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Old 03-08-2012, 01:03 AM   #21
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Brown algae is not related to phosphate. I had no phosphate no iron, no ammonia and have brown algae. Im am adding nitrate only to have control GSA. When i have GSA i will only have little GSA and no brown algae, no gda, nothing else . So nitrate is not related to brown algae
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:15 AM   #22
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Ya the skimmer I got is rated to 120 gal
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So the Lfs said for Dino to increase alk? So I got an alk buffer... Make sense?
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No. What is your current level at? Do not add anything to your tank unless you are absolutely sure you need it via test kits. This is a nutrient issue. You have to lower the nutrient level in the tank and vacuum out what you can with water changes until it's under control.
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Ok vacuumed out as much as I could ... Started the water change schedule going to hold off on alk additive until I test again in about two days
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FantasyReef Databases-Viewing item "10 Step Plan for Nuisance Algae Control"

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Old 03-08-2012, 04:50 PM   #27
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Ya it was, I might get some more Cuc I have about 5 turbo snails and 5 nassarius, a Sally light foot and about 4 hermits
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Snails and crabs are not going to eat that.
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Please keep in mind that this is not a recommendation. I have a blue tuxdo urchin that will eat cyano and pretty much any sort of algae. He does not target the cyano, just if it's in his path, it gets eaten. He's not super efficient. He just wanders around aimlessly leaving clean trails.
But Doug is right (as usual). It's about fixing the source rather than trying to get the growth eaten.
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