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Old 10/15/2017, 08:59 AM   #9708
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Originally Posted by z3speed4me View Post
So I'm a week into my scrubber and my display tank is still outgrowing at a furious pace. When can I possibly expect it to be beat by the scrubber?

Here is what it looks like currently. I have one side of lights on just for the photo.
What are the nutrient levels? PO4 and NO3.

If there are nutrients algae will grow and it really doesn't care where it grow as long as the environment is favorable. i.e. light and flow and PO4 and NO3. With an algae scrubber we are just trying to give the algae a more favorable place to grow.

I don't know how big your tank is or how much you feed. I feed heavy and get great growth from my ATS but also dose carbon to keep nutrients under control.


180 gallon, 30 gallon sump, 3 250W MH + 4 ATI T5's, MTC MVX 36 Skimmer, Apex controller Reef Octopus CaRx

Current Tank Info: 2 Barred Rabbitfish, Yellow/Purple, McMaster Fairy, Carpenter, Red Head,Red Fin, Hoevans, Possum, 2 Leopard Wrasses, Kole, Purple & Atlantic Blue Tangs, Matted Filefish, 2 Percula Clown, 4 PJ and2 Banggai Cardinalfish , Swallowtail and Bellus Angel,
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