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Old 10-27-2006, 03:46 PM   #1
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How do i get ride of this algee?

I have lots of purple/brown patches of algee on my sand? How do i get rid of it? Inverts?
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Any chance you can get a pic?
What/how much, how often are you feeding?
How long do you run your lights?
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I doubt if any inverts mess with cyano. I would IMO do a 20% PWC and use the syphon hose to draw it out and then cut back on feedings and light schedule till excessive nutrients are in check. Keep up with a weekly 10-20% PWC schedule to dilute them.
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how do i cut back on feeding when i feed once a day? Once every other day?
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how do i cut back on feeding when i feed once a day? Once every other day?
Yep, I do it every other day.
What are you feeding/how much?
What is your lighting cycle?
To be realistic, more frequent PWCs, would really help reduce the DOC in your tank, and reduce the cyano. I had it not too long ago, and the only way I wiped it out was, 25% PWC (in my 55G), siphoned it out (I think this REALLY helped).
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:32 PM   #6
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i feed my clown 1 or 2 flakes, my tang lettuce, and i target feed my anemonie brine shrimp
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I don't believe you really need to feed the anenmoe (at least from a lot of the posts I have read), of course that may depend on the maturity of your tank and possibly the lighting. Have you noticed your clown bringing back food to him?
I would definitely feed every other day, your other tankmates.
What is your lighting cycle?
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bad actually, i turn it on at like 5 30, because thats when i get up, but that would mean id have to turn it off at 5, but i get home anywhere from 6 to 8 and i want to watch them s0 mabey i turn it off at like 9 or 10
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Been feeding my tank every other day for nine years now. Your lights are on way too much. I keep mine on for 12 hrs a day but any more would be pushing it.
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How about going to Wal-Mart or a similar store and getting a $12 timer? It would reduce the stress on you. Get one with a battery back up...kind of like you alarm clock. I shoot for 8 hours, others like 10, other than that, is too much. Think of your tank as an extension of the ocean. In any particular region, there is generally not a 12 hour light cycle....I know, Alaska and propbably anything around that longitude does, at some point in the year, but that is cold water stuff! LOL!
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