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Old 02/19/2018, 05:03 PM   #1
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Algae problem

Hello all
i need urgent help plz
i have aquarium salt water first brown algae came i tried to fixed but start to be green i clean the aquarium maybe 10 time per month but still didnt work all my fish died
i putted one more UV light i change half of water i reduce light timing i clean filtration system i use algaefix liquid nothing work without light the algae growing very fast
my aquarium 300 liters with samp and skimmer
algae evry where (rooks sand glass)i couldnt control it
i will put some photos plz anyone can help i will be thankful


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Old 02/19/2018, 07:50 PM   #2
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What water are you using?


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Old 02/19/2018, 08:07 PM   #3
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how long has your tank been cycled?


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Old 02/19/2018, 09:57 PM   #4
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Water parameters?


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Old 02/20/2018, 05:34 AM   #5
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Sounds like you recently setup a new tank and experienced the totally normal new tank stages of diatoms/green film algae and maybe even cyanobacteria,etc... commonly referred to as the "ugly stages" and may have over reacted..

Algea,etc.. in a new tank is totally normal and will typically go away as the tank matures a bit.

I'm also failing to see where any of those pictures posted show an algae problem?


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Old 02/20/2018, 10:22 AM   #6
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^^^ I think the first thing beginner aquarists should be taught is that algae is part of an ecosystem and there will always be some, even after the ugly stages. Joey from King of DIY purposely lets algae grow on the back and/or sides of the glass as a way to export nutrients from the water column.


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Old 02/20/2018, 12:25 PM   #7
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Not much we can share without:
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Old 02/20/2018, 01:17 PM   #8
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That looks a heck of a lot cleaner than my tank.


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Old 02/21/2018, 03:03 AM   #9
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What water are you using?
salt water i did by my salf and i have 3 type of hydrometer all giving the same number 1.24


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Old 02/21/2018, 03:04 AM   #10
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how long has your tank been cycled?
more thans 4 month


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Old 02/21/2018, 03:08 AM   #11
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^^^ I think the first thing beginner aquarists should be taught is that algae is part of an ecosystem and there will always be some, even after the ugly stages. Joey from King of DIY purposely lets algae grow on the back and/or sides of the glass as a way to export nutrients from the water column.
i got it shall keep it for time it will be Disappear?


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I'm failing to see any algae in that tank. Only thing I see is possibly some diatoms on the glass.

FWIW, When I tried algaefix, i lost every acan in my tank. Definitely not something I would ever use again, nor give advice to use. There are much better ways of dealing with algae besides chemical.


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Water parameters?

i didnt get u sorry i am new in salt water i did test for nitrate etc all in good level if u mean that kind of test i will do it again and sharing results


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Old 02/21/2018, 03:13 AM   #14
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I'm failing to see any algae in that tank. Only thing I see is possibly some diatoms on the glass.
and also on the sand i clean it before taking photos


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Sounds like you recently setup a new tank and experienced the totally normal new tank stages of diatoms/green film algae and maybe even cyanobacteria,etc... commonly referred to as the "ugly stages" and may have over reacted..

Algea,etc.. in a new tank is totally normal and will typically go away as the tank matures a bit.

I'm also failing to see where any of those pictures posted show an algae problem?
its not really new 4 month ago i hade some fishes but all died


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Normal phase in the life cycle of a saltwater tank. Your freaking out for nothing. Diatoms(the brown haze) comes from silicates in the sand you used. They will burn out in a few weeks on their own.


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its not really new 4 month ago i hade some fishes but all died
4 months is barely cycled. it's no where near mature and still considered a new setup.


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Normal phase in the life cycle of a saltwater tank. Your freaking out for nothing. Diatoms(the brown haze) comes from silicates in the sand you used. They will burn out in a few weeks on their own.
sound good i will wait shall i turn off the light ?


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When your rocks look like they need a shave, you have an algae problem.



its actually a pic of my starry blenny when I got him, but you get the idea of what a bad algae problem looks like.


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When your rocks look like they need a shave, you have an algae problem.



its actually a pic of my starry blenny when I got him, but you get the idea of what a bad algae problem looks like.
opss i got it


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salt water i did by my salf and i have 3 type of hydrometer all giving the same number 1.24
Negative.

where is the water part of that salt water coming from?

What are you using to top the tank off with?


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I'm going to have to assume that he meant 1.024 as the meter will not go to 1.24

Can we also assume a slight language barrier? Or just some lazy kid?


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Can we also assume a slight language barrier? Or just some lazy kid?
"Location: dubai"

so probably both


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ts not really new 4 month ago i hade some fishes but all died
You haven't mentioned your water quality parameters - detailed numbers (i.e.- pH, Nitrates, Nitrites, Ammonia, etc). Let us know what you get after you test them.


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I'm going to have to assume that he meant 1.024 as the meter will not go to 1.24

Can we also assume a slight language barrier? Or just some lazy kid?
1.024 i mean


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