08-13-2010, 10:23 AM
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the bubble algae has taken over
I recently upgraded my lighting systemt from NO to HO T5 setup on a 29 tall salt. parameters are perfect, so no issues there. but it appears that with the increased wattage the algae is consuming things. i have noticed the small bubbles on the rocks and had turned off the lights for about two days and they "disappear". when i turn back on the lights after 12 hours they start to return. i have since been reducing the light exposure to 10 hours. i have a feeling that the skimmer is sucking in the bubbles and chopping them up. Not a good thing
Questions: can i continue to keep a healthy tank with the bubble algae?
Inhabs: emerald crab 1X, false clown, firefish, domino damsel, pep shrimp, 2 turbs, 1 scarlet
thanks for the help