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mfh_anderson
02/26/2007, 12:08 PM
I post this a couple days ago when the problem had just started. But not theres red algea everywhere, its even started to grow on sides of tank. Ive read that some people say algea has to run its course, but is this true. What can i do about this.

2-3 days ago
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w279/mfh_anderson/aquarium001.jpg

now, same rock after emerald crab had been cleaning it
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w279/mfh_anderson/aquarium015.jpg
some others of the tank now
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w279/mfh_anderson/aquarium016.jpg
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w279/mfh_anderson/aquarium017.jpg
this was tufa rock
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w279/mfh_anderson/aquarium018.jpg

theatrus
02/26/2007, 12:09 PM
Its simply a diatom bloom. It will dissipate on its own or be eaten by your cleaning crew. What do you have in terms of snails and/or crabs right now?

mfh_anderson
02/26/2007, 12:17 PM
ive got 2 emerald crabs and a cleaner shrimp

mfh_anderson
02/26/2007, 01:52 PM
bump

mfh_anderson
02/26/2007, 03:33 PM
I just added a sea hare to the tank and he is crushing the algea, slow but he is getting the job done.

Notice white trail behind him, thats where he started and cleaned a trail from there.
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w279/mfh_anderson/aquarium.jpg

Gooli
02/26/2007, 03:47 PM
how long has the tank been set up for?