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Algae just won’t go away

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So did the test, all water sources going in are 0ppm tank is still bad

https://photos.app.goo.gl/uzMkbSZNenjadXPA7

Tested salt mix pre water change

DKH: 10 Calc 320

 

also pulled all filters out, and did not realize how much settling happens in the rear chambers. So I went to town turkey basting

https://photos.app.goo.gl/j1dRrDTYcpiA6LZx7

will test again tomorrow, and also try to go by and have Modern Aq...  run a test for me

 

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So had Modern Aquatics run my water

Calcium was 400

DKH was 8.5

Nitrates were 80

so in addition to water changes, he recommended no3 p04 X from red sea

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Newest numbers  +- change from before

Mag: 1280

Calc: 320. +20

Phos 0 -.25

DKH 8 +2

Nitrate 20 -60

PH 8 

Amon 0

Nitirite 0

 

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Looks like you are making some headway for sure.  Good job!  The nitrate spread is quite a bit...what test kit are you using again?

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API, but I'm hoping the Nitrate drop has to do with full rear sump chamber cleaning, new filter media, multiple water changes, reduced (targeted feeding), and daily Red sea NO3/PO4 - X

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Also bring a water sample as the club has test kits for you can use.  Another great benefit of being an INDMAS member!

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Well tests came back nitrates 0 phos 0, so my hope is the green hair algae will start to die out as I starve them. Anything else I should be doing to reduce the algae?

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Manual removal as best as possible, could do lights out for up to 72 hours...and inverts like scarlet red legs, chestnut turbos or red stripe trochus are good at assisting.

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