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Old 02-20-2014, 08:40 AM   #11
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Dmolavi I was gone for a week

I had 2 trays 1 frozen brine one mysis

I would feed 1 half a cube every 3 days

Nephew averaged 8 cubes a day

This was 4 months ago

I've been thinking about remove in the HOB entirely in starting to picture the bio wheels as little spinning nitrate machines

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Old 02-20-2014, 08:47 AM   #12
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I would do the multiple back to back mega water changes, and lights out for a few days, with minimal feeidng, as suggested earlier. Run phosguard and purigen (and GFO if you have it), and make sure those params stay in check.

It worked for me.

20 gallon nano-reef torn down to make way for the 40B Reef. I also have two 5 gallon fresh
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:56 AM   #13
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I am so sick of algae

Take out all the rock, put them in a big tub of salt water. Add a bottle or two of hydrogen peroxide and a power head. Cover and let sit for 2-3 weeks. Siphon sand and get all algae and nasty stuff out. Keep up with 15-20% water changes. Cut lights out 2-3 hours more per day. I guarantee in a month it will look spankin new clear of algae. Oh yeah and scrape all the glass clean and keep your skimmer on all day. Run GFO, carbon and you will be happy.
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:53 PM   #14
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considering it looks like you have no coral, I'd take all that rock out and brush the algea off using a new stiff bristle brush for the dollar store. If you think about what feeds algea it's nitrates and phosphates. Well, if you kill off that much algea in your tank what is the dead algea going to become? When you have that much start with manual removal, big water change and then reduce light and feeding. With no coral you could black out that tank for a week...

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algae, ick, sick

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