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Old 01-02-2012, 09:02 AM   #1
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hi all iv been told that my algea problems are mainly due to high nuitrients.. can some one tell m what this means what are they is it nitrate and nitrite
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:12 AM   #2
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I believe that nutrients in an aquarium compile overtime due to overfeeding or lack of water changes. Excessive nutrients in an aquarium could certainly lead to nitrate problems.

I hope this is helpful!
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I'm butting in.. How often do you recommend water changes, and how much water? I can't keep the algae off the glass.
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I'm butting in.. How often do you recommend water changes, and how much water? I can't keep the algae off the glass.
I personally would recommend completing a 20% water change weekly (could be a little less), but the amount of water you change can also depend on the species you keep.
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I'm keeping soft and Lps corals, and I like to keep the water with a good amount of nutrient in it. Although I am running a fuge with macro algae, dsb and a algae turf scrubber. The reason I want a small amount of algae to grow in the tank is for my lawnmower blenny and tangs to graze. I would say 10% water change every week week and a half and cut feeding to every other day.
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