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Excess Algae Growth

Posted 10/10/2011 at 10:29 PM by HovikLoans

We have a 225 gallon reef tank with a 75 gallon sump. All seems to be going well with the coral and fish in the tank with ample coralline algae throughout. We've been getting these ugly brown algae growing in three patches and the Tang does not seem to have an appetite for it. Any suggestions on how to get rid of this stuff without tearing it out or treating with chemicals? Photo of the algae attached.
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Lighting, the way

Posted 09/28/2011 at 10:36 AM by Spaced Cowboy
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So much of this is just thinking ahead, trying to make sure it's not like being in the army ... hurry up, and wait ... hurry up, and wait ... ad nauseum.

The lighting set up is going to be DIY LEDs. This is for a couple of reasons:
[LIST][*]Cost is important - the less money I spend on lighting, the more I can spend on corals... oh, and the baby due in February [grin][*]Control is important too. The way I'm planning to ultimately set it up is a little more expressive than most....
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The Dead Sea

Posted 09/27/2011 at 10:11 AM by Spaced Cowboy
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Incremental progress is being made! The dead material is all in the tank now - the sand and rocks are set up how I want them to be, and it's actually starting to look like an aquarium, rather than a glass box...

You can see that I changed the angle of the stand supporting the large flat plate in the middle of the tank. I thought it was too beautiful a piece of rock to be mostly-hidden by nature of being too high up and horizontal. The slight inclination to the front shows off the...
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My Build - Part II

Posted 09/25/2011 at 08:05 PM by WetShepherd

Ah fresh sand. Wrasse is so much happier.
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My Build - Part I

Posted 09/25/2011 at 08:03 PM by WetShepherd

As good a place as any to post my build
Sorry for the mis-matched image sizes. Photobucket insists they are all 800x600.

55g Tank (48" x 13" x 21") /c 60lbs LR & 60lbs Sand
1 MP10w 2 Koralia 425 PH, SolarXtreme 48" T5HO 54w x 4 & LED
10g Sump /c Tunze DOC Skimmer 9002 and 150w Eheim Jager Heater @ 78.x degrees

2 Ocellaris
1 Yellow Wrasse
1 Royal Gramma

Aussie Elegance
Torch
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