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    algae film on tank glass everyday

    I have to scrape off a thin film of algae from the front of the tank glass every day. and I have a small pink slime problem. my nitrates,nitrites phosphates and every other negative particulate matter are at 0 what could be causing this?

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    Sounds like you have Cyano and that can be fixed with increased flow and reducing phosphates, which will help with the green algae on the tank. GFO will help tons. I rarely have to wipe down my glass. When I start to notice it, it means it's time for me to change my GFO.
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    FYI. Just because your tests are pegged 0, doesn't mean that the algae just didn't eat what was there. Dusting and not full out infestation almost assuredly means you have traces. Try testing in the dark middle of the night if you can. You'd be surprised.

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    Also, add a few more snails. Dusting doesn't mean an unhealthy tank. Quite the opposite. Allow the algae to grow and be consumed. Akuna matata and circle of life and stuff.

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    you may very likely be overfeeding too. I know I was so worried about my first pair of clowns and fed them way too much causing a serious gha outbreak. once i got used to the idea that random chuncks of meat floating by isn't exactly the most common occurence on the reef I relaxed a little and was able to get control of it. THe pink stuff can be cyano or the more annoying (to me anyway) cotton candy algae. I still can't figure out how to beat that stuff except for religious water changes and carbon. At least it doesn't take off and grow everywhere like a bryopsis or dyno. Good luck and let us know what you try and what seems to work.

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    no expert, but how long you have your lights on could affect it too right? Maybe too much light makes the baby go blind?....oh wait that's something else...

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    i am starting to feed less. i hope this will be enough to fix my problem

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    Be thankful its not dyno, i had that and it spread through my tank like germs in Miley Cyrus's thong. Took me a couple months of frequent water changes and all sorts of other hair pulling experiences to get rid of. I've used UltraLife Red Slime in the past with no issues for the cyano. Just make sure you are ready to do the water changes.

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