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Old 07-19-2004, 02:18 PM   #1
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Annoying green algea and brown algea

Can some please let me know what I can buy to get rid of green algea growing in the sand and all of my rocks? I also have brownish algea growing on the tank....I've tried some chemicals but have not had any luck....should i change my lighting schedule or is there some fish that i can buy to eat the algea?? Any help would be nice, i miss the nice look of the pure white sand!!

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Old 07-19-2004, 04:07 PM   #2
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Don't add anymore chemicals designed to get rid of algae. The algae is simply taking advantage of a nutrient rich environment. Try reducing feeding.
More details will help us help you.
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How old is the tank
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how much live rock
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Calcium level
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What does the algae look like? leafy, hair, slime, blanket, etc
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Old 07-19-2004, 06:06 PM   #3
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Water source is also important.. RO or tap ?
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Old 07-19-2004, 09:59 PM   #4
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yeah some info would help
125 Gallon tank
set up for about a year.....
3 damsels, two clown, cleaner shrimp, spider shrimp, red-tail, two turbo snails, two crabs.....50lbs live rock, two anenomies
No ammonia, no nitrate, .05 nitrite...ph is good
Lighting is two Actinics, two 175 watt Metal halides on for about 8 hrs a day
Algae looks like hair.
Thanks for the help'
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Newbie answer here, but I think you needa lot more algae eating snails like Turbo's or Astreas
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I'm with gear-head, snails are a fishkeepers best friend!
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