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post #1 of 5 Old 05-17-2007, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Algae problem

I have something called cyanobacteria I think. We had bought 5 turbo snails to help with it and it was totally gone in about a day, however, I have a large strawberry hermit crab that would try to eat them, and now I have a puffer fish. What can I get to help with the problem?

55gal tank
SeaClone Protein Skimmer 100
All-glass 200watt heater
All-glass 24" Fluorescent 19 watt bulbs
Live Sand (50lbs?)
Live Rock
1 Coral Beauty (purple/orange)
1 Clark clown fish
1 dragon wrasse
1 Bangaii Cardinal

20gal tall tank
4 Goldfish
Guppies

10gal
empty

1 crowntail betta tank w/undergravel filter
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-17-2007, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Algae problem

Well, I thought it was cyanobacteria, but I saw the pictures that Roger posted when he had that problem and that's not what mine looks like. It looks like a rust colored dust. Not hairy like Roger's. Like if I dropped paprika on the glass and the rock. Can anyone help?

55gal tank
SeaClone Protein Skimmer 100
All-glass 200watt heater
All-glass 24" Fluorescent 19 watt bulbs
Live Sand (50lbs?)
Live Rock
1 Coral Beauty (purple/orange)
1 Clark clown fish
1 dragon wrasse
1 Bangaii Cardinal

20gal tall tank
4 Goldfish
Guppies

10gal
empty

1 crowntail betta tank w/undergravel filter
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-17-2007, 04:40 PM
HOw long as the tank been up and what are the water parameters.
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post #4 of 5 Old 05-18-2007, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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Algae problem

The parameters are fine. We test them at least once a week. The tank has bee set up for 6 months. I do want to say though, we have no live rock yet. Can't seem to find any that's less than $9/lb. Would that help?
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post #5 of 5 Old 05-18-2007, 10:38 AM
It will help with filtering the water alot. Mine did that until I got a mag 12 sump pump and added 2 more PH's. Try more water flow.
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