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    All good what ends good. This was a good lesson...

    All good what ends good. This was a good lesson for me and if someone else ask "I've done everything, what's wrong?", maybe someone will find this thread and ask him "do you have internal filter? If...
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    So much time have passed since my last post. The...

    So much time have passed since my last post. The problem was solved. No mystery here. The reason of massive algae growth was not food, not weak skimmer, not water changes, not salt, not light and not...
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    No changes at all. Scrubber growing, algae...

    No changes at all. Scrubber growing, algae growing, no3 50-100, po4 0/unknown. I'm not doing water changes anymore, parameters are stuck.
    Bought 110 liters plastic canister, did 4 daily water...
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    I`ve bought JBL NO3 test, because there is...

    I`ve bought JBL NO3 test, because there is nothing else to buy and it says 40. How accurate are JBL tests?
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    Some updates: FW scrubber developed cladophora...

    Some updates:
    FW scrubber developed cladophora under the slime.
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    SW scrubber still growing great and no more significant changes in tank even with new skimmer and 40l water changes every 3.5...
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    The large porcupine puffer and remaining gsp are...

    The large porcupine puffer and remaining gsp are now healthy again and begging for food as always. Moray eels don't give a f*ck about ich at all.
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    Installed UV and diy skimmer. After 1 night...

    Installed UV and diy skimmer. After 1 night remaining puffers feels far better, begging for food etc.
    NO3 still 100 (or more) PO4 undetectable.
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    Second died too just now.

    Second died too just now.
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    Nitrates totally refuse to go down. Still 100 or...

    Nitrates totally refuse to go down. Still 100 or more ppm. I`ve tried to do the water change and nitrates are still 100+. In an instant all of my puffers suddenly stressed after the water change with...
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    It`s pretty hard. My PO4 test ended yesterday and...

    It`s pretty hard. My PO4 test ended yesterday and NO3 test is almost ended too, just 1-3 more checks. So I need to order both new on eBay or somewhere else.
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    Scrubber growth is great, corals feels and looks...

    Scrubber growth is great, corals feels and looks better. The in-tank algae still covering the rocks and walls but it's shorter and more easily deattaches. I don't wans to scrub it from there because...
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    PO4 undetectable by Salifert. NO3 about 100.

    PO4 undetectable by Salifert. NO3 about 100.
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    I mean redfield ratio. I`ve read this thread...

    I mean redfield ratio. I`ve read this thread and do not plan to do anything except cleaning half of scrubber every 3.5 days (so each half grows 7 days). I`ve found this better than cleaning whole...
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    Looks like not so good news here. NO3 50+, PO4...

    Looks like not so good news here. NO3 50+, PO4 0.05 by Salifert. Still refuse to balance...
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    All scrubber is green, growth is the same. PO4...

    All scrubber is green, growth is the same. PO4 0.1, NO3 still 50+
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    Thank you, it's good to hear this. I'll write...

    Thank you, it's good to hear this. I'll write here about any changes in no3, po4 or scrubber.
    I've also stopped vodka dosing about 2 weeks ago, instead of adding more ml.
    Should I cut off the...
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    Ok, here we go. This is the best result I ever...

    Ok, here we go. This is the best result I ever had. Almost 1m long and very hard to clean with lots of amphipods.
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    It`s not actually me leaving them. It`s a very...

    It`s not actually me leaving them. It`s a very hungry greedy puffer :) Which is too large to hunt on every small piece.
    Also, tomorrow is the scrubber cleaning time. The result should be pretty...
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    And now I have a lot of sponges all over the...

    And now I have a lot of sponges all over the tank.
    https://www.manhattanreefs.com/gallery/files/1/2/0/dsc04626_sponge_pineapple-vi.jpg
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    The good LEDs...

    The good LEDs arrived today. I can clearly see the difference in color spectrum and light intencity.
    Probably you should add this experience to FAQ, to warn people buying LEDs like this:
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    Some growth. Onfortunately the same 0.5 po4 and...

    Some growth. Onfortunately the same 0.5 po4 and lots of NO3... And good grow LEDs are still travelling, probably on post snails.
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    Some news here. Finally arrived my Salifert...

    Some news here. Finally arrived my Salifert phosphate test kit. The last test I performed was 3 weeks ago and it was 1.24 by my friend`s milwaukee phosphate photometer.
    I`ve also started vodka...
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    But why? It`s green, yes, so the light penetrates...

    But why? It`s green, yes, so the light penetrates deeper. I`ve even stopped the oxydator in my FW tank. Discuses are still laying eggs like crazy every week. The flood lights is the same, grow light...
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    Freshwater growth. Really thick, about 1cm from...

