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Old 12-10-2003, 09:15 PM   #1
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Brown Algae wheres it from

I recently did a water change and theres been an explosion in brown colored algae on the sand and glass. Its like a powdery brown algae, just enough to be annoying. Any suggestions as to what causes it or how to fix it? Thanks!
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Old 12-11-2003, 01:07 AM   #2
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What is your water source? Brown algaes are primarily caused from silicates... A high quality PO4 granular sponge might help as they will usually remove both.

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Old 12-11-2003, 07:48 PM   #3
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can you buy the phosphate sponge from the fish store ?
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Yup. It look like small bits of CC in a bottle.

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wow, i will have to look for that as i have the same algae in my tank. very annoying!
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I had this happen in my tank. Mine was caused by the spiking of NO3/NO3 durning the first cycle, and having the aquarium light on to long. Basically choke that stuff out by keeping your light on for only 8 hour periods.
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I had this happen in my tank. Mine was caused by the spiking of NO3/NO3 durning the first cycle, and having the aquarium light on to long. Basically choke that stuff out by keeping your light on for only 8 hour periods.
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