Algae Scrubber Help!

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  1. landlocked303

    landlocked303 Active Member

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    I bought the Santa Monica Drop 1.4 for my BioCube 29 a few weeks ago. I have been running it for about 6 hours a night the last month and have ZERO growth... I have green hair algae on the rocks and glass, so I know there's nutrients. Any Ideas why I can't get any growth in the scrubber? Should I increase the photoperiod or decrease? Any thoughts?
     

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    abstractxx02195 Active Member

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    Mine is on 10pm to 4pm everyday , it takes time .. and I had plenty of nutrients lol

    I think mine kicked in almost 2 months later and now I am removing algae every week
     
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    How big of a tank do you have? So you're thinking I increase the photoperiod and then be patient?
     
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    79 gallons Red Sea

    Yes , just increase the time. After your initial growth , the black slime , clean it up and put it back ..

    If you really want to speed up the process , after that black algae , u can maybe put a pinch of chaeto or other type to speed it up .. I saw one of my buddies do that and he was way faster than me lol .
     
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    Okay, thanks for the help. Maybe I'll seed it to speed it up. Does Chaeto grow under this spectrum?
     
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    According to what I see in his tank , completely yes lol
     
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