algae bloomin' again

Discussion in 'Algae' started by mannyhernz, Nov 19, 2005.

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  1. mannyhernz

    mannyhernz Fire Worm

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    i had a cyano attack about a month ago,but it disappeared,so it has started again 2 days ago and i think it is getting worst what could have affected it????
     
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  3. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    lol just saw this, whats the update :)
     
  4. Blade_Runner

    Blade_Runner Gigas Clam

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    IMO, the 3 most probable causes are:

    1. Over feeding or over stocking.
    2. Poor organic waste removal. (Skimmer)
    3. Lighting. (IMO a distant 3rd.)

    Pick one or a combination of all 3.

    I hate that stuff. Good luck!
     
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  5. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Low or poor flow areas will also allow the 3 things above to start an out break

    J
     
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    Blade_Runner Gigas Clam

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    Yep, that too and about 50 other things just to depress you. ;)

    The stuff is like rust. It never sleeps.
     
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  9. mannyhernz

    mannyhernz Fire Worm

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    algae bloom anhialated!!

    well guys i finally got rid of my algae bloom..i think my problem was my exhausted lighting..i recently replaced my lighting and stirred up my sand and the algae has not come back(for now)....i am proud to say i have been algae free for 3 weeks...:2thumbsup
     
  10. Bruce

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    very good to hear :)