do I have a problem? help please
Posted 09 May 2011 - 03:07 PM
Getting a fair bit of long hair algae
Nitrate is up slightly about 50
Phosphate is 0.25
Ammonia is zero
Posted 09 May 2011 - 08:21 PM
Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:19 AM
I know sorties are pretty tolerant, but your phosphates look pretty high especially when combined with the elevated nitrates both of which elude to general nutrient issues also backed up with the hair algae. Get some decent water changes done etc and keep an eye on the levels.
My kh is 7.7 which seems a bit low as well. water changes are very regular and 20 per cent usually
Posted 10 May 2011 - 12:19 PM
Have a good blast around the rocks with powerhead and gently stir the sand in a few areas and see what sort of mess it makes. Whats you system volume, flow rates, skimmer? How well is the skimmer working? Are you using phosphate media or bio-balls? Zero tds water? Whats you fish load and feeding?
It's all about look at what nutrients are in the system, whats being added and how well is it being removed.
Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:56 AM
Posted 18 May 2011 - 10:34 AM
Sorry for the delay in getting back.
Have been keeping a close eye on things
Kh now 8.2
Have reduced my lighting a bit by turning off one of the 4 white tubes
Good news is my hair algae problem is disappearing fast
My frogspawn is now recovering as well
Finger corals seem to be shedding like crazy
Xenia is still pretty much closed up and not extending but is pulsing again
Time will tell I'm guessing
Have also now managed to get my ro unit installed so hopefully that will help
Have also got some tank tests phosphate remover to try
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