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Old 10-04-2011, 12:14 PM   #331
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Hey unicorn, how's everything going?
Really frustrating
The algae is still there. It's not getting worse, but it's there. A green film is building up on TE front window twice a day.
Phos is testing zero and so is nitrate. Don't get it
My sump is nice and clean but the DT is a mess. Lights are on max of 9hrs...
Can't afford a new skimmer right now, so I will use my HOB from my 30g. It will hardly be enough, but I guess it's better than nothing. May also buy a phos reactor if I get a cheap one today... And figure out how they work

Really frustrating
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:24 PM   #332
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And this isn't just part of the game? Mine did the same thing and is slowly pulling out of it.
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Dose a phosphate reactor put phosphates in or take them out?
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:30 PM   #334
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Dose a phosphate reactor put phosphates in or take them out?
Takes it out. You can put ur carbon and rowaphos in there to make it work better. At least that's what I figured out so far. Will post more info when I get it all figured out... I guess... So so very frustrating
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Didn't you say your phosphates tested as zero?

Maybe you just need more time for your tank to break in?

Sorry that your frustrated.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:14 PM   #336
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Didn't you say your phosphates tested as zero?

Maybe you just need more time for your tank to break in?

Sorry that your frustrated.
Yes, it's zero... That's what I don't understand
The phos reactor helps with the use of my carbon and RowaPhos... Trying my best to get my water cleaner... Maybe I'm just desperate
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You could be getting a false reading on the phosphates. If you have an algae problem, it consumes the phosphates before you are able to get a good reading. At least, that is what I have seen posted on other threads.
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You could be getting a false reading on the phosphates. If you have an algae problem, it consumes the phosphates before you are able to get a good reading. At least, that is what I have seen posted on other threads.
Yeah, heard that too... I'll give it a try. They are like 40-50 bucks. Cheaper than a new skimmer
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Yeah, heard that too... I'll give it a try. They are like 40-50 bucks. Cheaper than a new skimmer
Your tank just got cycled, right?
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Your tank just got cycled, right?
Yes, approx 2 1/2 weeks ago...
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