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Old 05-10-2015, 09:28 PM   #11
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If you have no corals. I suggest running your tank dark for 3 days. No lights and use something to cover yiur tank completely. This will help lower the algae

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Old 05-12-2015, 11:41 PM   #12
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It got worse but today i took out the rocks and toothbruahed 99% of it off. It looks so good now. I cut the feeding back to every 2 days and lights to 8 hours a day. I took out my old carbon and my filter just has floss and bioballs. Should i add phosguard or just replace it with a micro skimmer. And im still doing 25% change a week with distilled.(cant afford a rodi yet) is there anything else i can do? Im up for all advice to prevent it from growing back. Thank you guys

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I would remove the bioballs, you have enough rocks. Other than filter floss what else are you using as filtration?
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Foam and the floss

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Old 05-13-2015, 05:33 PM   #16
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I would run purigen and chemipure elite to keep the phosphates at bay and do more frequent water changes.

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No skimmer yet. Every time i test for phosphates its zero even from the jugs of distilled.

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Have you tested the phosphate in your tank? Have you checked the tds on the water?

You should consider on using a skimmer
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I did and its 0tds. With 2 baby clown fish idk how there would be alot of phosphates and nitrate. I feed so little

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Maybe you don't have enough water circulating and you're having dead spots. Could be that you're feeding too much. Maybe your rock is leaching phosphates.
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