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Old 06-27-2011, 06:48 PM   #1
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Brown algae on sand

I have what i think is brown algae on my sand. I vacuumed it off yesterday when I did my regular pwc but it's back today. The tank parameters are 0 ammo 0 nitrite and between 5 and 10 nitrate ph is 8.2. Anyone have any ideas how to get rid of it?
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Those are diatoms. If you have recently set up your tank, then it's normal. They leave by themselves.
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Ok the guy at the lfs said between the first and second month I should get brown algae . Just didn't know it would eventually go away also I have this green stuff that I think may be the coraline algae on my rocks here is a pic can anyone confirm
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That is most likely coraline.
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Ok cool thanks
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looks a little brown to me to be coraline. usually if you have other algaes present they take the nutrients up before coraline can grow. If the tank is new its common to have an algae bloom or 2
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It's really bright green on the rocks. But it's all good it's just algae to me lol.
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