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Old 03-29-2011, 09:35 PM   #51
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Yep. Up to $1 per gallon.
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:42 PM   #52
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Hi, I tested the RO water I get from the shop and it seems it's very low in phosphates. Could it be maybe trace elements from the salt they are using?
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What is "low"?
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What is "low"?
well judging by the picture its either 0.00 or 0.03
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:51 PM   #55
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So really now, it could be the salt mix they are using. I have a bucket of Red Sea Pro salt but I've only done it twice.

Is it possible one of my rocks is leaching phosphates? One rock in particular gets the algae first - all over it. He's down the bottom of tank too, so not up there with the lights.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:59 PM   #56
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Done another clear out and bought an algae blenny.
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Blennys are kind of hit and miss. I like long spine urchins mine does a great job. I too have a rock that gets GHA its the only one in the tank... and its funny to watch the urchin always at that rock eatin nom nom... Good luck. 2 little fishes makes a phosban reactor that is rumored to work fantasticaly.
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PS what test kit are you using?
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I think it's a salifert phosphate test kit. My next port of call is to the shop and they can do a full test on my water in order to double check my kits.

I've just done another clean out but I don't think I could put up with it every weekend. A water change is one thing but when you have to scrub the rocks each week that's another.

I'm pretty p***sed about the algae blenny. I thought he would chomp it up. He tried it at first and I thought I was onto a winner. But then he spat it out and that was that. He looks thinner now :-(

Booooooooo!!!

Are the urchins ok in a small tank like mine (130L). Do they have any specific feeding requirements?
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Tuxedo urchin ?
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