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Old 04-29-2014, 06:54 PM   #1
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Copper color algea??

Does anybody know what this copper color algea is?
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And not sure why have so much of it on my glass. I checks params yesterday everything was good but nitrates. They were at around 5ppms
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:00 PM   #2
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Looks like a light brown film to me, when is the last time you cleaned the glass?

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Old 04-29-2014, 10:03 PM   #3
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Looks like a light brown film to me, when is the last time you cleaned the glass?

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Ok the power head it's like a copper color and I clean the sides every couple days and the front whenever it needs it
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:07 PM   #4
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Not really sure, I've not seen copper colored before. Could it be the same as you clean off the glass, but on the power head instead?

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Not really sure, I've not seen copper colored before. Could it be the same as you clean off the glass, but on the power head instead?

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Not sure it may be. My zoas, gsp and frogspawn are all fine so I guess it can't be that bad
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I'd keep a watch on it, and make sure it's not starting to cover things, but it might not be of concern. I'm hoping others here chime in on this lol... Curious myself now

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Not really sure, I've not seen copper colored before. Could it be the same as you clean off the glass, but on the power head instead?

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Not sure it may be. My zoas, gsp and frogspawn are all fine so I guess it can't be that bad
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It kind of resembles diatoms that I see in my freshwater tank? The lighting is probably making it look more copper colored rather than brown.
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It kind of resembles diatoms that I see in my freshwater tank? The lighting is probably making it look more copper colored rather than brown.

Ok thanks . So just decrease my lighting
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I am not 100% sure, salt water tanks are much different from freshwater. In a fresh water, you would actually increase the lighting because diatoms in an established tank is a sign of a short photo period. For salt water though, I can't give you an answer, I am still a salt water noobie.

I can tell you that high silicates in your water, regardless of fresh or salt, will cause diatom blooms.
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