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Old 09-12-2011, 05:38 PM   #111
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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
It is an algae bloom.You could try leaving your lights off a few days,but the uv sterilizer will take care of it quickly.
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This is the water system I will b installing
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:45 PM   #113
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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.
No its not in direct sun and I do need to replace my bulbs as I had this light on my 240 gallon tank but the bulbs are not that old 6 on the hqi and about 10 on the attinics
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It is an algae bloom.You could try leaving your lights off a few days,but the uv sterilizer will take care of it quickly.
Wont that hurt my corals and my clam
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I need help I don't want to add a bunch of equipment for no reason I need to find some good advice on how to cure this greenish tint in my water I was thinking if I do the mesh mod it is reported I will increase the ability of my Skimmer up to 50% better skimming would that help at all
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:07 AM   #116
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Wont that hurt my corals and my clam
Yes it could.I've always been in the pro uv sterilizer camp.It will clear up your water within hours.
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OK. Well no one has told y I shouldn't get a UV so looks like that's the route I am going to go with
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Good luck, that'll clear it up in just a few days.'
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OK so I have changed my mind again I am going to go with a gamma 40 Watt UV that I will have on Friday a 1/3 HP chiller that I hope will b here Friday and doing a mesh mod and gate valve mod on my ASM G-3 Skimmer so I hope everything will go great with this reef tank
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Sounds like you've got all kinds of fun ahead of you!
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