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green hair algae HELP!
i started my tank about 7 months ago. about two months ago green algae started to grow about the time i got my strip light. it's one 10000k and one blue acintic. i have a regal tang, a domino damsel, a cleaner shrimp about twenty hermit crabs and two turbo snails i bought recently to help with the algae. also i'm still reading no nitrates at all in the tank, and i dont have a phosphate test. i got some water from the lfs to see if something might be wrong with my kit but it read nitrate in there water. i thought this might have something to do with the algae. any information on how to fix this problem? also i bought some snails a while back and they all died. maybe this can help determine the proble. thanks.
hi i just added a phosphate absorber.do you think this will do the job? i dont have a phosphate test so i took a sample to the lfs and they couldn't test for phosphate. i found a test but it was 20 dollars. since i have the phosphate absorber do you still think i need a test? also what are the chances phosphate is my problem?
ok i tested my phosphate and it is zero. hair algae is still growing and i also have brown algae. my nitrate is undetectable. seems like i should have at least a little nitrate since the other tank i have has about 10ppm and i started them at the same time. should i get a protein skimmer? will that help. someone please help me.
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