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Old 01-18-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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Algae!!!!!

How do you get rid of black and red algae,
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:57 PM   #2
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What does it look like? Hairy, patchy, spotted? More than likely a pwc will do the trick.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:18 PM   #3
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Are you using r/o water?
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:31 PM   #4
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And how much are you feeding?
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Water changes.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:28 AM   #6
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Look up cyano it sounds like you have the same thing going on in your tank as I am with mine. Mine is just turning a year and I am not the only one fighting it in my area. Do pwc and try to siphon off as much as possible. Doing a couple of smaller water changes seems to work best for my tank instead of one large one.
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Thanks for all the advice guys. I've done one pwc and plan on another one next week. Could this stuff be the cause of my mexican turbo snails dieing off? I lost four now and one I've had in the tank for months the other three about four weeks.
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It's likely excess phosphates. What are your parameters?

I use a refugium and chemi pure with RO water. Worked for me as my tank is phosphate free.
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:31 AM   #9
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I would have to agree I used to get this all the time when I used tap water for my pwc but have reciently have switched to r/o water and all is well. Maybe give that a try and see how it works for ya
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I got tons of diatoms when I used tap. Now I have rodi water and have no algae problems.
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