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Old 04-13-2018, 04:47 PM   #1
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ID:	308405Help i have a huge algae bloom and i need an id and to figure out what to do
phosphates below 20
ammonia 0
Nitrates 0
Nitrites 20
salinity 1.023
skimmer is corallife 65g and itís a 55g tank
Lights reef breeders 13í above waterline
any help would be appreciated!
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Old 04-13-2018, 06:24 PM   #2
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Probably dinoflagellate algae guessing by the bubbles...
Could be diatoms or cyano also.
Turbo snails if it is dinos I believe..
Also 20 or even 10 is pretty high PO4 for reef tanks .. Ideal is .03-.07 with many liking .05 depending what corals they keep...
GFO will be your fastest method to remove PO4 safely.
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you shouldn't have any Nitrites
I see a few frags in the tank they shouldn't be there till your cycled
concentrate on cycling your tank than worry about algae
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Help id on algae bloom

I think op probably meant 20 nitrates and 0 nitrites. Also lights 13 feet above the tank may not be the best :p! I agree with coral, possible dinos.
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