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Old 08-18-2012, 01:26 AM   #1
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Alge help

Hello my Tank has got black alge growing on the sand and it comes back very fast after doing a water change. I dont like the alge on my sand or any alge what do i do to keep mt tank clean and stop this alge from coming out soo fast?
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:27 AM   #2
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Sounds like cyano. Is this a new tank? What's your filtration and feeding schedule along with stock list?
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:33 AM   #3
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Its not a brand new tank its 2nd hand 65litre nano tank which i got for cheap. My filter is built in at the back of the tank just had to buy a new sponge, the carbs and etc. iv just got rocks in my tank at the moment and clown fishes
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But you had to tear it down and move it though? There is a good chance a lot of nutrients are being released back into the system. Have you checked parameters?
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So what can i do to stop this alge stuff growing quickly? And i havent checked no :S
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:44 AM   #6
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Only bad things happen quick in SW. Just keep up with water changes and a good feeding schedule. Are you using Ro/Di water cause if not that's part of the problem.
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You mean where i get my saltwater from? I get it from my LFS cause im new to this im taking things slow you see. So i do a 10% water change every friday and my feeding to my clowns are twice a day flakes in the morning and frozen at night. I keep my light on maxium of 9hours a day
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:52 AM   #8
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You can feed them less I feed every other day. And what do you use for top off water?
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What do you mean top of water? Lol and oh thats ok then i feed it every other day then
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:56 AM   #10
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Ya i feed my clown tank ever other day and my reef every third day but top off water is fresh Ro/Di water to compensate for evaporation since salt does not evaporate the salinity will continue to rise unless you top off or compensate with a lower salinity during water changes
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