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Old 06-01-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
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Heya I've had this problem for about 6 weeks it grew this much and I got all the rocks out and picked it all off and it revealed alot of purple algae, anyways it looked great for about 3 weeks and now it's all back again, my phosphates are low and everything else is perfect. None of my cuc seem to eat it so does anyone know what it is and and solution, I don't want to take them all out again and clean them as I have loads of clear corral that comes out so I don't wanna damage them

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Old 06-01-2011, 03:30 PM   #2
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Oh and here's a shot before the out break
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sounds like hair algae
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you could possibly be overfeeding also are the bulbs new?
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Thanks mate, I'm going to turn off lights and feed less and put more snails and crabs, I'll pick all of it off and prepair for battle
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you could possibly be overfeeding also are the bulbs new?
I think I have been over feeding and the lighting unit has 4 bulbs and there all about 8 weeks old
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i read newer lights can cause algae outbreaks but sence this is recent id say overfeeding do you have any coral?
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No corral just a few translucent plants that look Cool they came on the live rock
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No corral just a few translucent plants that look Cool they came on the live rock
sounds like the pest nem apstia(sp?)
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