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Old 02-01-2014, 03:43 PM   #1
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What is this algae? help

My parameters. Are all were they need to be. Very low nitrates very low phospahates. It's a 55 with a 10 gallon refugium with cheato. The system is been up since November 2013.

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Old 02-01-2014, 05:47 PM   #2
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Looks like Cyanobacteria (red algae). I have the same problem. Try siphoning it out. How old is the tank?
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3 months old. You think gfo will help
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Old 02-01-2014, 05:59 PM   #4
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What is gfo? Water changes, reduce light and up your flow
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:00 PM   #5
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But it will come back if you don't find what's causing it? Get your nitrate down
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Nitrates are 0. I double checked with lfs. Gfo is media that goes in a reactor
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Algae consumes nitrate therefore it could be giving you a false reading. This happened to me. When I siphoned it out and picked off a load of green algae, I then tested my water and I was reading 20/40 ppm. How much is there?
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My tank is only three months too, it's a hard hobby but I'm trying to stick with it. What do you have in there out of interest?
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:38 PM   #9
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I have froagspawn wellsophillia zoas hammercoral bubble coral finger leather 2 clowns 3 chromis 1 goby 1 mandarin lawnmower blenny yellow tang bunch of snails and hermit crabs
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