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Old 01-12-2007, 01:19 PM   #1
 
algae ?

Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum and I just wanted to say there is a lot of good information provided by you all.

My question is about the brownish (little specs of brown algae on glass) algae on the glass. I am unable to scrub it off with my algae scrubber - does anyone have any remedies for getting this stuff off?? I like to keep the front of my tank clear for viewing and this brownish algae just started to appear recently, anyone have experience with this? Any input is greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:19 PM   #2
 
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Is it a glass tank?

Also what are your nitrates and other water quality?
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:01 PM   #3
 
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Yes its a glass tank. Its been running since the beginning of Sept. Weekly water changes of 7 gal (55 gal tank).

Amonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
1.024
Temp: 78.3
pH: 8.2

Its just little specs of brown algae that just came on all of a sudden. I haven't had the lights on since I took the fish out for hyposalinity treatment for ich.
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:12 PM   #4
 
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Check your phosphates. It's probably just regular ol algae that wasn't scraped away daily. It gets more and more difficult the longer it's on there. I have a problem with on my silicone seem. Nowhere else. Just seems really tough to get it out of there. You can try using a clean razor blade to scrape it off.
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:37 PM   #5
 
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I would recommend the new rador blade also. I wouldn't put it in the scrapper. I would just hold it in your fingers (more leverage) be carefull not to cut your self

good luck
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Old 01-13-2007, 05:11 AM   #6
 
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Oh and stay away from the silicone seal for obviuos reasons, and no razors on acrylic.
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