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Old 03-19-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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I have tons of brown algae on the bottom of my tank on top of all my sand. I have tryed everything other than chemicals. I have no idea what to do can anyone help? i alreay have a sand sifting goby but nothing is helping. Dose anyone have any suggestions on reef safe and fish safe chemicals or filters that will clean it up?



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Old 03-19-2012, 08:07 PM   #2
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How long has the tank been setup? What are your water parameters? What is your source of water for top off and water changes? What equipment are you running in the tank? What livestock do you have in the tank? How are you lighting the tank?
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If it's on your sand, and if your tank is new; odds are they are diatoms. They'll go away one their own once the silicates in your sand are consumed.

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Old 03-19-2012, 08:18 PM   #4
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sounds like diatoms, they usually appear when you successfully cycle a tank. diatoms usually take up to a month to clear by themselves. if you can't wait, there's always the old way of doing it scrubbing
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my tank has the same problem, i bought a phospate reductor and put it in the external filter.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:37 PM   #6
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crap sorry - this was saltwater lol.
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