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Old 04-05-2012, 12:44 PM   #1
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Good or bad algae?

I have this brown colored algae growing on my back glass and heavily around my filter outlet. If this bad algae. It just started taking off since I've added a coral algae booster called "purple up". If this is not good algae could someone tell me what to do about it?

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Old 04-05-2012, 01:31 PM   #2
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First off, there is no such thing as bad algae. All algae help your tank. If you find it unsightly, then find ways to take care of it. I would assume that the purple up may have something to do with this algae appearing. After all, coralline is an algae also and use some of the same nutrients.. Personally, I find the use of any additives unnecessary. How long has the tank been set up? How many gallons? What's the stock like? How long are the lights on for a day? How much water do you change and how often? What's your filtration like? How old are your bulbs? What are your parameters like?
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:37 PM   #3
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I added purple up and the same thing happened algae everywhere. I think my t8 lights I had also added to the problem so I replaced them with a t5 fixture
and the growth is not a lot less and its starting to go away.
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Purple up is basically calcium and nutrients in a bottle. If you want coraline, get some scrapings from a friend or lfs.

As for algae issues, how long do you keep them on? Id bet you have them on for too long and have a large amounts of nutrients in the water.

Stop the purple up, cut back on feeding, and reduce lighting.
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Wrong thread. Phone glitches. Sorry
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