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Old 07-15-2005, 07:54 PM   #1
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Help...Algae attack

Hi guys..

I have a 30 gal reef tank set-up for about 6 months now. I recently got a 150 watt MH light for it, now Im fighting green hair algae. I havent been feeding anymore than usual , water params are good,temp normal.Do you think the MH light is feeding the algae? I just vaccuumed the sand and got most of it off. Is there any way of killing it off that wont hurt the guys.Snails and hermits are touching it . I just put a Chemi Pure in the sump return to grab anything else. I know, gotta watch for Nitrates with that I dont want to cut back on feedings any more than I am.
If anyone has any ideas please let me know.

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Rates 2
Cal 420
Alk 3.2
Salinity 1.025
Temp 78.5
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I had the same problem in my 29 when I switched to MH. I noticed that it was really bad for a few weeks, but since I added 10 more snails, I haven't had any problems with it. Yes, the source of the problem should be located, but in the meantime, snails will help a great deal.
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