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Old 04-03-2014, 11:05 PM   #1
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Help! Algae is going crazy red and green

Every 3 days I am forsed to razerblade the frunt of my tank just to see inside. Now im feeding a verry light amount. I have 8 t5 bulbs on for 10h a day
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Salt: 1.024
Temp 78.5
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Ammonia .10ppm
Nitrite .010ppm
Nitrate 1ppm
I have 5 turbo snails
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:19 PM   #2
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What's your phosphate at? Are you using ro/di water? IMHO your bigger problem is that you have ammonia and nitrite. Your going to want to do several wc's over the next couple days to remove the ammo and trite, and assuming your using ro/di this will help your algae issues too
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:21 PM   #3
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A am using rodi and how large of waterchanges should I do its a 90 gal with sump
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How old is your tank? Reduce ligjting to only a fewchoirs a day, check your phosphate level, do partial water changes.

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O and I do not have a phosphate test kit
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A few hours not a few choirs lol

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Get one. You need 0 ammo, 0 nitrate, 5 or less nitrate and 0 phosphate. Nitrates phosphates and excess lighting equal algae.

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Tank is a cople months going but before me it was going for 4 years and I transported it with 1/8 watter in the tank. Same sand same live rock thanks for the help ill give it a try
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Less food only every second day.

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Old 04-03-2014, 11:32 PM   #10
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It's your sand, you stirred it up when you moved the tank and all the nutrients from the sandbed are now in your water column. For future reference IMO it's best to just get new sand, pretty much the cheapest part if set up and old sand can cause problems like this.
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