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04-08-2011, 08:32 AM
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To start try leaving your lights on for 8 hours or a ilttle less. What kind of water are you using? Dont use tap, i did that mistake once.

Also do you have a uv sterilizer?

I started to turn the lights off after 8 hours last night so I'll see what happens. I don't have a UV Serilizer but I am going to buy one today from my LFS.

Thanks for the advice.
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04-08-2011, 08:33 AM
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The water he is using has P04. And what are you testing the P04 with test kits are never accurate for P04
I used distilled water to top off and natural sea water from my LFS for water changes. I test the PO4 with a Red Sea Kit that came with my tank and it shows up as 0.
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Skimmer 100gph
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04-08-2011, 08:36 AM
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Any pics of the tank and the algae..?
Here are some pics. The 2 emerald crabs and the snails seem to be helping a little but I want to remove all of it.
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Tank Info:
Red Sea Max 130D
Total water vol 34g/Aquarium vol 29g/Filter vol 5g
Lighting 2x55W T5 Power Compact/10,000k55W/Actinic 55W/Blue LED 4
Circulation Pumps 2x146gph
Skimmer 100gph
Heater Wattage 150W
Mechanical filter/Biological Filtration active surface area(1,200 sq ft/gal)
Activated Carbon 7oz
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04-08-2011, 08:47 AM
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holy shnikeys that's really bad man............................................... ...........
i don't think that the lights or the water you use caused that i think that stuff came on a rock you got ....................................

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04-08-2011, 09:58 AM
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Looks more like Dino flagellates.That stuff is a tank killer.Try to use RO/DI water instead.
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04-08-2011, 11:17 AM
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holy shnikeys that's really bad man............................................... ...........
i don't think that the lights or the water you use caused that i think that stuff came on a rock you got ....................................
But I've had the rock since January and this just started 3 weeks ago.
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Skimmer 100gph
Heater Wattage 150W
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Activated Carbon 7oz
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04-08-2011, 11:18 AM
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Looks more like Dino flagellates.That stuff is a tank killer.Try to use RO/DI water instead.
Do they sell it at the local fish store?
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Circulation Pumps 2x146gph
Skimmer 100gph
Heater Wattage 150W
Mechanical filter/Biological Filtration active surface area(1,200 sq ft/gal)
Activated Carbon 7oz
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04-08-2011, 02:04 PM
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Not sure but it's best to get your own filtration unit to make this water.I have the same tank and finally took off the hood and now using Metal Halide.That crap they call T5 is overrated.I see that stuff is growing everywhere and bubble algae doesn't grow that fast so that's why I say dino flagellates.I hope you're not using the stock skimmer.
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04-08-2011, 02:08 PM
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Thanks for the info. It seemed to work. I sucked up as much of it off of the rocks and I scraped it off of the back of the tank. Then I did a 30% water change but used the old water to scrub the rocks. So far so good. Plus I removed the Gracilaria because that had the algae on it too.

I guess I just have to play the waiting game now.

Thank you EVERYONE for all of the help it really is appreciated.
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Tank Info:
Red Sea Max 130D
Total water vol 34g/Aquarium vol 29g/Filter vol 5g
Lighting 2x55W T5 Power Compact/10,000k55W/Actinic 55W/Blue LED 4
Circulation Pumps 2x146gph
Skimmer 100gph
Heater Wattage 150W
Mechanical filter/Biological Filtration active surface area(1,200 sq ft/gal)
Activated Carbon 7oz
Livestock Info:
1 clown~2 Pajama Cardinals~1 Chocolate Chip Star~Cleaner Crew/22lb. rock/22lb. substrate/20lb. live sand
 
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04-08-2011, 02:19 PM
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Not sure but it's best to get your own filtration unit to make this water.I have the same tank and finally took off the hood and now using Metal Halide.That crap they call T5 is overrated.I see that stuff is growing everywhere and bubble algae doesn't grow that fast so that's why I say dino flagellates.I hope you're not using the stock skimmer.
The reason I got this tank is because it had everything you need so I wouldn't have to buy anything. They even gave me the substrate, chemicals and salt. I even got a $75 gift certificate for Live Aquaria so that is where I bought the live rock from. Everything was fine until 3 weeks ago. I haven't added anything new since February so I don't know what could have caused it. I'm thinking about installing an RO/DI device in my house so I can do this myself and not have to use distilled water.

I am using the stock skimmer but I clean it twice a day, just to be on the safe side. I've been cleaning it twice a day since I set it up in January and I haven't had a problem until 3 weeks ago.

I guess only time will tell.

Thanks for your help.
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Tank Info:
Red Sea Max 130D
Total water vol 34g/Aquarium vol 29g/Filter vol 5g
Lighting 2x55W T5 Power Compact/10,000k55W/Actinic 55W/Blue LED 4
Circulation Pumps 2x146gph
Skimmer 100gph
Heater Wattage 150W
Mechanical filter/Biological Filtration active surface area(1,200 sq ft/gal)
Activated Carbon 7oz
Livestock Info:
1 clown~2 Pajama Cardinals~1 Chocolate Chip Star~Cleaner Crew/22lb. rock/22lb. substrate/20lb. live sand
 

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