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Old 06-30-2012, 12:59 AM   #11
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The purple spots are coralline which is a good sign of a healthy system and will continue to grow. I had a nasty algae problem in my tank and have recently got it under control. I have a larger tank so was able to enlist more aggressive help. I got a fox face rabbit fish and a starry blenny and in less than a week I was algae free and both fish eat prepared foods also so they wouldn't starve once it was gone. If you click on my avatar/picture and go to threads started by me it's my 55g build. You can see how bad my algae was and how it is now. The carbon and GFO halted it from growing back once the fox face and blenny ate what was there.
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Sounds good thanks A ton for all the help I def want to try and keep it under controll before anything gets out of hand, hopefully these changes will do the trick
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It can be a process so be prepared. Once you get it under control though it will be worth the effort. I finally have my tank under control so now I have to tackle the father in laws tank. Every inch of his rock has hair algae so we need to get that cleaned up.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:48 AM   #14
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What kind of algae is it? If its hair algae you may find emerald crabs help and I would also look at getting some additional snails to help.
I have two emerald crabs in my 75, and they are really fun to watch.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:04 AM   #15
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Vinny, your algae is perfectly normal for a tank that age. Usually fir the first 6 months to a year you will see many algae blooms, some worse than others. Ro/di will definitely help to alleviate any nutrients the algae is using. Also gfo will help. Everything your doing sounds to be right so just keep it up.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:33 AM   #16
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Hey thanks a bunch good to hear when ur doing something right haha
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