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Hey Hey!!!:wave2:

Do anyone know were can i buy turbos and nerite's snails in pretoria or in S.A???
Because my lokal stores haven't got any (lets just say they don't ever get it in).

I need a cleaner crew for algae in my 250L tank(got a algae bloom after i added 2 MH 150W each)my tank is running now for 20 months.It's strting to get better i'm doing a 10% Wc Every week.
Any help would be nice
 

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WOW, 1 or 2 ppm for phosphates is high. Are you sure you not giving nitrate readings there. Phosphates should be around the 0.02 mark and nitrates around the 5ppm.
 

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phos sorry 0.02 and now 0.01
Nitates 5ppm
aminia 0
nirite 0
ph 8.2
cal 450
 

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yip!! When i tested my water i didn't clean my fillters for 2 weeks(oops)
 

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Just out of curiosity, what make of Metal Halide bulbs did you install?
 

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Hey Hey!!!:wave2:

Do anyone know were can i buy turbos and nerite's snails in pretoria or in S.A???
Because my lokal stores haven't got any (lets just say they don't ever get it in).

I need a cleaner crew for algae in my 250L tank(got a algae bloom after i added 2 MH 150W each)my tank is running now for 20 months.It's strting to get better i'm doing a 10% Wc Every week.
Any help would be nice


dude you only had an algae break out cause the lights are more intense than what you had before, the nutrients were always there, so the lights didn't cause it just because you have more light
 

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Lanzo, how old is your system? Secondly when you said you didn't clean your filters, what filters are you running?
Mekaeel 5ppm nitrate is fine, remember you do need some nitrate and phosphate for your corals/clams etc.
 

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Lanzo, although snails will help a bit, they are not a cure for algae.
 
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