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Old 11/30/2007, 08:07 AM
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How to kill algae?

I had a major problem with red Dictyota. The only way I could deal with it was to replace all my live rock. It was a nightmare, but I did it. My old rock and most of my coral is in another tank and I'd like to move it back into the main tank. My question is - is there anything I can do to make sure that there is no algae on the coral I am moving back into the main tank? Is there a dip I can use that will kill the algae and not the coral? Is there anything I can put on the algae to kill it? Any other suggestions?The coral is all softies - zoas, shrooms, leather.

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Old 11/30/2007, 01:56 PM
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That's gonna be tough. Since coral rely on algae to live, you'd have to find something that targets brown algae but doesn't affect dinoflagellates. Nothing comes to mind here.
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Old 12/01/2007, 01:47 PM
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maybe you should give a uv sterilizer would kill any algae bloom, what kind of filters are you currenly using?
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Old 12/02/2007, 01:40 PM
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Just need to consider controls to keep that algae at bay. Control of nutrient inputs and good exports to compete with algae, macro algae, good skimming, a diverse group of herbivores, and water changes.
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Old 12/02/2007, 10:03 PM
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what size tank do you have?
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Old 12/03/2007, 08:18 AM
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I have a 54 gallon corner tank.

It's the diverse group of herbivores that I have a problem with. Keeping seahorses limits what I can have.
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Old 12/03/2007, 12:42 PM
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graveyardworm - water changes +1,
10-25% at a time.
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