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  1. rickgoldwing1

    rickgoldwing1

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    Detailed help request
    Are you experiencing any problems in your tank?
    Not Sure
    Brief Description
    I am getting a major problem with alge looks like grass growing on the sand plus thick dark brown alge with bubbles in it covering rocks I just put in a phosphate reactor in yesterday to see if this cures the problem any advise
    Tank size
    2 metres
    System Volume
    about 700 litres after allowing for displacement
    How long has your tank been running?
    3 months
    What livestock do you have?
    two small clowns one cardinal and one coral beauty
    Water Parameters
    -
    What lighting is over the tank?
    quad T5s two blue two white and one 1 metre submersible blue LED
    Pumps and equipment
    four double wavemakers
    Maintenance
    100 litres every 2 weeks with RO water
    Other info and photo's.
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    Still a very young tank. algae are part of the cycling of a tank. Depends on where you got the liferock from and how good they were cycled.

    With only 4 small fish, most likely you are overfeeding.

    You say you got 4 powerheads. What are their ratings?
     
  4. rickgoldwing1

    rickgoldwing1 Thread Starter

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    ok trying to remember now JVP201s seem to ring bells
     
  5. rickgoldwing1

    rickgoldwing1 Thread Starter

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    I realise that over feeding can push the nitrates up but I didn't realise it can spark alge growth
     
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