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Algae in fish only tank
I have a 90 gallon fo tank, with rocks, shells, and some ceramic decorations, crushed coral substrate. Tank has been running for about 3 months. Water parameters excellent, fish are doing great. Have some diatoms but they seem to be decreasing, now more green on the substrate and green and purple algae growing on the rocks and decorations. My question is should I brush off this algae or leave it on the rocks. I know for FOWLR setup some algae is desirable but what about for fish only?
All depends on what type of algae you have there. It's a Fowlr so it's up to you what you want to do with it. With your phosphates being high you will always have that. You could run a phosphate remoevr in a filter to help this out, but again its up to you. Also, you could cut back on your lighting to diminish the algae that way. The purple algae growth sounds like that Coralline Algae which is a good thing, Id leave that alone.
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