Algae issues

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  1. Boyu TL 550

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    hi guys tank been running since feb. algae been growing on the back of my tank and the last 3-4 weeks starting on my live rock! is this ok or harmful? doesnt look that nice on live rock 48384df217e8ecfd5.jpg 48384df21823283fa.jpg
     
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  3. bothal08

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    ive got the same problem...if u dnt mind im tagging along
     
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    taging
     
  5. Alan

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    Not harmful at all, and in a new system its still part of the cycle. From the pics it doesn't look too bad, i have seen far worse.
     
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    will it eventually go away?
     
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    yes as the tank matures
     
  8. bothal08

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    thats good to hear
     
  9. Colin

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    just keep ur N02 and NO3 very low....
     
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    can i ask a dumb question, some poeple have said just leave the algae that goes away naturally, others saying clean it.....but i tried the latter and it just comes back after while....dam confused now....
     
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    You can Clean it. But also if you just leave it, it goes away in time :)
    As soon as there is no more food for it in the new tank it will die off :)
     
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    By cleaning it off you still not removing the cause of it.....once your nutrient levels are too low for it to survive it will disapear.
     
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    Po4 is also a big factor in GHA.What fitration do you have?
     
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    Sorry guys, I have some input but ONLY my experience with algae and TL-550, was a nightmare I tried EVERYTHING, 80% water changes on multiple occasions, bought RO and synthetic salt, PO4 No3/3, carbon, phos, purigen, all bad params zero the algae did not go away, I then had no choice to upgrade to a new tank and get a sump ???

    Would like to tag along and see what you guys do to sort it ?
     

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