Originally Posted by roka64
I was using IO, for a while, I am constantly fighting algae blooms. I just changed to RC, so I don't have much to say right now, since I have only done 1 maybe 2 PWCs. In other words, they jury is still out, for me.
I have the same problem.
I too am using IO, and Can't keep up with the Red Slime algae. As fast as my snails and I clear it, it grows back 10 fold. RC is made by IO, so I don't know if that will be any better?
I am looking at changing salt too, This Algae is out of controll.
said that IO and other widly available salt mixes that claim they have no Phosphates, actually do, but its a different type of phosphates, and said that for a Reef High End salt is a better choice, I forgot what the brand of High end salt he carried was (It might be that Tropic Marine stuff), but it wasn't something you could pick up at any petsmart, petco, etc..
I don't know if that is true or if he was just trying to sell me an expensive salt, but I am almost willing to spend the money to find out. But then again, my API Phosphate test shows 0 Phosphates, so I'm still confused!