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Old 03-26-2004, 04:41 PM   #1
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Algea Sprout

Over the last 2 days my 90 gallon salt water tank has had a brown algea sprout. The brown algea is all over the live rock, glass and sand.

I am using a Marine Glo and Florescent bulb. I have no fish in the tank yet as it has been cycling for a month.

Whats causing this algea growth? It doesn't look too pretty in the tank.

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it sounds like diatoms (algae) to me. a normal cycle for the tank. it will clear up after a while, or after you add some cleaners such as snails, crabs, ect...
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what kind of snails would i get to clean it all up? and how many?


if algea is growing is that a good sign that my tank is cycling well??
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Any number of snails will eat this crap. Turbos, Astrea, Nassarius, Cerith, etc. Get at least a dozen.
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