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artoledo 04-19-2007 07:06 PM

Brown Algae
Hey guys my tank has been invaded by brown algae and i dont know where it came from. i have a wet dry filter, seaclone protein skimmer which sucks, 75 gallon tank, about 100 lbs of live rock 3 damsels, 1 bluebanded goby and a xenia which i added a couple of days ago. Any thoughts?

SKAustin 04-19-2007 07:14 PM

Are you sure this is an algae and not a diatom bloom?

artoledo 04-19-2007 07:24 PM

im going to upload some pics. bare with me.

Melissa 04-19-2007 07:31 PM

how long has the tank been running? how long are your lights on and how old are they?

artoledo 04-19-2007 07:40 PM

The tank has been running since March 6th and the lights are Coralife 2x10K, 2xActinic, 4 Moon LED's. Theyre are on about 12hrs a day. they are 4 days old.

artoledo 04-20-2007 01:06 PM

I guess no one has the answer on how to get rid of this thing?

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