Brown stringy algae

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  1. wilecyote007

    wilecyote007 Member

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    Jblunk..can you tell me what your phosphate was at before peroxide? Im doing water changes and mine is slowly going away but before i run gfo i just want to know what you were rocking beforehand.
     

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    What concentration of bleach are you using?
     
  3. Jblunkall

    Jblunkall Active Member MTRCMember

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    Not sure. Didn't test before hand. Didn't think I needed to because the algae would have not given me a correct reading anyway.
     
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    Jblunkall Active Member MTRCMember

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    Not bleach. It's hydrogen peroxide. The stuff you use to clean cuts.
     
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    domination2580 Reef-a-nator

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    Wow sorry. Got mixed up on threads...but I still am going to try this.
     
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    domination2580 Reef-a-nator

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    How long did you dose for?
     
  7. Jblunkall

    Jblunkall Active Member MTRCMember

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    I did 7 days.
     
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    so i have similar algae driving me crazy in my nuvo 20. my po4 is .04ish with hannah ultra low and nitrate were at 0. did dosing just peroxide get rid of it? I'm currently using rowaphos. this algae has been relentless and my lips aren't looking to good due to the low nutrients but I'm at a loss at what to do to get rid of the brown algae any advice would be awesome. thanks
     
  9. MikeyTN

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    I did the peroxide dosing and also some Mexican turbo snails bam all gone in 2 weeks.
     
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    MikeyTN Active Member MTRCMember

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    I also built an algae scrubber too but everything was pretty much gone before the algae scrubber even got started. The main ones that did majority of the work were the turbos.
     
  11. Jrainey312

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    I've done 2 doses so far it seems to be working. I'll have to go to the lfs this weekend and get a turbo. I had one but it died. I was dosing nopox at that time and I think that also killed my cleaner shrimp. I was trying to change to much and now I'm paying for it the tank is on the fritz lol
     
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    Goin give the H2O2 a try. Got a similar looking algae. The problem started to be noticeable when I started dosing PO4. Fingers crossed
     
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    Going to give the H2O2 a try. Fingers crossed
     
  14. ncaldwell

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    Just go slow. I h2o2 dosed and had no issues, snails, shrimp, fish, sps and lps all fine. Zoanthids close up but they'll be fine
     
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    Could someone help ID this. Not sure whether it's dino or diatoms
    IMG_7779.jpg
     
  16. SRT80

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    Just regular Hydrogen peroxide? Really weird since I moved all my rock and corals from my 20 gal. to a 29 gal. I now have this brown stringy algae too? I used half the water from the 20 gal. and fresh SW for the rest. Also new sand.

    How should I dose? I think there might be around 25 gal. of actual water.

    Thanks.
     
  17. MikeyTN

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    Your picture is hard to tell...


     
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    Yes I dosed straight peroxide. But be careful if you have any LPS as they doesn't not like it at all. It will kill your LPS if your not careful.
     
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