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Old 05-07-2011, 05:40 PM   #1
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Algae

How to grow more algae... I feel I don't have enough...
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? Really? I let mine grow out for my guys to munch. lol
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what kind of algae?
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? Really? I let mine grow out for my guys to munch. lol
I only seem to see green spots on my glass which is difficult to scrape off... But my rocks don't seem to have much... Coraline is spreading nicely though
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test for phosphates

how close is your aquarium to a window where there is alot of natural light?
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I don't have any one my rocks either. I let it grow on the sides of my tank for the sea hare and blenny. How long do you keep your lights on for?
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alot of people seem to think that the lights are the cause of the algae problems.

the sun in is beating on the ocean for liek 17 hours a day, if you go to a reef how much algae is there. now go to a port and how much algae is there.

its more how much nutrience is in the water rather then how much light there is. i have no algae issues with my 26g and my lights are on from 6am -9pm. and only have one asteara snail left.
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My lights are on for 9 hours daily... The tank is in my kitchen but I don't allow much direct sun light..

My phosphates are at 1.0
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the phosphates are mostlikly the cause of the green algae. try and get them lower with GFO or water changes
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