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Old 02-10-2015, 06:56 PM   #1
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Green algae removal

Can someone tell me how to get rid of green algae when my specs are
Ammonia 0.0
Nitrates 0.0
Nitrites 0.0
PH 8.2
Temp 77
Tank is 110g. 2 Radion gen 2 pros running Johns program. 2 MP40s. Vertex omega 150 skimmer.
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:14 PM   #2
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How much algae are we talking? Something I did on my tank, I cut the red out of my color spectrum to minimize algae growth in the display.
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What kind of green algae are you talking about?

Is it slimy? Hairy? Hard?


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Green hair. I guess it would be covering about 20-25% of the rock work but I think it is spreading


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So there are nitrates in the system, just simply the amount of hair is consuming it in any detectable levels.
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Do you have a clean up crew? LOTS of snails helps. And try turning off the light for 2-3 days while the clean up crew takes care of it.


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I would not suggest adding more eating/pooping creatures to the situation when the underlying issue is nitrates and phosphates. By reducing these and manually removing during water changes you can easily win this battle over time. Snails may consume, but they then poop and continue the cycle at hand.
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