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Old 01-05-2013, 09:47 AM   #11
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Lights are on for maybe 7 hours now total. Water changes.... I should probably do more. It's like every 2-3 weeks. :/ I know, I know. But if that honestly helps ill do it no problem.
This is the issue. As with all algae problems its either an import or an export issue. In this case it seems its export. Dont let the nitrate and phosphate test fool you becuase you have nitrates and phosphates, its bound in the algae.

Once algae starts to grow it consumes any additional nitrates and phosphates as they become available.

Cutting back your photoperiod will not solve nutrient issues and really just stresses the tank out. Completely unneccesary.

You need to manually remove the algae and do a large water change. And the continue waterchanges weekly along with removing any algae.

Most problems in a fish tank can be solved with waterchanges. Your already a step ahead since you have a phosphate reactor however it would be a good idea to swap out your media and possibly up the amount you use.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:56 PM   #12
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This is the issue. As with all algae problems its either an import or an export issue. In this case it seems its export. Dont let the nitrate and phosphate test fool you becuase you have nitrates and phosphates, its bound in the algae.

Once algae starts to grow it consumes any additional nitrates and phosphates as they become available.

Cutting back your photoperiod will not solve nutrient issues and really just stresses the tank out. Completely unneccesary.

You need to manually remove the algae and do a large water change. And the continue waterchanges weekly along with removing any algae.

Most problems in a fish tank can be solved with waterchanges. Your already a step ahead since you have a phosphate reactor however it would be a good idea to swap out your media and possibly up the amount you use.
+1 on this i used this method few years back pulling it out by hand is removing nutrient from system along with waterchanges ,however i disagree on the cutting back of lights but this will only help if you have macro on 24/7 lighting ,cutting dt lights will allow macro more time to consume more nutrient and help outcompete the HA, the less photoperiod the HA has the less time it will have thru out the day to consume nutrient but this is only my theory this is how i did it
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Thank you all for the replies! I'm going to pull it by hand and do more water changes.
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