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Lack of coraline algae

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Lack of coraline algae
Old 04-25-2010, 09:22 AM   #11
 
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Ok, so you have 1 part buffers and 1 part calcium supplement. At 12DKH and 480ppm, you don't want to add either part at the moment.

What is your pH test result? Test first thing in the morning, before the lights come on.
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:49 AM   #12
 
I just tested the pH, its 8.2
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:12 AM   #13
 
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We can eliminate pH, alkalinity, and calcium as an issue, in my opinion. Coraline also has difficulty taking hold when there are excessive phosphates being introduced into the aquarium. Often the phosphate tests will not show the real level being input, because the phosphates are utilized nearly as fast as they become available. (Think bacteria breaking down ammonia, and ammonia tests zero. You could still have high dissolved organic compounds and rising nitrates.)

What is your water source? Do you use filter pads or a filter sock?
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:16 AM   #14
 
I use well water before it goes through the softener.
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