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Old 07-02-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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Whats this growing on my rocks?

My tank is about a month old.

My water params are:

Ph: 8.2
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrate: 0ppm
Nitrate: 0ppm

I have these things growing on my rocks but doesn't look like algae looks more like a plant.

Anyone seen this before?



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Old 07-02-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
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What are your phosphates?
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:45 PM   #3
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0ppm

I use chemi pure elite and seachem denitrate.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:26 PM   #4
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It is algae, not sure on the type...I'd assume they are absorbing whatever nitrate/phosphates you have.
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I use chemi pure elite and seachem denitrate.
These products don't really work. What you put into your tank, you need to take out. Normally this done by water changes. You need something like macro algae and a phosphate reactor to really do the trick.

You are reading zero on your test because the phosphates and Trates are "in" your nuisance algae.
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These products don't really work. What you put into your tank, you need to take out. Normally this done by water changes. You need something like macro algae and a phosphate reactor to really do the trick.

You are reading zero on your test because the phosphates and Trates are "in" your nuisance algae.
I am just using these products temporarily. I have ordered my JBJ Nano Glo and will be adding Cheato in the next week.

Should I just pick that stuff off the rock? Non of my CUC is eating it.
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I'd keep it in there and move it into your fuge. It's nice looking.
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Is it a bad idea to keep it there and trim it?
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Nope, totally doable. Most people just like to keep the macro algaes in the fuge rather than in the DT. I keep my macro in the fuge mostly because I dont have enough room for all of the coral I have!
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Green hair algae reduce nitrates and phosphates with water changes and running gfo in a reactor
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