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Old 04-09-2011, 07:42 PM   #1
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Brown spots algae?

Hey guys what are these brown spots?
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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Did that image show up? I am on my phone.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:48 PM   #3
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yes its shows up to me it looks like diatoms
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:57 PM   #4
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yes its shows up to me it looks like diatoms
So I will need to get more snails and crabs, eh? I only have 1 crab and 2 snails. It is a 55g.
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Looks like diatoms to me. Happens to newly cycled tanks right after high nitrate or nitrite levels. Clean up crew and time will get rid of them
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Well what I would do is get a few snails and like 1 or 2 turbo snails. They go to town on the algae. Although if the algae is really long u can take the rock out and scrub it with a sponge or old toothbrush because some nails will not eat it if it gets to long. And yes it is def diatoms. It's really nothing to worry about. They will go away I'n like a week.
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Well I can't get any snails until Friday. LFS is out.
Hope the algae won't ruin my water quality until then? I don't know much about this stuff.
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Nah I don't think it will just keep up on ur normal water changes and it'll be fine. It happens to mostly everyone
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Diatoms usally go away really fast
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i have the same problem. What is the best snail,fish,shrimp, or etc with a small bioload that will clean this up.
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