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Old 06-06-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
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Algae!!!!

I have a 45 gallon reef/fish tank with a terrible algae problem. I have no idea whats causing the problem. I've tried everything from religiously changing the water to carbon filters and phosphate removers. I've had my tank for many years and I'm doing nothing is different. I'm lost. Any thoughts?
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:29 PM   #2
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Are you using ro/di water? How old are the light bulbs? This takes alot of time to get rid of.
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is it hair algae? cyano? what type of algae problem do you have
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Are you using ro/di water? How old are the light bulbs? This takes alot of time to get rid of.
I am using ro water. Just changed the light bulbs. They were really old and needed to be changed for some time. They were changed three months ago, the algae is just getting worse. Will it continue like this for long?
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is it hair algae? cyano? what type of algae problem do you have
Hair on the live rock, and some other covers the glass In days. Not sure of the algae types. I tray and scrape it off the rocks and glass the best I can.
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try reading through this this will help you battle this hair algae problem

Tips on battling nuisance algae in the marine aquarium | Reef Aquarium Information - Brett's Reef Aquarium
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:24 PM   #7
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try reading through this this will help you battle this hair algae problem

Tips on battling nuisance algae in the marine aquarium | Reef Aquarium Information - Brett's Reef Aquarium
Thanks hackteck, 'twas what I needed.
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sure no problem happy to help
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