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Old 11-06-2004, 12:10 PM   #1
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Too Much Algea on the back of Tank?

My Tank is 3 months old and has been doing great
so far.

one thing is Green hair Algea has taken over the Back of the Tank.
It isnt a problem anywhere else. My clean up crew
keeps the LR Algea free. Every so often a Snail will
plow through the Algea on the back leaving a clear glass
road. I attatched a Pic so you can see.

My water levels are excellent.

I do a 15 gallon water change every 2 weeks.
I only use RO water

SG = 1.025
Ammonia = 0
Nitrite = 0
Nitrate = 0
Phosphates 0
PH = 8.3

Lighting is in my Sig.
Lights are running 12 hours.
MH run for 10

I am not sure if it looks bad or not. what do you think?
is it ok all over the back of the tank or do
I need to remove it?

Thanks

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Old 11-06-2004, 12:18 PM   #2
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WOW!! 8O 8O 8O 8O

Beautiful tank though!

I am going to tag along on this one, it is beyond my knowledge.
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Old 11-06-2004, 12:46 PM   #3
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I had the same problem developing. I spent a lot of time scraping and siphoning which is what I would suggest you could do. Also nutrient control, PO4, nitrates, lighter feeding, draining packaging juice from your frozen food, etc. Looks like you have good water flow, so thats not a problem.
What did it for me was a Lawnmower Blenny, he loves that stuff. Between him and my Coral beauty, my glass is now squeeky clean.
I agree, nice tank!!!!
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Old 11-06-2004, 01:14 PM   #4
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I feed only every other day what the fish can eat in a few minutes.
I always strain the liquids out of the frozen food.

When I first started to get the Algea Phosphates is the first thing I checked.
I have been testing Phosphates at zero. I brought a water sample to my
LFS and they tested for me too with the same results.

The Algea is not overtaking any other parts of the
Tank.

I have been thinking about adding another fish.
Maybe a Lawnmower Blenny would make a nice addition.


Thanks for the compliment Rev.
It’s a work in progress. I am addicted to the hobby big-time.
You know all the work we put into our tanks.
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Lighting: 48'' Coralife HQI aqualight pro | 2 150 watt MH | 2 96 watt true actinic fluorescents | 3 1 watt blue-moon-glow LEDs

Fish&Inverts: 3-BlueGreen Chromis | Shrimp Goby | Purple Firefish | 6 Line-Wrasse | LawnMower Blenny | Royal Gramma | Coral Beauty | Maxima Clam | 16 Assort. -Snails | LR Hitchers: Crabs, Urchins, Brittle Stars, Feather Dusters, and more

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Don't worry about it, your tank looks great. I had the same thing around the 3 month mark. Your snails will eventually get to it after the LR is clean. My Astraea's made the biggest dent in it and it hasn't come back. Next came the Spirorbid worms and now the Coralline's.
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