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Old 10-24-2012, 12:56 PM   #31
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Or could that be red algae?
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:49 PM   #32
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In my tank it starts off green then turns purple.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:54 PM   #33
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Do you guys think think that's a red algae?
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:27 PM   #34
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Kind of looks like it to me, is it hard or can you wipe it off?
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:30 AM   #35
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I'm not really sure if its hard but it kinda looks soft to me that I can just brush it off. If this is red algae I'm not sure what's causing it.
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What are you using for you water source?
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:07 AM   #37
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I'm using ro water
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:14 AM   #38
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I had one of the cheap eBay RO fixtures and I was getting the red algae real bad the entire time I was using it. Went back to the water from the vending machine cut two hours off of my light cycle and changed from using BRS GFO to Kents marine GFO in my reactors and three days later all of the algae was gone. I'm not sure what of the three changes fix my issue or all three did but it worked. What is you light cycle?
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:18 AM   #39
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Right now the lights that I'm using are those lights the comes with a lid. So I'm guessing they're really weak and I have them on for 10 hrs.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:20 AM   #40
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Try cutting them back an hour or so. I am running my blues for 9 hours and the white come on a hour acer the blue and off an hour before.
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