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Old 12-19-2004, 05:05 PM   #1
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WTF? Algae...

A few days ago, I had a sudden algae explosion in my tank. I woke up one morning and the sand was a rusty brown and so were my rocks. My glass was catching up with the LR and LS as well. Now about a 4-5 days before this explosion, I upgraded my lights from 15 wts to 110 wts. I think it might be the lights but its way to much and I've never heard about this before. Can anyone diagnose my problem? And what's the most effecient way of getting rid of the algae?

Sorry I don't have pics because my dad took the compact flash adapter on his trip to India/Qatar/Saudi Arabia and I can't post the pics.
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I've dealt with this a few times..... the increase in light probably prompted the growth.... but it's not the cause.... it's excess nutrients in the water.... the best thing to do is a water change to remove some of the extra... and then just clean the glass and stir the sand... .the algae will eventually starve itself out.... you might want to cut down on feeding a little too......
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That does make sense since I did add some chemi-pure to it around the same time. Thank you....

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No prob.... le'me know how it turns out.....
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