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Please help with my algae problem


whofeelsitknowsit

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whofeelsitknowsit

This is for serious.

 

I have a mag float (look on left side).

 

Lights are on for exactly 8 hours per day.

 

Moar suggestions, please. I am not trolling.

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First, see that container of CD-Rs next to the tank? Tank on of those discs and put it in the microwave for 10 seconds.

 

That won't do anything for the algae, but it sure looks cool and leaves you with a fancy coaster.

 

More importantly, reduce nutrients! Stop feeding Nemo so much. What is your filtration, and what are your NO2/3 levels? Phosphates? Are you using tap water, or RO/DI? Cheato?

 

What is the current CUC?

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A few snails, and a Magical Cleaning Rod. Or maybe a small urchin if you're not into rods.

 

 

Dude.... Clean your tank.... put down the cheetos and... Clean your tank...

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This is for serious.

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Moar suggestions, please. I am not trolling.

 

if you are trolling, I would have to say winterize your tank.... way more lutz there

 

 

if you are not trolling, I would say GFO, GAC, WC and Chemiclean Red Slime Remover.... but dang, that tank looks bad :( perhaps we could get SDT to save your reef

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burtbollinger

30 min a day for a week...just gotta put in work...

 

add a new bag of chemi pure elite....

 

toss that korelia spinny thing too, they suck.

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just noticed.....that looks like an acrylic tank

 

don't use a metal scraper. I like new credit cards the best, but no metal

 

30 min a day for a week...just gotta put in work...

 

can't fix it that fast, i would say 30 min every 3rd day for 3 weeks.....nothing good happens quickly in this hobby

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burtbollinger

eh, scraping coraline can happen fast :) I could have that glass cleaned like new in 2 hours....

 

tank otherwise dont look that bad....

 

I use the side of a flat clear plastic 12 inch ruler, snapped in half...

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phishroom: please refrain from referencing nemo.

 

Ummm... I'm pretty sure that's the scientific name. Genus species: Nemoceanus Disneyus

 

And actually, It's probably the teaspoon of flake food that he is feeding Dory that is the problem. She's behind the rock in that picture, and she's full-grown, fat and happy. Very happy.

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whofeelsitknowsit

I'm hearing a lot of that. Incidentally, it is not coralline.

 

The good thing about it, however, is that it seems that the cyano has out-competed the bubble algae for dominance in my tank.

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