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Old 06-05-2011, 10:40 PM   #31
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Scrub it off but if you keep adding tap water it will come back possibly I run a phosban reactor with phosphate media and use ro di water to keep my phosphates at 0
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Scrub it off but if you keep adding tap water it will come back possibly I run a phosban reactor with phosphate media and use ro di water to keep my phosphates at 0
Is 10ppm of nitrates bad? Because i was googling hair algae and ran across a site that said nitrates must be within 0-10.

They were already on my rock when i bought it. I didnt know what it was. Its not much but its still there.
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:46 PM   #33
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Nah its not your right 0-10 is were you wanna be
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Nah its not your right 0-10 is were you wanna be
So do i still need one of those ro units or as long as my tap contains at max 10ppm or less nitrates itll be okay?

Im just staying away from cleaner shrimp for a while at least until i get a ro. i see 10 isnt bad but confused how i lost my cleaner in one night. Someone on here told me they are sensitive to nitrates but mine never exceed 10.
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Well hair algae mainly grows from phosphates so you might need to get a phosphate test kit I have an unused one that came with my tank if you want it I wouldn't mind sending it to you if you want it just send me a pm
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Heres a pic of the small amount thats been on a chunk of rock i had in there for at least 2 1/2 months. Its on the right hand side, i think its green hair algae.

I dont know what that black stuff is either. This rock has alot of different colors on it. Its why i chose it, Not knowing if its all good or not.
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Well you can get a nice ro di on ebay for under 60 so maybe you can save for one but in the mean time if you see any hair algae just remove it
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