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Old 01-16-2009, 05:20 PM   #11
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Ok...what I have done is make up a batch of water in a 5 gallon bucket, I added my salt mix, pH buffer and prime to the water. I placed a heater in the water to bring the temperature to a matching point of that of the actual tank. After that process, I tested the water's salinity, pH, etc......everything was great. The only time I seem to get these outbreaks, is when I run my lights. However, I know there has to be nutrients present in order for the algae to grow, but they are below the required levels. So, why am I still having this problem...?
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:39 PM   #12
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There remains the possibility that your nitrate and phosphate are low (or 0) because your algae is consuming it.
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That`s why I say test your PWC water because you might be adding the nutrients and your algea is consuming it as the captain said.
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:49 PM   #15
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Did you guys read my last post. I did test the PWC water. I did that earlier. There are no added nutrients present.
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Is your aquarium near a window? Also do you have an UV unit, that helped me out alot, good luck!
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