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Old 12/12/2007, 06:17 PM   #1
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Lightbulb what's the worst your nano has looked?

lets see some pictures of your tanks at their worst. we are always asking for the best fts shots for contests, but lets do something new. whether it be during its cycle or a few weeks/months of neglect. i know some of us get lazy, so lets see it!!


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Old 12/12/2007, 06:26 PM   #2
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Here's my entry, it's not horrible but the algea bothered me pretty good, this is two months after starting the tank.



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Old 12/12/2007, 06:54 PM   #3
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Hmm... I knew I should have taken a few pics of my temporary tank for when my 15G exploded...... It was on the floor in front of my computer and was such a mess.....


My canopy is pretty ghetto in this pic.



and this one...




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Old 12/12/2007, 06:57 PM   #4
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haha you guys are crazy if you think those look bad lol. i will get a pic of mine tomorrow because it is in its diatom stage of the cycle. looks like someone just vomited into my tank and it all settled lol.


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Old 12/12/2007, 07:03 PM   #5
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The black sand has done a great job at hiding any brown/blue/green algae mats. As far as I'm concerned I never had any algae problems


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Old 12/12/2007, 07:12 PM   #6
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Finally! A contest that I have a chance to win...




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Old 12/12/2007, 07:20 PM   #7
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now that looks bad!


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Old 12/12/2007, 07:34 PM   #8
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haha now thats what im talking about! that stuff is out of control! is it still that way, or have you gotten it under some control?


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Old 12/12/2007, 07:48 PM   #9
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Same tank, two days ago... Not there yet, but some progress indeed...




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Old 12/12/2007, 08:22 PM   #10
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Right now.

About three weeks young.


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Old 12/12/2007, 08:56 PM   #11
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laurentseattle, good work on that cleanup. it looks much better. i probably would have ut everything in the oven and started over haha. i am one with absolutely NO patience...but im slowly learning it in this hobby.


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Old 12/13/2007, 12:48 AM   #12
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I wish I had seen this thread yesterday! Today I finally got around to a much-needed cleanup on my 30g - it's a semi-neglected tank that pretty much looks after itself, and I let it go a bit over the past month or so. There was quite a buildup of coralline and green 'dust' algae on the glass, as well as some red turf algae on the rockwork which is still present. part of the problem is that the CUC in the tank consists of one trochus snail and one Hawaiian hermit; it's definitely time to go shopping for custodians!

Today I can see my clowns, but the rocks are decidedly fuzzy. I'll see if I can get a picture tomorrow to add to the thread - maybe one of you guys can tell me what eats this red algae and I can get rid of it!


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Old 12/13/2007, 09:49 AM   #13
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I don't have any pics but one time on my 10 gallon tank I had an algae bloom that was in the water. It turned my whole tank green, it got to the point where you couldn't see what was in the tank. It was horrible. I had to move everything into a temporary holding place and do a 100% water change, then I let it sit for a few days and then I put everything back in. Haven't had a problem since, but I did end up buying a uv sterlizer.


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Old 12/13/2007, 10:13 AM   #14
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just imagine this all over the sandbed .....




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Old 12/13/2007, 10:22 AM   #15
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Yea i got that crap on my sand and rocks....trying hard to get rid of it.


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Old 12/13/2007, 10:28 AM   #16
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Yea i got that crap on my sand and rocks....trying hard to get rid of it.
I just got rid of it on sunday with bluelife red slime remover. I have to treat tank again but so far its gone


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Lucky you...im trying to avoid using chemicals but in another couple weeks if it doesnt look better then im going to.


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Old 12/13/2007, 11:49 AM   #18
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Old 12/13/2007, 11:58 AM   #19
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are those mollies taking care of that algae for you?


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Old 12/13/2007, 12:05 PM   #20
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Lucky you...im trying to avoid using chemicals but in another couple weeks if it doesnt look better then im going to.
using chemicals is always my last resort, but this bluelife stuff does no harm, I have tried chemi clean and that killed some of my sps. with the bluelife the sps still look healthy and are doing great. everything in tank is happy.

I have gotten rid of red slime before with out chemicals but its stressful for sps if you dont have any in your tank just siphon out all the red slime scrub it off the glass etc.. run skimmer wet. then kepp all lights off for 3 days, then do water change.

my slime came from dirty pipes I forgot clean when one of my clowns died.


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Old 12/13/2007, 01:10 PM   #21
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are those mollies taking care of that algae for you?
i had those mollies maxed out. they constantly ate and constantly pooped. no they didnt do much against the algae. id need 30 mollies to eat all that algae fast enough.


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Old 12/13/2007, 02:34 PM   #22
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Some power heads will do wonders on the red slime. Lights off and water changes for the hair algea. Cut back on feedings also.


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Some power heads will do wonders on the red slime. Lights off and water changes for the hair algea. Cut back on feedings also.
I wish I had a dollar for every time some said this lol I guess I must have super strains in my tank because I have so much flow its unreal.. I have a mag 9.5 as the return , koralina 1, and maxjet 900 lol


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