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Old 10-29-2012, 10:42 AM   #21
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Phyto is algae, I have been using reef snow. My fish guy said the phyto isn't good and contributes to,algae growth.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:14 PM   #22
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Phyto is algae, I have been using reef snow. My fish guy said the phyto isn't good and contributes to,algae growth.
It's Phyto plankton... No? Which is a food for filter feeders just like Zoo plex/plankton.

So what do I do?
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:44 PM   #23
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I'm lowering the intensity of my lights first to see how that does. Turned off 2 out of my 6 T5 bulbs
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:22 PM   #24
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Are you spot feeding the phyto? It is known for raising organic levels, so I would use as little as possible to keep your filter feeders happy.
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Are you spot feeding the phyto? It is known for raising organic levels, so I would use as little as possible to keep your filter feeders happy.
No I dose in the tank. Well used to. I stopped ever since this algae came. If I spot feed or not it's still in the water column.

My power is out now due to this hurricane! I have my sump pump running and two power heads running off my car. HAHA!! DC/AC converter
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:54 PM   #26
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The pic you posted for phosphate has the same reading as mine but mine is not brown algae. It's a combination of purplish/red and green. Although they're not that bad yet. Still continue to spread

Btw, great looking tank without that brown algae
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:55 PM   #27
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Stay safe and we can dal with the algae after your back up and running. Definitely don't dose the tank. I would get a small turkey baster and spot feed a non phyto based food like reef snow or marine snow. Less food in the water column.
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Do you have nassarous snails??
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:47 PM   #29
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I would suggest astrea snails for brown algae. When I had my brown algae these snails were like snow plow lol!!!
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I would suggest astrea snails for brown algae. When I had my brown algae these snails were like snow plow lol!!!
Less than 5.

How many should I have?
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