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Old 01/03/2008, 03:23 AM   #1
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ID and need advice to get rid of

Tank is about 2 months old. 1st i got the red slime alg and after i got rid of it those green ones covered all my base.
Any solution to clear them?




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Old 01/03/2008, 03:36 AM   #2
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what kind of water do you use? also the tanks only 2 months old give it time to cycle i didnt put anything in my tank for 9 weeks, except for the lr. how long are your lights on and what do you use for a light?


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Old 01/03/2008, 04:30 AM   #3
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I use %50 RO water, i got 1x24w T5 daylight and 1x24w T5 blue and 1.20w daylight (not T5). Tehy do not go ON al together and total useage for day is about 10hours.


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Old 01/03/2008, 05:46 AM   #4
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Cut the light to about 6 hours a day
Use 100% RO - that's your problem right there.

How much flow do you have?
Regular water changes?
Any phosphate remover?

have you tested all your levels? what are the results?


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Old 01/03/2008, 06:56 AM   #5
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At two months you can't expect anything to be settled in. The cycle of algae blooms often lasts into month three. As stated above you should be using 100% RO. Keep your parameters in check. Change water often during this "break in" period. Do not add anything else (livestock) to the tank until it is settled. If you have fish, feed very lightly.

At this stage you shouldn't be worried about battling each algae bloom. You're just going to drive yourself crazy. Keep your methodology even and well researched. After three months the cycle of blooms in your new tank should have stabilized.

Best of luck.


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Old 01/03/2008, 10:23 PM   #6
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ro/di water all the time plus a fuge lit 24/7 and you'd be rid of that in a few months.


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