Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-23-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Sgc1107's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: TN by way of NH
Posts: 406
How much algae?

My tank is fairly clean little algae build up in the glass but I've seen many tanks with lots of algae built up, should I be allowing some to stay on the glass or keep it clean? The sump return & powerhead is covered with it. Still learning a lot about this hobby
__________________

__________________
Sgc1107 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2012, 11:25 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Animal-Chin's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 1,315
do you mean the purple coraline algae or other green stuff? really its all personal choice. some people love the purple all over the glass and some dont. I scrape it off, i like clean glass. If you mean hair or other algae a lot of people spend their life trying to get rid of it while others have quite a bit in their tank. I'm ok with a bit, i think its a natural thing to have a bit of algae in your tank but other people feel like their failing their reef if they have some. Idon't like it on my coral or in very visible spots but I have some on the back of my rockwork and a little patch here and there and thats fine with me. if it gets too much i take care of it. The main thing about having some is it means your water either has phosphates or nitrates and you shouldn't have much of either.
__________________

__________________
Animal-Chin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 01:08 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Sgc1107's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: TN by way of NH
Posts: 406
Quote:
Originally Posted by Animal-Chin
do you mean the purple coraline algae or other green stuff? really its all personal choice. some people love the purple all over the glass and some dont. I scrape it off, i like clean glass. If you mean hair or other algae a lot of people spend their life trying to get rid of it while others have quite a bit in their tank. I'm ok with a bit, i think its a natural thing to have a bit of algae in your tank but other people feel like their failing their reef if they have some. Idon't like it on my coral or in very visible spots but I have some on the back of my rockwork and a little patch here and there and thats fine with me. if it gets too much i take care of it. The main thing about having some is it means your water either has phosphates or nitrates and you shouldn't have much of either.
I guess it's a good thing there's not a ton. What I'm doing will work fine then. Everything seems to be going good with the cleaning schedule I'm on so ill stick to that. Thanks!!
__________________
Sgc1107 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
algae

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.