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  1. Im still struggleing with mine, its growing...

    Im still struggleing with mine, its growing lighter now but never got thick hair algae that can actually be used for filtration. Alsobevery time i harvest that little that did finally grow i get...
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    Thats what you keep on saying. What is causing...

    Thats what you keep on saying. What is causing this?
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    Forgot to mention that i was raising my light...

    Forgot to mention that i was raising my light intensity in my display tank the last few weeks think thats whats making it happen?
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    Its still getting lighter every round now any...

    Its still getting lighter every round now any sugesttions??? And my nitrates are riseing.

    Phosphates: 0.02. Nitrates: 15 - 20

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    Im not following l, you said reduce other...

    Im not following l, you said reduce other filtration so im asking you. Now ur telling me not to reduce it? So is it yes or no?
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    Like what, i only have a skimmer, should i close...

    Like what, i only have a skimmer, should i close that?
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    pls see below, this is after i scraped it. i...

    pls see below, this is after i scraped it. i tried taking off most of the light orange spots. oh and i didnt really see any pods that are eating it. my phosphate is at 0.03 and my nitrate is at 3.
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    So this is after harvest, the bright orange spots...

    So this is after harvest, the bright orange spots have gotten bigger, what does this mean and how do inprevent it. I did brush that part out completely.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/fJ4VW8ZpVieMXmzDA
  9. this is 10 days in this new schedule running...

    this is 10 days in this new schedule running opposite display. Still getting the hard green growth not hair. and what are these orange spots???? also how do i stop this spraying that happens mid...
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    this is 10 days in this new schedule running...

    this is 10 days in this new schedule running opposite display. Still getting the hard green growth not hair. and what are these orange spots????

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    The brush doesnt do much i scraped it with a card...

    The brush doesnt do much i scraped it with a card is that good enough????
  12. So i scrubbed the screen and this is what it...

    So i scrubbed the screen and this is what it looked like, very little.

    https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipPesWVDvbSOyC35hP1yerJZmaLB1KcF1xI_YEYo...
  13. Thanks i will do that...

    Thanks i will do that...
  14. So maybe this is my main issue???

    So maybe this is my main issue???
  15. Are you running ur lights opposite DT??? Because...

    Are you running ur lights opposite DT??? Because im running it along with the DT thinking it will outcompete the DT????
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    so should i be doing less hours? also here is a...

    so should i be doing less hours? also here is a video of my flow rate pls let me know what you think.


    https://photos.app.goo.gl/dqTYocbPKAtsvFrs7
  17. When i brush it nothing comes off its like hard...

    When i brush it nothing comes off its like hard to take off, it will only come off when i use a card.

    here is a video of my flow lmk what you think, and how do i tag SantaMonica here?
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  18. this is what it looks like now im only running...

    this is what it looks like now im only running one light at 18/6. Still no real hair algae.

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  19. no i have the rain 2 not the 4. so whe i clean it...

    no i have the rain 2 not the 4. so whe i clean it every 4-6 days i should clean spotless or not? and why shouldn't i run 18 hours is it not good?
  20. i dont know what im doing wrong but im not...

    i dont know what im doing wrong but im not getting anywhere close to what you are getting im at week 9 or 10. my no3 is at 15 and my po4 is at 0.10 also running 18/6.
  21. i wish mine can grow like this how long did it...

    i wish mine can grow like this how long did it take till you started getting good growth.
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    Ummmmmm ok.

    Ummmmmm ok.
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    How do i know when it lets go. How many days is...

    How do i know when it lets go. How many days is max?
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    im honestly very confused frustrated at this...

    im honestly very confused frustrated at this point, i have seen many vidoes like CJ for example where they have all 4 lights with the same nutrients and get crazy growth after just a few weeks. it...
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    Not following you why less???

    Not following you why less???
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    What do you mean by changing the number of...

    What do you mean by changing the number of growth. You mean more days?
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    So when can i expect this scrubber to start...

    So when can i expect this scrubber to start haveing even the slightest effect on my nutrients because so far I have not seen any. Do you think my phosphates being this low and nitrates is high is a...
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    So while the scrubber is braking in and actually...

    So while the scrubber is braking in and actually start having an impact at lowering my nutrients, i decided to take matters into my own hands, so po4 i was able to bring down no problem with some...
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    Ok so this is the second round of growing after...

    Ok so this is the second round of growing after the first scrape, i dont know why it coming in this light color any idea? I did bring down the phosphate a bit with phosphate RX but not all the way my...
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    So i did my first scrape sorry i forgot to take...

    So i did my first scrape sorry i forgot to take pics. Its already growing nicely on the second round. However no decrease in nutrients, would love to hear your thoughts.
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    Did you bleach your rock?

    Did you bleach your rock?
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    WOW is all i can say. Do you have any other...

    WOW is all i can say. Do you have any other filtration and what is your maintenance do you do water changes?
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    Do i scrape yet??? Or still wait??? 7718 7719

    Do i scrape yet??? Or still wait???

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    UPDATE: Some GHA in the DT is starting to die off...

    UPDATE: Some GHA in the DT is starting to die off detaching from the rock and floating around.

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    why would i want to start from scratch???

    why would i want to start from scratch???
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    Brush??? Not card???

    Brush??? Not card???
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    Wow so it really started growing so much. Should...

    Wow so it really started growing so much. Should i be doing my first harvest?

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    one side has more algae then the other, which...

    one side has more algae then the other, which side should i turn off?
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    I just looked at the screen again and its filling...

    I just looked at the screen again and its filling in the bald spot nicely, i haveto say now in week 4 that it started growing the green stuff every day makes a huge difference it even looks different...
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    Finally at the 4 week mark starting to see some...

    Finally at the 4 week mark starting to see some growth, but no decrease in p04 or n03 or the GHA in the display.

    Here are some pics.

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    So at this point its already beed 3 weeks my...

    So at this point its already beed 3 weeks my nutrient levels are up there and its not growing properly, not sure whats going on or whats taking so long???

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    So came home today the screen was pretty much...

    So came home today the screen was pretty much covered on one side the other side had some spots so i scraped the some algae from the other spots and filled in the uncovered spots and turned on both...
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    also i have these small balls of algae growing...

    also i have these small balls of algae growing the side that the light is on, should i maybe scrape it on to the bald areas to fill it in???

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    My alk is at 8.5.

    My alk is at 8.5.
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    DAY 16: So since im only running one light i have...

    DAY 16: So since im only running one light i have noticed that the other side where the light is not, filled up alot more. Besides for that nitrate and phosphate still the same. Im wondering if i...
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    So my GAH in my display tank is still very...

    So my GAH in my display tank is still very persistent and growing. Just wondering maybe it would be a goos idea to pull some of the GHA i have in my DT and put it on to the screen to speed up the...
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    Day 13: So im running only one light as...

    Day 13: So im running only one light as instructed. Its a very dark brown color.i dont know why its taking that long for it to start growing some real algae.

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    Just found out that my MAG is at 1500, do you...

    Just found out that my MAG is at 1500, do you guys think that might be an issue because i read that people raise their MAG to stop algae growth.
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    So should i cut back on the hours or the lights?

    So should i cut back on the hours or the lights?
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    DAY 11: I hope its all looking ok, im still...

    DAY 11: I hope its all looking ok, im still running 2 light 18/6 what do you guys think??? Any input to make it grow faster would be greatly appreciated.

    PO4:0.16 NO3:25

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