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Old 07-07-2013, 10:12 PM   #1
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What is this algae? And please tell me how to get rid of it. Or why it's here. I just started a 55 gallon reef up and running as of a week ago...
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:27 PM   #2
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Brown algae not sure of the specific name but definitely a common occurrence in a new tank. Most likely if the tank is new it is still cycling and will go away on there own.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:35 PM   #3
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Yeah also check your phosphates and parameters .
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:50 AM   #4
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What is this algae? And please tell me how to get rid of it. Or why it's here. I just started a 55 gallon reef up and running as of a week ago...
Looks like a diatom bloom.
One week ago u setup ur tank and already have corals? Did u get used water from an established tank? I can't see you cycle being finished yet. Hence one of the reasons you have a diatom bloom. Its part of the early stages of the cycle. It will come and go throughout the years.

Have you got urself a clean up crew yet?
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My tank cycled for like 7 weeks before in got coral. I used two dead shrimp and the decomposed. And I am not planning on getting a cuc. Does the algae bother my 5 corals?
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Maybe not the algae itself but it's there for a reason. Algae like that usually live because there's unwanted chemicals(phosphates, nitrite, nitrate etc..) in there that are feeding it. And that in turn maybe be harmful to the corals.
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Here is an article on AA about algae:
Algae control in salt water tanks - Aquarium Advice
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Here is an article on AA about algae: Algae control in salt water tanks - Aquarium Advice
thanks alot! That was very informative.
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