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Old 11-02-2003, 05:18 PM   #1
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I have alot of brownish goldish algae on my sand i have a couple hermits and snails what do you recommend
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Old 11-02-2003, 05:19 PM   #2
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Has your tank cycled yet?
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Old 11-02-2003, 05:20 PM   #3
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its probably diatom algae and its common in new tanks, what types of snails do you have, some will eat it, but iit will most likely go way on its own.
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Old 11-02-2003, 05:21 PM   #4
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almost done nitire 0 nitrate 0 ph 8.3 ammonia 0 salinity .024 temp 80
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90 Gal AGA tank
Oceanic SUMP 2 bio balls, 3 filter pads,&Crbn
Magdrive 9.5 pump
triple 48inch strip light (3 48inch 50/50 6000K/ actinic bulbs 36 watts)
110 lbs live rock Fiji,Caribian, Keys rock
40lbs live sand 100lbs araganite
15lbs black reg.sand
Berlin Classic with turbo upgrade
2 Maxi JEt Power head 1200
1 Rio 2100 for??
___live stock___
1 Ylw Tang
1 Chocolate Starfish
2 Green Damsels
1 horse conch snail
1 cleaner shrimp
7 Turbo snails the Cone shaped
13 Trochus Snails
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Old 11-02-2003, 05:23 PM   #5
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i also added soem of that KENT marine Essential Elemnts for my live rock
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START DATE OCT. 11th 03
90 Gal AGA tank
Oceanic SUMP 2 bio balls, 3 filter pads,&Crbn
Magdrive 9.5 pump
triple 48inch strip light (3 48inch 50/50 6000K/ actinic bulbs 36 watts)
110 lbs live rock Fiji,Caribian, Keys rock
40lbs live sand 100lbs araganite
15lbs black reg.sand
Berlin Classic with turbo upgrade
2 Maxi JEt Power head 1200
1 Rio 2100 for??
___live stock___
1 Ylw Tang
1 Chocolate Starfish
2 Green Damsels
1 horse conch snail
1 cleaner shrimp
7 Turbo snails the Cone shaped
13 Trochus Snails
23 Red leg cortez hermits
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Old 11-02-2003, 05:27 PM   #6
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i also added soem of that KENT marine Essential Elemnts for my live rock
You don't need to be adding to the system right now. Especially since your cycle is now finishing up. Your salt mix will contain everything that is needed for now.

I kinda find it hard to believe that your nitrates are zero if both your nitrites and ammonia are zero as well. I wonder if you have a faulty kit or it just can't read low levels of nitrate.

If your cycle is indeed done, you need to make a large water change to rid the system of all the excess nutrients. That will curtail some algae problems.

Like e-cat said, you are probably now seeing diatoms. Turbos and Top shells love that stuff. I thought you already had a cleanup crew???
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Old 11-02-2003, 05:32 PM   #7
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i have a few but there on the rocks not on the sand maybe theres a lil tint in the nitrate so its basicly zero deff not 5.0 so lets say 2.0?
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90 Gal AGA tank
Oceanic SUMP 2 bio balls, 3 filter pads,&Crbn
Magdrive 9.5 pump
triple 48inch strip light (3 48inch 50/50 6000K/ actinic bulbs 36 watts)
110 lbs live rock Fiji,Caribian, Keys rock
40lbs live sand 100lbs araganite
15lbs black reg.sand
Berlin Classic with turbo upgrade
2 Maxi JEt Power head 1200
1 Rio 2100 for??
___live stock___
1 Ylw Tang
1 Chocolate Starfish
2 Green Damsels
1 horse conch snail
1 cleaner shrimp
7 Turbo snails the Cone shaped
13 Trochus Snails
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Old 11-02-2003, 06:39 PM   #8
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maybe theres a lil tint in the nitrate so its basicly zero deff not 5.0 so lets say 2.0?
I think you mean nitrite and not nitrate. Your tank still hasn't cycled. Still need to wait.
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