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Old 08-22-2010, 06:19 PM   #1
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What is taking over my tank??

Alright so at first I was told it was just diatoms... Well I'm not so sure anymore. What do you guys think this is?

Also, see the little clear bubbles? What are those? How do I reverse this algae stuff? More water changes? I dont think keeping my lights off would be good for my coral.


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Old 08-22-2010, 08:08 PM   #2
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may be bubble algae or just air bubbles, let someone else tell you

is that a small starfish in the bottom right of the first picture? lucky!

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It looks like a brown cyano...what are your parameters.
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You`ll need to get rid of the excessive nutrients. Frequent PWC`s and less feedings.


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Are you sucking up detritus during PWCs? That looks like alot of detritus buildup to me.

Make sure to lower feedings and suck out the detritus that collects on the bottom during each weekly PWC. Dont want that detritus breaking down into nutrients for algae...

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That corner looks like Cyano and it can be kept in check by pointing a PH to the area and getting more circulation going.

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