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    petercar - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I just took these pictures a few minutes ago. I did a test with a kit from API. Everything s good. It is a 55 gallon tank with just a aqua clear filter and protein skimmer I couldn't find my earlier posts to just go in behind that one from earlier I am also doing a 5 gallon water change we do it weekly back a month ago was red slime Algae So is this good or bad or bad or any solutions??

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    Can you get a photo of what type of algae it is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsflies View Post
    Can you get a photo of what type of algae it is?
    hi i cant find the pictures on my macbook but i have been using my ipad and when i download the pictures its crashes

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    The generic answer is to run some phosphate remover. Even if you don't have detectable levels of phosphate, the fact you have algae growing likely means you have some phosphates in there.

    How old is your tank and how many fish? Do you feed a lot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercar View Post
    hi i cant find the pictures on my macbook but i have been using my ipad and when i download the pictures its crashes

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercar View Post
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    we have had this tamk for 7 months

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    Looks like Diatoms-go with what Jim said. Get a phosphate remover. A reactor type or Chemipure Elite works good also. Also what type of water are you using? Anything other then the purity of ro/di you will be adding several undesirable elements. All of which will contribute greatly in the growth of diatoms and all types of algae.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    Looks like Diatoms-go with what Jim said. Get a phosphate remover. A reactor type or Chemipure Elite works good also. Also what type of water are you using? Anything other then the purity of ro/di you will be adding several undesirable elements. All of which will contribute greatly in the growth of diatoms and all types of algae.


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    its bottled water from a compnay that bottles water like culligan water

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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    Looks like Diatoms-go with what Jim said. Get a phosphate remover. A reactor type or Chemipure Elite works good also. Also what type of water are you using? Anything other then the purity of ro/di you will be adding several undesirable elements. All of which will contribute greatly in the growth of diatoms and all types of algae.


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    its bottled water from a compnay that bottles water like culligan water

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercar View Post
    its bottled water from a compnay that bottles water like culligan water

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    its bottled water from a compnay that bottles water like culligan water
    we have 2 clons and 2 damsels and a a sailfish tang and 25 lbs live rock and 2 shrimp we did feed every day with flake food but are now using pellets after the frag meet last weekend all we have is a protein skimmer and a aquaclear 70 filter we dont want to use a sump

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercar View Post
    its bottled water from a compnay that bottles water like culligan water

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    its bottled water from a compnay that bottles water like culligan water
    we have 2 clons and 2 damsels and a a sailfish tang and 25 lbs live rock and 2 shrimp we did feed every day with flake food but are now using pellets after the frag meet last weekend all we have is a protein skimmer and a aquaclear 70 filter we dont want to use a sump

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    Bottled water still doesn't mean it's good water. Find out how they are filtering it if you can. Most water companies use only ro filtration. Which still leaves you with possible phosphates.

    Also what and how are you feeding your stock? What is your lighting schedule? These are all contributing factors in algae growth. Check you Nitrate levels.

    Just so ya know I've been keeping SW for just a little over 2yrs. The tank I have running now is just shy of 6 months old and still considered very new. I just got done with a battle of turf algae and before that it was major diatoms. I'm sharing what I've learned from others here and from personal experience with the same issues you are now having. Be patient with yourself and especially your tank. Nothing good will come from a quick fix.
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