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Discussion in 'Nuisance Algae' started by Mariner, 19 Aug 2012.

  1. Mariner

    Mariner

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    hi Reefers

    i have been running my first Marine tank ever now for almost 3 months.

    and im still stuck with this green algae all over my substrate.

    Can anyone please advice me on remedies to remove, used chemiclean red slime remover with great success ( red cyano ) all gone.

    here's some tank info and parameters.

    600x600x500
    2xpolario 10ml pump 8000l/h each
    Reef Octopus 160 xs psk 600 900l skimmer
    Reef Octopus zeolith filter 500l
    JNS Carbon Reactor 500L

    Lights
    Solarmax T5 + MH 250W Combo
    4x24w

    salinity - 1023
    temp - 25/27
    kh - 8
    ca - 410
    ph - 8.1
    mag - 1200
    nh4 - 0
    no2 - 0
    po4 - 0

    im also using zeo vit system

    Here's a pic


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  3. Mariner

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    o yes and 1 clown
     
  4. carlosdeandrade

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    Hi ya bud, I hate algae too, but the pic shows that you have very little. What are your Nitrate readings (NO3)? How often do you do water changes? A zero reading of PO4 could be because the algae is feeding of the PO4. Do you have any corals? If you don't have much live stock and according to the pics and readings you gave us, I wouldn't worry too much. Cyano and certain algae are part of the cycling process.
    mg and Ca are a tad low, but not that serious, salinty could be raised to 1.024/25, but other than that it's looking great! If it aint broke, don't fix it!
     
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