my fight against green hair algae My lights are metal halides only 5 months old I upgraded to a reef octopus skimmer about 2 months ago and I have it wet skimming I only use ro/di water I have a nitrate reading of about 10 ppm and my phosphates are showing 0 (I suspect the algae is using them all up to grow) Is a phosphate reactor in my future or should I consider carbon dosing?
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Do you have a CUC?
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Yes I have several snails and crabs my turbos dont seem to touch it?
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Some foods are full of nitrates I use rod's food since they claim it doesn't need to be rinsed. I had an ugly hair algae out break when I got my rocks from craigslist with manual removal and water changes I was able to turn it around it took a couple of months.
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I use a varity of foods cyclopeeze,Ocean nutrition flakes,and sallys san francisco bay frozen foods I have only been feeding every other day though
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