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Old 11-17-2013, 11:45 AM   #11
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After reading on here I think I'm dealing with brown algae bloom tank gets clear then after lights are on for a while it starts looking brown. How do I stop this process?
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:52 AM   #12
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It will resolve itself after a little while. Just do a few partial water changes to reduce the nutrients in the water. Stirring everything up caused a diatom bloom. Nothing avoidable in a situation like this.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:57 AM   #13
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This is day 9 how long does it take to correct this? And should I leave lights off? Sometimes you can't even see from one side of tank to other then sometimes it looks like its clearing up. We are very new to this.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:03 PM   #14
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If you are doing water changes to remove excess nutrients, then it will take less time. Do you know how to do a water change correctly? Mix your water in a separate container over night with a power head and heater, then use.
Do you have photosynthetic creatures in this tank? If so, they rely on light, and will need it daily.
can you post a picture of this tank?
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:09 PM   #15
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Here is picture but now looks worse.
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Also here is short video.
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Is there any livestock in this tank? Any noticeable ammonia or nitrite?
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Old 11-17-2013, 02:35 PM   #18
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This is day 9 how long does it take to correct this? And should I leave lights off? Sometimes you can't even see from one side of tank to other then sometimes it looks like its clearing up. We are very new to this.
If it's a new set up it will take time .
It's only time till the silicates are consumed by the diatom algae .
The diatoms will dis off after they don't have and silicates to eat .
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