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Old 01-12-2013, 12:25 PM   #1
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Green algae

I have green algae growing all over my tank and it is killing my coral. What can I put in there to eat it.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:28 PM   #2
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I have green algae growing all over my tank and it is killing my coral. What can I put in there to eat it.
You'd wanna find the root of the problem. Clean up crew will help but only mask your issue. Algae is caused by excessive nutrients. Have you checked your parameters? How often do you feed? What's your lighting schedule. How often do you perform water changes?

Do you use any media like phosguard or something like it? Anything at all?

Also how long has your tank been up and running?
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I feed every other day. I have 4 fish. I do water changes about every month and a half. The lights are on all day and turn them off at night.
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Tank has been up for around 6 months
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I would do water changes every week for a while. Keep feeding at a minimum. Starving the algae will take some time but that's the way to do it.
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Ok should I get a clean up crew too
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Ok should I get a clean up crew too
IMO a clean up crew isn't needed, others may disagree though.
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You would have to identify the algae you have and see if you can find something that will actually eat it. Not all algae is palatable to all herbivores.
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How do I identify it.
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