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Old 08-30-2014, 09:38 PM   #1
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Newly started aquarium black slimey algae?

So we started up a 40 breeder a couple months ago. 40 pounds live rock and sand. Anyways my parameters are pretty level. But I'm getting algae outbreaks and bubbles all over my rocks what is is this stuff? And his do I fix it?Click image for larger version

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Old 08-31-2014, 08:45 AM   #2
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So we started up a 40 breeder a couple months ago. 40 pounds live rock and sand. Anyways my parameters are pretty level. But I'm getting algae outbreaks and bubbles all over my rocks what is is this stuff? And his do I fix it?Attachment 248535Attachment 248536Attachment 248537


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Hard to tell in your pictures but it looks like Dino's and Cyano mixed together.
How much flow do you have in the tank?
Water changes?
Parameters, "pretty level" doesn't do much.
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Have 2 hydor koralia 240s. No ammonia. Fluval 306 canister filter. Only life in the tank is 2 chromis


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Try to do 10 gallons a week water changes


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Ammonia wont cause this. You need to test for nitrates and phosphates, how long has the tank been running? What is you lighting schedule?

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Almost 3 months. Lighting 10-12 hrs a day with led


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Old 09-04-2014, 04:03 PM   #8
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PH level 8.4
Nitrite is 0 ppm
Ammonia is 0 ppm
Nitrate is 0 ppm

Any ideas what causes this nasty algae ? What to do to control it?


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IME excess nutrients is what causes cyano bacteria. How often do you feed and how much?
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Try to turn the lights off for a couple of days, then for a week just actinic and slowly start your light cycle again....
Do you have corals? IME don't need to have the lights on for that long


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