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Old 04-04-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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Brown hair algae

I have a ten gallon nano and I keep getting this brown algae on the sand and its starting to be on the rocks a little too now. I'm calling it algae because I'm new to saltwater and not really sure what it is exactly?
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:18 PM   #2
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Sounds kinda like byropis hard to say with no pic
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Here's the best picture I could get of it

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Old 04-04-2013, 05:05 PM   #4
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That's cynobacteria use a gravel vac and suck it up when u PC it will cover everything just part of the cycle
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That's cynobacteria use a gravel vac and suck it up when u PC it will cover everything just part of the cycle
Ok thank you
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Cut back on your feeding Cyano is caused be an excess of nutrients. It tends to grow in low flow areas
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I'm not sure it's considered a normal part of the cycle. It's caused by excess nutrients and you have to do something to stop it from coming back. Reduce feeding and/or light schedule will help. What do you do for nitrate control? Other than pwc that is.
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I'm not sure it's considered a normal part of the cycle. It's caused by excess nutrients and you have to do something to stop it from coming back. Reduce feeding and/or light schedule will help. What do you do for nitrate control? Other than pwc that is.
Honestly not too much as far as control goes. I'm new at this. How often should I feed? I do it twice a day now and what should I do for the light schedule be?
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I feed once a day. my light cycle is blue on at 1 pm white on at 1:45 off a 9 pm blue off a 9:45
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I feed every other day. Mysis-off-pellets-off.
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