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Old 09-11-2012, 11:48 PM   #1
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Diatom algae bubbles?

This brown algae is showing up everywhere in my tank and seems to grow back in hours. I have noticed hundreds of little bubbles on top of the algae wherever it may be. Has anyone else experienced this bubble phenomenon? And is the algae causing it?
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:52 PM   #2
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This brown algae is showing up everywhere in my tank and seems to grow back in hours. I have noticed hundreds of little bubbles on top of the algae wherever it may be. Has anyone else experienced this bubble phenomenon? And is the algae causing it?
Bubbles are clear? It's oxygen trapped on the rocks I believe I read that. I had that and thought it was bubble algae but it turned out it wasn't. I got some snails and hermit crabs and they just went over everything and you saw the bubbles being released.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:46 AM   #3
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Diatoms don't tend to have air trapped in/on it. Odds are they are dinoflagellates or brown cyano.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:23 AM   #4
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I never knew that there is brown cyano...
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:44 PM   #5
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I never knew that there is brown cyano...
Calothrix is a species of brown cyano.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:46 PM   #6
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Is that treated treated the same way as its red counterpart ?
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Is that treated treated the same way as its red counterpart ?
Yup. In the past i have just scrubbed the rocks and used chemiclean. Either way, the cause of the cyano will need to be fixed and not just remedied.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:39 PM   #8
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My water is perfect right now even 0 nitrates, could all this be because I upgraded my lights?
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