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Hi guys, so my SPS that i have in my tank has been looking a little dull and bleached recently, all my tests were coming back good but i was unsure about the phosphate as it is hard to tell with the colour chart so I invested in a HANNAH checker. I just received it and did a test and the result was 0.08. I no this is on the higher side and i also have a little algae problem which i guess is using up some phosphate so may even be higher. Can this be my issue to the sps being bleached and the algae problem or is it not high enough for that to be the issue. Thanks guys
 
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Hi guys, so my SPS that i have in my tank has been looking a little dull and bleached recently, all my tests were coming back good but i was unsure about the phosphate as it is hard to tell with the colour chart so I invested in a HANNAH checker. I just received it and did a test and the result was 0.08. I no this is on the higher side and i also have a little algae problem which i guess is using up some phosphate so may even be higher. Can this be my issue to the sps being bleached and the algae problem or is it not high enough for that to be the issue. Thanks guys
what is Alk level?
 

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Is it bleaching or is it RTN? Just asking because we hear this a lot. If it’s not RTN and you’re not looking at skeleton, then your nutrient level (either nitrates or feeding amount) might be a tad too low for your system’s needs.
 
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Is it bleaching or is it RTN? Just asking because we hear this a lot. If it’s not RTN and you’re not looking at skeleton, then your nutrient level (either nitrates or feeding amount) might be a tad too low for your system’s needs.
Reading up on RTN, i guess this could be the case as i maybe upped the AlK a little to quick.
 

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6.5 to 8.5 in 4 days should be ok. how long have u had the sps and where is it the "bleaching" (tips or base) also any pix?..
 

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Hi guys, so my SPS that i have in my tank has been looking a little dull and bleached recently, all my tests were coming back good but i was unsure about the phosphate as it is hard to tell with the colour chart so I invested in a HANNAH checker. I just received it and did a test and the result was 0.08. I no this is on the higher side and i also have a little algae problem which i guess is using up some phosphate so may even be higher. Can this be my issue to the sps being bleached and the algae problem or is it not high enough for that to be the issue. Thanks guys
If you have diode lighting then phosphate is in a good range. I generally keep phosphate at least 0.1. Look for a problem elsewhere.
 
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Hi guys, so my SPS that i have in my tank has been looking a little dull and bleached recently, all my tests were coming back good but i was unsure about the phosphate as it is hard to tell with the colour chart so I invested in a HANNAH checker. I just received it and did a test and the result was 0.08. I no this is on the higher side and i also have a little algae problem which i guess is using up some phosphate so may even be higher. Can this be my issue to the sps being bleached and the algae problem or is it not high enough for that to be the issue. Thanks guys
What is the light source? What PAR?
 
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