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Old 02-19-2013, 04:14 PM   #1
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Algea problems in reef.

I've been having problems with green algea on my glass. I have been scraping it off everyday my lighting is at 8 hours and I use RoDi water. I also just got a new HOB refugium and its covered in red slime algea.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:18 PM   #2
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Also, tank size, age, livestock, filtration?
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:23 PM   #3
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Ammonia- 0 ppm
Nitrates-5.0
Nitrite-0
Calcium- 360
PH- 8.0

That's all I test right now.
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Tank size, age, livestock, filtration?

You need to test for phosphates.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:28 PM   #5
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29 gallon. 1 HOB filter with sponges and carbon an HOB Refugium with LR and chaeto. A sera marine ps130 protiene skimmer.

Livestock- Bicolor angel, maroon clown, dragon goby.

I also have 32 lbs of LR
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How long has the tank been running? How often do you clean the sponges in the filter? What do you feed your fish? How much and how often? Water changes? The red slime in the refuge is likely Cyanobacteria.
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It's been running since a week before Christmas. I feed a little bit daily and I feed pelets and dry brine shrimp. I do water changes weekly with RoDi water.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:12 PM   #8
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You may need to do more frequent or larger volume water changes. Make sure to clean the sponges in the hob filter. Also check the bottom of the filter container and see if there is any detritus buildup which can occur. If so clean that as well during water changes. The algae on the glass is hair like or just kind of dusty?
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:37 PM   #9
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No it's not hair it's like an algea that in crusts
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:49 PM   #10
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Is it hard or soft? If hard then it is probably just a variety of Coraline algae and not that big of a deal but more of just an aesthetic issue.
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