    Freshwater growth. Really thick, about 1cm from each side of the screen.
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    Saltwater growth. I`m now cleaning 1 side of scrubber every 3.5 days.
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    from today I'm also trying vodka dosing. Started...

    from today I'm also trying vodka dosing. Started from 0,2ml/day as recommended here.
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    Unfortunately the new porc's tank is on hold now...

    Unfortunately the new porc's tank is on hold now again. They reported they don't have right color. But, I'm getting more growth now, about 400g, of algae per week and it has more green spots....
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    Anyway, porc`s new home will arrive on Sunday...

    Anyway, porc`s new home will arrive on Sunday probably. It will be Juwel Rio 400. I think I`ll start new scrubber there immediately when it will be ready. This should take about a month.
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    The good grow leds already on it's way from...

    The good grow leds already on it's way from eBay, but it will take about a month.
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    I`ve made new holders for flood lights. It is now...

    I`ve made new holders for flood lights. It is now 8cm instead of 12cm far from scrubber both sides.
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    Also, my freshwater scrubber week growth....

    Also, my freshwater scrubber week growth.
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    Just got my phosphate test from before water...

    Just got my phosphate test from before water changes.
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    I doubt that I can do it with the current setup....

    I doubt that I can do it with the current setup. Change to other lights will cost $$$ and I think I can`t insert 100W leds in 30W housing with enough heat distribution.
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    Today harvest. 260g of algae and some green where...

    Today harvest. 260g of algae and some green where the grow LEDs are. 6500k on the lower part of the screen. Every day 40l water changes after feeding but still absolutely no effect on nitrates...
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    Ok, I`ll try to continue daily water changes and...

    Ok, I`ll try to continue daily water changes and look what`s will happen. I`ve also found the cassete for my Juwel filter with phosphate removing media (Phorax). It`s pretty small but I hope it help...
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    Also, something strange is going here. I have 3...

    Also, something strange is going here.
    I have 3 No3 tests. Salifert, API and cheap NILPA (produced here). All was bought new and unopened from different places and far from expiration. In past 3...
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    I've started a small phytofilter/refugium instead...

    I've started a small phytofilter/refugium instead with mangrove and chaeto. Also, I'll measure nitrates level every day, so if something will go wrong, I still can return the skimmer any time.
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    I`ve decided to try skimmerless now to get some...

    I`ve decided to try skimmerless now to get some space for puffer.
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    6798 Still only 200g today but less slimy.

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    Still only 200g today but less slimy.
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    Since we decided that the red one LEDs is a crap,...

    Since we decided that the red one LEDs is a crap, I had no choise and changed it to original cool white (6500k). The result will be published tomorrow, but I can see that the lower part of scrubber...
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    Thanks. Well, it seems like it`s the answer to...

    Thanks. Well, it seems like it`s the answer to the thread topic. Time to buy good leds...
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    Thank you for advice. Now I`m not sure if my grow...

    Thank you for advice. Now I`m not sure if my grow LEDs are good enough too. I`ve never seen grow leds any different from this:
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    I have these both in fw and sw sold as full spectrum grow leds...
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    Anyway, I`ve just started scrubber in my fw tank...

    Anyway, I`ve just started scrubber in my fw tank too.
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    Also, one of my red LEDs suddenly died, so I was forced to add original 6500k instead, before 50w grow will arrive. I should probably warn...
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    Screen color now. Stupid compact cam still refuse...

    Screen color now. Stupid compact cam still refuse to focus... And I should get another 2 grow leds instead of red ones. The part of the scrubber under them (lower) is growing much slower and does not...
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    Also, if this will not work and I will still get...

    Also, if this will not work and I will still get not enough light, should I try 3000k leds instead of red/grow? Because it`s impossible to move light closer, but they give me more lumens and I hope...
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    Now 100W LED per side, or 200W total. 2x50w grow...

    Now 100W LED per side, or 200W total. 2x50w grow and 2x50w red. If this will not work, I think I will end with LED`s.
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    Thank you. Additional flood lights should arrive...

    Thank you. Additional flood lights should arrive on friday.

    UPD. Only 100g. this time :(
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    The growth looks the same... 6781

    The growth looks the same...
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    67786779 One day growth. I`m still not sure is...

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    One day growth. I`m still not sure is it cyano or brown algae...
    Anyway, bought additional 2x50w led flood lights, deep red now. Will install it next week when it arrive.
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    I`ve used toothbrush. The screen is now white...

    I`ve used toothbrush. The screen is now white again. 200gr of algae this week.
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    I can move lights closer, but easier is add...

    I can move lights closer, but easier is add another 2x50w.
    Do I need to scrape both sides this time and and always? I mean, it's possible to get nitrate spike before algae will grow again.
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