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Old 11-22-2003, 04:01 PM   #1
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reddish brown algae--help

I have reddish brown algae growing in my tank. Is there anything I can get that will eat, destroy this algae.
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Old 11-22-2003, 04:02 PM   #2
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possibly cyano...im having the same problem...do a water change and siphon all of it out and then use RO water and cut back on ur feeding. Could be diatoms as well...just make sure ur using RO water
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is it harmful to my fish
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Old 11-22-2003, 04:59 PM   #4
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if you control it then no, if you let it grow rapidly then it will take the oxigen out of the water, the best way too deal with it is water changes, makeing sure that your not over feeding have a low PO4, useing RO water , some snails eat it, i know the fighting conch does.
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it could also just be diatom algae, is the tank new?
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Old 11-22-2003, 09:44 PM   #6
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the tank is 6 or 7 weeks old. My lfs told me i can get some chemical called erase, i think, and he had something called red slime, i think. He also said a goby or another bottom fish could kick it around not giving it a chance to settle. I really dont want to put in any chemical. but i dont have a ro/di. I am not sure if there is anything really. where can i get a fighting conch, is there a reputable place online, because my lfs doesnt carry that stuff
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i wouldnt use any chemical either, www.saltwaterconection.com sells them for $15 canadian the web site doesnt list fish or inverts, just corals and equiptment, but there is a phone number and ask for jason
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this post has some good ways too rid your tank of cyano if thats what kind of algae you have http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...595&highlight=
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Dumping chemicals in a tank to get rid of cyano isnt tanking care of the problem. Even if you arent using a ro/di you can get ro/di water from a local store. I just got 3 gallons last night for 87 cents. It really does make a big difference. I had some cyano and diatoms but all gone now. Also look into a cleanup crew like astrea snails, nassarius and shrimp.
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