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Old 12-07-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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Algae outbreak

I am not sure why I am having prolonged algae outbreak in my 29gallon biocube. The temp is 80 degrees, lighting is on 10:30am - 9pm I want reduce that time but when I do my star polyps close. I am also using RO water. Is the light the problem
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:40 PM   #2
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Not seeing it???
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:47 PM   #3
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Yea sorry cayno
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:37 PM   #4
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I am not sure why I am having prolonged algae outbreak in my 29gallon biocube. The temp is 80 degrees, lighting is on 10:30am - 9pm I want reduce that time but when I do my star polyps close. I am also using RO water. Is the light the problem
R u talking about the purple stuff on the glass? If so, that's Coralline Algae, not cyano..

Cyano is a red slime algae that spreads quickly throughout the entire tank due to too much light.

Other than the coralline algae, I can't see anything else :/
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I have the typical green hairy algae on the glass
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Get yourself a magfloat. Just scrape it off. There is no way to get rid of all algae growth like that.
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I see some red funny stuff by the powerhead
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Have you tested the nitrates and phosphates? If you are using RO water are you buying it or do you have an RO system? If you have an RO system I would add DI. RO does not get everything out of the water the DI will get out everything left behind. How old are the bulbs?

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