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Old 05-05-2014, 08:19 PM   #11
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How are you getting the nutrients you put into your tank back out?
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How much live rock do you have? Feeding schedule? Lighting?
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:01 AM   #13
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what is reverse osmosis tap water? If your using tap, you may never get your tank straightened out. High phosphate, copper, metals, run off, pesticides, ect. The only to to condition tap is a rodi unit. You are fighting an uphill battle with tap.
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What's wrong with my tank.

Well, the advice I've seen given on this thread is a little jumbled up, so we should straighten things out.

1.) Carbon doesn't need to be changed every week. Not sure where that came from.. Normally it can last 4-6 weeks depending on the type.

2.) An algae bloom generally refers to diatoms and such that appear during/after the cycle. In this case it would be a Cyano outbreak.

3.) Skimmers are not required on tanks this small.

4.) Guys, you can't judge how much rock in weight someone has through a picture. There may be plenty of small holes in those rocks that we can't see here were bacteria is colonizing. If I were to judge by the picture
Middle coral skeleton- 3lbs
Left Rock- 4.5lbs
Right Rock- 4lbs.
Which gets us past 10lbs. Maybe the OP just prefers a minimalist look.

5.) Red Slime = Cyano

6.) I'm guessing that he has an RO/DI unit plumbed into a faucet, so that's where he gets the water from.

MY ADVICE:
Move the clown, they get up to 6" and the bioload from him his fueling nitrates for the algae.
Get a powerhead, a Koralia 240 or 425 will do you good.
Decrease feeding and lighting, and up the water changes.
Make sure the tank IS NOT in direct sunlight.
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