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Old 09-18-2011, 01:58 PM   #21
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The red algae does it come off the rocks easy? I know in one of my tanks I have some red coraline algae, it the nearly the same color as the cyanobacteria.
It comes off real easy!
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:45 PM   #22
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It is cyanobacteria your tank is probably less than a year old. When you do water changes suck it out as much as possible. Keep lights at a minimum and don't over feed. Sometimes a couple of smaller water changes a week instead of one large one will work. If at all possible don't use chemicals.
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:46 PM   #23
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http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...fm?pcatid=4335 . They cost a little more but, are worth every penny if your having problems. It even changes color to tell you when to change it/ and what it's actualy taking out of the water. Every person at multiple lfs highly recommends them. I personally tried them to.
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I've never added any chemicals to it to date and don't intend to. I'm going to try PWC every week and turn the lights out to see if that works. I'll look into these pad thingys if things don't improve. Has anybody else used these? Will they help with the algae? What was your intended purpose for using them that helped for your tank?
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I've never used chemicals. All you have to do is starve it which means kill the lights and take out nutrients by means of PWCs.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:28 PM   #26
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You can use these pads as well for phosphate removal, I noticed an actual difference, not much but a small drop in phosphates when I used it

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