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Old 03-05-2004, 08:51 AM   #11
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if you really dont like how it looks take a turkey baster or a small submersible powerhead and try to blow some of the stuff off. the brown algae you were talking about should come off fairly easily.

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I had a bad algae bloom about 2 months ago. I cut back on food, cut the lighting back a little, and increased the circulation and it cleared up....and my tank is 5 years old.

I will say that one thing that helped it clear up faster is that I took a medium strenght power head and blasted all 360lbs of LR w/ it. Cleaned the algae off pretty quickly. Luckily it hadnt killed off my coralline.


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I totally agree with squishy, wait until the Nitrites are 0 the inverts can be fairly sensative.

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Old 03-05-2004, 09:24 PM   #14
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Just added some more live rock today. That stuff get expensive. I will be adding about 10 pounds a week until I get 125 pounds or so in the tank.
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Old 03-19-2004, 12:23 PM   #15
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Why not add base rock. The LR you have will seed it and it will be LR in a short time. I bought this rock which was almost pure white when I got it. You can not tell the difference between this rock and the LR I bought at the same time.

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