Originally Posted by nikki_kaiser
What are your nitrates and phosphates reading and what kind of lighting are you using? That brown algae is is diatom algae and usually occurs when you are completing or have just completed your cycle. Let me see if I can get you a link to read!
Nitrates were I would say slightly more than zero way less than 5.0 ppm
. I'm using the API test and I'm not even sure if it was darker than the yellow (0 ppm
) on the chart. My ph is 8.2. I can't imagine this being this easy, I only did one water change so far because I didn't see any ammonia spike nor detected anything harmful. Damsels are all active, eating twice a day without any problems I see no stress what so ever. I'm going to read the article now. Thank you for the response.