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Old 08-13-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
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brown algae

first hi to all i have just started my new tank after some prick smashed the last one in brakw in 600L salt water i have no live stock in there as its been running 3 weeks my nh3 anh nh4 are a little up at around 0.15 no2 in at 0.25 no3 5.0 i have a good skimmer that will do well over 600L and 2 mp60 power heads moving water around but i have this brown algae growing in the tank all over my base and live rock and on the glass iv never had any problems with algae before with my last 2 reef tanks any idea what this is what the cause is and how to fix it thanks in advance

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its diatoms they come from silicates in the water its gonna take a couple weeks for them to burn off
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