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    phytoplankton

    when algae is in the water (making the water green) is that good as phytoplankton that the corals can eat? or should i add phytoplankton (ESV or the like)? my filter picks up enough algae from the water, that i can just move stuff around and it releases the "fine" chopped up algae into the water - is that eadible by corals?
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    Nope..

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    thats it? nope? nothing at all? please? if i beg, will they eat it? i feel bad feeding my tank when there is already so my alage in there. ok, i guess i will just have to keep feeding and hope that my army of snails will take care of it...
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    There is no way that you should have alage floating in your water... I mean what you need to do is work on why you have soo much alage.. too much light? Feeding too much?

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    i havent fed my tank anything in almost a month! light is down to only 6 hours. nitrates ~ 3 PO4 ~.01.
    i think it may just be a matter of getting a whole bunch of snails - as i have. i assume as the snails process the algae, it will become organic wastes which can be skimmed out?
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    Do you run some sort of a Refugium ? Where you can grow Maco aglae to compete for the food.

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    just put one in last week (~ 3 gallons, 18 inch, with 24 hour light)
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    once you get some good Calupra and Maco aglae growing you will see a huge cut down on the aglae in the tank.

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