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Old 05-16-2012, 07:17 PM   #11
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My guess is either tube worms or more like a bit of hair algae perhaps. Whatever it is you will be best off you just scrap it off and siphon it out next waterchange.
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Ok cool! I'll take care if it sunday
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:11 AM   #13
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So, yesterday, I forgot to turn my lights on, and only had the moonlights running all day... when I came home, I found that the algae was gone... If I leave the lights off again today, would that kill it off, or should I let it re-grow then suck the little guy out???

Here is a picture of it from last night...

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If you are still cycling you do not need to have your lights on. This only promotes algae growth. Once you are done cycling, set up a 7-8 hour lighting regiment w/ timers. If your algae/cyano issues continue after the cycle, there are some ways to combat it. My favorite is through a reactor as i have phosphates from my water even through my ro/di unit.
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:04 PM   #15
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Yes best to leave lights off during any period where nothing livjng in the tank. Algae will not grow easily and you will have an easier time removing the phosphates and nitrates from the cycle during water changes before algae can suck them up and cause problems. Not something people normally think about when starting a tank since they wanna have the lights on to stair at the sand and pretty rock lol.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:44 PM   #16
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Well, i guess i forgot to say, but there is a Yellow Watchmen goby and pistol shrimp in the tank! so, Im guessing i need to keep the lights on... and at this point, what do you suggest?
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