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Old 11-14-2006, 07:20 PM   #1
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uggggg, brown algea bloom

ok well I got my first algea bloom EVER and its brown algea...all over my sand, LR, glass, everything... I clean it off and it comes back...is their anything to help keep it down? is their any fish that will feed on it? or shrimp or something?
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Sounds like diatoms. How old is the tank? They are normal in new tanks, and will go away on their own in usually about 2 weeks.
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its about... well a little over a month I belive...
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Definitley diatoms then. Just be patient, wait until the tank finishes cycling, and they will go away.
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I agree, you will wake up one morning and they will be gone.
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YAY! that makes me happy lol cause I did a water change today and I could scrub it off with my finger so its not very hard...just icky looking!
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I have a little brown patch in my sand. It's like someone spilled a bit of brown liquid on it. My roommate rubbed it away but it came back the next day. Is that brown Algae?
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I have a little brown patch in my sand. It's like someone spilled a bit of brown liquid on it. My roommate rubbed it away but it came back the next day. Is that brown Algae?
I think cause I have that to!
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GuOD, sounds like diatoms as well. You only have to be concerned with algae on your sand, if it is slimy and in sheets, usually with air bubbles in it. That is cyanobacteria, not good at all.
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It`s just diatoms and it will go away before you know it. Doing PWC`s before your cycle is done will slow the process down, Blazey. Just let it run it`s course.
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