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Old 06-29-2012, 09:34 AM   #11
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Cutting your feeding down will greatly help with this issie. Your fish dont need to eat daily.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:39 PM   #12
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your tank is really new too. I've always had outbreaks of different algaes when my tanks were new. I'm surpised at a month you're not getting diatom blooms.

Just keep workin at it. If you spend enough time taking care of your little ocean it will work itself out. Waterchanges and keeping decaying food/poop to a minmum is key.
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:26 PM   #13
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I purchased the tank used. It was established for over a year. It's only been reef for a month. And I'm using new LED lights. How long would you leave them on daily they comparing to 150w metal halide lights again it's a 14 gallon Biocube.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:11 PM   #15
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Is that the kessil a150? How is it? They're really awesome lights. What k rating is yours? You could leave the lights in for 12 hours with no problem if you have no nutrients. Cutting time will help a little. Remember to keep your corals healthy though.
Edit: didn't see the info. Sorry.
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Is that the kessil a150? How is it? They're really awesome lights. What k rating is yours? You could leave the lights in for 12 hours with no problem if you have no nutrients. Cutting time will help a little. Remember to keep your corals healthy though.
Edit: didn't see the info. Sorry.
Yes it is. It's rated at 15k.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:45 PM   #17
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Do blue LED's contribute to algae growth if they are left on like over night ?

i have a fluval edge savior david 18watt LED
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Do blue LED's contribute to algae growth if they are left on like over night ?

i have a fluval edge savior david 18watt LED
Yes that is likely causing the problem. A few moon lights is fine but thats 18watts. Too much for moonlighting.
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Ok I'm not leaving them on at night just wondering if I could
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Lucky you learn now. I learned by putting them on overnight and growing wonderful amounts of green!
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