- 1 Apr 2012
- Reaction score
Seeking some advice please.
Currently Nitrates and phosphates are reading 0 but I’m still having algae growth. Looks like green hair algae, bryopsis.
Will post some more recent photos later when the lights are on.
Tank is +- 300l
SG - 1025
Kh - 8.3
Ca - 480
Mg - 1440
Temp - 25.5-26
Skimmer - Curve 5
Light - 6x39w T5 unit (8hrs/day)
Flow - 1 x Jebao Ow-40, 1x sun-sun 6000lph pump
Return - 3000lph
Fish - 3 Chromis, 1 Copperband, 2 clowns, 1 Mandarin.
Coral - mostly Sps, some LPS, zoas.
The SPS are doing well, some of the LPS are looking a little pale.
Dosing 2 part daily, tank parameters are stable.
Feeding a mix of blended seafood (copperband loves) 2 x per day - would say about 1 block equivalent.
Will also feed 1 block Mysis one to two days a week.
1. Could I be getting a false reading of No3/po4 because algae is eating up all the nutrients?
2. If I feed more to increase nutrients surely I’m just fuelling more algae?
3. If I feed less are my corals going to starve?