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Old 05-13-2011, 12:27 PM   #1
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Brown algae

I think I over fed my tank with some oyster feast and may have a nitrate spike. Say some brown algae starting and did a water change a cabin. Any other suggestions
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Frequent PWC`s and cut back to every other day feeding. Are you running a skimmer?
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Yes on the skimmer. I will cut back the food. Reply back with results
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how long has your aquarium been setup for?
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how long has your aquarium been setup for?
About two weeks at this location. Had to break it down and move it. I haven't dosed with anything yet. My buddy told me to put a charcoal filter in a high flo section of the sump. I have quite a bit of corals so I'm really want to keep it off them
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could be diatoms, which is a known algae that starts forming after a cycle. is the algae on the rocks and sand?
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