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Old 06-27-2006, 12:36 AM   #11
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So does everyone think this is an algae bloom? I thought algae blooms were more green than white and had a foul smell? Also does an algae bloom hurt the tank inhabitants? And wouldnt I pick up something when testing my parameters?

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Considering you just started adding more light might be a good indication that it is an algae bloom. I am kind of curious, why did you up the lighting period? I am not sure about the smell. I have one heck of an algae bloom, cyano, I am fighting (and winning) right now, and there are no extra smells.
How do you premix your water? Do you have cuty or well water?
If city water, (some one help me here, since I'm on well water), is there a test that you could run on your tap water?
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I thought algae blooms were more green than white and had a foul smell?
My algae bloom started out with a whitish/milky color. That's y i didn't do anything to the water, thinking that it was just a sandstorm. The color gradually changed to greenish after a few days

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I have one heck of an algae bloom, cyano, I am fighting (and winning) right now, and there are no extra smells.
Roka, just an FYI , cyano isn't considered an algae bloom. An algae bloom is when tons algae grow "in" the water, which give the water a greenish tint. here's how the water should look like:
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I did a 20% water change last night and it has helped some. I use only RO water in this tank. The water still looks milky white but it has cleared up slighlty. All fish/inverts look completly normal.

FishFrik- How did you take care of this problem?

The one thing that is still really got me confused is the smell and the reaction that some people that live with me or around me are having. My friend that lives across the hall says he is now really congested with allergies after being in my room awhile last night. We joke that I have "red tide" in my tank.

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That person might be allergic to mold. How long have you had your tank? What kind of decorations/lighting do you have. Are you sure the smell is coming from the tank?

PS. If you update your "my info" with your tank specs/equip/critters, that would help us out.

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Got it, but I would tend to think anything in the tank would be in the water and a massive growth of algae would be a bloom.....Maybe I should have said, "cyano outbreak", thanks for the FYI.
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Im trying to figure out how to do "my info" and cant figure out where to go

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My first post on this thread said what i did. Basically, i just got a better skimmer and it skimmed all the algae out IMO, u should try completely blacking out ur tank for 3 - 4 days. That helped me abit before i got my skimmer
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Well I came home from work today and my tank is about 75% clear all the sudden! This has been such a weird thing I still have no idea what it really was! I am ordering a protein skimmer tonight to help prevent something like this again. I appreciate everyones help!

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