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underWoasisjake 11/29/2007 12:45 AM

Help With Brown Algae!!!
I hav a 125 that is be overcome by dark brown algae on the rocks as well as on the substrate. Please help me ID what type of algae this is and how to stop it as soon as possible. thanks

zippopunk1 11/29/2007 12:46 AM

tiger tail cucumber might help for the substrate

underWoasisjake 11/29/2007 01:03 AM

ok great thanks any idea for the LR

GS-Rock 11/29/2007 12:10 PM

turkey baster, use it to blow off the rocks and keep the brown algae off of the rocks, with micro algae growing it will compete with the brown algae for nutrients, but should win the battle, also do you still use the fluval canister filter? If you dont stay on top of maintenance it can become a nitrate factory. The only thing i think that would be my best advice would be to stay on top of the brown algae and do water changes with ro water, if not ro even better ro/di water

underWoasisjake 11/29/2007 11:15 PM

ok great thanks for the input..... yes i am running the fluval but have no carbon media in there! Only got phos ban and nitrate sponge along with phospate sponge running in there that hae really cleared the water up VERY CLEAR!!! i also only use RO water in the 125 nothing else

underWoasisjake 12/02/2007 12:44 AM

My cheato in the HOB fuge will not grow and cant figure out why?? Is the brown algae fighting for the nutrients with the cheato and taking over?? How do i reverse it so that the cheato grows more than the brown algae. Also what is that brown algae?????

graveyardworm 12/02/2007 12:36 PM

Can you post a pic of the algae?

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