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    film algae on glass ,,again..

    this algae that grows on my glass is driving me nuts :!: It will cover the viewing panes in 24 hours. I have no other algae in the system(except for the scrubber screen of course!) any tips?

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    Re: film algae on glass ,,again..

    How long has the scrubber been running?

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    Re: film algae on glass ,,again..

    Quote Originally Posted by new2scrub
    this algae that grows on my glass is driving me nuts :!: It will cover the viewing panes in 24 hours. I have no other algae in the system(except for the scrubber screen of course!) any tips?
    What color is that algae? are you sure it is not Cyanobacteria?

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    You have high nutrients in your water, due to a weak scrubber, relative to the amount of feeding you are doing. A scrubber that is strong, relative to the amount of feeding, will keep the glass-cleaning away for up to 2 weeks.

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    film algae on glass ,,again..

    Or there is too much C in the system.

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    Re: film algae on glass ,,again..

    If you mean Carbon, then this would not be true. Algae consume Inorganic Nitrate and Inorganic Phosphate, not organic Carbon (which is just food).

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    film algae on glass ,,again..

    Bacteria does, i.e cyano

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    Re: film algae on glass ,,again..

    Yes but he was talking about algae on the glass.

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    Re: film algae on glass ,,again..

    yes it is green film algae on the glass. some days it will cover the viewing panes in 12 hours and other times it takes 48 hours. I have noticed that my scrubber screen is growing some maroon colored algae lately. my bulbs are only 2 months old at worst. recomended action?

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    Re: film algae on glass ,,again..

    I suspect he would not know the difference. Most tanks, normally with or without algae in the display, have a 4-7 days glass buildup with ~20 ppm nitrate and >0 phosphate.

    I myself had "algae" buildup with not measurable either. (also relativly fast, 2-3 days between cleanings)

    Do you have any cyano on the sand?

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