View Full Version : My before and after pics

08-13-2009, 05:20 PM
First of all I just want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for creating this website. I have been battling algae in my tank for god knows how long. It got so bad that I just wanted to quit but I just couldn't because I love this hobby. This was due to high Nitrates and Phosphates. I have tried everything from DSB to doing 30% water changes a week and nothing and I mean nothing seemed to work. I've even tried using API Algaegone, also tried dosing the AZ-NO3. After running my scrubber for a month I have been made a believer of ATS. Here are my before and after pics. I know it's pretty bare but I wanted to make sure I have good water quality before I start to adding fish and corals. I've also started to see an increase in my coraline algae as well. I had one small piece of live rock with coraline on the right side of the tank and now it's starting to spread :D

Tank Profile:

120 gallons
Wet/Dry filter - converted to Algae Scrubber
3 x 250 w metal halide



08-13-2009, 07:22 PM
That's great!

Did you even do b4 and after measurements?

08-13-2009, 07:28 PM
Yes before my Nitrates were 100+ and my Phosphates were .03 - now Nitrates are 20 and Phosphates are .01.

08-13-2009, 08:07 PM
can u post photos of ur ats

08-13-2009, 08:23 PM
Sure no problem


08-14-2009, 10:57 AM
Great to see that display clear up.

Switch to two layers of plastic canvas (roughed up) when you can, and you should be albe to get the N and P to zero.