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Old 05/10/2021, 05:06 PM   #6
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Your rock and sand (and water (if you didn't set up with ro/di water) ) can bring in phosphate, which is fertilizer for algae, which can start from spores on rock, or in water, or, I'm convinced, even in the air---I used to live on lake, and I swore it was the case. Every tank tends to get it and to get rid of it, you have to get it out of the water: use ro/di only. Use GFO (Phosban and other brands) and use a lot of patience. Forget getting anything to eat it: the poo dissolves and breaks down and your phosphate is right there---again. Has to be removed and kept out.


Salinity 1.024-6; alkalinity 8.3-9.3 on KH scale; calcium 420; magnesium 1300, temp 78-80, nitrate .2. Ammonia 0. No filters: lps tank. Alk and cal won't rise if mg is low.

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