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  1. Zoom

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    Hi There
    I need some help ... I have done some reading up on green algae but you guys still use a llot of terminology that i do not understand.

    My Tank has been running since November 2009 so that about 9 months.My tank is about 600 litres including my sump.

    I have an RO Unit so i only use RO Water. I have a deep Sand bed in my sump with a skimmer ...

    Lighting i have about six tubes two blue four white ....I asked my LFS to help me with the lights for coral....

    I have a cleaner shrimp
    A regal Tang
    2 clowns
    A blennie
    1 Dwarf Angel
    1 Fox Face
    1 Damsel

    All of a sudden this month i have this horrible green like agae growing. i had two turbo snails that died

    I see some that some people recormend a Sea Hair.

    How can i get the algae under control. Should I take out the rocks and scrub them won't this affect my whol ecko system

    Please help
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  3. Anemone

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    What are your water parameters? How often and how large of water changes do you do? What terminology do you not understand?
     
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    Once a month i do water changes of 20 percent . I top up daily
    PO4 what is PO4 is that a phosphate test.
    Ihave tests for NO2, NO3, CAL,KH, GH
     
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    Should I do a quick test I have pictures will this help.
     
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    PO4 is phosphate, phosphate fuels alge. However it doesn't always show up on a test kit if it is getting absorbed by the algae.
     
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    Okay so should to take the rock out and scrub them what do i do...
     
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    I would look for the source of the problem, over feeding, old bulbs, etc. Adding a few turbo snails may help. Do your RO filters need to be changed? Do you have a skimmer? You can also add some macro algae to help fight the problem. I would also do weekly water changes for now.
     
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    the dead snails? did you leave them in the tank? why i ask this is that a dead rotting snail puts lots of nutrients in the water aka causes phosphate.

    what kind of light tubes do you have? kelvin rating and kind

    How often do you feed and what do you feed?

    what filtration do you have? skimmer, Deep sand bed(DSB), Chaeto etc....

    What kind of test kits do you have? and how old are they?

    I would suggest getting yourself some good quality phosphate remover, until we have found the root of the problem. Something like purigen comes highly recommended .

    Furthermore please post pics of your tank, from filtration to your livestock as this will give us a much better understanding of whats going on in your tank.

    J
     

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