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Old 03-14-2006, 01:07 PM   #1
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Algea problem

I had to start from scratch when my 50gal saltwater decided to come unsilled all over my living room floor and I just got my new tank. It's been circulating for about 3.5 weeks. I had to go to california for a week and when I got back there was green and red algea growing in my tank. Even spots of green on the tank walls and gravel. I have live rock and sand in the tank and that's it. Being pretty much a noob I'm not sure what I should do. Should I treat the aquarium before stocking it with any fish? If yes what should I use?

I think I figured out the problem. The guy who was watching my house left the light on the whole time I was gone.
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I think I figured out the problem. The guy who was watching my house left the light on the whole time I was gone.
That'll do it...LOL. You can scrape the algae off the sides of the tank and get some reef hermits and snails to eat what's on the rocks. I like Cerith snails. They're small and hardy (key work: hardy). An algae blenny would help too and so would a reef safe starfish. Just test the water first to make sure there isn't any toxins or high nitrate in the system.
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