Help! Algae overgrowth

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  1. ijssoccerfreak

    ijssoccerfreak

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    I slowly noticed bits of algae on my LR, but got a couple snails/crabs & they cleared it away. Then a week later, i saw bits of algae growing in my filter tube, and now it has exploded in my tank. i have green/red/&brown algae growing all over my rocks. red/brown on my glass w/ a little of green, and a lot of brown on my crushed coral.

    what do i need to do?! the snails & crabs aren't enough anymore & my margarita snail stays at the top all the time!


    :(:dft007:
     
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  3. Annoying

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    How old is your tank? Crushed coral isn't a good substrate as it can trap detritus causing a nitrate spike and thus giving algae blooms. Rather use argonite or for the cheaper version you can use play sand that has been rinsed clear.
     
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    sounds like bacteria, what do you use to top up, normal water or ro?
     

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