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GwenInNM 01-02-2013 11:24 AM

Diatom algae again??
 
Just got back from about 2 weeks of vacation. Someone was feeding my tanks, but not very much. I added a new light to my tank about 3-4 weeks ago (Kessil LED). I came home to find brown algae on the glass. I know it's not harmful, but I'm wondering if there is something I should adjust? I have the lights on almost 11 hours, pretty evenly mixed blue/white light, but dialed up only about 1/2 way on the strength. Curious. Could it be phosphates or what?

Gwen

Reefing Madness 01-02-2013 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by GwenInNM (Post 1374276)
Just got back from about 2 weeks of vacation. Someone was feeding my tanks, but not very much. I added a new light to my tank about 3-4 weeks ago (Kessil LED). I came home to find brown algae on the glass. I know it's not harmful, but I'm wondering if there is something I should adjust? I have the lights on almost 11 hours, pretty evenly mixed blue/white light, but dialed up only about 1/2 way on the strength. Curious. Could it be phosphates or what?

Gwen

Tank has to stabilize again. They will go away by themselves.
(you forgot to mention it is a 350w Kessel LED)

GwenInNM 01-02-2013 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Reefing Madness (Post 1374293)
Tank has to stabilize again. They will go away by themselves.
(you forgot to mention it is a 350w Kessel LED)

Had to stabilize again, because I got a new light?? And yes, it's the 350W :)

Gwen

Reefing Madness 01-02-2013 12:45 PM

Yes, because of the high intensity of the new light.


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