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

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    Yes take to the sink brush the tray/slot/screen. Then run with 1 light for another week.

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    Can't beat the Santa Monica Rain 2. Algae production is awesome and keeps my nutrients in perfect shape.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Reefkpr View Post
    Can't beat the Santa Monica Rain 2. Algae production is awesome and keeps my nutrients in perfect shape.



    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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    Quote Originally Posted by reeftang View Post
    WOW is all i can say. Do you have any other filtration and what is your maintenance do you do water changes?

    Thank you. I run the Rain 2, skimmer and that's it. I do 10 gallon water changes every 10 days. Turkey baste or stir sand bed before the water change and clean glass. That's about it. I was dosing AquaForest Component 1 2 3 for 1 year and 9 months and recently switched to a Calcium Reactor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reefkpr View Post
    Thank you. I run the Rain 2, skimmer and that's it. I do 10 gallon water changes every 10 days. Turkey baste or stir sand bed before the water change and clean glass. That's about it.
    Did you bleach your rock?

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    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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    Let grow and do pics

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    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 water still has phosphates for sure. im currently running both lights 21/3. Oh and im also doing water changes to help bring the nutrients down.

    Nutrient levels:
    Phosphates: 0.03
    Nitrates: 30

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    Ok clean the screen, tray and pipe. That type of growth cannot hang on much longer. Probably will need to clean every 7 days while it grows like this.

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