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Old 02-22-2012, 12:51 AM   #1
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Lots of algae

What can I do to get this tank clean
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:09 AM   #2
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Some of that is coraline on the glass and do you have a CUC?
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:25 AM   #3
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The coraline on the tank I'm not to worried about its all the algae and I'm not sure what cuc is
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:32 AM   #4
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Clean up crew snails hermits shrimp something to eat the algae. I reccomend from personal experience to cut back feeding to a few times a week and cut lighting done substantionaly if you have no coral you can just leave it off. Adding a CUC and cutting feeding and lights you should kick the algae in the butt.
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Ok great thanks
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Snails hermits lights and feeding worked great for me hope that helps out.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:45 AM   #7
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A clean up crew will help remove algae from your aquarium, but I personally would try and figure out the source. Check your water parameters and see if somethings amiss. IME some sort of clean up crew will be a sort term answer.
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how long has it been since you replaced teh bulbs? I had the same green algae. I pulled some of the rock out and scrubbed it off with a tooth brush in a bucket of tank water from a water change. I also was changing my bulbs out. It was gone after that. My bulbs were 13 months old.
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Get a phosban reactor.
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The algae is from overfeeding and not doing enough to remove what you are putting in. Everything you put in the tank must be removed by you. Think about it- it's a closed system. There is no where for the food you are putting in to go. Just because the food disappears, doesn't mean it's gone. Crabs and snails aren't going to solve the problem.
How often and how much are you feeding?
How often and how large are the water changes?
What other filtration are you using besides the rock?
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