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post #21 of (permalink) Old 11-16-2010, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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One of the bulbs on the coralife seems to be loosing spectrums, for giving a reddish hue. I got it used for $15 so not surprised. Added a T8 Life-glo bulb under canopy. This time around I have been battling string algae and diatoms. Stargrass almost died. It is starting come back. I think there is copper in the water for snails don't live. Wondering if the laterite is contributing to algae problems. That I have to test in a fishless tank. Oddly found that nitrates are up from usual 3 to 40. Thus stopped dosing nitrogen. Dosing Aqueon plant food, brightwell aquatics multi, and Seachem equlibrium weekly. Excel replacement dose daily.
Trying to simulate this

Made moss to create a jutting out edge

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