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Old 04-13-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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brown algae in 10 month old tank

I'm having a issue with a brown algae it will go away at night when lights are off and in the morning after about 2 hours it comes back if I blow it with turkey baster it blows right off. Some of it also has bubbles ...its a 55 gallon with quite one 4000 return pump 2 koralia 750 a reef octopus diablo 160 skimmer 15 w uv 100lbs live rock corallife aqualight pro with 150 w metal halides on timers 6hours a day article 1/10 HP chiller Nitrates 0 amo 0 nit 0 phosphate .025 temp 78 any ideas
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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Im going through the same thing with brown algea. Ive spoken to acouple of people and ive come to the conclusion i have to cut back on my lighting. However you seem to have your lighting pretty low (6hrs). How is your CUC looking??
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:57 PM   #3
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I have about 20 snails one emerald crab about 10 hermits one banded shrimp
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:17 AM   #4
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:53 AM   #5
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Cut back on feeding
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Feed twice a week already
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:36 PM   #7
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I have that same fixture and I changed the bulbs after 10 months and the stuff went away. I had the same problem it would go away at night till the halides came on. If they are the original bulbs after ten months they are due for an update anyway
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:14 AM   #8
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Just updated bulbs a month ago
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:22 PM   #9
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Try pointing a power head down on the sand and it should help if more flow is going over the areas
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:46 PM   #10
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Are you using rodi water?
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