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Old 04-27-2014, 10:26 PM   #11
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Are the lights old (they put out poorer quality light as some age) and any reason for such a prolonged light period daily?

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Old 04-27-2014, 10:27 PM   #12
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Are the lights old (they put out poorer quality light as some age) and any reason for such a prolonged light period daily?

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Yes lighting are of age
Will cut down on lighting
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:28 PM   #13
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Any chance you can replace the bulbs, that may help also?

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Old 04-27-2014, 10:34 PM   #14
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Any chance you can replace the bulbs, that may help also?

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Led's

I'll check price

What does it harm
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:43 PM   #15
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Unless they are a very poor quality to start, they would have to be very old to degrade enough to be the problem. My best guess, combo of high nutrients, too much light, and algae being algae. Reduce feeding some, cut the lights down (at highest intensity, I think mine are on four hours, but the lights run 10 hours a day, not including moons ) and a skimmer would help also. I've had good luck with someone called matrix, it removes most of the things that help cause algal growth, and might help you catch up with it. Get rid of what you can by hand, or scrub under water (I'd scrub in the water I took out for a wc ) with a tooth brush or the like. Some urchins eat it also, my pencil is a lawnmower lol

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Old 04-27-2014, 10:45 PM   #16
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That was supposed to read with something called... Not someone called. .got to love auto spell lol

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Old 04-28-2014, 01:24 AM   #17
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I read your thread I had the same problem before.The best bet is to have a good clean up screw add emerald crabs and tangs. They clean the tank really well!!
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No tang should go in a bio, there simply isn't the room. This will help get it in check, but you still need to fix the source or it will just keep happening

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Old 04-28-2014, 11:45 AM   #19
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Get the green machine uv sterilizer $80 at petsmart and a cleaning crew! I have 20 snails in my 90G and the AquaC Remora Skimmer$250 Also add good quality live rock!
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-Weekly water changes with the purest water possible (RODI).
-Scrub with toothbrush
-Siphon/manual removal the most possible
-Nutrients control (maybe you're overfeeding)
-Clean everything

- Cut back on lighting, depending on your setup, and light type and power. Consider running a timer on the light too.

-Nitrates/phosphates monitoring and control via accurates tests like RedSea.

-GFO (Granulated ferrous oxide in a reactor)
-GAC (Granulated activated carbon in a filter/reactor)

-Don't use canisters for filtration.

-Clean the sump/protein skimmer

-Vodka dosing (with wet skimming) if you have a double size rated skimmer.

-Change your salt for a higher reef salt grade if you're using a cheap one...

Also if your water is green, consider buying a UV sterilizer.

- Make sure there's no direct sunlight on the tank at any moment of the day too...
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