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post #1 of 5 Old 04-19-2014, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Algae's the next problem!

Enjoying this new hobby - challenge after challenge!
I have a brown/ green algae that appears on the sand and live rocks. It grows incredibly quickly, and can appear half a day after raking the sand or cleaning the glass.

I have a small clean up crew and two clowns. 195 litre aqua one tank. Nitrate less than 5. Nitrite and ammonia nil and pH about 8.3. I leave the lights on for about 10 hours a day. I feed sparingly, any thoughts on fish that might solve it for me or are there any other solutions?

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-19-2014, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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Really sorry, posted this on the wrong forum
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-19-2014, 03:08 PM
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I don't generally advocate using fish to solve an algae issue, as it can almost always be combated in other ways that don't involve purchasing a fish to do a 'job'.

Do you have live plants?

Try cutting your lighting back to around 7-8 hours and see if that makes a difference. You can also try skipping feeding your fish for a week (it won't harm them, a healthy fish can go weeks without being fed) to see if that makes a difference.

What fish are in the tank?
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-19-2014, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks - the fish are clownfish - I posed on the wrong forum!!
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-19-2014, 03:56 PM
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