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Old 08-15-2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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Algea problems

I have a 20 gallon nano reef tank with 13kg of live rock, but I have a terrible Algea problem, it even grows on the sand! Is there anything I can put in there to reduce the Algea? As my cleanup crew don't seem to be doing much, lol any information will be appreciated ! Thanks
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Tell us more about your tank. Do you run ro/di? How often do you feed your tank? How much do you feed? What is your lighting schedule? How much flow is in your tank? What are your current parameters?
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I have 3 light settings in the tank sunlight moonlight and twilight, sunlight is on for about 8 hours moonlight about 4 and twilight all through the night, the lighting is all t5, they are feed mysis shrimp 2 times a day only small bits, any remaining bits are scooped back out as I'm aware leftover bits can ruin nitrate levels, all levels are stable ammonia is 0ppm
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There are 2 wave machines blowing water around the rocks as well
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How much do you do water changes?
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:13 PM   #6
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I do one every 2 weeks
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With a smaller tank you may want to change 20% weekly
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I'd also reduce feedings. Twice a day is alot. Even when your fish eat it (and lets be honest of course they are going to eat it) those nutrients don't magically disappear...they settle to the bottom of your tank as poop and fuel algae just like uneaten food will.
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Try to syphin out the algae as often as possible.
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Are you using RO/DI water or tap?
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