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    BioCube Algae Takeover

    So I battled Bubble and Bryopsis for a while. I took out all rock that was covered and scrapped everything else. I thought it was gone. But nope the bubble algae is back and the bryopsis is as well. I run my lights 8 hours a day and feed every other day. Do I need to run a reactor? Start over? What are my options. All corals have been moved to the frag flat and just the fish remain. 2 clowns, yellow watchman goby, mandarin, clown goby. What am I missing??????????

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    Emerald crab would take out the bubbles but for the bryosis I don't know and good luck with that one

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    Here's my two cents on starting over. i don't believe there is a way to "protect" a tank from algae. It can come in on anything and everything and be so minute it survives without being seen. If you start over, you'll probably just be dealing with algae again in a few months time. The pristine tanks aren't pristine because they don't have it present, because it's there at some level, they're pristine because they've figured out how to balance that specific tank. Unfortunately, with things like hair algae, each tank is going to have its own unique solution. I recommend that since you have a spot for your corals you have the time to figure out that tanks balance. It might be a reactor, either carbon or biopellets. Or there's something Murph was recommending that he and Joe dose. I've been meaning to get some to dose on the 180 since it's getting close to being ready for life again. Maybe they'll pipe up with what and where to get it. For bubble, rumen is right, one or two emeralds keep that all clean.

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    Table sugar bro, 1/10th of a teaspoon pee 25 gallons. If you took the rock out already once I'd do it again and dip it in 50/50 peroxide and tank water for 10 min. I did 20% solution on some rocks and frags and they cleaned up nicely. Corals are pissed but plugs and rocks are clear. Or dose vina get .1 ml per 25 gallons. You'll have to remove it all or (what i believe is happening to me as my water becomes cleaner and cleaner) it will feed off the light
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    Should I take the fish out?

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    The sugar won't hurt em. As long as you rinse the rock well before o ut ting back in you should be fine. I'd probably look at media bags to out in the overflow section of it as well. Some carbon, nitrate media and maybe some phosphate reducer
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    I'm running chemipure and phosguard

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    If just pull everything will algea in it and dip in peroxide. Pull off WHAT Ya Can By Hand and nuke that crap
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    If you use the sugar (1/8th tsp per 25gal) build up slowly and it will drop all nitrates and phosphates to undetectable levels. Make sure your skimmer is working well and life is good.

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