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Old 06-20-2011, 07:42 PM   #361
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It can only grow if there are nutrients in the water...period. Are you over feeding? as I believe that is a likely culprit. I use a separate algae scrubber to "strip" the water of any available nutrients, as the algae grows in the superior environment of the scrubber rather than the tank. Another mistake is not physically removing algae as it is released back into the tank when cleaning. But in the end, the algae has to have something to use to grow.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:26 PM   #362
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I know I am overfeeding but I can not resist
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:59 AM   #363
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Mexican turbo snails can help.
Good quality RO DI water (you don't know what your getting from the shop unless you have a TDS meter. The water I was buying has a TDS of 24 so not so good!)
Don't overfeed.
Put frozen food onto a paper towel to let most of the liquid drain into it. You will be surprised how much comes off and how smelly it is!!!
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:07 AM   #364
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I also believe most tanks go through this stage at around 4-6 months. It must be the dead material on the live rock rotting.
I struggled too and hated it, although thankfully, mine has finally receded to almost nothing.

A many pronged attack is the way.
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I resisted the urge and didn’t feed one time today... lol
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:32 PM   #366
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Now feeding every other day and I removed a lot of algae from the tank. I am also doing a 5 gallon change every other day.
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Hopefully youll have it sorted soon
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My tank is starting to clean up and my corals seem much happier
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:37 AM   #369
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My tank is starting to clean up and my corals seem much happier

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Itching to get my last fish. I want it to be my "show piece". I really would like a kole tang or preferrably a bicolor angel.
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