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4 months into new 50gal mixed tank, with skimmer, carbon, floss. Finished with diatoms, but now with brown/green algae. My nitrates and phos both continue to be zero for the past few wks. No dino's yet...

I have tested phos/nitrate with hanna checkers, and nyos/red sea kits and they all the same.

I am not sure if I truely have zero phos/nitrates? or all the algae just sucking down the nitrates/phos so fast?

Should I just continue to increase feeds and monitor?
I assume this is new tank syndrome :)

I am working on adding a fuge as soon as I can find some chaeto to buy! -algae barn out of stock for ever
 
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4 months into new 50gal mixed tank, with skimmer, carbon, floss. Finished with diatoms, but now with brown/green algae. My nitrates and phos both continue to be zero for the past few wks. No dino's yet...

I have tested phos/nitrate with hanna checkers, and nyos/red sea kits and they all the same.

I am not sure if I truely have zero phos/nitrates? or all the algae just sucking down the nitrates/phos so fast?

Should I just continue to increase feeds and monitor?
I assume this is new tank syndrome :)

I am working on adding a fuge as soon as I can find some chaeto to buy! -algae barn out of stock for ever
I went through the same thing recently. You probably have phos and nitrates at some level. It's a good idea to be able to get a reading. I manually removed as much algae as I could. Reduced my lighting schedule and upped my feeding. I got phos and nitrates up. Nitrates a bit too high but it worked. I'm still new to the hobby so take my advice with a grain of salt lol.
 

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