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Old 01-02-2013, 10:56 PM   #1
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So I am getting some green algae on my rocks it's like half and inch long, it's a newer tank about 4-5 months old, and ideas?
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:58 AM   #2
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Sounds like hair algae what are your parameters?
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Excessive nutrients. Cut back on feeding and increase nutrient export (water changes).
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All 0 except nitrates
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:41 PM   #5
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Some more information would help. What are your nitrates reading? Green algae feeds off nitrates so a picture would help also.
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I checked last week and it was at 5 ppm
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All algae problems are a result of excess nutrients.
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So if I just keep doing water changes the they will disappear
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It will take a little time, but yes. Water changes and cutting back on feeding.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:33 PM   #10
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Ya I started cutting back in feeding now just need to keep up in water changes
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