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Old 01/12/2008, 12:16 AM
ricks ricks is offline
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Some people never listen.....
Old 01/12/2008, 12:22 AM
slandis3 slandis3 is offline
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How old are your lights? To battle my ha problem, I changed my lights ( 8 months old) and added a bunch of blue legs. I did weekley water changes and got a good skimmer. Neithe my fox face, yellow tang, or valmeinge (sp?) tang will touch Ha.
Old 01/12/2008, 12:52 AM
Craig Lambert Craig Lambert is offline
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Originally posted by ricks
Find the source of your algae problem... And it will take care of itself..

Adding livestock to cure a problem with your water is rarely successful..

Many different variables come together to cause the perfect algae outbreak. You need to find the right combination to cure your problem. this can take time, energy and money. I cure lies with you the reefkeeper aka God.. Not with livestock that will be hit and miss. Remember when you add something to your system you are increasing the bioload which will contribute to your algae problem. Algae needs light, and a food source to grow, sometimes it will take along time to cure the problem.

Myself I would go with good flow, pristine water conditions. Have a large fuge reverse lighting will help stabilize your PH. A heavy duty skimmer, no cheap one here!! and make sure it wet skims. And a reactor to run Rowphos in. and make sure your lights new, cheap lights can give of red spectrums, that promote algae growth..

And lastly no Tangs, or other fish that will be cramped in a 65 gallon....

Happy Reefing
I know you're looking for an answer to your original question.....but this is the real answer.
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will spend all day in a boat drinking beer."
Old 01/12/2008, 01:03 AM
sanababit sanababit is offline
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get a lawnmower blenny, ASAP, algae gone

What the heck is that new thing in my tank?

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