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post #11 of 29 Old 11-04-2011, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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well if (when) it spreads i will consider that i dont like the turbos enough to put that many in there until i have to

besides for right now there are only 4-5 sprigs that are literally 1-2 millimeters tall
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post #12 of 29 Old 11-07-2011, 11:54 AM
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+1 on the Turbos. LOVE them!
Some urchins are a good choice for a more established aquarium, but some of them also like to knock over and eat corals.

That hair algae can spread pretty fast, depending on conditions. Might want to get it nipped in the bud before you end up with a tank full.

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post #13 of 29 Old 11-24-2011, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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Ok so I came home today and noticed a green algea bloom in my tank. I did a water change on saturday with RO water, but as far as I can tell nothing else has changed. Any thoughts?
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post #14 of 29 Old 11-24-2011, 09:26 AM
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Ok so I came home today and noticed a green algea bloom in my tank. I did a water change on saturday with RO water, but as far as I can tell nothing else has changed. Any thoughts?
Buy gouramis ( do you want fry I have right now from my blue and golden gouramis?) or placs and the problem will be solved naturally. Snails also recommended. They all are algae consumers. I noticed it in my aquarium. Happy Thanks Giving!
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Ok so I came home today and noticed a green algea bloom in my tank. I did a water change on saturday with RO water, but as far as I can tell nothing else has changed. Any thoughts?
Sounds typical. The phosphates will remain low on a test because the algae will be eating alot of those up. Sea Slugs, Turbo Snails, there are quite a few things that will eat that up for you.
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post #16 of 29 Old 11-24-2011, 11:42 AM
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Buy gouramis ( do you want fry I have right now from my blue and golden gouramis?) or placs and the problem will be solved naturally. Snails also recommended. They all are algae consumers. I noticed it in my aquarium. Happy Thanks Giving!
I think that a Gourami might die in Salt Water.
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post #17 of 29 Old 11-25-2011, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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Well I talked to the LFS owner today. I have been buying my "RO" water from the culligan machine at the local walmart, he told me that they add phosphates to this water for taste. Has anyone else heard this?? The LFS is an hour away or I would buy water from him since its only $.10 a gallon.
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post #18 of 29 Old 11-26-2011, 11:00 AM
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Well I talked to the LFS owner today. I have been buying my "RO" water from the culligan machine at the local walmart, he told me that they add phosphates to this water for taste. Has anyone else heard this?? The LFS is an hour away or I would buy water from him since its only $.10 a gallon.
No matter, its all up to you, until you get your own RO/DI for your house. If you can get your snail count up, they will control it, but you will get sponges and other weird algae. Or run GFO in the system to get rid of the phosphates. Couple of options.
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post #19 of 29 Old 11-30-2011, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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Ok let me ask another question that I may already know the answer to. I have just a HOB filter on this set up I had been running it with a floss media and a filter bag full of carbon...until tonight. I came home from work to see more green algea on the glass and just that ugly look. I rememberd reading on here to run the HOB empty so I took the media, and bag out. Am I right in that I may be trapping nutrients which are causing blooms? I am not running a skimmer, so these nutrients will be in the tank until I do a water change anyway.
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post #20 of 29 Old 11-30-2011, 09:19 AM
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Ok let me ask another question that I may already know the answer to. I have just a HOB filter on this set up I had been running it with a floss media and a filter bag full of carbon...until tonight. I came home from work to see more green algea on the glass and just that ugly look. I rememberd reading on here to run the HOB empty so I took the media, and bag out. Am I right in that I may be trapping nutrients which are causing blooms? I am not running a skimmer, so these nutrients will be in the tank until I do a water change anyway.
I do believe that I had heard that once or twice.
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