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Old 07-19-2013, 11:24 AM   #1
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Ahh! Algea overload!

So I just got back from an 8 day vacation and my tank has been overrun by algae of many types. The most of it is hair algae which I've never really had a problem with. I left a detailed list for the family member who was taking care of it so I'm not sure where it went wrong. I was just curious how to go about cleaning it all. I am assuming water change of like 30% of the water. Is it best to take my live rock out and scrub it in ro/di water? I can take my filter and power heads out and scrub pretty easy too. All my fish seem fine it just don't want to stress them during cleaning.
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:26 AM   #2
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I do 50% WC. Scrub everything down. Leave the lights off for a couple of days.
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Same with me
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Clean the rock in the old tank water (from a PWC) Dont use RO/DI or fresh as it will kill the bacteria thats living on/in the rock
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Clean the rock in the old tank water (from a PWC) Dont use RO/DI or fresh as it will kill the bacteria thats living on/in the rock
Thanks! Had no clue ro/di could do that. It's easy enough to fill a few buckets with tank water during pwc too. Thanks for all the help guys!
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