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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Jeni36, Oct 25, 2017.
Any idea? I’m stumped! I don’t know if I’m trying to beat hair algae and diatoms, cyano or Dinos. It looks a bit purple in the picture but it is definitely brown. I have dust on my glass and brown on my sand that looks like diatoms and the brown will come off the rock with a blast from a turkey baster. Any help very appreciated!!
It could be dinos, probably worth a second opinion. How long you have this tank running?
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I upgraded to this tank about 18 months ago. I’m hoping it’s not Dinos, I added some of the fake Arka rock about 6 weeks ago and had a big rescape with the original rock, the brown algae started just after which is why I thought diatoms on a bit of hair algae, now I’m not so sure as it seems to be getting worse, but it does blow off like dust rather than slime?
Looking at the picture I think it's a combination of hair algae, Cyanobacteria and diatoms, I don't think it's Dinos, it just doesn't look "snotty" enough.
Thank you, that’s pretty much what I was thinking!
What @doug_amanda says would have been my best guestimate as well
Reduce lighting, increase flow and get on top of nutrient levels and have some snails that like to eat the undesirable stuff (spiny astrea and blackfoot trochus).
whats your sand bed like?
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