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Old 02-26-2012, 10:03 AM   #11
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I only feed once every two days and it is very little as far as food for the fish and clean up crew corals are fed on alternating days thats really just a cap full of Reef solution by eccosystem and enough calcium to replenish calcium levels and alkalinity tank is spotless as far as food waste is concerned I vacuum algea once per week to clarify. Thanks for the replies
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:03 PM   #12
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OK I've been running RODI water for weeks now doing 20% water changes every Sat since and started with a 70% water change still scrubbing algea every Sat I've stopped using flake food in case it had phosphate any other suggestions lights are only on 8 hours for coral. Bought new water testers still tests great no phosphate calcium levels are fine I'm so ready to get the 180 up and running
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:28 AM   #13
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You only have to continue that and wait for the algae to starve out. It's not going to happen in a week. Maybe a month.
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Its been almost four weeks its starting to get noticeably less this week still scrubbing and vacuming
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:15 AM   #15
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Some turbo snails worked like a charm on hair algae for me.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:45 AM   #16
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Ya I've got 7 of them currently 2ea pencil urchin 60 blue leg hermits last time I added them up and 20 astreas snails
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:46 AM   #17
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Wow. Have u tested your tap and rodi water for TDS?
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:21 AM   #19
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How long have the tank been running for?
How old is sand and rocks?

It may be leeching out of rocks and sand and fueling the algae.
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Sand is 10+ years old very few new rocks 90% of rock is 10+ years old
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