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Are these dinos or just brown ugly phase?

My plan is to do a water change today and scrub off what I can? Tank is 3 months old.


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What is the phosphate level?


Looks like dinos, but these can usually be easily resolved by fixing extremely low phosphate levels
 
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I have no problem dosing a little, I just didn’t know if I should start that with a young tank. What would be a good number to target to help beat the algae, but not over do it?
 

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I have no problem dosing a little, I just didn’t know if I should start that with a young tank. What would be a good number to target to help beat the algae, but not over do it?

I like to keep phosphate at 0.05ppm (0.03 is considered ideal by many but check your specific hanna checker to make sure there is a realistic error range to maintain 0.03). 0.05ppm gives me some flexibility with testing errors and needing to dose.


For nitrate, 5-15 is common. I like to stay at about 10 ish.

If you feed heavily the right foods that corals will use, you can keep very low numbers. This however is not very popular as very low numbers are hard to maintain
 

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