Why do I have so much algae

Discussion in 'Algae' started by that fish guy, Oct 7, 2010.

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  1. that fish guy

    that fish guy Flamingo Tongue

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    I'm having really bad algae problems and I have tried everything and I don't know why this problem keeps reoccurring PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!:cry:
     
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  3. PB&J

    PB&J Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    how long are your lights on for?
     
  4. WhiskyTango

    WhiskyTango Eyelash Blennie

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    Can you elaborate on "everything"?
     
  5. that fish guy

    that fish guy Flamingo Tongue

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    My lights are on about 8 hours a day my nitrate is about 5ppm my nitrite is 0ppm Ammonia 0ppm my ph is about 8.00
    I have a clown a hawkfish a short spine urchin a serpent sea star and a feather duster
     
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    NASAGeek Eyelash Blennie

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  7. that fish guy

    that fish guy Flamingo Tongue

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    oh and the tank has been set up for about a year and a half
     
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  9. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    How much do you feed?

    How old are you lights?

    What are your lights?

    What makes up your CuC?

    What kind of mechanical filtration do you use?

    How big is the tank?

    What kind of algae?

    What is your water source?

    What does "about" 8 hours a day mean? Do you not have timers? Is this not consistent? Is sometimes it 12 hours a day?

    You have two types of lights, daylights and actinics. Are you running both 8 hours a day? Do you have both? (I run my actinics for 12 hours and my daylights for 7).
     
  10. ComputerJohn

    ComputerJohn Panda Puffer

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    LOL... Peredhil beat me to it.. I agree... ;D
     
  11. that fish guy

    that fish guy Flamingo Tongue

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    I feed every other day I have a 14 gallon biocube I have red slime and hair algae my light are 2 months old I use r/o water and I do have timers
     
  12. cyan0304

    cyan0304 Flamingo Tongue

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    Keep me posted! I have the same problem. I once in while get the red slime and I have been getting ALOT of the hair algae all over my LR which was not a problem before!