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Old 11-03-2014, 08:01 PM   #11
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Ok now that I know not to feed flakes or feed my corals how do I get rid of it? Will it die off on its own? Or is there a chemical I can get to kill it with out hurting my other stuff. I have more then enough cleaners in there


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Old 11-03-2014, 09:04 PM   #12
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Using ro/di water for your top offs and water changes along with the rinsed frozen food is the key. During water changes, start pulling it out and you can simply siphon it out as you pull. Don't do it all at once, just slowly plug away at it. Algae is a long drawn out battle that takes time and patience.
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I use ro/di this algae just recently started thanks for the help


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Old 11-04-2014, 01:38 AM   #14
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Aside from nutrients algae will start to flourish when the light frequency band, intensity and duration favors it. What kind of light do you have and have you made any changes before the problem started? Fluorescent lights will shift frequency band overtime and can cause algae problem.
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Old 11-04-2014, 04:20 PM   #15
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T5s when I get enough time I'm gonna set up my 44 gallon with halides right now I have everything in a biocube


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Old 11-05-2014, 12:54 AM   #16
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I saw on another thread that you get your water from a Walmart? Do you have a tds meter? Is the unit an ro/di or just ro? Most of the time the filters on these public machine are not changed often enough for reef purposes. This combined with the feeding habits are most likely what's fueling your problems. Also just curious but what kit are you using to measure nitrate and phosphate? And have you tested fresh mixed water?
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I've never done walmart I've seen them there and that's not the problem my grocery store changes them monthly and yes it's ro/di it says on it this hair algae just started and I've been using this water for more then a year


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Do you have a tds meter? Depending on the number if people that use it once a month might not be enough. And what about my other questions?
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I don't have a tds meter. I use the API salt water tests and this algae just started happening. I have tested the fresh salt water. And it's not showing anything . I really don't think it could be the water. The foods more likely because I used to feed frozen cut up shrimp and I never had a problem. Then I got them flakes a couple months ago and like 2 weeks ago I started getting algae


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The api tests aren't nearly accurate enough for a reef tank. The phosphate in particular isn't near sensitive enough, you need to be able to measure down to 0.1ppm
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