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Old 09-12-2011, 04:44 PM   #101
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He does have a sump. I went back and looked at previous posts and he says he has a 25 gallon tank turned into a sump on the first page
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:52 PM   #102
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Yes I have a sump and I am asking about my asm g3 Skimmer but I did just look online and found some mods to do to my Skimmer I am thinking about has anyone done a mesh mod and a gatevalve mod on there Skimmer it looks like it will help the Skimmer work better
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:07 PM   #103
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Ah I understand the want for the uv then. I just pulled up this

Amazon.com: Fluval G3 Advanced Filtration System: Pet Supplies

It has the specs for the g3 on the page. It looks like an awesome filter though.

Have you considered going with a skimmer? Since you have no sump they do make hang on skimemrs that are just as good almost as an in sump model. That would also help your filtering.

Usually the algae is a sign of excess nutrients in the water, what all do you have in the tank and hwo often do you feed? What are your lights and their schedule? A uv should knock out algae issues but it's always better to try to find the cause and go from there.
I have 2 250 Watt hqi and 2 130 Watt attinics hqis r on for 7 hrs. Attinics are on for 9 hrs. I have so far fish wise 1 clown and a dragon gobie and my clam and a galaxia and some polyps that's about it and I feed once a day very little due to lack of fish on tank
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:16 PM   #104
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It's occasions like this where it makes no sense why you have algae or green water. I would totally agree with you on the UV now. Youre doing everything right.

You are using ro/di water though right? That's the only thing I didn't ask before.
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Yes I buy rodi and premixed water to do my top off and pwc and I now have a 6 stage rodi system to hook up for auto top off that I will b doing this weekend
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:26 PM   #106
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I'm baffled. Sorry. But your plan sounds good. Can't hurt to try eh?


good luck with it, let us know if it works
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So there is no other way to remove it but with UV or ozone
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Or massive water changes. Do you have a refugium? That can also help with excess nutrients by having macro algae in there.
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I do have a refugium no macro yet getting it on Friday and I do 10% pwc every week I have no idea y I have greenish water
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Is the tank in direct sunlight or anything? Or maybe the bulbs ar going? I;ve heard, not sure if it's true that older bulbs can cause algae as they arent coated with whatever they are coated with when new as time goes on. Not sure how true that is though but thought I;d throw it out there.
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