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Old 07/04/2019, 06:12 PM   #1
castroantonio
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Algae with change of lights

Hello
I changed my lighting fixture 15 days ago
I went for Mh and t5 combo from led fixture from orbit extreme.
Now I having a little problem with green Hair algae.

No3 level is 6ppm
Po4 level is 0.02

This process is normal?
I have to do something?
Thank you


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Old 07/05/2019, 05:31 PM   #2
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Yes sir. You gave the correct lighting for it, coupled with the excess nutrients in your system, algae will flourish. Water changes or an ATS or chaeto reactor.


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Old 07/15/2019, 09:48 AM   #3
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It’s completely normal. I’d just get a good clean up crew and wait. Those numbers don’t look high to me but if you are worried about it, a macro algae fuge, algae scrubber or water changes will help export the extra NO3 and PO4. It’ll take time to balance your system with the new lights.


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