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Hi all please advice.

ph - 8.3
nitrate (no3) - 20 p.p.m
calcuim - 350
ammonia nh3/4 - 0.6
phosphate - 0.2

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Ammonia too high, phosphate too high, calcium too low, nitrate will get better, a couple of weeks should do it.

Ph is fine though:lol:
 
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Yup, tank is obviously still cycling - as Wee-Man said, give it a couple more weeks before adding any fish or corals.

Oh, and you should also be testing for alkalinity.


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I hope you have no fish/coral in there... Ammonia (NH3) of 0.2 or higher can kill fish.
 
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What kits/testers are you using
 

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Hi WildBunny - yeah - phosphate media is to remove phosphates in the water - most likely the BIGGEST cause of nuisance algae to grow....
Phosphate media examples: SeaChem PhosGuard, Antiphos, Phosphate sponge, etc,....
Something extra that you buy and put in either a bag/material holder of some sorts, or use in a gadget called a phosphate reactor....
 

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