Algae UPDATE

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    It is still alot of green and red.
    how can i get rid of all this algae, i can't find any sea hares or any other kind of snails.
    this photo is taken today(3 wc's of 10%),i still need to do this weeks wc.
     
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    hibye

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    go to petsolutions.comthey sell sea harezs
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Its actually looking a lot better Lanzo.
    I think if you keep doing the water changes,you'll have it all gone before to long.

    But you still need some snails in there.
     
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    how will the algae dissepear with the wc?
    I tougth that the wc will only make my phos and nitrate ect. levels go down?(will the wc get rid of the algae or do i need algae eating inverts?)

    I also have tiny little air bubbles in DT, do i need to worry?
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    The water changes Do help get rid of nitrates and phosphates.So bascially what happens,is you end up starving the algae out.
     
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    Great stuff!!How long does it take until they all die?
    Do i need to worry about the tiny air bubbles?
     
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    RigoSharon LIVING REEFS INTERN

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    system is looking great..keep up the good work!!
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Algae feeds on nitrates and phosphates. Water changes remove nitrates and phosphates. Algae dies.

    Order snails online. In my opinion, you cannot have a successful tank without a cleaner crew. If you can't find them locally, you will have to order them.

    It is looking much better. It can (and will) take months to get rid of algae. Be patient, it's coming along well.
     
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    fishbait I found Nemo

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    also, try to direct flow from a powerhead at any problem spot. it will help clear that area up. i agree on the cleanup crew. few turbo snails and nerite's will do wonders. i personally like the nerite's because they stay small. you can have 50 of them in your tank and hardly notice them.
     
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    Got to agree get a cleaning crew. You'll see a difference the first day.
     
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    Speaking of cleanup crew....E-Tropical.com have free shipping on their clean up package.Excellent customer service and guarantee.

    Glad to here things are getting better.
     
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    Reef will you post the link for the site? When I type it in I know i's the wrong one.
     
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    Thanks. I like looking at different places for fish stuff.
     
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    Damn Biff,even at five in the morning you're answering questions!
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Actually that was 3:56 am my time. I hadn't gone to bed yet :)
     
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    Even worst!
     
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    Lanzo LAN

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    thanks for all the advise!!!
    Will they ship it to S.A and will they still be alive?
    This might sound stupid but will they deliver it too my door or what will happen.
     
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    Lanzo,I forgot you are from S.A.
    No,they won't ship outside the U.S.
     
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