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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I cant find any info online about this and have searched quite a bit. I have a 10 gallon tank that my grandma gave me and I am thinking about turning it into a mini reef tank without fish in it. Now my question is dose anyone know what kinda filtration a fish less coral system would need, the...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey there everyone, Im back again with another question, but first, 100gall 160lbs rock. 160 lbs sand, wet dry filter with bio balls(yea!! I know) UV LIGHT small skimmer 75 gall rated( just ordered reef octopus xs 160) softies ,lps, few fish, carpet BIG, RTBA x2, 100+ blue crabs, 10 or...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have a soft/LPS reef and I have read that these corals like a little bit of nitrates in the water. So I try to keep my nitrates around 10ppm. have been having a little bit of a green hair algea problem. I bought a turbo snail and he does an okay job. I would like to add something else to my...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have my aquarium running for about 3 weeks now everything was at 0's I had my LR cooked for about 3 months , they were nice white and now the're turning green and have green hair algea on top of them, my Phosphate level now is at .25 is there a way I can lower this? maybe just do a water...
  5. NFMAS Member Tanks
    Since I was a small child, I have always had pets. Whether it was a dog, stray cat, baby squirl, injured bird, lizard, turtle. snake, aquarium, or just about any animal that I could keep. I have also had an aquarium set up constantly since I was 4 years old. Definately not going to share how...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, this 'stuff' has been growing on my one single rock for a little over 2 weeks now. When the light is off it appears to go away, but after a few hours of the light being on it's back to being very 'there' again. I also have what appears to be Green Hair Algea, very hard to see in pic. I'm...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    :rolleyes:Well I was at this nice restaurant the other day and I saw this coral in the tank I have not seen before. It looked like green hair algea and it swayed back and forth and it was neon as well. It obviously was not hair algea but I'm trying to describe it so anyone have any ideas on what...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I have now 45G aquarium and going to move to 90G, I have a green hair algea on couple of my stones in my current tank its has been there for couple months and was not spreading and I was just wondering if I should put it somewhere to cure it before I put into the new one or what can I do...
  9. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I'm new to the hobby and just purchased a 75 gallon from a girl who was moving. It was full of green algae when I got it, however I rinsed the rocks and cleaned it up pretty good. It has been set up at the new location for about 4 days and that algae is starting to come back strong. My water...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    so i was looking at my tank today and i notices some brown stuff growing on the sand and a couple of my power heads.. is this the brown algae that everyone talks about during a cycle? my current readings are nitrates ~10 nitrites 0, ph 8.0~ and alk 250 KH~
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so I have had my 10 gallon up for a a couple months now I guess and it has not gotten the love and care it needed. But now I am trying to get it all clean and looking nice buy I dont know what to do with all this algea. There is green aglea all over the glass and the rocks, and a lot of green...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Just wondering what makes algae green. Is it by any chance phosphates? I had alot of green hair algea and i just put phosphate sponge in my canister filter, and all of a sudden all of my green algae is brown and dying like. Does this mean its working and getting rid of algae?
  13. Massachusetts North Shore Marine and Reef Club
    I just added some more sand to my tank and literally 5 mins after it was in it already formed brown algea. For some reason i dont think this is normal? I know since its new that it would under go some kind of algea bloom on it but this rapid? Why would this happen?
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all my tank is at the end of its cycle and all of my live rock is covered in this stuff. Its really making the tank look like hell. Its also on the live sand. Green hair algea is growing on the glass but that is normal so i am told. This is probably normal too, but i just want to get rid of...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Is there a easy way to rid my tank of bubble algae??
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Will a long spine urchin eat green hair algea?
  17. TCMAS
    These red and green patches keep showing up in my tank. I pluck them off the rocks but they keep showing up. Is this bad? Also there is a red leef like thing growing by one of my zoos. It isn't spreading but it just keep growing back. Advice, suggestions?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Im starting to get rid of the red slime, but now Im seeing more green hair algea. What should I do?
  19. The THINK Tank
    I have a reef tank 72 gallon and have had a bad green hair algea outbreak, does anyone have any suggestions? I do freq water changes have 125 pounds of rock and 80lbs of live sand. help
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