GREEN ALGAE ON LR

Discussion in 'Algae' started by reef_novice, Jan 27, 2005.

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  1. reef_novice

    reef_novice Astrea Snail

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  3. allaboutfish37

    allaboutfish37 Feather Duster

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  4. reef_novice

    reef_novice Astrea Snail

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    My tank is 4 months old...

    Yves
     
  5. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    how long r ur lights on every day?
     
  6. reef_novice

    reef_novice Astrea Snail

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    For a bout 3 months...
     
  7. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    3 months a day? :D

    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. ;)
     
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  9. reef_novice

    reef_novice Astrea Snail

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    Oupssss no... 10hours a day... lolll
     
  10. markgsiy

    markgsiy Astrea Snail

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    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.
     
  11. Black_Raven

    Black_Raven Scooter Blennie

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    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.