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Old 05-16-2014, 12:27 AM   #1
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Algae outbreak!

Hi everyone!

I set up an aqueon evolve 8 to replace my fluval edge. I have 3 types of mushrooms and a small rock with some green star polyps. I do not feed the tank at all.

There are no fish or inverts in the tank except some brittle stars that came in on the mushroom rock.

About a week ago I noticed a brownish green snot like algae growing. I did a water change and got all of it out. I also noticed some green moss like algae on the rock with the polyps. I couldn't get that to come off the rock.

Tank is cycled and has been for a little while I used sand and rock from my larger tank and the rocks that the mushrooms come on.

Sorry it's so long I'm just stumped as I have been doing weekly 50% water changes. Since the algae showed I do small ones through the week to remove the algae that reappears the day after I remove it.

I use ro di water I make it myself and have a tds meter that reads 0. I use instant ocean salt and my other tank is algae free. Any ideas on what is causing it and how to remove it?
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Old 05-16-2014, 12:29 AM   #2
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:34 PM   #3
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Algae outbreak!

Just got home and it's worse. This stuff is spreading very fast so I will siphon it out again. Any insight on how to get rid of it is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:31 PM   #4
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Hair algae?
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:49 PM   #5
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Some of it looks like it but I'm not sure where the nutrients are coming from as I don't feed the tank. Any way to get rid of it?
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Snails or hermits but that still doesn't solve the problem.......
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:51 PM   #7
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Could it be caused by the salt mix? I'm really stumped as to what caused it.
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I wouldn't think the salt would be the cause. Maybe someone on here that has more experience will know.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:24 PM   #9
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Thanks for the suggestions I appreciate it. Will those types of snails eat this algae? Most of it is floating in the water it's not stuck to the rocks.
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The snails should eat the algae on the rocks and if theirs any on the glass. Also they will clean the sand.
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