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Old 11-25-2013, 06:31 PM   #1
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Algae

Hi, I'm getting lots of algae on my rocks and sand, is it correct that it will disappear over time?
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Is it brown?
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:36 PM   #3
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Mainly green some brown on sand
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:38 PM   #4
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I only know as well as you will as I am a beginner also. Do you have plenty of flow?
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:43 PM   #5
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Yes have lots of flow. I'm sure I've read that it will go on its own. Not sure though. How far are you into this hobby?
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:44 PM   #6
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Green means you have excess nitrates and or phosphates. Cut back on feeding and lighting period. Do a water change or two.

Brown is probably diatoms and will go away on their own.
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Yes have lots of flow. I'm sure I've read that it will go on its own. Not sure though. How far are you into this hobby?
Is your tank pretty new? If it is new the tank will go through a maturing stage and you will have some algae for a while. Controlling phosphates and nitrates is the best way to keep algae in check. If it is just he brownish algae (diatoms) they will use up all the silicates and disappear.
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Yes tank is 6 weeks old. Only feeding two clowns a tiny bit of food every other day. Done quite a few water changes recently to get nitrate down. All prams are good with nitrate at around 5/10
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How often do you clean it and do you have a fish which cleans the bottom? If not, do a regular mix(swoosh the bottom or stir it) every other week
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