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Old 12-21-2005, 01:50 PM   #1
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Water levels fine, but brown algae everywhere

I just started up a 29 gallon reef tank. Has live sand/rock.....all water levels seem fine. But getting a brownish algae all over the glass and rocks and sand. Not sure what is wrong. HELP
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Old 12-21-2005, 03:11 PM   #2
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its probably diatoms, which are a normal part of the startup process, it should clear up in a while.
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Old 12-21-2005, 03:18 PM   #3
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As has already been stated. Normal. Just ride it out.
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Old 12-21-2005, 04:29 PM   #4
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how long has your tank been up? Both of my tanks did the same thing, was over in about a week.
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It takes around 2-4 months before you're done with it on average. A clean up crew will help keep it under control
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Just wondering. Are you using tap or r/o. If tap you might want to make the switch cause when i had my tanks on tap the alage was horrible so just a thought all of parameter r good what is you PO4 (phosphate).
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