Discussion in 'Algae' started by reef_novice, Jan 27, 2005.
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Can you tell me if it's normal to have all that green on my LR... TAKE A LOOK AT MY TANK
how old is your tank?
My tank is 4 months old...
how long r ur lights on every day?
For a bout 3 months...
3 months a day?
Seriously that's pretty normal.
Eventually coraline may overtake some of the green stuff. Or some of your algae eaters will farm it a bit.
Be sure to read the sticky thread at the top of the board on algae after cycling.
Oupssss no... 10hours a day... lolll
Thought I would add.. My tank looked like that after a heat wave (I don't have a chiller). I removed it by siphoning out the green stuff with a bucket and an airline tubing. I did this for 3-4 weeks in a row and replacing the water with good, clean DI salt water. It takes a while and you just have to be patient.
Now, my LR are clean, but I still have the occational green stuff growing on my powerheads, but those are easier to clean.
I wouldn't leave the lights on so long for a week or two and get 30-40 snails and maybe an algae eating fish like a keyhole tang, foxface, or lawnmower blenny.
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