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Old 09-15-2011, 10:24 PM   #1
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Brown Algae

How to get rid of brown algae? Any medicine or remedy?
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:37 PM   #2
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New tank? Could be diatoms. Normal and it'll pass.
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Sort of new tank four month algae growing on my rocks??
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:45 PM   #4
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My tank is new and I have that as well. Was told it was diatom. Mine looks like this... On the sand, rocks etc...

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So what do you do or how to threat it?
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:45 AM   #6
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You don't, it's a good thing, it will go away.
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Get a cleaning crew. That's what I did
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What the best cleaning crew? I have 1 turbo snail, 1 regular snail, 2 hermit crab, 1 scarlet crab and 1 electric blue crab. 4 sand snail too
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I guess it all depends. What is the size of the tank- and what is your wishlist for the tank (reef, FOWLR, peaceful or aggressive, etc) I have a plan for a peaceful reef tank. I currently have 15 banded snails and three nassarius snails. I then have an emerald crab (good for the next stage of algae- green string) a sand sifting starfish to clean up substrate, and 2 peppermint shrimp (good at cleaning up and ridding of aptasia). My cleaning crew is still small for my tank (90 gallons).
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I still have plans for cleaning crew of at least 10 Mexican turbos, and an urchin, plus another sand sifter (maybe a wqtchman goby). Like I said, it all depends on the type and size of your tank. Good luck. I'll help if I can!
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