Discussion in 'Algae' started by Stingray, Feb 18, 2010.
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No, its stuck tight like hair algae only brownish
Well then I don't think it's dino if I was you I would put a bag of phosban and a bag of carbon in there then wrap the tank in a towel and turn the lights of for a week. I know it sounds kinda extream but the algea seems to be every were and your coral will be fine. jmo
Ok, thanks m8, i have phospate remover and active carbon running 24/7, will see how it is in a few days after raiseing the ph and alk, then take it from there, thanks all.
Red/green slime=cyanobacteria. Brown slime=dinos. Treat dinos the same way you would cyano.
Monday i treated the water with 2 and half teaspoons of baking powder, this bought the alk upto 7, tuesday i treated it again, and after a couple of hours i tested it, it came out 8.4, this is ideally where i want to be, mag is 1550, calcium 410, seems raiseing the mag as suggest has helped, fingers crossed...
great update Stingray,
at these increased alk levels your PH should now remain stable?
you stated earlier your using a phosphate remover in a mesh bag in the Rena
are you rinsing this off weekly as the mesh bags get clogged reducing the effectiveness of the media within
I have often run GFO in cannisters, internal and external and they are not as efficient that way, I change it more often and also rinse it to keep it detrius free and thus more effective for longer
any updates? i am going through the same thing in my nanocube, its growing everywhere, i thought it might have something to do with the live seaweed that is growing out of control.
Since i got my levels up and added more cuc, its now subsideing, yaaayyy
Excellent! i will try it ASAP. its got so bad that i think its causing my mushrooms to close up
Raise magnesium to 1500
If you raise the magnesium to 1500+ you will gaurantee to get rid of all algea. I did and mine was gone in 2 days!
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