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Old 09-06-2011, 08:48 PM   #1
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Algae help please

I have a brown stringy algae that seems to attach to about everything in my reef tank that I have not been able to beat yet Does anybody have any idea what it might be and how to get rid of it It blows off easy with a turkey baster I have tried everything I can think of including adding another wave maker to increase flow I went and bought a reef octopus skimmer and it is skimming wet I also bought a ro unit and am only using ro water and the most helpful thing I did is three days without lights but it did not get rid of it totally and is back like before
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Also I cut my feedings back even more from every other day to about every four days
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You only have an RO unit? Not DI?
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I wouldnt do every four days. I fed my fish every other day and they got thin so every day now. Every four seems kinda overkill. JMHO
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Yes it is ro/di
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I would do 25% weekly water changes.

What are the tank inhabitants?
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I wouldnt do every four days. I fed my fish every other day and they got thin so every day now. Every four seems kinda overkill. JMHO
Ive been keeping a eye on them I am making sure they are staying healthy I am just trying to find what is fueling this algae
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I would do 25% weekly water changes.

What are the tank inhabitants?
Its 90 gallons I do 10 gallons every week I have 3 green chromis 1 wrasse 4 clowns a scooter and lawnmower blennie and a sailfin tang and various corals and a long tentacle anemone
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What are you nitrate levels? I would do more than 10g a week.
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My nitrates as of yesterday were less than 20 ppm
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