Let's Talk About ~Algae Control~

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#1Reefkeepr

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Nice!!! Good stuff on removing the rock an not trying to pull it out in your system because that's a big no go!! Keep doin wat your doing because it sounds like your system is thriving!!! Water peramters if possible???
And also keep an eye out for your calcium levels because the "Purple and pink algae" (IMO The best Natural 3D backround of your tank)is goin to use Calcium!!
 

don2048

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Temp-78f, PH 8.2, Amon-0.0, Nitrite-0.0, Nitrite-5-10ppm, salinity 1.023. I add Instant Oceans's "Reef Accelerator" which helps the coraline. I still sit and watch the tank quite a bit. Wish I had know beforehand that the Yellow-tail Damsel digs in the substrate. It only does it in one part of the tank but I feel it's screwing with the live sand in that area.
 

Peppie

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Temp-78f, PH 8.2, Amon-0.0, Nitrite-0.0, Nitrite-5-10ppm, salinity 1.023. I add Instant Oceans's "Reef Accelerator" which helps the coraline. I still sit and watch the tank quite a bit. Wish I had know beforehand that the Yellow-tail Damsel digs in the substrate. It only does it in one part of the tank but I feel it's screwing with the live sand in that area.
Your Damsel will not hurt your sandbed.
Looks like your salinity is a bit low. Would be better at 1.024 to 1.026
Most people like to have the bristle worms in their tank. They wont bother anything unless they are of a monstrous size.
IMO a RO/DI filter is one of the most important pieces of equipment for a successful saltwater tank.

HTH
 

blk822822

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With some snails and hermits I have found that they won't eat the really bushy or long algae. So I pluck it off the rocks and then they will eat the small ends left on the rock. I have also found Mexican red leg hermits the best for algae problems and they are pretty cheap.
 

burning2nd

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What is that best way to keep my general algae growth down? It seems like I'm cleaning my glass every day.
well there are different types of algae, but for the most part excessive growth is due to high nutrient levels in the water Nutrients+light= algae

the stuff on your glass is normal.. and good in some ways... It can be used to feed fish.. My fish know that scraping the glass means food floating around,
i clean in sections.. to let it build... (free food)

but water changes, with proper water levels, and limited feedings is how to keep algae growth down..
 
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Time for a new topic.....Algae Control. Everyone's been through it at one time or another, so let's hear methods to diagnose where the problem is coming from, and different means to help eradicate a current problem. What have you battled and how have you dealt with it?
Algae is one of the most discussed subjects among new lake owners. Managing algae is usually more of a problem for new lakes. A new lake does not have the appropriate stability of vegetation, creature life, and common scientific operate.


One of the most considerations that you can do when establishing up a new lake is to get the appropriate equipment set up. The push you set up should move at least 1/2 of the complete lake quantity for a standard water lawn. The term “water garden” is believed to be a lake with lots of vegetation and some seafood. A koi fish lake usually has few vegetation and large seafood demanding more purification than a standard water lawn. This type of lake is better off moving at least the full number of it each hour.
 
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