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Old 05-29-2012, 04:35 PM   #41
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Umm it did happen overnight and it stayed but I'll read what you gave here thanks

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Old 05-29-2012, 04:38 PM   #42
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Well I've been doing all those steps except the water changes which I do every two weeks
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:47 PM   #43
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I would do PWC`s twice a week and when you do them siphon out as much as that algea that you can. You`ll be removing the algea and reducing the excessive nutrients at the same time. Kind of like getting two birds with one stone. I would say after a month you`ll notice a big difference.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:20 PM   #44
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Hey all. I'm having the same problem in my 90. I am a lot worse off tho. Any more aggressive treatments you can think of?!
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:35 PM   #45
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Hey we both have something in common, algae and Olier fan.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:47 PM   #46
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And I can't find the algae?
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:36 PM   #47
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The algae in my pic is everywhere you see very dark carpets with white patches of rock peeking through. It's BAD. I'm thinking of getting rid of my hang-on aquaclear 110 altogether and maybe going to a sump/fuge system. But that's a big project! Plus my skimmer isn't skimming properly. I'm almost sure the problem lies there. But the algae originated in my father-in laws tank and I transplanted most of his stuff. FML!....
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Go oilers go!!!! Lol
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:07 PM   #49
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The algae in my pic is everywhere you see very dark carpets with white patches of rock peeking through. It's BAD. I'm thinking of getting rid of my hang-on aquaclear 110 altogether and maybe going to a sump/fuge system. But that's a big project! Plus my skimmer isn't skimming properly. I'm almost sure the problem lies there. But the algae originated in my father-in laws tank and I transplanted most of his stuff. FML!....
I got this algae when I mixed my own salt without using RODI. Hard to get out, won't make that mistake again.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:27 PM   #50
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I went and bought my self the phosphate kit and the nitrate kit. What levels should both be at?
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:35 PM   #51
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Ideally, both should be at zero. However, nitrates are generally considered OK if they are less than 5ppm in a reef. Realize, however, just becasue those kits read zero, doesn't mean the algae hasn't absorbed a lot of the stuff. In particular, phosphate kits only measure unbound inorganic phosphates, which may be as little as 2% of the overall picture.
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Well I believe I found my problem. My nitrate is 20mg/L
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