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Old 12-17-2012, 09:04 PM   #11
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So if I was to use the toothbrush would I have to take out each piece of live rock as I do it or can I just turn all powerheads off and then siphon it out .... I only feed once every other day an right now lights are on for about 9 hours a day I don't want to keep lights off too much because wouldn't that hurt my corals??

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:08 PM   #12
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yes you will need to brush it off and siphon is out, as of the light, think about this way, even out there in nature you will have cloudy days up to maybe few days, and coral won't die because of that, I don't think it will be a huge issue

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Old 12-18-2012, 11:34 AM   #13
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Hoping someone can help tell me what they think this algae is from and how to get rid of it...
The algae is like a greenish color and is kinda stringy and it is leaving a thin layer over my live rock I am thinking it is some sort of hair algae but I don't know what would cause it and I can't seem to get rid of it ...
All my levels are good 0 nitrates 0 nitrites 0 phosphates no ammonia and I have been changing water every 5 days I change 5 gal it is a 55g tank .... Can it maybe be my bulbs in my light are needing to be changed .... I replaced less than a year ago .... Any input would be great
For a quick fix...I would also run some GFO after you clean the tank. It's NOT a solution though.

For hair algae to grow, it requires light, nitrate, phosphate and carbon dioxide. Here is a helpful link:

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Old 12-18-2012, 08:13 PM   #14
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You can always increase the flow to that area. I had a similar problem and that is how I corrected it.

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algae, outbreak

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