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Thread: I give up!!

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    Thumbs up I give up!!

    Today i got home and notcied every bit of redslime i took off yesturday is back plus some..

    :bawling:

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    how are your nutrient levels?
    Do or do not. There is no "try" - Jedi Master Yoda

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    ok nitrate are between 5-10ppm

    i have zero fish?

    and cleaning crew only...

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    is it a new set-up? might just be going through that "phase"
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    yes this is 45th day of existance... for this tank..

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    dude, it's completely normal! and healthy as all new tanks pass by this phase at first. All my tanks did. don't worry at all and let it go through. after a week or so you can start cleaning it out and with enough light, the green algae will take over.
    Do or do not. There is no "try" - Jedi Master Yoda

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    And with the green algae comes the hair algae. All part of the new tank cycle. It takes a few months before any tank is completely settled and even then you will occasionally have algae/slime breakouts.

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    thank you so much for your answers!!

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    Fisherman,
    If there's one piece of advice I can give you and it cannot be stressed enough is that the word "PATIENCE" is the absolute law in this hobby. It's a code you have to learn..., live by it..., and then die by it in this hobby!!! Your tank is still cycling as everyone has mentioned and believe it or not, it WILL eventually go away. A tank, while it goes through it's initial cycling in a few months, can take over 1 year to stabilize and really be called a "mature" tank.

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    I had a serious algae problem that only got worse without proactive attention. During this bought with out of control slime and hair algae I was told by the experts to decrease light duration to 8 hrs a day and to lower the temperature from 78 to 75. Within a couple days the growth had completely diminished. I also decreased the current in areas where the algae was growing most. I had a rock with lots of hair and slime algae growing in the path of a powerhead. It spread throughout the tank real fast. so I redirected the current (toward the surface) and I scrubbed the hair alge off of that particular rock with a fiin bristle brush. This solved the problem. Two weeks later I increased the temp and light duration and haven't had any more problems. I also added a pile of green plant type stuff (given to me by the guys at marinescape) to help suck up any excess nutrients the algae might have been feeding off of. Maybe try some of these things. Worked for me.

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