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Old 07/29/2015, 08:09 PM   #1442
karimwassef
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The right conditions usually follow an aggressive algae removal remedy - overuse of phosphate removers, aggressive carbon dosing, using chemical algae removers, etc...

These kill the natural algae and biofauna that a healthy reef tank needs and exposes the ecosystem to a dino plague that becomes entrenched until the natural conditions can regain a foothold.

Artificial systems like our reef tanks are really starved for diversity, so once a single creature takes over, balance becomes difficult to regain.

I guess I'd compare it to a yo-yo dieter who can't seem to get long term good results.


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