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Old 02-04-2012, 01:42 AM   #1
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New to saltwater/reef

I am new to saltwater tanks, have a 75gal fresh that is extremely well established. Decided to start a small reef tank.

Currently have about 6lbs of live rock up on a 10 gal for 1 month. This is my first saltwater tank ever. I want to turn this into something much larger one day.

Anyway, I have this green algae that looks like a fern growing on the glass. What is this, is it harmful?
I appreciate any feedback
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:33 AM   #2
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Maybe this will help id the algae ReefCleaners.org | Clean Up Crews and Macro Algae - Nuisance Algae ID Guide

Did you use tap water or did you use RO water when you started your tank?
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Maybe this will help id the algae ReefCleaners.org | Clean Up Crews and Macro Algae - Nuisance Algae ID Guide

Did you use tap water or did you use RO water when you started your tank?
Perfect thanks, looks like what I have is fairly standard although a nuisance. I did use tap water and realize this is not ideal.

I have had some trouble getting the nitrates down, any advice? I've been doing a water change every week.
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To get your nitrates down do a greater water change or several smaller ones
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I do several smaller water changes until my nitrates go down. Sometimes it is the food that makes it jump up so when I feed my anemone and ducans I will change a small amount of water the following day and then again later on do a regular pwc.
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