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seeks

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Well with all newer tanks, you are destined to have some algae or maybe not, but I am. One thing I have noticed, I am getting hair algae on my ceramic blocks and balls. Insert comment here hahah.

Yes, they are in the refugium and pump return area and are getting light from the refugium. I heard a statement from a fellow reefer that has sticked with me; treat your sump like your display. I always though that was a good statement. That being the case, I'm considering building an algae scrubber and possible light dividers. Any suggestions, please fire away.

Shout out to Rob Fraser for giving me some mesh for the algae scrubber build.

Ammonia [0-0.1]
Nitrate [10ppm]
Phosphate [0.043ppm]
Calcium [435ppm]
Magnesium [1380ppm]
Salinity [1.0254d SG]
PH [8.3]
Iodine [0] but test kit may be experiencing user error
Iron [0]
Copper [0]
[I do like my Aquarimate app]

Lights - 3 Chinese Boxes - Blue (Runs from 12:00 - 22:00)
White (Runs from 13:00 - 17:00)
2 x 4ft T5 - New bulbs (Runs from 12:00 - 18:00)
2 x 5 ft T5 - New bulbs (Runs from 12:00 - 18:00)

Filtration - Coralvue Icecap K2 200 Skimmer
2 Fishies 550 - activated carbon
2 Fishies 350 - bio pellets
4000 Jebao Pump - for reactors
2 x 8"x4" CerMedia MarinePure bio-blocks
Ceramic bio-balls
ET200 Ozone Ozonizer
Black Foam in return chamber

Refugium - Razercrest (thanks Tony)
- UFO 150W Cree COB LED Grow Light
Circulation - 2 x Maxwell Gyre FX 330

Return Pump - 9000 Jebao Pump

Doser - Dosing Tropic Marin - All in Reef 25 mg a day
2 Fishies Kalk Reactor - used with ATO


Here we go... time to get busy. So hard when it's nice outside!
 

Luigi

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It looks good,
Worry about PO4 not so much Nitrates ,but not bring down to "0"
Nitrate 3-5 are good
And po4 0.02 , or 0.03 is what you find in the ocean
 

seeks

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It looks like that was the trick, as almost all the cyano is gone and stuff is looking amazing! Now I want to add some chaeto.
 

Luigi

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Just start with an hand full
The more you put more nutrients they need to grow
 
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