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Old 05-20-2005, 02:10 PM   #1
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Algea Help!!!!

I have had my 75gal for almost a year.. I have no hair algea but the sand gets green bubble algea, and I have a few big slimy green bummles on the rocks.. Here is what I have, I just don't understand how I could have algea!!!!!!!!


Mag 12 (Return) with Squid device
Aqua clear 500
Urchin Pro/Mag3
Sump with 100 bio-balls
Refugium with 3 types of Cheato (50 watt grow light on 24hrs)
75lbs Live Rock

2x250 14K Hamilton MH (9hrs) duration
2x65 Acentic (10hrs)

Algea Critters:
2 Sand sift Stars
2 Emerald Crabs
1 Sally Lightfoot
6 Red Leg Hermits
20 Blue Leg Hermits
12 Mexican Turbo (The Big ones)
20 Turbo snails
12 Cerith snails
1 Yellow Tang

I use RO/DI Water
Dose with Kalkwasser W/Feeding pump 100ml/hr (24hrs)

PH 8.1
Salt .21-24 (Oceanic)
Amm 0
Nit 0
Nitrate 0 to .5
Phos 0 or at least I can't see anything
Calc 420
Mag 1600
Alk. 4.75
Temp 77º
My next step is to buy 200 snails and see what happens!!!!!

ANY IDEAS PLEASE????????????????????????

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Old 05-20-2005, 02:23 PM   #2
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YOur best bet for bubble algea is manual removal. Try not to break them in the process. This type of algea spreads quickely. Maybe try a new PO4 test kit to verify if yours is reading correct.

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Old 05-20-2005, 02:43 PM   #3
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I don't think the snails are going to go after the bubbles. More emeralds might help. Your total fish load is a Yellow Tang? What and how often do you feed it? Are you feeding your corals at all? Have you tested freshly mixed saltwater for PO4 or NO4? Try that and are you running any carbon? If so what kind? Good luck.

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Old 05-20-2005, 02:50 PM   #4
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I also have these fish:

1 Clown
1 Coral Beauty
1 Royal Gramma

Oh, and I also have a Queen Conch

I have tested fresh mixed water all was good

I feed the tank once daily with frozen mysis and a seafood mix type food
I drain the water off before feeding, I also feed Reef Snow every other day.
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