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Old 07-09-2011, 02:51 PM   #1
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Algae eaters

I am starting to have a little algae issue it appears. My tank has been up and running for about a month and it appears the cycle has been completed. About a week ago brown gunk that appears to be some sort of algea is everywhere it covers all the LR and the sand and is also starting to get all over the glass.

Is the a cuc or something I can add to control it ?
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its diatoms,theyll go away with time
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Is there anything that I need to or can do to aid in getting it to go away?
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:00 PM   #4
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They're an indicator that your cycle has completed. As alLexX mentioned, they will fade away on their own within a few weeks but if you want you can start to add your clean up crew now. Turbo/astraea and cerith snails are good for diatoms and other film algaes. Nassarius are great for the sandbed. There are a lot of options you can go with, including hermits.
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