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Old 10-28-2011, 03:41 PM   #1
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HELP Brown algae everywhere

Please can someone help me my tank is about 2 months old i have brown algea growing all over my tank. I clean the algae off the glass and its back the next day. My tank is 330litres so takes me awile to clean only for it to come back straight away. Im getting really p****** off lol..

Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 10ppm
Phosphate 2.5

My lights are on 11 hours aday
Feed 2 times aday
I have 1 powerhead and one airpump
I have live rock and live sand
5 small fish 7 hermits 4 snails 1 cleaner shrimp

Protein skimmer running 24 hours

Temp 25c

Please help me my tank looks really dirty from this algea.

Ive tried cleanning sand too but makes no differents.
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:05 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forumyes very annoying problem. I would try and increase the water flow,add some phosphate remover and have the lights on for less time. Also do you use R/O water? This problem will go away most tanks go through this routine. Also cut back on the feeding. Good luck
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:59 PM   #3
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As stingrays4 mentioned you could cut back on your lights and feed once a day or even every other day. The use of ro/di water will help if you're not already using it.
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Thanks both , i will give it a try
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Just read that very helpful. Nice one
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:47 AM   #7
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It would most likely be the phosphate causing as algae loves to grow when there is phosphates in the aquarium. Also if you don't have corals I would suggest cutting your lights down or even not turning them on. Also try to feed your fish a bit less.
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Thanks for advice might give that a try
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