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Old 02-15-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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algae on one side of the tank

i have a small live rock on one side of the tank and it develop algae around it just in on side of the tank. is normal, or what should i do .i started the tank 10dayz ago
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:26 PM   #2
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What colour is the algae?
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:41 PM   #3
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Brownish
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It's most likely diatoms which feed of silicates in substrate and other things. They are very common in new tanks and will usually fade once they have chewed through their food source. Give it time and they will go, or add a clean up crew, I'm sure details of which to add you can find I you search the forums here for diatoms.
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SO I SHOULDN'T TRY TO CLEAN THEM or anything right? business as usual? i have only a damsel in it 2 dead corals and a small live rock in a 75 gal tank
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the water is clear and they are only on the crush corral not on sand that i have on the bottom (both are live)
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You could rub it off, but it won't harm anyone to leave it be, it would only come back anyway. Just let it take it's course and die out. Once you have a cuc they will take care of any left overs for you.
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cuc? what thats stands for lol, im sucha nub
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:06 PM   #9
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Just leave it there and introduce your CUC when it gets bad.
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