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Old 08-17-2009, 06:25 PM   #1
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Brown algae

My live rock is growing so muc brown algae i dont know why on the glass a lil bit but my snails are taking care of it just asking is this bad or anything?
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Is this a brown dusty algea. If so it`s diatoms. It will disapear over time. Are you or have you used tap water?
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yea i use tap water i comes right off when i touch the rock
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Yes it`s diatoms. Silicates found in tap water feed it. I would try to get away from tap if you can. You can get a RO or RO/DI unit for a hundred dollars on ebay.
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ok i found one but where and how would i connect tis thing how do u use it?
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Mine has a water hose connection and I make it out in my tool shed. You can hook it up to your water heater or your sink. Here is mine with the water hose connection.

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Well they all come stock with a piece that connects into a hose. The screw on type. If you have a sink that has the same type of head as the hose, you can use that too. All you do is plug that bad boy into the hose/sink and then it does its thing. It will have 3 tubes. One for the water to go in, and one for waste water to come out, and then another tube where the desired water will come out of. Its all pretty simple to use. You can even upgrade the package and get a fitting for the unit that will allow you to connect it directly to the plumbing under your sink. Then you can keep it there all the time and use it when you need it. They have a bunch of fitting for the unit. But in general, the pressure from the water source ie, sink/hose will provide all the pressure that is needed to the unit. Theres no outlets or electricity involved. Everything is done via water pressure. Its a great investment if you ask me. Great way to get clean water for the saltwater aquarium, and even to drink!
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