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    Tunze Top Off vs snails

    Hi all. I have a nano Tunze auto top off on a 29 gal tank. It works great when my cleanup crew is minimal. I recently re-stocked the CC and the lil snails keep infiltrating the float switch. My reservoir isn't huge - but it definitely gives a SG swing more than I'd like and messes up my...
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    Stringy Algae after switch from MH to LED

    Update - added carbon. Stopped water changes. Added UV sterilizer. Siphoned water into filter sock to remove debris and put water back in. Added air tubes to my maxi jets and increased air significantly. Added Chaeto. Really think UV was the kicker. My tank used to look like a snow globe...
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    Stringy Algae after switch from MH to LED

    Thanks Potsy
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    Stringy Algae after switch from MH to LED

    Great info. Much appreciated. I'm following this and adapting to my situation. Thank you for taking the time to type all this. Have a great weekend.
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    Stringy Algae after switch from MH to LED

    Thank you so much. I ordered a small IV light and have since come to find out that it is not a great unit. Probably return it and look into what you got. Thanks for taking time to respond.
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    Stringy Algae after switch from MH to LED

    Thank you very much. I ordered the Cheeto for next week. I'll hold it in my sump in the tank downstairs until things settle down. Appreciate the input very much.
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    Stringy Algae after switch from MH to LED

    Well - I read a bunch of stuff on Dinos today. Again, I appreciate the diagnosis and I certainly concur that is what it is. So here is my plan. This tank is sumpless so I have some limited options. Dial back my lights a bit and cut down the photo period. Over oxygenate the tank - more air...
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    Stringy Algae after switch from MH to LED

    Thank you for the reply. I’ll stay on course and keep up the battle. Wonder if I should dial up the blue in the LEDs? I used to run 14k MH - 150W.
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    Stringy Algae after switch from MH to LED

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/gzo6pfg9fgjn6yo/IMG_0790.JPG?dl=0
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    Stringy Algae after switch from MH to LED

    Hi all. I've been fighting a red stringy algae in my 29 gal tank since I switched from halides to LED. I'm using the black box Amazon LED - on about 30% power. I had it higher but dialed back as the algae set in. I've done many water changes. I run a Tunze skimmer and media filter with GFO...
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    Current Online Fish Stores

    Investigating now. I really appreciate you all taking the time to share your thoughts. I’m sure one of those will be a great fit for what I need. Thank you. GV
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    Current Online Fish Stores

    Thanks Cliving1. Seems like they keep acquiring small businesses but good to hear they have your vote. I’ll start there.
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    Any fish suggestions

    I've always liked the blue/green chromis in a large tank - but I'd suggest adding a few of them. They are a schooling fish and like to dart around in groups. It really gives a tank a pretty cool and different dimension. They are hardy and easy to keep. I'd try to get all about the same size...
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    Current Online Fish Stores

    Hi All. I haven't posted here in quite some time. I've had a couple tanks up and running for many years and over time have had some attrition of creatures. I'm looking to place an order for a few fish, some inverts and other critters but haven't really done so in a very long time. I used to...
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    Where to buy a larger tank?

    No way I get those tanks down the stairs and into a finished basement....but cool to see. Email sent to TPP. Thank you.
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