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Old 02-05-2013, 10:22 PM   #11
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There was hair algea there mixed in but everything is almost gone
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:33 PM   #12
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How many hours a day do you keep the lights on ?
And also what about feeding ( is the general rule of feeding whatever they can eat in 2mins) fine ?

And is there a special type of snail that helps with hair algae ?

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8-10 is fine.
No. 2 minutes of eating is a LOT of food. Just because fish eat something doesn't mean it's gone.
Whatever you add to the tank must be removed, by you. water changes, mechanical/bio filtration..
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:35 PM   #13
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How many hours a day do you keep the lights on ?
And also what about feeding ( is the general rule of feeding whatever they can eat in 2mins) fine ?

And is there a special type of snail that helps with hair algae ?

Thanks for help
Astria snails are great for that.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:52 PM   #14
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Yeah already have a bunch of astrea trochus nasarius and cerith snails with 2 turbos

Ill cut back on the hours light

Regarding food I went with the 2 minutes mark cause its what it said on the box lol

So whatever they can eat in 1 minute is fine then ?
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Take a weeks worth of food in your hand. Are you removing this much nutrients as well?
i would up the water changes with good source water (R.O.D.I.), and cut back on feeding to a couple times a week.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:00 PM   #16
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Well my tank is a 75g and my reef octopus skimmer is rated for 150g so i hope that i am lol
I empty the cup twice a week id say

So ur saying its diatom and not hair algae ?
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I see a little green here and there, but hair algae is a generic name given to bryopsis. Google that and tell me if you think that's it. Meanwhile, I have the same problem as you, and mine is diatoms. The only other thing that's slimy looking, holds bubbles, and is brown, is dinoflagellates. We need to keep the water pristine with water changes and reasonable feedings and wait it out.
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Try to tune your slimmer to a very wet skim to wear you have to empty it almost every day or even every couple hours this will help a lot. The water should look like dark green almost like pee. Lol. Also with the light reduction and less feeding you should be good
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Mr_x can we go on one of my other threads and talk about it?
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:47 AM   #20
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for this problem i would definitely cut down on lighting. my tank runs from 9 to 5 with blues on all night. you should cut down !!gradually!! from the time you have to about a 5 hour run time. corals wont be affected too much. also just food for thought, did you monitor your cycles carefully? when did they start/end and what did you see spike. a five month old tank definitely can still be going through small cycles that can spike something you dont keep track of and create this problem. this is the problem i had a few months back.\
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