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Old 03-17-2004, 12:06 AM   #1
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Help, Algae!

Hi all!
I have i big problem:
55gal, 2x90w VHO lightning

Now i have ugly algae all over the place.
It is not just looking horrible but it gets onto my corals, and they cant open any more.

Please help!
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Old 03-17-2004, 12:26 AM   #2
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What kind of corals?? How old are the bulbs? If they are older than 6-9 months they need to be replaced. Also are u using RODI water?? If you have algae, u have nutrients (could be caused by your water source)
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Old 03-17-2004, 12:59 AM   #3
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Is it a new tank? It could be diatoms
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Old 03-17-2004, 01:57 AM   #4
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What does the algae look like? How long do you leave the lights on?
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Sorry, i was away for a few days.....

My bulbs( and this lightning) are about 3 mo old, algae looks like short (about 1/4 inch) hair with dirty-brown color, my tank itself is about 9 mo old. I keep the light on for 13-14 hour a day.
tomorrow i'm gonna make another water tests, and will post the results here

Thank you guys!
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