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    The Chaeto is getting choked out by a slimy green/brown algae. It also isn?t growing at all. Hair algae also grows freely on the fuge walls, which I promptly remove with every WC.
    I?ve got a Korilia 250 pump in there and running a Utilitech Par38 5k LED lamp.
    Not sure how much more to feed. I feed my fish 1-2x a day.

    I?ve discovered that my SB issues were caused (believe it or not) by LRS Reef Frenzy frozen food. Especially a new package!
    Seems the longer it?s in the freezer something in the food must become inert. My last package was over a year old, my SB cleared up.
    2wks ago I bought a new pack and taaa daaa nasty SB issue is back. I?m going to try rinsing it off in tank water before feeding, hopefully this helps.
    I do recall another reefer on R2R telling me that it was this food because he too had the same issue.
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    Fluconzanole to kill the bad?
    Or maybe the gha goes with the sand bed issues and it's just time to wait it out?
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    I don't think I would use Fluconzanole for a hair algae problem especially just in the sump. I tried it on my 50 and I suddenly got a different green algae that was just like a coating on everything. It was invasive and wouldn't go away, so I took the tank down and am restarting it with new rock.

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    Ahh... then maybe a terrible idea.
    I was just thinking that it might give the Chaeto a chance to take hold again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spieszak View Post
    Ahh... then maybe a terrible idea.
    I was just thinking that it might give the Chaeto a chance to take hold again.
    It seemed to help some of the people using it. Me not so much.

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    I know several people who are really happy with it. I haven't tried myself tho
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    Hair algae is very strong for sure, when it comes to grabbing nutrients.

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    Maybe I should just remove the Chaeto and let the HA grow-lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaReefer View Post
    Maybe I should just remove the Chaeto and let the HA grow-lol.
    just a jk?

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    No, that will work, if you put some air bubbles below it. And you can adds some strings for the HA to attach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfinn View Post
    just a jk?
    No I was actually serious. The Chaeto dying is doing nothing but adding excess nutrients to my tank. The HA seems to thrive in the fuge-lol. Isn?t that what grows on Algae Scrubbers?
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    Cool!They can be tricky to put together but you did here
 an awesome and impressive job!

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    Nana's 40B

    Looooog time no been here! Sorry RF, lotta ups and downs happening in my life. Gratefully things have mellowed. My interest in my tank took the biggest hit and Im slowly coming back. Coral losses hurt the most, especially since I can no longer afford to replace em. Have not boughten a new Coral in over two years, a fish in over a year! Oh my!
    The biggest joy is it seems whatever nastiness that was plaguing my sand bed seems to have righted itself with some help from Vibrant tank cleaner. 5wks of 7ml dosing 1x weekly did the trick.
    Now I can look at my tank again without crying-lol.
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    Great to see an update. Happy the sand bed stuff has finally gone. Tank looks great! That clam is getting huge!
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    Nana's 40B

    Quote Originally Posted by spieszak View Post
    Great to see an update. Happy the sand bed stuff has finally gone. Tank looks great! That clam is getting huge!
    Thanks Stacey! The Clam has grown so much, it sucks up calc like crazy-lol. Im dosing 45ml daily just to keep up.
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