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Old 01-17-2013, 09:18 AM   #1
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Help with algae.

I have a piece of live rock in my tank and it has this green algea on it and also has these brown straw like strings coming off of it and on the top of the water in my tank there are these red different sized dots floating around. I can try to get a pic when I get home if that helps.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:56 PM   #2
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What should I do.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:00 PM   #3
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A pic would help. For the algae if you can take the rock out you can scrub it off. How long has the tank been running?

Have you checked your parameters?

Algae is usually a sign of excessive nutrients.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:15 PM   #4
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I wouldn't scrub the rock as it could have some die off.

Find the root of the problem to remove the algae. Removing it manually just means it will keep coming back.

It could be high nitrates or too much light. You wont get a nitrate reading as the algae eats it all up. Make sure you do water changes regularly to ensure your nitrates are as low as possible. This should help.

Otherwise it could be that the sun beams in through a window somewhere at some time of day with out you realizing. The algae will love this. Just a though as its happened to me in the past.
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Tomorrow I will try to get a better pic and I will see if sun light is getting in to the tank.
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Is that bubbles? As in bubble algae or cyno.
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The bubbles are clear not green but I have some red bubbles.
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A better pic in the morning would really help.
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I will get a pic of all the big parts of algea.
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I will get a pic of all the big parts of algea.
Ok cool. Till tomorrow...
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