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    For just over a month now my skimmate has been a green.
    I don't dose phyto or anything.
    I was using a bm-nac5 and now I'm using a rdc-850 and I'm getting the same colour skimmate.

    Any ideas why?



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    Not held up to the light
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    Are you running a sump light? That'll usually do it.

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    Always have done, my skimmer cut isn't exposed to any light
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    Very weird then, I know mine goes through stages, but tends to coincide with a light change or playing with the bubbles for me. Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles

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    The only new addition to the tank is a calcium reactor, sps and some aquaroche??

    My phos is at 0.5 or just under and my nitrate is at 5.
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    Do you feed alot of nori or likewise greenery into the tank?

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    Only feed nori once a week at most. A few pinches of flake and half a cube of frozen each day
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    Is it green if you dry skim? Or that cruddy brown we all sniff before rinsing if out

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