08-24-2012, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by sidluckman
Agreed. Initially it is endless, indomitable. Unbelievable in it's ability to regrow in seeming minutes!
I used Phosguard in my sump during this phase in my first set up (120 gallon) , but am not sure to what extent it corrected the problem, if at all. When the same issue arose with my 210, I rode it out, added nothing and the problem corrected itself. But in line with what reefing madness just said, the coralline encrusting algae seemed to take much longer to proliferate in the second tank, so maybe use of phosguard would have been prudent there, too.
It is possible my water doesn't have enough phospates present to make this a persistent problem, but that might not be the same in your case.
All good stuff here.