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Old 02-27-2004, 10:18 AM   #1
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brown algae

okay, I have a recently set up tank, (about 1 month now), I have 50 lbs of LR, a DSB, 20 blue legged hermits and 1 false percula clown. running 2 powerheads an aquaclear 201 and an 802, I am using a saline solutions 24 inch protien skimmer, its a hang on model with a powerhead just for it(Rio 800). Lighting is 1 30in power-glo and 1 30in marine-glo. ammonia,nitrite and nitrate are at 0, I checked yesterday, my problem is yesterday morning the tank looked great then when i got home at night most of the rock was covered in brown algae(at least I think its brown algae). I haven't done a water change for about 10 days. is there any snail or crab that will eat this stuff?
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Old 02-27-2004, 10:35 AM   #2
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Old 02-27-2004, 11:43 AM   #3
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Old 02-27-2004, 11:54 AM   #4
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It just sounds like diatom algae. This is normal in the cycling of a tank. In time it will be taken over by green algae.
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Can you post some pics of the brown alge so I know what my tank is going to look like soon. lol..
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Old 02-27-2004, 02:34 PM   #6
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Are you using tap water or ro/di for top offs and water changes?
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Old 02-28-2004, 12:29 PM   #7
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First off, I can't post pics cuz I'm livin in the stone age here, no digital camera. Next, I use tap water for top offs, I put it in a bucket with a heater and powerhead and salt. but I haven't topped off for 10 days. I just bought 5 turbo snails last night and they are cutting through the stuff like crazy, I never thought they would eat it so fast, guess that's why they're called TURBO snails.
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you top off with saltwater?
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Top off with fresh water, omg your sg is gonna be very high.
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Old 02-28-2004, 10:15 PM   #10
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To elaborate on what Mansiz said: The water you loose in your tank is from evaporation. Salt does not evaporate, just the water. If you are adding more salt water to top it off, you will be raising the SG of your water everytime you top it off...not good. Top off using fresh water. Don't know if you meant water changes instead of top offs. water change = SW...top offs=FW. Also, try using RO water for your top offs. This will help to get rid of the algae problems. Fresh water is loaded with junk that will cause algae
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