Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-09-2013, 08:10 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
POLARBEAR0871's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,169
Algea

What should I do I have a layer of algea growing on the top on my live rock and the sand
__________________

__________________
POLARBEAR0871 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2013, 05:50 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
woody390's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,041
Big water change and reduce the light should help short term, guessing this isn't a new tank?
__________________

__________________
woody390 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2013, 09:05 AM   #3
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,539
Without much description, the best can be said is to cut lighting, reduce feedings, and increase water changes...but with it being on the rock AND sand it sounds like cyanobacteria to me. I would suggest siphoning it out before water changes. Increase water changes with ro/di water, lessen feedings to 2-3 times a week and do so sparingly.
Sniperhank is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2013, 12:23 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
POLARBEAR0871's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,169
What ro/di water changing
__________________
POLARBEAR0871 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2013, 12:37 PM   #5
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,539
Use distilled or ro/di water for your water changes to avoid the nitrates and other junk that comes in tap water taht can cause these issues in SW.
Sniperhank is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2013, 12:40 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
POLARBEAR0871's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,169
Ohhhhh ok
__________________

__________________
POLARBEAR0871 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.