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Old 05-04-2013, 03:30 PM   #1
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is the dusty looking brown stuff on my powerhead algae?

everyday I baster it off, everyday it comes back. Is there something I can buy that will eat that stuff? I have a good cleanup crew but my powerheads get dirty fast, I will eventually just clean them in my next water change but it would be nice if something ate that kind of algae, i have a lot of it

i use ro water and water change once a week
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:49 PM   #2
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How about feeding? How much and how often? I get build up on y powerheads buts its usually coralline and some green algae. I clean them once every 4 months maybe?
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:11 AM   #3
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How about feeding? How much and how often? I get build up on y powerheads buts its usually coralline and some green algae. I clean them once every 4 months maybe?
i feed like twice a week sometimes three times, but i used to feed everyday but I stopped. I still get diatoms like in a week..
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How new is the tank? What's your lighting schedule?
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i have a timer that goes on at 8 and off around 7, about 1 year

i clean my tank almost every few days, use ro/di water, water change once a week 2.5 gallons

I have a 20 long with a midas/clown/goby, and clean up crew. I have no idea what the hell is making my tank dirty.. I admit, at one point, I stopped cleaning my tank and I had hella algae everywhere, my back tank wall was filled with gunk and thick algae. I gave my tank a thorough cleaning, and since than its been better, but still gets REALLY dirty if i ignore it for a week
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A little less lighting might help, I am running about 8 hours a day. Worth a go, algae is so annoying but we all se to have it!
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:58 PM   #7
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good idea i didnt even think of that!
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