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Old 02-11-2004, 11:58 AM   #1
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Brown Algae Turning Green

I guys I last posted my brown algal bloom under "massive BROWN ALGAL BLOOM". And thanks to all who gave me their imput. I tested for phosphates and there were only trace amounts. I have started topping of with RO water from the grocery store. My brown algae is now turning to an emerald green color is this normal? Is it bad? I like the way it looks, a lot better than brown.

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It's normal. Mine went from brown to green and now it's red. I leave it on the back glass of the tank and just clean the front and sides.
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Mine went from brown to green and now it's red.
Very cool nice to know the brown crap is finnaly becoming more appealing.
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What kind of algae is it? Ordinarily brown "algae" is diatoms. Red is cynobacteria. Green ...well that could be several different things. Is it more of a mat...a slime..hairy? That will help us tell you what kind it is. Most likely its due to the change in water you mentioned. Basically you changed the food your feeding it and another type of algae cropped up. Unless we talking about hair algae or slime algae, its probably a good sign.
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Is it more of a mat...a slime..hairy?
It is really thick and is slimy to the touch. There are a lot of air bubbles around the stuff but I know it is not bubble algae. I wish I could get a pic.

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