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Old 06-17-2005, 09:09 PM   #1
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Very fine green powder

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Just about every day my glass gets covers by a very fine dusting of green powder (algae?).It wipes right off but you can see it float away in the water too.Its about the consistency of talc.Is it normal? too much light?

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Light are 96w 10k 96w actinic on from 9 am to 7 pm.


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How long has the tank been setup? What are your Nitrates at? I have the same algae in my tank, doesn't really bother me. I just use my Mag-Float and wipe it off.
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I have the same thing in mine. It's annoying and I want to get one of those magnetic scrapers to make it easier. At least it wipes off easy.
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I use a mag float to stay on top of mine too.
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is mag float the magnetic scraper??
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is mag float the magnetic scraper??
Yup.
I get this algae as well. I just clean it off a couple times a week.
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Make sure when using a mag float that you don't get sand between the scraper and the glass. You'll scratch your glass. Something I wish I'd known beforehand.
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And also be careful of rubbing off the sealant at the corners of the glass.
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Are you using RO/DI water?
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Yes Revhtree I got a ro/di unit a couple of months ago...what a diff. The algae wipes right off with a Mag Float like everyone says.. It just seems to be more prevelant right now... Ill double check water params, but I think everything is OK. Thanks all By the way I really like your last post on Aquascaping your tank....Looks fantastic I'm jealous lol
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