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Old 11-08-2012, 09:34 PM   #1
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Angry Purple algae

seeing all of you guys/gal tank so nice with purple algae .. but i cant get mine to grow purple algae ? tested ammonia,nitrate,nitrite 0 .ph 8.0-8.1. salinity .025-26.calcium 450-500 . What am i doing wrong ? had the tank for bit more than a yea
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:41 PM   #2
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:43 PM   #3
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The blue light turn.on from 10am-midnite . Sunlight on 11am-11pm . I.used 2 set deep.blue.solarmax T5 HO
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Do you have any in your tank to start with? It helps to seed the tank and then it takes off.
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Yes I had few wiyh purple algae when I bought the rock
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:00 PM   #6
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Scrap some off a rock and let it blow around the tank and once in a while use a power head and blowoff the rocks that have it on them helps spread spores.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:35 PM   #7
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But some purple up. Worked fantastic for me
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