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    Hey, How can I get rid of this sand algae? Tank has been running for years but I've been adding new stuff in the last few months. I know the glass has algae too, I usually get rid of that with a magnet cleaner or a blade. The sand algae has been annoying me the most. I don't do carbon dosing...
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    woke up this morning and tank was cloudy as all hell and brown algae forming on my rock. over feeding? I feed twice a day, also tank is pretty new
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Guys, My tank has been having trouble with an Algae bloom. I'm pretty sure the cause is from non ro or DI water I've been Adding, I used some tapwater with some fresh water chlorinator and dechlorinator for an emergency. I've stopped using that all together. But here's whats happening. My...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello. I have had my tank up and running for a while. It is a 40g cube. I have a Clown, baby Blue Hippo Tang, and a Royal Gramma. Everything was running smoothly up until I bought a blue hippo tang (not sure if this is the cause of the issues yet) and introduced him to the tank. I did not have a...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    So recently I had a really bad algae bloom. I tried everything from tons of carbon to 70% water changes and it still progressed - even got worse. So I sucked it up and bought a uv sterilizer the cheapest one with best reviews. I'd have to say I'm more than pleased. 10/10 Day 1, initial day I...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 40 gallon tank, it's over a year old, Lately I have had what seems like a diatom bloom covering my sand and my rock and corals. Any ideas how to get rid of this situation or should I just ride it out [?]
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everybody! I am new to this (and fish tanks in general) and thought I'd ask some advice from some aquaculture enthusiasts. I work for a company called BioGill who do large-scale aquaculture jobs using a biological filter. I made a miniature version to fit to my personal fish tank and it...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so I have been cycling the tank for a little over 3 weeks now and have a HUGE algae bloom had brown to start then went to a red algae and now its green everywhere my rocks everything the tank looks super cloudy. I have been testing daily and my aminona spiked up high so did Nitrites and then...
  9. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I've been battling Blue-green Cyano for 2 months in my 40b reef tank (8 months old) with water changes, high flow, phosguard, and less lights. Immoved off most of the substrate and moved up the rocks. Now some hair algae is replacing the blu-green cyano on the rocks and Red cyano is showing up...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    So guys it is me again, the one with the tank who had a major algae bloom and you guys helped me fix it. Well good news, the tank is almost perfectly back to normal and also on a side note, 94% of the hair algae is also gone. I am very happy to say the least. Now onto my current issue. Remember...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys I set up my 72g bow front a month or so ago, and noticed a cyano outbreak. I don't know what is causing this maybe its just a new tank thing? But I also heard that dry base rock will grow cyano? It does not grow on my cured pieces from my other tanks. I do weekly 10% water changes and...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I've had my 55 gallon set up for about 5 months now and until this month had been using tap water. Last month I got my RO/DI unit and have since done 4 water changes and 8 freshwater top offs. Since getting the RO/DI I have added a neon green bubble tip anemone, which will later be moved...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hello. About 2 months ago I installed (2) Radion XR30 Gen 2's - 9" above my 75G. I have a mix of LPS and SPS corals and a maxima clam. Shortly after installation, I had a major algae bloom on the sand bed and live rock. The algae is brown in color and stringy. At first I thought it was cyano. I...
  14. The THINK Tank
    Hello, I have currently had my salt water tank up and running for about 4 months now and am experiencing some kind of algae bloom. I am growing this red/purple kind of algae that looks like hair growing from my sand and live rock. I do 10-20% water changes once an week and use a RO system...
  15. Freshwater Discussion
    I have a 2 gallon african cichlid long tank (with 5 fishes about 2-3"). Set up: Aragonite - 20 lbs about 20 pounds of different types of rocks to make pass through caves and stuff like that. My tank reading are 0 ammonia and nitrites and about 40 for nitrates & Ph is about 8 Over the past two...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    This morning its a very sunny day and my fish room is illuminated by two big windows, that'll have controll with blinds. But as of now my system is still dry and the sun is shinning on my sculptures that i've done for my tanks. And as it shines on them on a different angle than the lights that...
  17. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I recently had a big hair algae outbreak, and now that it is over and I have declared the victory after about 3 months struggle, I want to share lessons I have learned. I have tried many things, sometimes 2 or 3 of them simultaneously. So I can not really tell which one had biggest effect. I...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I have recently have had an issue with snail deaths. My live rock is smothered in a stringy micro algae that contains bubbles and is greenish/brown. If it is dinoflagelates, then how do I get rid of it and could it be what is killing the snails?
  19. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I came home from work this morning to my 10g tank in a mess! This practically happened overnight. The pictures do not do justice to how bad this really looks. There is orange/brown growth EVERYWHERE.:2gunsfiring: It's even hairy in places. Last water test (2 days ago) showed perfect...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I currently am cycling a 14gallon coralife biocube and I'm currently fishless while adding pure ammonia... One question I have is I added ammonia and its currently going back down to 0 as nitrite and nitrates are rising.. When I get my ammonia to drop to 0 within 12hours do I also have to get...
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