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Old 10-19-2004, 08:15 AM   #1
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Brown Algae

Brown algae is taking over our tank!

I've read that lack of light actually increases brown algae growth, unlike other algae. Is this true?

We have a scooter blenny and a lawnmower blenny, who scoot around our tank non-stop, nibbling as they go. Are they supposed to be effective brown algae eaters?

Any suggestions as to how to get rid of this problem would be most appreciated!

I can't stand a dirty looking tank! In my opinion, a beautiful tank is a clean tank.

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Old 10-19-2004, 09:08 AM   #2
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New tanks usually go through various algae blooms. You're blennies will help some moreso the rest of your cleanup crew will help.

Sounds like you might have a high nutrient problem. What are your water parameters and what type of water do you use for top-offs and water changes? You should be using RO water as tap water can have a lot of phosphates and nitrates in it that will feed algaes.

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Also how long has the tank been running.
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