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    Gentle men, Modesty forbids me to boast but I got some GREEN! Ya Baby!

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    Ok so about 6 days ago (as usual) I used a plastic scrapper to clean the brown stuff off the screen. So 3 days ago while the screen was still clean I saw definite yet light green over the entire screen. Today, The entire surface is covering with the brown stuff. Do I clean it again or let it go?

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    Do not scrape unless you have growth that is thick enough to block light to the base, and won't come off any other way. I haven't seen a pic of your screen yet that tells me you need to scrape it. Rub with fingertips, maybe take a soft-bristle toothbrush and swipe it across the screen once lightly and then rinse, but nothing else beyond this. IMO you are cleaning too much and this might be a factor.

    I would clean every 10 days minimum, and possibly let it grow 14 days of more. But before you clean, post a pic. This tells us a lot.

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    Sounds like just not enough nutrients in the water.

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    OK here is a pic of the scrubber

    pic of rock in display

    pic of screen

    Lets see if this works, Again thanks for the help

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    Ok that worked, remember I scrapped it just a few days ago.

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    I think I would just let it grow, your goal is to get some green growth to replace the brown, so at the most you would just loosen up the brown with your fingers or palm and rinse it. Maybe try rinsing with a cup of tank water instead of tap water. But don't scrape or scrub.

    Can you harvest all the bubble algae out of the tank?

    What about your water tests, alk, cal, mag, salinity, nitrate, phosphate, potassium?

    How long do you run tank lights for every day?

    How long do you run scrubber lights for every day?

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    YIKES! I'll work on all that! LOL

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    I just cleaned this out of one of my overflows

    I haven't cleaned them out in 5 years! This is why I think I have plenty of nutrients in the water. It could well be that it's all tied up in the algae. Maybe now that I have been removing a "lot" this green stuff the scrubber will have a chance to compete? Once again this is an experiment to me. I want to figure it out!

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