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Old 05-08-2012, 10:31 PM   #181
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Purigen is good stuff but no gfo in it. Chemipure elite has gfo in it though.
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I'll check the GFO stuff out. I don't have any room in the hob filter as of now. I have the purigen, LR, and a heater in there now. Would it be worth taking some LR out and put GFO in? I have a phosphate test...before the water change I'll test the water. I here the test I have is kind of hard to use though. I'll see how it goes. My RO water tests 004 TDS (I bought it used so I haven't changed the filters yet, the guy said it would be good for a few months).
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:44 PM   #183
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I found that adding live rock in such a small amount didnt really do much for my tanks. I would put some gfo in there though and see if you can get your nutrient level down so the algae starts to recede.

Does your water machine have a DI cartridge? Or just ro? If it haas a di you can change out that and get down to 0 tds.
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Idk about the DI, it's a coralife pure flo 2 50gpd...
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:54 AM   #185
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I've tested the phosphates for the past 2 days before and after a water change and they test 0. I cut the feeding down to every other day, and tomorrow I'm going to take the one piece out and brush it down. If I rinse the LR off in SW after the brushing can I put it back in the tank without spreading the algae all over the place?
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Another option is to scrub the algae while doing a water change. Scrub with a toothbrush while keeping the syphon hose close to suck out the debris.
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Being that the opening to the tank is so small that might be a little difficult. I'll try taking it out real quick, scrubbing it down and then putting it back. Do I need to worry about the bubble algae, or can I just rinse the LR in tank water and put it back in.
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Well I thought I did a good job of getting all the algae out, but apparently not. The red bubble algae is spreading all over the place now, sooooooo what can I do? All the red and hair algae is gone, now it's just a bubble party in the tank lol.
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Can someone help me out here haha, what the ---- do I do. This is just getting out of control, it's all over the place lol
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A blackout seemed to work...I'm going to wait another half day and then vac everything out. Ill put the lights 25% for 3 hours a day and work my way up from there. Hopefully I can keep the algae under control this time around.
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