Why is there algae growing on the tips of my Favia?

https://www.triton.de/en/

Zeal

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 15, 2018
Messages
1,832
Reaction score
1,272
Location
South Florida
Title.
Past couple months I’ve been trying my absolutely hardest to get my phosphates and nitrates down.

After months I was finally able to get my nitrate to around 1-2 and my phosphates to around 0.05ish sometimes a bit lower

I’ve been dosing NoPox for about 3 months about 5ML daily and recently stopped. Now I’m dosing 1.2ml of ME nitrate.....

but now I have some GHA on my frag rack and for some reason on this Favia.....

I’m scared to dose any amenio acids out of fear of raising my Nitrates/Phosphates back to higher levels

D62F74E6-7533-4F3D-9F21-BECCE0AD0A4F.jpeg
 

Flippers4pups

Fins up since 1993
View Badges
Joined
Jun 21, 2016
Messages
16,068
Reaction score
51,986
Location
Lake Saint Louis, Mo
Keeping ultra low nutrients can allow nuisance algaes to take hold. Lowering them quickly most likely caused this to happen.
 

Flippers4pups

Fins up since 1993
View Badges
Joined
Jun 21, 2016
Messages
16,068
Reaction score
51,986
Location
Lake Saint Louis, Mo
SO in other words..

time to make the tank dirty?
Let nutrients increase slowly. Each tank is different, but all can experience a bottoming out of nutrients and have nuisance algaes take hold, regardless of age.

My own tank runs around 40 ppm N03 and .02 P04. I have no nuisance algae throughout my system.
 
OP
Z

Zeal

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 15, 2018
Messages
1,832
Reaction score
1,272
Location
South Florida
Just tested I got this.... I can test with the Hanna checker for phosphate to get a better number

BA992D0C-92BA-4CDF-B8C7-4D8749BF4ADC.jpeg 2657FADF-7A2C-40C8-8096-8E0C9D01D246.jpeg
 
https://www.triton.de/en/

The BEST equipment you have bought for your reef came from this category?

  • Filtration

    Votes: 51 12.9%
  • Testing

    Votes: 42 10.6%
  • Lighting

    Votes: 132 33.3%
  • Controlling

    Votes: 94 23.7%
  • Water Treatment

    Votes: 17 4.3%
  • Pumps

    Votes: 38 9.6%
  • Other (please explain in the thread)

    Votes: 22 5.6%

Online statistics

Members online
1,652
Guests online
3,338
Total visitors
4,990
Best reef aquarium LED lighting
Top