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Green turf algae?


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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Got me lots of it only on the lr nearest the lights. Can't find any info on what kind of algae it is, what it feeds on and especially how to get rid of it.

    I'm getting tired of these issues. Very discouraging, know what I mean?
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    pics please...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhigh View Post
    pics please...
    +1 Miz Pictures would be a great help

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    IMG 0443 Copy 1 - Green turf algae?

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    High phosphates, high nutrients, too much light.

    Send the pictures to John @ ReefCleaners and he'll tell you exactly what it is and what to do.

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    I've submitted a custom CC request to RC. Thanks Maxi Man-I need one anyways
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    I had red turf algae like you can't believe. I added 6 tuxedo (royal) urchins(thanks for the tip Slapshot) and they worked magic!. I'm not saying they'll fix the problem, but they really helped mine. But...they also eat coralline. Lots of coralline. They also can rearrange your loose corals and rockwork. Nothing's free, lol.
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    135gGlass,ETSS1400/IWAKI 100,100gSump,MHIwasaki/LED,Tunze,Closed Loop/Dart. Biopellets. LPS dominated.

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    Urchin and emerald army would help for sure and reduced feeding.How high are you keeping your mag ??

    Also good to see ya on CR Mr Toro Tom is an experienced turf warrior I would take his advice to heart Jamie.
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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Wow you guys! I know you get slower with age but this is beyond sloooow LOL-rented a Mexican Turbo who took care of the turf within 72hrs, that was back in June
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