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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all So I've had my 40 gallon system set up for about 5 months now and my fish are happy, my corals are happy and my inverts are happy too. Algae, however is also REALLY happy and it's blooming like crazy so I want my next fish to be a herbivore to help my CUC take care of it. Nobody call...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I cannot figure out what is causing my green hair algae outbreak it is everywhere. I went and picked all of it but it just came back. Here are my tank specs: phosphate: 0.1ppm (bit high but it has been sitting here before the outbreak) nitrates: 0ppm nitrites: 0ppm ammonia: 0ppm calcium: 470ppm...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all! I have been facing a green algae problem in my 60 gallon tank, as it is in the "Uglies" phase (only 3-4 months old). I use RO/DI water and nitrate/phosphates are both 0. I have 4 t5 bulbs. The two actinics run for 12 hours and the 2 10k bulbs run for 6 hours. My question to you: is...
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have been fighting an outbreak of bryopsis for 3-4 months now, and I was wondering if anyone had found any tricks or additions to defeat the algae. I have been manually removing it, but I would like some way to eradicate it, especially on the rocks I am moving to a new tank. Not really...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    my 55 gal tank i did my water change n cleaned the sand with my water vacuum and protein skimmer as i do every week since its only 1 1/2 months old n algae is already back on the sand all diff kinds of algae in really annoying lol can anyone give me some info on how to fix this ( i know i post...
  6. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey gang, I started getting some slimy and stringy algae with a bubble at the end and my wife and I came upon dinoflagellates. We've read a lot from other sites and I figured I'd ask here to expand on what we've seen elsewhere...your advice/knowledge/experience shared would be appreciated.
  7. 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...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I need help. I have a hair algae, red hair algae and caulerpa problem. I dont know what to do. I run phosban and it brings the phosphate down to zero but I still have it growing. Any advice?
  9. The THINK Tank
    Hello all, Hydrogen peroxide treatment has received attention as a means of algae control in recent years. However there is little information about long term effects of continued dosing on tank life. Here I would like to share and discuss observations regarding the following: 1. Long term...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    ok I have dinos. And before we get statred no they are not cyano, diatoms, or any other similar type algae. I have dinoflagellettes. i have good tank maintenance check out my signature it has my specs and my routines. the levels are different though salinity 1.025 temp 76-78 ph...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I'm looking for a fish that will make my sand bed WHITE and clean and will also eat algae. I don't mind hair algae but I REEALY NEED SOMETHING THAT EATS RED SLIME!:confused: Whats a good goby THAT NEEDS NO PODS that will clean my sand bed and eat red slime algae.?? I don't have any pods in...
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    General Reef Discussion
    What would be the proper mixture of a clean up crew for a 55 gallon reef tank?? I've had 5 turbo's (all died after 4 months) Astrea (2), and a emerald crab. Having issues with algae growing on all live rock. I do use RO/DI water, do weekly water changes (10%) Lighting (CF 65 watt 10K) on 8 hrs...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I was wondering what i should do about the green algae on my tank glass? I have a magnetic scrubber but some of the algae is stubborn and the scrubber wont take it off. Is there a product that i can get or do i just need to get in there with a sponge and scrub it off manually?
  14. General Reef Discussion
    hi all my tank keeps going green all over the back of my tank how do i stop it. thanks:nuts:
  15. General Reef Discussion
    i have a 14 gallon biocube been cycled for onever a year and some now with about 16 lbs of LR and a 3 inch LS bed. i have a 3 inch maroon clown and a 1 inch green chromis some zoos a finger leather green star polyps a duncen coral xenias... now i have moded my biocube i have a 72 watt pc...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have a small amount of red slime growing in my tank...any tips or suggestions of how to get rid of it? My Tang seems to like eating it, but I don't think he can keep up with it's growth.
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I have finally gotten over the HA stage in my tank. well it's almost gone and now I guess it's Circus balloon time . My tank is starting to look like a kids party . Round green balloon , and balloon figures coming out everywhere. Can I just remove them by hand ?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Is it named this because it makes you wanna pull all your hair out?! because its making me feel that way haha. ive been battling it for months and just when i think i have it under control it comes back in full force. i now have hair algae all over the sand, rocks, and back of my 29 biocube, can...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I've had a hair algae problem since my tank was 1 1/2 months old. my tank is now 6 1/2 months old and i really want to get rid of this hair algae! i pick it off of rocks, totally get rid of it off the sand, only feed fish once every 3 days a little bit, and all my perimeters are good yet the...
  20. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have a green algae film on my glass. My snails eat it but can't eat all of it before it covers most of my glass. There are also small dark green spots of algae that i have to scrape off constantly...How do I prevent this..Sorry no pictures i have no camera.
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