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Hey everyone,

 

How to i get control of massive amounts of green algae. From my knowledge its lots of snails, and crabs, or clean up crew. Making sure im feeding correctly, not too much food.

I have a protein skimmer, a canister filter, with UV light and carbons, and bio balls. An excellent clean up crew is in place just bought about 15 snails and crabs. i have 1 clown fish, watchman goby, two peppermint shrimp, a pistol shrimp, and a purple Haitian anemone. 

im running an LED light strip, i dont think its powerful enough for my tank, so im wondering if that might be the problem?  

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Lots of green algae out there. You have a picture? Where is it growing?  What are your nitrate and phosphate levels? Lighting could be an issue but in this case I think the question on this issue in relation to algae is spectrum. 

Watchman goby, pistol shrimp, Idaho? If this is who I think it is. You’re running a current USA LED  strip. 

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Hi Brooke 👋🏽

It’s a pretty normal looking baby tank. Diatoms are starting to recede. I also feel GFO  is more beneficial than carbon , not sure if that’s something you can  switch in a canister filter. Make sure you change the filter media in the canister, you don’t want that getting clogged up with waste. 

You have a bit of hair algae on your rocks it looks like. I think it’s time for some working fish! Smaller Zebrasoma would be  a great addition. Yellow tang , purple tang, or scopas tang. Or maybe a bristletooth tang. Before you add it take that rock out and scrub as much of that off as you can with a brush of some kind. If you can’t pull that rock out scrub it during a water change and suck up the bits of algae then. 

Green algae on the glass is easy fix. Put that Magfloat to work. I clean mine about once a week. 

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