ALGAE AHHHHH!

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  1. bluespotocto

    bluespotocto Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Hi,

    My tank has recently had a pretty bad algae.(sorry i dont know if i spelled it right) Does any one know what I should do to get rid of it and a course with out hurting the octopus. It has gotten really bad in the inlets and outlet tubes in the chiller.

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  2. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    Well, my tank is full of it. What colour is the algae? Green hair is fine for octopus (not so good for live corals), red means you have a bit of your system out of balance, brown means that you have a new cycle running.
     
  3. bluespotocto

    bluespotocto Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Well I have some green algae and some brown algae. So it is okay to have that in my tank?
     
  4. sedna

    sedna Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Throw in snails and hermit crabs if you don't already, don't overfeed the tank, and if you can cut back on the lighting those- things might help! Sometimes you jest have to remove it yourself to keep on top of an algae bloom. Like weeding your lawn. I get some direct sunlight in one tank, and after 10 yrs I notice a seasonal bloom related to too much light- all I have to do is keep the blinds closed during the brightest time of the day. Good luck.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    This time of the year seems to encourage algae blooms if your tank is anywhere near a window.
     
  6. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    Brown algae is usually associated with a cycle, have you checked your nitrite/nitrates?
     

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