strange things taking place in my tank

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  1. Ziggy

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    hi ppl i have noticed that alot of small air bubbles develope on my live rock when my metal hailides come on and a serious amount of algae developing over my coraline algae.could someone please assit me in this matter:(
     
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    Any chance you could post a picture
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    what colour in the new Algae, could be dinoflaggelates (brown or green) or cyano (reddish)
     
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    Sounds like a cyano algae infestation. What colour is it? Green or Red?

    Try upping the amount of flow in the display tank. Add a pump pushing air through an airstone into your sump for more dissolved oxygen.

    How long are your light on for during the day?
     
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    From what I remember if it is dinoflagellates-

    Best is to try and siphon of as much as possible as often as possible

    Drop photoperiod to a few hours a day 4-5

    Activated carbon and change it often.

    Test for phosphates
     
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