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Old 06/15/2021, 03:59 PM   #2
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marine algae is very efficient at sucking up phosphate. Usually your problem is getting rid of it. What is remarkable is that a place absolutely green with runaway algae can test zero for phosphate---because all that algae has sucked up all the phosphate and keeping it bound so it can't be read by the test. If your cheato is healthy and green it has the phosphate it needs, and its job is to suck it up and prevent algae from getting any.


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.

Current Tank Info: 105g AquaVim wedge, chromis, royal gramma basslet, tailspot blenny, ocellaris clown, yellow watchman, chestnut turbo snails, bristleworms, couple of hermits.

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