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Old 06-17-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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Brown Algae back

Well my sand has brown algae on it. Doing a water change today, about 20%. Lost a sand sifter the other day. Clown still doing well as is the trigger fish. Not sure why I keep on getting algae as the tank isn't in direct sunlight and I do not have the light on for long periods of time. I am going to test the water and will post what it says. I am fighting the algae cleaning it off the glass and the sand. So what can I do besides what am I doing. Is there a great algae eater, it wouldn't starve in my tank.

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Old 06-17-2012, 08:35 PM   #2
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How old is tank what's yur feeding schedule do u run a skimmer

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Old 06-17-2012, 09:20 PM   #3
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If its a new tank it's diatoms which are caused by silicates. Once they're used up they'll go away.
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I had a big diatom bloom 3months ago when I started my 55gal. Since I only have 2 clowns and inverts my bloom went away in less than a week and never came back. Make sure not to feed a lot.
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algae, brown, brown algae

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