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Old 06-22-2014, 08:46 PM   #1
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Best way to prevent alage

Okay so once upon a time, I had a 25g SW reef tank. Well I cycled for a month or so and then add my first fish, a clown and a green mushroom. Went well for a couple of weeks, I had ditioms and such but every new tank does. Well soon I noticed a new alage growth, the was a type of feather alage one I can't rember the name of now but that alage thrived in reef conditions and eventually chocked my tank to death. I tried everything, from picking it off my hand to picking rocks up and scribing with the tooth brush. Now that was over a year ago and I no longer have said tank though I do have my FW. I decided to try a SW agian and have set up a 10g that's currently cycling.

So I'll admit i wasn't has a diligent has I should have been with my water changes e though I did and do use a ro/di filter.

So any way I can prevent this from happening agian?

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Old 06-23-2014, 10:14 AM   #2
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RO/DI, run phosphate media, keep up on water changes, don't over feed.

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Old 06-23-2014, 10:18 AM   #3
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Just monitor your water parameters and keep nitrates and phosphates low. How you do that is up to you.
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The straight answer to your question about preventing unwanted algae is use ro/di, less feeding, minimize light preferably actinic or blue. Most algae proliferate with specific light frequency (white).
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