Easy to get rid of?

Discussion in 'Algae (including nuisance algae and bacteria)' started by Reyji D., Nov 3, 2017.

  1. Reyji D.

    Reyji D. Member

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    having some algae issue at the moment seems like it’s easy to get under control. I started using vibrant and I’m on my 3rd dose. I checked my chaeto and it shrunk and looked like it’s not growing. Wonder if Vibrant has something to do with growth. I changed the light to 100% white and this is what my tank looks like with the algae.

    Thoughts on how to get rid of this faster?

    I do weekly water changes.

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    nautical_nathaniel Goby Whisperer R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    What are you water parameters? I see your skimmer poking out the back, does it produce a good amount of skimmate?
     
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    My current skimmate.

    Salinity 1.024
    Alk 9.2
    Phosphate 0.0 probably cuz of the algae

    Only 3 I test.

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    nautical_nathaniel Goby Whisperer R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Okay, I would maybe try reducing the photo-period of your lights or turn down the intensity some. Reduce your feedings or figure out a way that you can feed the exact same amount every time, that last bit there really helped me with some algae issues I have had in the past. Turn your pumps off during feedings as well so the fish have the ability to eat most if not all of the food. I would also get some more snails, try banded trochus if you can find any at your LFS.

    Your skimmer appears to be doing it's job well. Which model is that?
     
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    BigJim Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Is it slimy and does it blow off the rocks with a turkey baster? It looks like green cyano to me. I had an issue with it and no amount of nutrient reduction helped. I ended up using chemi clean to get rid of it. I usually try to handle issues naturally, but it worked great.
     
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    Aquamaxxx hob-1

     
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    Yes it blows off easily I have chemiclean but didn’t want to use it cuz I know it will come back. I have used it before and it worked great.
     
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    I’ll try to lessen the phot period this week. Hopefully this works.
     
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    What kind of flow do you have in there? If it keeps coming back, you might want to up the flow
     
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    Last time i used chemi clean nothing came back, why do you think it will come back?
     
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    I’m running 2 gyre xf230 at 90%
     
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    Cuz chemiclean is just a band aid and if the source isn’t fix it comes back lol. I’m turning down my photo period first before I do chemiclean.
     
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    Just wanted to update you all, i won my battle with my alage. Cutting back the photo period for 4 days and using vibrant helped out alot
     
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