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Old 10-05-2015, 04:27 PM   #11
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Turning the lights off for 3 days isn't gonna touch that algae. Your best bet is remove the rock and scrub it off with a hard plastic bristle brush. Get as much off as possible manually then deal with your nitrate or phosphate issue that is fueling that algae. Once algae gets into the coral its super hard to remove. I'd use a bottle brush or something really small and not to tough to get inbetween the branches. DONT brush it off in your tank, it will float, land and start a new life where it landed. Make sure before you brush it off you remove it from your tank.
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I have the same stuff in my tank. Kind of like a circular fern. I have it in two parts of the tank. I did go three days without lights to kill off a cyanobacteria issue and can confirm the algae you are dealing with will not be killed off. The stuff in my tank got a little white from the experience but within a day was green and thriving once again.
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Lights out doesn't work? hmm, interesting:
Maybe look at these, and judge for yourself then.
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...%20for%20algae
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Didn't say three days without lights won't clear cyanobacteria or brown slime algae. I did say that the fern like algae shown in the photos in this thread exist in my tank and survived just fine after three days without light. My cyano was gone, but the fernlike algae was not.
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Wasn't meant for you. Read above your post.
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So nwsharksfan how did you kill the fern algae


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