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    Re: Light source suggestions

    Since tests are zero you can feed more.
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    Since N and P are zero, either your rock algae is consuming it, or you are just not feeding much. Just let it go for a while.
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    I don't think you need iron.
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    Re: Light source suggestions

    How are tests?
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    Re: Light source suggestions

    Looks liked blocked flow.
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    In SW I don't think you'll be able to measure any iron; it gets eaten right away.

    Start with the recommended dose, and slowly increase until any yellow growth goes away. If you have no yellow...
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    Re: Light source suggestions

    Lowest K is best
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    Nice acrylic build. You can see how much better growth is when light are near the screen.

    You need to get the flow up; the algae is burned. Add some iron too.

    Yes, lumens are important. The...
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    Re: Light source suggestions

    Don't know. Maybe you can just cut the screen to be 5" wide, and tape off the rest of the slot. 180 is good for 5".
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    Re: Light source suggestions

    It's not 65 sq in per side, it's 65 period. And 65 sq in for a 45 gal is fine for most people, especially if you have one 45+ total watts. Total watts and even distribution across the screen (both...
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    Re: Light source suggestions

    Definetely the stronger bulb, one per side, in order to get light all the way to the ends of the screen. You could reduce the screen height to 5" if you want, since the parts higher and lower than...
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