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Old 03-05-2014, 04:40 PM   #31
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I did a 50% water change 2 days ago im gonna do an other one tomorrow. This is how the tank looks after i siphoned the green algua 2 days ago.
What do you have for flow in there?
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:57 PM   #32
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1 powerhead of 740 g/h and my skimmer which adds a little flow in there jns vs-1 90-120g capacity
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:26 PM   #33
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I was wondering, if i do all these things, how long can it take take to have no algae at all?
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It depends how much nutrients/build up you have in the tank and how fast it takes to remove it. It will differ tank to tank.
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What am i doing wrong?

I'm no pro by any means. But I think you should add maybe one or two more low power heads and maybe a GFO reactor. The GFO is a band aide but it helps almost immediately with the algae problem. Then drop your feeding to once a week twice at the max. Also get rid of those snails and make sure none are dead. They are a pain and will die if you don't flip over. If nothing eats them it will cause issues too. IMHO they are more a pain then anything.
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Siphon it out as much as you can. Take the vacuum tube of and use straight hose. Turn your lights down to 6 hours a day. And get gfo and a reactor . Keep fighting it.. I had same issue for 6 months. It's finally all gone. Make sure to stick up on snails and blue leg crabs
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Remove the source of the algae. Adding things that eat it is not a solution.
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Following as I have the same issue. What's a good reactor to purchase?
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Two little fishes cheapest that I've seen..
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:37 AM   #40
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I have the reef octopus beginner reactor. Paid like $60. I love it.
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