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scott_r
04-15-2014, 11:28 PM
Ok its bad but not that bad. As you can see in the pic my sand bed is getting covered in area's with what looks like algae with fine hair. Never had this issue this bad till I added an Evergro 2012 and its really took off. I have about 12 nassarius snails, bunch of crabs and other snails (dont know names) My Nitrate is around 5, ammonia zero. I do 15% water changes weekly. I bought this tank off another fellow in town and am unsure how long he had it running but I have had it running well for 4 months. Fish are a yellow tang, 2 clowns and a dwarf lion. I also have a pair of blood red shrimp. All are happy. For corals I have 1 large hammerspawn, zoa colony and a small green cabbage.
Any suggestions on how to control this or is it just part of a cycle?:question:

Cheers!!

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K2Krusher
04-15-2014, 11:46 PM
It was a short part of the cycling process for me.
Get some flow on it

scott_r
04-15-2014, 11:57 PM
It was a short part of the cycling process for me.
Get some flow on it

Yeah I just did that this morning. :biggrin:

GoFish
04-16-2014, 04:34 AM
Just a thought, I experienced a little bloom quite some time ago and ended putting small square pieces of black electrical tape over the red LEDs for a couple weeks. Not sure if that helped at all but it did disappear, took the tape off and haven't seen it since. Could be something to do with the spectrum from the reds.
May be worth a try

Aquattro
04-16-2014, 04:39 AM
Just a thought, I experienced a little bloom quite some time ago and ended putting small square pieces of black electrical tape over the red LEDs for a couple weeks. Not sure if that helped at all but it did disappear, took the tape off and haven't seen it since. Could be something to do with the spectrum from the reds.
May be worth a try

That's kind of ingenious :)

scott_r
04-16-2014, 06:09 AM
I will give that a try !!

gregzz4
04-16-2014, 06:16 AM
I too like the blocking the red light idea

If that doesn't work for you, try raising your mag a bit
I had luck when my mag went from 1350 to 1450 by mistake
After I brought it back to 1350 things stayed stable - algae doesn't like high mag

Some 'different' algaes showed up, but nothing unmanageable

mohammadali
04-16-2014, 06:55 AM
i had this alage long time with my RSM130 the lighting was a 150w MH and 4xT5 so i didnt have snail in the tank but i bought a sand sifter star fish and it start cleaning it

Nualgi
04-16-2014, 03:48 PM
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Nualgi
04-17-2014, 06:08 AM
Wanted to share this thread..http://www.reef2reef.com/forums/reef-aq ... ost1829073

Also this you tube video from today...all the way from Manitoba, Canada
http://youtu.be/XU5Y3DGaQTY

nrosdal
04-17-2014, 06:21 AM
I also experienced the same issue when i jacked my whites up to increase growth of coral (it did that but also spurred algae growth as well). In the short term i found that lowering white channel helped a ton until i got my phos under control then slowly raised the white channel back to high.

scott_r
04-17-2014, 07:13 AM
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I will take you up on that offer. Gotta get my camera out and do some better pics of this mess for you.

Cheers!!

neoh
04-17-2014, 08:18 AM
I also experienced the same issue when i jacked my whites up to increase growth of coral (it did that but also spurred algae growth as well). In the short term i found that lowering white channel helped a ton until i got my phos under control then slowly raised the white channel back to high.

As far as I know, Nick. The white doesn't actually do anything except aesthetics. Corals need the blues. If you ran a reef with just whites, everything would die!

I would attribute your algae to diatoms, which is a normal progression of a cycle during the new-tank-syndrome phase. I'm going to assume your tank is pretty young?

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04-18-2014, 06:31 AM
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waynemah
04-18-2014, 07:29 AM
I had the same stuff for about a year, then it just went away. Don't go crazy trying to get rid of it. It will just go away once it cycles through.

scott_r
04-19-2014, 05:23 PM
My tank is indeed very young going about 5 months. So how long can I expect this algae cycle? My RO/DI water is reading 2, im doing regular changes. I turned down my lighting and am actually gonna leave my lights off for a few days. I don't over feed. ???? I also have some Nualgi on the way, we will see if it helps.


Cheers!!

Nualgi
04-19-2014, 08:25 PM
My tank is indeed very young going about 5 months. So how long can I expect this algae cycle? My RO/DI water is reading 2, im doing regular changes. I turned down my lighting and am actually gonna leave my lights off for a few days. I don't over feed. ???? I also have some Nualgi on the way, we will see if it helps.


Cheers!!
Nice!