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PostPosted: 2005.04.25(Mon)13:16    Post subject: marine aquarium: algae Reply with quote

Hi
I am the beginner here in marine aquarium. I have set up my 60gal tank for about 7-9months. the problem I have is too much algae. it grows every where and it is long hair algae. what would be the best solution?
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PostPosted: 2005.04.25(Mon)18:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manual removal and nutrient control. Manual removal is self-explanatory. For nutrient control you want to keep bio-load lower, not overfeed, increase water changes, and/or change source water. You need to find out, IOW, where the nutrients fueling the bloom are coming from, and eliminate the source.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.26(Tue)5:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

I try manually remove the algae but they grow back quite fast. I feed once or max twice a day and not feeding a lot. I run the test for water quality and it seems OK. what else should I do? is there any fish or snail or starfish that feeds upon algae?
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PostPosted: 2005.04.26(Tue)21:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is your total tank population? What type of filtration are you using? Exactly how much do you feed? The problem is absolutely nutrient related, it ALWAYS is, it's just a matter of finding the source.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.26(Tue)21:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, one last thing, "okay" is not quantifiable measure on any of the better test kits. What are your exact nitrAte and phosphate readings?
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