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  1. 4u2nv

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    HI,

    My rocks in my tank are getting like a brown algae on them, how do I get rid of this, also what causes this, the tank is now 8 months old?
     
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    This could be one of many things ( dinoflagellates, diatoms or just plain brown algae).
    Normally signifies that there are excess nutrients in the water column and on the rocks (e.g. debris from uneaten food etc.)

    Please post a pic if you can and share your water parameters , filtration used and what livestock you currently have
     
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    Thank you for the feedback, Im trying to upload a picture it keeps failing, Its a red sea tank 240 l external sump, I have about 6 fish in , nemo ,7 line ras , PJ cardinal , blue green chromes .
    Is there any any I can get rid of it ? Will try to upload the picture again.
     
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    Manually removing the brown algae is just treating the symptom. You need to find the cause of the algae outbreak , otherwise the algae is just going to return.
    • Check your Nitrates & Phosphates
    • Ensure that there is sufficient flow in the DT to keep debris suspended in the water column
    • Check your skimmer to ensure that you skim wet (i.e. more liquid and less dry foam)
    • Check your feeding regime (e.g. if you're feeding twice a day, perhaps cut down to once per day or once every other day)
     

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