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    can anybody advise here will adding a phosphate reactor to my 2 metre reef take help to control that annoying green alge that seems to appear on my viewing glass on a daily basis ps the tank is not near a window or in direct sunlight
     
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    If your algae problem is been cause by excess phosphates then yes.

    Have you tested to see what your phosphates are?
     
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    no I havnt didn't even know you can test it I got a 5 in one test kit didn't notice phosphate tester in there
     
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    Do you have other algae in the tank or is it only on the glass? A small trick I learned, if you can, try and tilt your lights away from the front glass a bit, it drastically reduces the amount of growth on the glass. Although this isn't always practical.
     
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    I will buy a phosphate test kit tonight after work as for the lights that's not very pratical but thanks for the advise
     
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    picture of my tank only been running for 3 months tank.jpg

    tank.jpg
     
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    That looks more like diatoms than algae. Normal for a cycling tank.

    Where did you get the rock? The stuff on the let looks like sandstone, which is notorious for leaching nitrates/phosphates
     
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    David this picture was taken two months ago yes it had just finished cycling then I will get a phosphate test kit after work today and if the phosphates are high I will put a phosphate reactor in but thanks for the advise
     
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