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Old 05-14-2005, 07:09 PM   #1
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brown algea

I have had my saltwater established now for about a year and I have a brown algea problem. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get rid of it. I use ro water and it is a fish only tank.

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Is it a diatom bloom ( powdery brown algae)? Snails will eat it if it is.

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where is the algae? have you tested the wate?
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Most brown algaes are caused by silicates. It may be time to change your water filter. Do you use ro/di. I believe the DI stage is what will reduce the silicates.
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