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Old 03-03-2004, 08:24 PM   #1
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UGLY algae

all of a sudden im having this massive bloom of brown slime algae!!! and i dont know what to do!! all my readings are normal. this has been going on for like a week, i cut back on food and on how long i turn on the lights for, i gravel vaced and did a water change and it STILL WONT GO AWAY!!! its encrusting my LR now, and im getting a little worried! my astrea snails are OBLIVIOUS to it, and i dont know what to do! help!!!

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How long has your tank been cycled?

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Old 03-04-2004, 09:27 AM   #3
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What is your circulation level at? Low levels of water flow can contribute to algae.

As a temporary measure, I would use a turkey baister on the rock to remove the slime. Either that or a power head.

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