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Old 04-16-2014, 06:09 AM   #1
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Algie bloom

Hi AA, we are at the last stages of cycling our 24gal nano and we have a green/purple algie bloom. We have started with phosphate remover and water changes etc etc, I just want to know is this normal looking algie and not some saltwater type thats bad. Should we just continue with the normal process of reducing algie? Get a cleanup crew? Would love some advice. Many thanks

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Are you using Ro Di water?
Rock work looks great! A cuc is
Not a necessity, but does help take care of algae!
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Thanks for the response. Yes im using RO DI water, phosphates were up, could this have been from the red sea salt? I have an excellent phosphate remover that works a treat so my lights are off, phos remover is in and the algae has gone brown already.

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SHUT THE LIGHTS OFF!

There's no reason to have your lights on during the cycle. When cycling you're adding huge amounts of nutrients. Turning the lights on allows algae to grow. Leaving the lights off means very little will feed off the nitrates etc and those levels will build higher.
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