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Old 01-07-2012, 12:49 PM   #11
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If the water you are getting is from the LFS I would definitely still check it. Its very common for many LFS's to not change their RO/DI filters when needed resulting in high tds. If this is the case you will feeding your algae with every water change.
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:43 PM   #12
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How long do you have your light on for? Since you don't have any corals, you don't really need the light, and the only thing the light is helping grow is the algae.
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How long do you have your light on for? Since you don't have any corals, you don't really need the light, and the only thing the light is helping grow is the algae.
I have had the light on for 10 hrs a day.
I would turn the lights off but have just acquired a lawn mower blenny and he and some emerald crabs are making good progress.
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Well, in case they slow down (which always seems to happen after a few days for me) you should probably consider turning off the light as long as there are no corals, and the only thing the light is helping to grow is the algae.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:23 PM   #15
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Tank is 40 gallon
Age is 8 weeks
Sump is 5 gallon
Skimmer is Fluval 400
Nitrate = 0 ammonia = 0 PH = 8.2 Nitrite = 0
Temp is 25c
Water source is RO pre mixed marine
Salinity is 1.020
Lights are led reef day & moon. 4 x 18"
Livestock is just CUC of 8 crabs & 4 snails.

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You need to get your Salinity up if you want corals, I keep mine @ 1.026
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Salinity is not causing the algae issues but yes u do need to raise it.
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