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Old 05/06/2021, 06:53 AM   #4
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I wish more people had Nielsen and Fossa's "The Modern COral Reef" Vol 1. It has a chapter showing the various algae cycles during the first 8 - 12 months while an aquarium matures. What you are seeing is to be expected. The only thing I would do is manual removal. Here's some videos I think you might find informative or helpful:

Forest Rohwer "Coral Reefs in the Microbial Seas"

Changing Seas - Mysterious Microbes

Nitrogen cycling in hte coral holobiont

Richard Ross What's up with phosphate"

Steel Straws

Paper towels for algae

"Our crystal clear aquaria come nowhere close to the nutrient loads that swirl around natural reefs" Charles Delbeek
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