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Old 05-05-2013, 03:10 AM   #1
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I put some in my display tank about 3 weeks ago. My Nitrates are steady at 4.54ppm and my Phosphates are at zero. Why am I getting some nasty green looking carpet algae?
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Your algae is consuming your trates and phosphates. How much and how often do you feed?
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:17 AM   #3
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Once daily and it's a half cube frozen mysis.
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You may be overfeeding. Depends on bio load tank size and equipment used.
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try cutting back to 1/4 cube if that's your stock list in sig
if you have nitrates you most likely have phosphates
your algae is most likely masking them
water changes will help bring them down
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:47 PM   #6
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1 firefish, 1 chromis, 1 cardinal, and 2 clowns. Everything else is my cleanup crew and corals. I have them all in a 55g tank.
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I don't think that my bioload is too high.
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I don't think your bio load is high either. I have a similar stock in my 55g. I feed a cube every other day so not much difference. What's your light schedule like?
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What do you do to eliminate nitrates?
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What do you do to eliminate nitrates?
water changes
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