alge identifacation help needed

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    joshuashih1 Seahorse Owner

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    Here are some photos of my tank and i need help telling what kind of alge i have and what is the best invert to care for it the first two are the first tank and the rest are my other tank
     

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    They all look like cyano to me.

    Better tank husbandry such as increased water changes with RO water, decreased feedings, better flow throughout the tank. While doing the water changes, suck out as much of it as you can.

    Please list all your parameters
    pH
    NH4
    NO2
    NO3
    Phos
    kH

    etc.

    We can help you better if we know
     
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    joshuashih1 Seahorse Owner

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    I will do my best but as of now i can only give you my ph, nitrate and nitrite
     
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    i will do one post per test
    the following is for the first two photos
    my Nitrite is 0 ppm
     
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    my ammonia is 0.50
     
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    joshuashih1 Seahorse Owner

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    my PH is 7.8
     
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    joshuashih1 Seahorse Owner

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    that all I am able to test for
     
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    Cyano on all three for sure.

    .50 for ammonia is ridiculous. How long has the tank been set up?
     
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    the first 2 photos are from the same tank and its been setup for more than 2 years and the last photo is of a different tank thats been settup for about 1.5 years but have not tested the last photo tank (the tank that the last photo was tackin of)
     
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    How often do you feed? What's your stock list? Have you lost anything recently?
     
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    nothing has died within the last year and i feed once a day and 80-100% of the food is eaten and i have a VERY small cleanup crew on the first to photo tanks and non on the last photo tank
     
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    what's your stock list, ammonia should be non exsistant in a tank of that age.
     
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    joshuashih1 Seahorse Owner

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    one scooter blenny one clownfish 1 yellow wrass and 1 firefish
    On Jan 2, 2014, at 7:02 AM, Living Reefs <noreply@livingreefs.co
     
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    How big is the tank?

    And +1 to @Greenman . Unless something has died, there's no reason you should have ammonia that high.
     
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