Originally Posted by seaham358
If your picking up .01 then there is probably more PO4
Brown algae (diatom) is not hair like and is frequent with new tanks.
Your saying you have hair like algae right!!
I was reading and the bubbles in the HA can mean that it is dieing off and is breaking down. I would yank as much out of the tank by hand as you can and try and keep an eye on the PO4
level. If it starts going up you need to figure out where its coming from.
Have you checked the top off water?
I know the phosphate is in the source RO
water, I measured it from there... I know what diatom is, went through that with my first tank on the cycle and this is not the same thing - this is definately hairy growth, some brown, some green. It is not consuming the tank, just growing on the rear glass (I scrape the front glass) and on the rocks (typically green hairlike on the rocks).
I'll try to pull off the dying algae, maybe my RO
system needs a new membrane or filter(s)....