Put this in new setups as my tank is around 3 months old so still consider myself a newbie!
So, 55gal tank, currently got around 23kg live rock with a 1 inch live sand bed. Salinity ~1.025, temp 28 degrees, ammonia constant 0, nitrites constant 0, PH 8.1
Running a fluval 306 cannister with bio max, purigen and phosguard plus standard sponges. Also got a deltec 400 protein skimmer hanging on the back of the tank
Tank stocked with 2x clowns, 1x blue cheek goby and 1x powder blue tang (yes I know he'll need a bigger tank when he's older). Also got 1x blood shrimp, 3x common hermit crabs and 2x turbo snails
Nitrates are just hitting 20ppm which from what I've read is ok(ish) for a fowlr
tank however I want to get this down. I'm doing 20%water changes every 2 weeks, using ready mixed water from lfs
which I test each time and is always good. Give the filter a good strip down and clean at the same time
I've reduced feeding to a 2x3 inch piece of nori in the morning and half cube of frozen food in the evening which is usually always gone within 1-2 mins
I've now got a horrible red algae outbreak which I believe is due to high nitrates/phosphates so really wanting to bring those down. Anything I'm not doing right or I should try other than more frequent water changes?
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