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Old 07-24-2005, 02:35 PM   #1
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Brown Algea????

All of a sudden I get this outbreak of Brown Algea.

I don think its Diatoms, I got them when I cycled, and they are lighter in color than this.


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I `ve never seen diatoms that thick. Are you doing anything different. How often are you feeding tank
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Looks like Cyano. When is the last time you did a water change?
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Old 07-24-2005, 03:13 PM   #4
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Today I lessened the light cycle like 30 mins to see if that would help cut back on it.

All thats happened is that anemonae thing... Which now all that im doing differant is feeding less (should help get rid of it)

I was thining could it be because of all the water changes I did?
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Devilish...

If you read the thread about my anemonae you would know about water changes.

I had to do several water changes to get the tank back in good shape.

It appears the ammonia is starting to fall so I think I will ease up on them and see how it goes.
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Old 07-24-2005, 08:15 PM   #6
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Will it go away eventually?
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looks like cyano to me. have to do water changes every 15 days lower the cycle of your lights
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Old 07-29-2005, 01:28 PM   #8
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Cycle of lights lowered...

Water changes weekly as always...

Still there. Will it go away?
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I had that too.

You will need to manually remove the VAST majority of it if you want it to go away. Cut down the numbers and eventually it will be gone.

is this a relitively new tank? I had two cyano outbreaks in my tank. both lasted about 2 months. the only way I was able to get rid of them was by manually removing the stuff.
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Old 07-29-2005, 05:26 PM   #10
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I dunno 5-6 months old now.


Its kindof hairy in places, stringy.

There isnt that much to remove. Its basically colored EVERYTHING in the tank redish. I see a few thick spots, but unless I just scrape the top layer of sand off I cant just "Get the majority out".

Its covering the rocks too, and of course I cant remove that stuff...

Do they make a chemical of anykind to get rid of it?

What gets me is I have LITTLE Phosphates. Just a trace amount, can hardley tell a color differance.

Will it go away eventualy? Or stop growing?
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