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i had hair algae i used chemi clean got rid of did a 45% water chang cause water was supper green then did a 25% 2 day after first on cause tank still green idk what to do but it’s getting worst i can’t get the green water to go away it keeps getting darker green

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How old is the tank?
What fish/coral/inverts do you have?
What are your water parameters?
4 months coral beauty and a blue velvet damsel. and 2 hermitcrabs the tank still being built i drop lighting to 6 hour but i will turn off lights no coral yet it supposed to be my new soft coral tank but been giving me issues and i have do a new parameter check i just did that hugest water change
 

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Overfeeding and lights on too long possibly.

How old are your t5 bulbs?
I saw mentioned in another thread that you have some zoa's already. How are they doing?
Need to get water parameters squared away before deciding to add UV. Post nitrate/phosphate after you get a test done.
 
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Overfeeding and lights on too long possibly.

How old are your t5 bulbs?
I saw mentioned in another thread that you have some zoa's already. How are they doing?
Need to get water parameters squared away before deciding to add UV. Post nitrate/phosphate after you get a test done.
idk how old. the bulbs are the zoa are in a different tank
 

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This might help. Post your parameters once you test. Might be time to replace bulbs.
 
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This might help. Post your parameters once you test. Might be time to replace bulbs.
i got lights off an putting up a curtain over the window it had one but not a black out one i fouls a only small hang on back filter i put in sump doing water testing today thanks for the help i’m about ready to give up on the sump
 
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i got lights off an putting up a curtain over the window it had one but not a black out one i fouls a only small hang on back filter i put in sump doing water testing today thanks for the help i’m about ready to give up on the sump
canister are so much easier but sump is way better from what i understand i just got to get set up right i was planning on getting a new sump the one that came with the tank was a Diy that the guy mad it doesn’t have the the best setup
 

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This is an algae bloom. Do you have a filter sock? The lowest micron you can get and run it. Clean the sock as often as you can. Lights off will help.
Sorry, I see you don't have a sump. What do you have?
and flow i go pulp the does 300 gph and i got 2 800 gph wave makers in it
Not sure what this is. 2 wavs makers and what does 300gph?
 
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This is an algae bloom. Do you have a filter sock? The lowest micron you can get and run it. Clean the sock as often as you can. Lights off will help.
Sorry, I see you don't have a sump. What do you have?

Not sure what this is. 2 wavs makers and what does 300gph?
i have a sump my other tank dosent i’m still learning on how to set up sump i have a 20 long as a sump the 300 is the return pump
 
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