What am I doing wrong?

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    Skylar Oborny

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    I came back from thanksgiving break, and found my tank to be green. I had a nice layer of some green film on the walls of the display tank. I also found a ton of green hair algae on both of my power heads and on various live rock and sand. I also found two new spots where there is a black film? I have no clue what it is. My water parameters are good, my phosphates where a little high but I have been putting some phosguard in my tank, and the phosphates are diminishing. My water also seems to be very particulate. Why is that, and what can I do to make my tank look crispy and clean? I appreciate your feedback. Thanks!
     
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    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

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    W/c's my friend
     
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    d2mini VIP Member

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    "water parameters are good" doesn't tell us much. Post them up.
    What is your maintenance regimen?
    Lighting schedule and type of lights?

    It's hard to tell you what you are doing wrong if you don't tell us what you are doing. ;)
     
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    get a clean tooth brush and start scrubbing.
     
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    Marinne13 Northern Reefer

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    agree with Mario, do some partial WC's and test your new water for phosphates...the reason your phosphates are diminishin is because the algae is consuming them
     
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