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Old 05-11-2011, 07:47 PM   #21
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monday I realized i needed to top off my tank, tested my water at my quality LFS and there were both nitrites and nitrates.. my salinity was low so i topped of with a little more than a gallon of saltwater.. my water started looking better and I tested 0 for ammonia, 0 for nitrites and 10ppm for nitrates on tuesday.. today it was 0's across the board
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Unless you have some sort of macroalgae (and probably a lot of it) they can't just disappear.
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what test kit are you using to test your water parameters with?
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I got all of my live sand and half of my water straight from an LFS tank with a CUC in there from day 1
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API saltwater master test kit
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None of that would affect nitrates. Bacteria breaks down ammonia and nitrites, but not nitrates.
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is this macroalgae?
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are you using tap water? or ro water that kinda looks like the start of green hair algae
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That's some hair algae, not the kind we're talking about. You would've gotten it from someone if you had it.
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RO water-- what should i do about that algae??
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