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Old 02-24-2003, 01:04 PM   #1
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Algae control

Hi, I have a 30 gal and green algae seems to be forming everyday at a rapid rate, i have to clean my glass everyday because of the algae growth. And there seems to be green hair algae growing on the bottom of my sand. Is there a way to get rid of it?
I plan on getting a algae bleeny but i am not sure if it would fit well in my tank, I have a bi color bleeny already and 2 firefish gobys. Will the algae bleeny get along with the others???
Also i have some bubble algae (valonia) growing on my live rock. They seem to grow very fast as well and i find myself plucking them off the rock. How can i get rid of it???
Thanks for your help in advance!!
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i know i had an emrald crab in my 20 and it kept the bubble algae to almost nothing. as far as the rest of the algae do you have any snails?
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I have about dozen turbo snails in my 30g and it is free of algae. I clean the front glass once a month or so of some real minor film. Also, check your lighting and water quality.
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What is the filtration of the tank? Do you have a skimmer? How deep is the sandbed? Is it a sandbed or crushed coral bed? How long has the tank been set up? How much lighting is on the tank (wattage, type and spectrum)? Are you useing RO, RO/DI or DI water for water changes and top offs?
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