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Old 08-03-2013, 09:03 AM   #1
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Algae doing ne head in

Iv been having problems with green hair algae for a while now water is clear no trace of ammonia, nitrite, natrate and phosphate salt is at 1.026 and ph is at 8.2 iv got a canister filter which I clean out every week and replace carbon every month. Iv got a algae blenny who is make much of a impact on it now iv notice that its turning brown iv pulled loads out off the rocks and syphoned the sand and do water changes every week about 25%. Does anyone have any idea what could be the problem.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:15 AM   #2
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Some pics would give us an idea of the problem
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:48 AM   #3
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Yes some pics, also how big is the system? Most importantly where do you get your water from and how much do you feed?
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:40 AM   #4
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Tank is a 63us gallon 55imperial gallon I feed frozen brine shrimp every 3 days and I only use ro water from the local aquirium store
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:52 AM   #5
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Pictures of tank also water temp is 27oc
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:20 PM   #6
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You have cyanobacteria and hair algae both caused by excessive nutrients ,nitrate phosphate...you need to lower the nutrients do you use gfo or a reactor to rid the tank of phosphate or nitrate...
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:11 PM   #7
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I had this problem I used a phosphate remover in my canister filter and it cleared up within a few weeks... its a slow process
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You can use chemiclean. It will help fix the cyano issue, however it is just a band aid, you need to lower your nutrients.
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:57 PM   #9
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Iv been using phosphate remover now for about 2-3 months how do I lower the nutrients ?? I only feed fish what they can eat that's every 3 days
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