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Old 02-06-2017, 02:47 PM   #1
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I need some help with my tank

When I first started my tank I bought base rock and my tank looks a little white so I started helping my tank by putting Kent marine purple tech. It got out of control and I stopped putting in the tank. But now I have spaghetti looking green algae. I have to clean my tank out every two weeks by pulling the algae off the rocks because it gets out of control. What can I do to make it stop ?Click image for larger version

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purple up is junk I would never recommend adding any type of additives to a new tank or any tank for that matter they only cause problems , leave that to the more experienced .

from what I see its cayno Large water changes will help , I don't see any power heads in your tank , power heads in a salt water tank are a must for circulation ,

no circulation is like having stagnant water sitting one big dead spot . this is what causes cayno to sit on your rocks and sand , cayno is caused by the silicates being released from the sand in your tank , having power heads will help circulate your water not allowing those dead spots where this nasty looking algae forms ,

cayno is normal in new tanks so don't be alarmed with it , like I said good circulation and large water changes will help get you through this phase ,

with saltwater good circulation and water changes are your friend , there is no need to add any type of additives to your tank everything you need is in your salt , your rock will color up over time , the only time you would need to start adding any type of additives is when your heavily stocked with coral mainly sps, but still use caution .

additives can lead to many issues that could have been prevented if you never used them , only the more experienced reefers use them as they learned how they react with one another . not knowing what can be added with what can cause big issues even crash a tank.

I've been keeping reefs for many years I still am Leary of using additives , water changes keep my tanks healthy and clean ,

baby steps with saltwater learn as you go , never rush into things your not sure about research ask a lot of questions first , always be sure your comfortable with your trying to do , many times thing can't be reversed and bad things can happen to both coral and fish.
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Old 02-06-2017, 05:01 PM   #3
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purple up is junk I would never recommend adding any type of additives to a new tank or any tank for that matter they only cause problems , leave that to the more experienced .

from what I see its cayno Large water changes will help , I don't see any power heads in your tank , power heads in a salt water tank are a must for circulation ,

no circulation is like having stagnant water sitting one big dead spot . this is what causes cayno to sit on your rocks and sand , cayno is caused by the silicates being released from the sand in your tank , having power heads will help circulate your water not allowing those dead spots where this nasty looking algae forms ,

cayno is normal in new tanks so don't be alarmed with it , like I said good circulation and large water changes will help get you through this phase ,

with saltwater good circulation and water changes are your friend , there is no need to add any type of additives to your tank everything you need is in your salt , your rock will color up over time , the only time you would need to start adding any type of additives is when your heavily stocked with coral mainly sps, but still use caution .

additives can lead to many issues that could have been prevented if you never used them , only the more experienced reefers use them as they learned how they react with one another . not knowing what can be added with what can cause big issues even crash a tank.

I've been keeping reefs for many years I still am Leary of using additives , water changes keep my tanks healthy and clean ,

baby steps with saltwater learn as you go , never rush into things your not sure about research ask a lot of questions first , always be sure your comfortable with your trying to do , many times thing can't be reversed and bad things can happen to both coral and fish.


Thanks so much for ur time and all this info. I will add a power head and do a water change removing more water than usual. I will do a lot more research like u recommend before adding anything to my tanks.
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Jossy ,... that was pretty good and detailed advice given by seaweed,.. even the best of reefers go thru trying and struggling times trying to figure things out , best advice is to take those little baby steps one step at a time .,never be in a hurry when it comes to the saltwater world ,When in doubt just ask the forum and someone will step forward and answer any questions you have.
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Thanks so much for ur time and all this info. I will add a power head and do a water change removing more water than usual. I will do a lot more research like u recommend before adding anything to my tanks.
remember there are many members here to help you through those hard spots . don't ever be afraid to ask a question , I still ask questions myself that's how we learn .

we want you to succeed and be able to enjoy your tank , baby steps the best advice I ever got . welcome to our forum and I look forward to see your tank evolve .
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remember there are many members here to help you through those hard spots . don't ever be afraid to ask a question , I still ask questions myself that's how we learn .

we want you to succeed and be able to enjoy your tank , baby steps the best advice I ever got . welcome to our forum and I look forward to see your tank evolve .


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Jossy ,... that was pretty good and detailed advice given by seaweed,.. even the best of reefers go thru trying and struggling times trying to figure things out , best advice is to take those little baby steps one step at a time .,never be in a hurry when it comes to the saltwater world ,When in doubt just ask the forum and someone will step forward and answer any questions you have.


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