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    Dark algae overgrowing

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    Hello!
    My tank has become a monster. I dont know why but the algae is growing like crazy. And my cleanup crew isnt really doing much. Is there animal i can buy to eat up all these algae? My tds is around 500. Substrate is coral sand. Lights are on about 10 hours a day. I dont really feed it

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    Re: Dark algae overgrowing

    What fauna you have in the tank?

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    Re: Dark algae overgrowing

    Cherry shrimp and amano. But i cant find them now maybe they're hiding

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    Re: Dark algae overgrowing

    You need to remove your shrimp to eradicate those algae effectively and within 48hrs.

    I'll do hydrogen peroxide dosing of 3ml per gallon first. Install a powerhead to circulate in your tank. Shut your filter. After adding Hydrogen peroxide, your tank will fizz with bubbles like crazy.

    Let it circulate for 30min. Then add seachem flourish at twice recommended dosage. Let it circulate for another 30min.

    Do 100% water change. Restart filter, once you dechlorinate and stabilise your water parameter, can add back your fauna, 1 at a time.

    The algae at this point will look bleached or turn red. Your shrimps will feast on this dead algae for a couple of days until 8t disappear.

    Remove your fauna before proceeding this procedure. Very important.

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    Re: Dark algae overgrowing

    Quote Originally Posted by greenie View Post
    You need to remove your shrimp to eradicate those algae effectively and within 48hrs.

    I'll do hydrogen peroxide dosing of 3ml per gallon first. Install a powerhead to circulate in your tank. Shut your filter. After adding Hydrogen peroxide, your tank will fizz with bubbles like crazy.

    Let it circulate for 30min. Then add seachem flourish at twice recommended dosage. Let it circulate for another 30min.

    Do 100% water change. Restart filter, once you dechlorinate and stabilise your water parameter, can add back your fauna, 1 at a time.

    The algae at this point will look bleached or turn red. Your shrimps will feast on this dead algae for a couple of days until 8t disappear.

    Remove your fauna before proceeding this procedure. Very important.
    Ill be getting h2o2 soon and update on the progress. Thanks for your input

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    Re: Dark algae overgrowing

    Quote Originally Posted by greenie View Post
    You need to remove your shrimp to eradicate those algae effectively and within 48hrs.

    I'll do hydrogen peroxide dosing of 3ml per gallon first. Install a powerhead to circulate in your tank. Shut your filter. After adding Hydrogen peroxide, your tank will fizz with bubbles like crazy.

    Let it circulate for 30min. Then add seachem flourish at twice recommended dosage. Let it circulate for another 30min.

    Do 100% water change. Restart filter, once you dechlorinate and stabilise your water parameter, can add back your fauna, 1 at a time.

    The algae at this point will look bleached or turn red. Your shrimps will feast on this dead algae for a couple of days until 8t disappear.

    Remove your fauna before proceeding this procedure. Very important.
    Ive added the h2o2 just like you recommended. Its fizzing right now. See how it goes

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