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Old 12-02-2004, 09:13 AM   #1
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Why is everything so green

I have this green hairy algae growing everywhere. It has taken over my corals completely, covers all my coraline and glass. The water looks a bit yellowish as well. Any sujestions?????


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Old 12-02-2004, 09:22 AM   #2
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There could be a number of things going on. The growth of excess algea is due to excess nutrients in the water. Most likely, PO4. Get a phosphate test kit and see what your levels are at. Also, test the PO4 in your source water. If you are using tap water for top off and changes that could be the source. Evaluate your feeding schedule. How often and how much do you feed? What do you feed? Make sure you do not have any dead spots or spots without flow. finally, it may be time to change your bulbs. How old are they?
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