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Re: Red/Brown Algae

Post by Daniel1381 on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 10:00 am

i would try to buy some mh pendants... i would go with 250 w ..
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Re: Red/Brown Algae

Post by DonnieP on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 1:56 pm

Kinda late now but first thing to do when setting up a reef is to read, read, read and research before jumping in. Reefs are easy if set up the right way to start with but if not they will be a money pit until you finally get tired of spending then you end up selling what you have at a big loss, this is why everyone thinks reefing is hard to do. Sorry if I sound harsh but best to sell the anemone and cut your losses now until you get your system up to reef specs and don't invest in any more livestock until you have a system they can thrive in. Ro-Di water is a must for reef keeping, you just can't do without it, the film on your sand is cyano bacteria. Just my thoughts!
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Re: Red/Brown Algae

Post by Daniel1381 on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 3:35 pm

i run carbon all day long..you might wanna look into a carbon reactor..
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Re: Red/Brown Algae

Post by matt_longview on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 4:14 pm

Or a chemi-pure reactor running chemi-pure elite like Donnie and I have. Either will basically accomplish the same thing though.
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Re: Red/Brown Algae

Post by cornfedone on Tue 01 Feb 2011, 12:06 am

Well, I found out that my algae is actually Diatoms, this is what is causing the rust looking Algae in the sand and on the glass.

Thanks for all of your input on this issue.

Still have it, if someone knows the fastest way to get rid of this, Let me know

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Re: Red/Brown Algae

Post by matt_longview on Tue 01 Feb 2011, 12:12 am

It is part of the cycle. When you do your water change you can suck it up and out but it won't get it all. Once the cycle is done it will dry up and get clear in a day or two. Keep an eye on your water quality to make sure your ammonia and nitrites are falling to 0. Every tank gets it. I moved my rocks around a few days ago and got a real light bit of it on my glass, but all my readings are perfect at 0. Not a bad sign or anything....
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Re: Red/Brown Algae

Post by southernlost on Tue 01 Feb 2011, 2:55 am

ive got some sweet leds and i still get the brown shit on the sand and glass
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Re: Red/Brown Algae

Post by mrob2012004 on Mon 14 Feb 2011, 10:23 pm

thats definetly a mini cycle no big deal it will go away if it already hasnt

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Re: Red/Brown Algae

Post by blueseatex on Wed 16 Feb 2011, 2:10 pm

Looks like diatoms to me. Water is definately the problem like others have stated. Spectrapure sells a really good ro/di for 150.00 bucks. 100 gallons per day.

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