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Old 08-03-2011, 03:24 PM   #1
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How much algae is too much?

I have a decent amount of algae on my rock and I have pulled it off or anything because I didn't see the point. What kind of algae do you think this is? Is it good or bad? And should I pull it off? Thanks everyone.
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:31 PM   #2
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I have a bit of the same on my rocks. I will be watching the reply you get.
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I don't mind it, I just want to make sure it isn't nuisance algae.
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I don't mind it, I just want to make sure it isn't nuisance algae.
Pretty much my thoughts exactly. As long as it doesn't get out of control it doesn't bother me. Although it does cover up the pretty colors on my live rock. LOL
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:24 PM   #5
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Looks to me to be hair algae,which is bad.Either to many nutrients in water or main lights on to long.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:27 PM   #6
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I have a decent amount of algae on my rock and I have pulled it off or anything because I didn't see the point. What kind of algae do you think this is? Is it good or bad? And should I pull it off? Thanks everyone.
From what I can tell in ur pics it looks like hair algae. It will grow all over if left alone.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:55 PM   #7
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So other than reducing the lighting what is the fix? In my case, nutrients must be in the water. Because I have no fish yet I am doing no feeding.
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:14 PM   #8
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Check ur phos level!
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:59 PM   #9
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Haven't purchaed the Reef Master kit yet because I was told to wait a month or so for corals. I guess I could purchase one but my question remains, if it turns out to be high phosphate what is the fix? Right now I use tap water run though a filter (but not a RO) and mix my own salt. I know that isn't recoomended but because I am so far away from an LFS I thought I would try it. Think I am making a mistake there? I don't want to accept that but if that is going to cause me big headaches I will "Eat My Peas" as President Obma put it. LOL
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Tap water is high in phosphate!!!! If u don't wanna go to a LFS than u need a RODI from online store
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