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Is this torch trying to make another head. Parameters are okay, my phosphates got to zero but I'm feeding more. Nitrates are between 5-10. I was on the bottom of my reef and I moved it to the middle when it started doing this.:rolleyes:

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Now the mouth is going to the left
 

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Doesn't look like much water movement there, is it because he's closed up.
Give it a day or 2 then move back if thats an option.
 

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I was having the same issues with my torches but I recently bought a test to help understand my water more. Do you have any test?
 

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if its Australian, their native water temp is 77 or less.
 
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I was having the same issues with my torches but I recently bought a test to help understand my water more. Do you have any test?
Yes, I have Hannah's, salient for MAG and cheap APIs. The hanna checker was saying the phospates were 0.00 ppm. The tank has been up for a year. The torch was doing well until I started trying to lower the phospates. Now I the phosphates and red algae to a minimum, but everytime I change the water the brown (diatoms) come back. I also have been dosing macobacter 7.
 

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Do you run any carbon? I have the same issues which is crazy but I don’t know my parameters. I’m happy I order to find out because I feel like I’m lacking nitrates
 
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I'll move it back tomorrow, thank you
Since I took the phosoguard out, do I put it back in when it creeps up to say, .10? What do recommend for the diatoms? Don't they go away eventually? They just look so ugly.
 

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