Well I think I need more help.
I had hair algae real bad and couldn't control it so I took all of my rock out and scrubbed it and cleaned the glass. I then continued with Reefrunner's advice.
Today I tested my PO4
and it was 0.1, calcium 450, PH
8.1, nitrite 0, nitrate 0. I haven't received my alk
. kit yet.
These are the results after 3 partial changes started (1-21-04) with IO salt and Distilled water from wal-mart. I have been running lights 4 hours a day and using kents phosphate sponge. My hair algae continues to grow slowly on the glass. I think this got out of control originally due to the flake food I was using and tap water.
I started kalk
. last night and it has seemed to raise my calcium to 450 and my PH
is up from 8.0 to 8.1.
I ridded of omega flakes as they were of the chart in a PO4
test. I am now just doing frozen brine rinsed in RO
water before feeding. I feed very little.
Any suggestions??? And should I continue kalk
. dosing?? How high is to high for calcium levels?