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Old 02-10-2005, 02:11 PM   #1
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What can i do about my browm algae problem

i have a salt water tank 90g and i use r/o water the tank has been set up for almost a year and i am still haveing a problem with diatom algae(brown algae) I have 100 or so snail but they can keep up...any ideas would help ty
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have you tested for silicates? what about the food you ar using? these can also assist in such blooms



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no i dont have a test for silicates.. and im use tropical flake food and frozen brine
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what kind of substrate do you have? how high are your phosphates?


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Check your filtering system. It is best to use ro/di water. The reverse osmosis is great but you stll will benefit from di portion of filtration
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reduce lightinng
reduce feeding
if you are using frozen food
rinse it off well in cold to warm water
frozen food is high in po4
learned it the hard way
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