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    Nitrate and Phosphate reading zero but I have algae...

    Thanks. I'm reading up about dosing nitrates and how that generally leads to a reduction in phosphates. I'm hesitant to mess with that since I can't seem to get readings of anything besides zero on my Hanna checker and might not be able to tell what my levels really are. Before getting into a...
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    Nitrate and Phosphate reading zero but I have algae...

    Yes I'll certainly change the GFO more frequently and see how that goes. I've got no algae problems anywhere but on the glass. It's just annoying to lose a clear view into the tank after a day. I'm more concerned about the low nitrates. Should I have measurable nitrates and should I try to add...
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    Nitrate and Phosphate reading zero but I have algae...

    Thanks for the reply. So you don't think I need to try to raise my nitrates so the test shows a tiny bit of color?
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    Nitrate and Phosphate reading zero but I have algae...

    My tank is just over 200 gallons and I keep things basic. Skimmer, 45g water changes usually every 3-4 weeks and moderate use of gfo and carbon (though I should replace more often). I feel like my corals are looking quite washed out and generally could look better. Haven't had polyp extension...
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    Which Reefbrite to supplement my T5 bulbs?

    Thanks for the input. I've ordered a 72" actinic blue to see how it goes. I currently have all my T5s come on and go off at the same time but I may stagger them to end with fewer bulbs running. That way when I'm actually viewing the tank at night the pop might be visible.
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    Which Reefbrite to supplement my T5 bulbs?

    Hello, Been a while since I was on Reef Central. Search no longer works for me! There are likely many related threads but without the search it's easier to just ask. My tank is 84x24x24 and is currently lit with 8 rows of T5. A mix of mostly About half Blue+ and a mix of Coral+ and actinic...
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    Understanding and choosing t5 Ballast. diy

    Thanks for clarifying that's not a t5 lamp. It sure read like one to me!
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    Understanding and choosing t5 Ballast. diy

    I just snapped this pic. It says on there compatible with F36/39W. Isn't that the bulb in question?
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    Understanding and choosing t5 Ballast. diy

    Have an expensive problem on my hands. All I need to do is drive two 36" 39w t5. My buddy gave me an old 48" 6 bulb tek. One of the ballasts was apparently dead. Turns out the one that drives the outer 2 bulbs was shot. The ballast driving the middle 4 bulbs is a ICN-4S54-90c-2LS-G. It says...
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    GFO on the cheap

    can the lye and gfo be stored in a sealed salt bucket indoors? are any gasses building up inside while it rests?
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    270 Gallon SPS tank for JBNY

    Your tank as well as ReefBum's were two of my favourites ever. So glad to see you updating your thread again and good luck =)
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    lastlight's 404

    Thanks guys! That pink coral was actually a red planet strangely enough. The person I sold it to has it looking like a red planet should now. I actually preferred how it looked in my tank though. I've officially moved on from large tanks after finally realizing I can't stomach the ongoing...
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    How do you get scratches off from glass tank?

    The previous owner of my last tank agreed to try and buff some of the scratches out for me with cerium oxide. These were not deep scratches. He worked in a glass shop and was very experienced. He spent hours and was able to improve some of the very shallow ones. The ones you could feel with your...
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    lastlight's 404

    Thanks Mike =) Here's another look (I'm all about blurry, over-exposed videos): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAq3z10t648
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