12-18-2007, 08:17 AM
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Re: Two Algae Questions
Originally Posted by Josh72836G
I had a couple algae questions.
1. I think I have hair algae in my main tank. I have small green areas on my tank and some of them have grass/hair like growth. Is this hair algae? and because my tank is still cycling,is it normal?
2. In my quarantine tank there's a lot of what looks like brown diatom algae growing on the bottom and the front glass. Is this ok for the inhabitant or should I clean it all off?
For your first question: If you have pictures it would help, that is what it sounds like though. I get that on my tanks that are next to a window. If it's caused by sunlight, then all you can do is keep cleaning.
I would clean the algae off you quarantine tank glass, and vacuum the gravel. Most of the time, brown algae is caused by cycling.
I can't really give you any completely accurate advise unless I know: How big the tank is, How many fish there are, if any, what kind of SW tank it is, and what kind of filter you have.