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AYE RUSS 12-11-2009 06:17 PM

Nasty Spot Algae!!
 
Just wondering, what is the best way to clean spot algae of your tank and to keep them from coming back? I have a 40 gl tall tank with about 30 gallon of live rock and 1 inch sand bed. My water paremters are where its suppose to be i get it tested everyweek. Tanks been up for about 2 months but technically the water and live rock and sand came from an existing established tank. I have 2 power compacts 30'' one 10000k and one actinic. Not worried about the sides and back wall but i'd like a clear view of the front. The sides and backwall is actually getting covered with coraline which i heard is a good sign but the front is also getting coraline which i'd also like to remove. So guys whats the trick to cleaning this spot algae off?

thanks

oh also all i have is one sifter some hermits and snails and some easy corals like pulsing xenis and zoas

Pasfur 12-12-2009 08:34 AM

Great question. I use a magnetic algae scrapper to remove brown algae from the front glass. Coraline algae is best removed with a razor blade.

AYE RUSS 12-12-2009 01:42 PM

yeah the brown algae comes off no problem with the magnetic scraper but doesnt even touch the spot algae

AYE RUSS 12-13-2009 11:42 PM

spot algae is annoying me so hard to clean

jjtf00 12-16-2009 09:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AYE RUSS (Post 289330)
spot algae is annoying me so hard to clean

if coraline algae is on the glass and you srape it off , is it still going to spread?

Pasfur 12-20-2009 08:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jjtf00 (Post 290806)
if coraline algae is on the glass and you srape it off , is it still going to spread?

Yes it is going to spread. It will spread over the live rock and back glass.


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