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Old 01/10/2008, 04:47 PM
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starting to get algea

Im starting to get algae on my LR, i want to stop it before it gets worse. What should i do.
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Old 01/10/2008, 04:48 PM
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What are your water parameters? Usually, nitrates and phosphates will cause this.

What type of algae?
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Old 01/10/2008, 04:54 PM
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i have no idea what kind. All parameters are good. Ill try to post pics ASAP.
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Old 01/10/2008, 04:58 PM
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i have no idea what kind. All parameters are good. Ill try to post pics ASAP.
What color? Is it green, brown, red?
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2 green chromis
2 false perc/tr
Indigo Dotty/tr
2 button polyp
gsp
candy cane
zoa
ricordia rock
open brain
5 turbos
5 hermits
30 lb ls / 27lb lr
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Old 01/10/2008, 05:03 PM
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some is clear, theres a little bit on the underside of LR and it's green and fluffy.
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Old 01/10/2008, 05:21 PM
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Old 01/10/2008, 06:22 PM
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Old 01/10/2008, 07:11 PM
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please help me, i want to get rid of this as fast as possible.
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Old 01/10/2008, 07:59 PM
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You really need better pics to get an ID.
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Old 01/10/2008, 08:05 PM
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ok yea they looked good on the camera but your right. I wont have time tonight so I'll do it tomorrow
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Old 01/10/2008, 08:15 PM
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You said your params are good... but do you actually have a PO4 test kit?
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Old 01/10/2008, 08:34 PM
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all i have is a PH test kit and salinity test kit.
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Old 01/10/2008, 09:35 PM
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Hey kyman, I can't really tell much from pic's sorry. Does it by any chance look like jelly? Or, possibly hard and crusty?
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2 green chromis
2 false perc/tr
Indigo Dotty/tr
2 button polyp
gsp
candy cane
zoa
ricordia rock
open brain
5 turbos
5 hermits
30 lb ls / 27lb lr
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Old 01/11/2008, 08:17 AM
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all i have is a PH test kit and salinity test kit.
If thats all you have then you can't truthfully say "All parameters are good."

you need at a minimum

ammonia
nitrate
nitrite

po4 kit I believe is also something you definitely want. This way you can tell if po4 is in the system at all or if its building.
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Old 01/11/2008, 12:23 PM
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well it shouldent matter what it is, if you want the algae dead, remove the rock, let it dry out and try to get it off with a hard brush, before putting it back in your tank make sure its all gone, try vingar if your haing trouble getting it off, or you can go a easy method and take the rock out and put it in a bucket and cure the rock, every thing on the rock will die with in 4 weeks of darkness better yet should die. You should also see into getting a good test kit, you can do your first test on the rock, do it once a week and check the readings on it, after 4 weeks in the bucket check it out and see if it died, try cleaning the rock with a hard brush, if its not dead do a water change in the bucket and try again for 2 weeks or so. also doing this will turn your live rock into DEAD ROCK, but once its dead it will reseed with your other rocks after some time
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Are you sure it is bad algae?
 

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