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Old 10/29/2020, 02:58 PM   #1
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Recommended Macro Water Parameters

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Temperature: Between 23-28 C ( A higher temperature will stress most macroalgae species and can damage them )

PH: 8-8.4

Alkalinity: 8-11

Salinity: 1.024 - 1.026

Nitrate: Between 3-10 ppm, minimum 2ppm

Phosphate: Below 0.5 ppm, good is 0,03 ppm, minimum 0.02ppm

Magnesium: Around 1200 ppm - 1350 ppm

Calcium: Around 400 ppm - 450 ppm ( high levels are important for calcified species like Halimeda)

Iron: Around 0.01 ppm

Iodine: around 0.04 ppm


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Old 10/30/2020, 09:33 PM   #2
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That's a really good article, thanks.


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Old 11/01/2020, 10:08 AM   #3
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It's good to have some numbers to shoot for


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Old 11/02/2020, 01:36 PM   #4
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My latest numbers ppm
Phos 0.03
Iron 2.23
Nitrate 100


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Old 11/08/2020, 02:01 PM   #5
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Nice greg10! Now folks have some numbers to shoot for. Very helpful!


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Old 11/14/2020, 08:14 AM   #6
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Numbers this week:
Phos 0.08
Nitrate 50
Iron 0.70

I added NeoPhos, no nitrate or iron added.
Lots of iron consumption
my display is at 0.02 iron


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Old 11/21/2020, 01:44 PM   #7
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Iron 0.3
Nitrate 100
Phosphate 0.08


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Old 11/29/2020, 06:44 PM   #8
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Iron 0.24
Nitrate 50
Phosphate 0.09


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Old 11/29/2020, 07:50 PM   #9
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Did you notice faster macroalgae growth with high nitrate?


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Old 11/29/2020, 10:19 PM   #10
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Yes, things improved

I had been at 0 phosphate and 0 nitrate and 0 iron


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