So I have added a phosban system to remove the phosphates that I had noticed since I started up the tank.
Today and last night though, I have started to notice a very light green and very dark forest green algae beginning to spot on the live rock. What is this, is it a differnent color diatom algae? It is not hairy at all, just spotting on the rocks.
Do I just need a clean up crew to remove this?
pH: 8 (down from an 8.2 reading since last checked 4 days ago)
dKH - 9 (also down since phosban)
Cal - 480 (down since phosban was introduced, not sure if theirs a connection)
Phos - 0 (down from .5 after three days of using phosban)
My tank has two clown fish, cleaner shrimp, conch and 5 trochus snails now. I have been feeding the clowns once a day with a flake food that I dip into the water and break up.
Temps are a bit higher now, 79 to 82 F. Sg is 1.023.
Just using a normal output single tube flouro right now.
As well, I was reading that a reading of 3 meq/L dKH, which is what i'm at, and a pH that was lowered means their is an excess of co2 in the water, so apparently if I aerate the water, I will stabilize these two readings. Is this true? Do these readings have something to do with the green algae?