Brown stringy algae

Discussion in 'Middle Tennessee Reef Club' started by Jblunkall, Jun 19, 2017.

  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 Partner Member 2018

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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 Partner Member 2018

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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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    How long did you dose for?
     
  7. Jblunkall

    Jblunkall Active Member MTRCMember Partner Member 2018

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    I did 7 days.
     
  8. Jrainey312

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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
     
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    MikeyTN Active Member MTRCMember

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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.
     
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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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