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Old 07-27-2006, 09:53 PM   #11
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Scrape it off the tank walls with a razor.

Brushing/scraping the algae off is not going to fix the problem. The algae will keep coming back if you don't treat the root of the problem.

Can you post the exact test results that you tested? Maybe your definition of "perfect parameters" is abit off.
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:07 PM   #12
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Tests = PH 2.8 / salt level 1.023 / ammonia 0 ppm (mg/L) / Nitrate 0 ppm (mg/L) / Nitrite 0 ppm (mg/L). These are the test results I got from the SALTWATER MASTER Liquid Test Kit.

I cant figure it out. I feed the fish where my protine skimmer is. And the skimmer is right behind the rocks
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Your parameters are really "perfect" as you describe BUT you don't have a PO4 test? PO4 is the upmost important parameter when dealing with algae
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Need to know your phosphate test. Your Ph is way too low unless you meant 8.2 and not 2.8? Also I don't think you have enough rock for your biological filter to keep up. A skimmer works fine but you don't have enough nutrient export going on. How much and how often do you feed? One powerhead and a skimmer return is not enough flow for your tank. I would add another Powerhead and aim it at the back of the tank. My two cents.
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sorry I meant 8.2 PH an the power head is made for a 50 gallon and it on max speed. The filter is for a 20-40 gallon tank. I feed 1 a day at night at 8:00 pm and I put some calcium in the tank. After that I shut the lights off for the night.
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Try feeding every other day. How long do you run your lights?

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You`ll need to change 10 gallons every 5 days and get some of the excess nutrients out of there
melosu58, sound advice, there.
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I just took all the algae off the algae wall and I am puting 5 gallons of RO/DI water in their now. I run my lights from 9am to 8 pm.

will feeding my fish and inverts every other day kill them.
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I run my lights from 9am to 8 pm.
Reduce this to 8 hours and see if that helps.

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will feeding my fish and inverts every other day kill them.
I feed every other day and they are doing great.
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RO/DI "Satl" water right? XD
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yes, every 5 gallons I use 2 1/2 cup of salt
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