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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by rabster, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. rabster

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    I'm getting a lot of brown algae dust over the glass of my dt

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    It is brown

    Tank: 244 litres inc sump
    Going on 8 weeks
    Skimmer
    Mp40
    Nitrates 0
    Phosphates very low waiting on new test kit

    Fish
    Leopard wrasse
    yellow tang
    False gramma
    2 x clowns
    4 hermits
    4 snails
    1 banded shrimp

    Some zoas and an anemone

    I tried to let it take hold to burn itself out but while I was out my son cleaned the whole tank!

    Any advice appreciated




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  2. Realist

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    Its a pain, try and reduce your lighting.
     
  3. Phil077

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    Just saw the rest of your post, 8 weeks? and your fully cycled?
     
  4. rabster

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    8 weeks


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  5. rabster

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    These boys also


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  6. rabster

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    Yes
    Now your worrying me




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  7. rabster

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  8. Phil077

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    Pics look ok. are you dosing any reef energy?
     
  9. rabster

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    I have just today ordered

    Red Sea Reef Foundation A (Ca/Sr) 1000ml
    Red Sea Reef Foundation B (Alk) 1000ml
    Red Sea Reef Foundation C (Mg) 1000ml

    Red Sea Reef Foundation Complete Pro Test Kit
    Red Sea Reef Energy A (Carbs) 1000ml
    Red Sea Reef Energy B (Aminovit) 1000ml
    Red Sea Coral Colors ABCD - pack (4 * 100ml)




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  10. Phil077

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    If you overdose reef energy that can cause it. Maybe!
     
  11. rabster

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    Yeh it hasn't arrived yet


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  12. Phil077

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    Is all I can say. brown algae is usually comes with a new tank. or overdosing with elements
     
  13. rabster

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    I think your right. I didn't know it can happen with overdoses of elements. That's good to know

    Appreciate the comments peeps.

    Thanks


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  14. Grannycarolann

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    Its a learning kerbBig Thumbs Up
     
  15. doug_amanda

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    Took about 12 weeks before my diatoms burned out completely in my tank iirc
     
  16. rabster

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    Well that has depressed me doug_amanda. Lol


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  17. doug_amanda

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    Sorry dude,, it's a true fact that nothing good happens fast in this hobby :)
     
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