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Old 08-03-2013, 09:15 PM   #1
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help!!major algae problem

Pls help!!what to do
Ammo 0
Trites 0
Trates 20ppm
Phos .25
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:45 AM   #2
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You need to physically remove them first by vacuuming while brushing. Then you would have to reduce phosphate and do something with your lighting. If you are running a 10000k or white, i would cut it down or turn it off totally while getting rid of hair algae. Just use blue or actinic for now no more than 8 hrs.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:14 AM   #3
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High trates too. Check the source, too much food too often? Not enough nutrient export? How. Much are you feeding and how often?
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Also you can build a small cheap and effective algae scrubber with parts you probably already have lying around. It will help with nutrient export also.
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What is nutrient export??
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Water changes, how much and how often?
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Nutrient export is your method of taking nutrients such as nitrate out of the water
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I had the same problem with my tank. I put In a phosphate reactor with phosban and in 1 week mine was gone.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:50 PM   #10
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What is nutrient export??
waste product removal
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