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Old 03-07-2013, 06:22 AM   #11
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:11 AM   #12
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Ok. I am going to recommend getting a PO4 test kit. Also perhaps growing some macro algae in the sump will help to starve the DT of nutrients. All you would need is a light. Those clip on work lights with a spiral cfl in the 6000k range would so nicely.
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How do I get that macro algae
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Also do I need to put that light on a timer on can it stay on all the time
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And how much is that po4 test
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You can get macro algae from other members. I could ship you some in a few weeks. I just trimmed mine and sent a bunch to a different member so mine needs to grow out a bit.

You can time the light to run opposite the display tank or leave it on 24 hours a day.

The po4 kit is around 20-25$ I believe.
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OK so how long will it take till I can get some....and do I have to pay you
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:51 PM   #18
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And does anyone else think my light on to long
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:01 PM   #19
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I think so, 10-11 hours for the LEDS? I run mine for 7. Also, get your hands on some better water, tap water has no place in a saltwater tank In my opinion. For long term it's worth investing In a ro-di system for your home, but for now can you buy some from your LFS? And do a big water change...
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Oh and it's a fish only tank right? No corals? Then it doesn't really matter how long your lights are on for, fish don't mind so much
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