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Old 09-02-2004, 08:02 AM   #1
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desperately seeking help floating algae/green water problem

okay, dropped to about 6 houts a day on the lights but increased lumens

went from 80w fluorescent to 260 pcs sill have green water it dimmed but it now seems to fluoresce under the new lights.

i put in some phos-x, changed 25 of 72 gallons of water, added a red caulerpa and some cerith and bumblebee snails,


is there a fish that will eat this free floating stuff,

should i try a diatom filter...

please help guys...

if you need any more info please see previous post regarding the bubble algae that popped. i'm exhausted tonight...

thanks for any and all help
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Bubblebee snails can be bad in a reef tank if this is one. Have you ran carbon, carbon will take the green out of the water.
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Are you running a skimmer or carbon?
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Is the algae that's floating around, green bubble algae?
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yes i ran carbon, just changed it too.

72 gal bowfront
seaclone 150
80 watt fluorescent (4x65 coralife power compact is on it's way
powersweep 228 in tank
rio 2100 with scwd return from wet/dry
120?? lbs live rock
40lbs combination sugarsized sand and crushed coral
3 feather dusters
2 emerald crabs
35 hermits scarlet and blue leg
4 turbo snails
3 sand sifting stars
1 large and 1 small brittle star
1 yellow colony
1 colt coral
1 green polyp colony
1 unknown soft coral (came attached to feather duster)
1 cleaner shrimp
1 (very strange) arrow crab
1 royal gramma
1 blenny (very cool if you like sadists)
2?? brown clown gobies
1 sailfin tang
2 percula clowns
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the algae that popped last week was a green bubble algae, i came home and saw the casing drifting on the sand about a foot away from the live rock that it had been on, I pulled the case and i did wonder if the green cloudiness had been caused by it.
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