09-07-2012, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by jdiaz
IDK on the phosphates. But I read all the time that it does not matter if the reading is 0 because the cyano eats it faster than what can be shown on the test. I know I have hair algae, not avoidable because I have no access to RO/DI water. Tank is about 10 weeks old. I added a second powerhead and it seems to be growing where the high flow is. Like one power head is pointed at the back wall and it is growing like crazy there and one is pointed to a sidewall and it grows crazy there too.
Sooo since I added the second powerhead it got worse.
Do you have a Wal-Mart near you? They have stores with a RO/Di
Unit in the store, and if not, sell RO water I'm the jugs as "drinking water". They also have steamed distilled in the jug as "distilled water". With both of these you will probably need to run a phosphate sponge, but at least you can use more pure water.