Macro Algae Problem w/pics

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    I believe this algae is called "Y" branching algae. It is taking over my overflow. I have to clean the grates every couple days. Right now, it is only on the overflow box but I am afraid of it spreading onto my rocks, taking over my SPS tank. I have fairly pristine water and this is the only algae that is present.

    Does anyone have any ideas on getting rid of this crap?

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    Thanks!!!
     
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    DUDE,I wish I could that to grow in my tank.
    Do you have any herbivorious fish? Things like rabbitfish and tangs love that stuff and will wipe it out quick.
    I brought home a 4 pound live rock that was completely covered in that stuff for my 75.In one night,the foxface I had at the time completely wiped it out.
     
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    I have been without a tang for about 2 months. I am still waiting for a small Kole tang as I only have a 55 gallon.
     
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    I'll bet that even a small kole will take care of that stuff in less than a day.
     
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    Really? Are you 100% on the exact algae that I posted a pic of?
     
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    yep.I'm 100% sure of that one.
     
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    Thanks bud!!!
     
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    Salty,
    If that stuff is growing you might have some nitrates or phosphates in your tank.

    Any recent deaths or other things that could cause a spike?

    Water change schedule?

    Lighting period?
     
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    You're probably right about phosphates. I usually do a 8% water change weekly but I have been slacking.

    My T5's are on for 5.5 hours.
     
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