Either part of your cycle or you have too many nutrients in your system. Reduce feeding or get your PO4 down by using good phosphate removerHi guys, recently hooked up a 14w 6400k energy saver to my fuge.After 1 month,brown algae started developing.Just wanted to know,is this normal.Thanks.
That is correct, what you need to do is to check for Ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and phosphate, check them daily for around a week, and post up the resultsSo if I have a new tank that I have put cured live rock in and a few days later thay have accumalated alot of brown algae, I must not worry as it is just part of the cycling process
UV will kill all "smaller" creatures in your water column, and it doesn't distinguish between good or bad. If you keeping loads of sensitive corals UV is a must. If you are keeping creatures that rely on small critters (mandarin fish) you need to be careful with UV as all the pods "babies" can be killed by UV and reduce population growth.Its a tank with a built in filter at the back of the tank, water runs through the filter media, though a power head into a pipe, then though a sealed UV light and into the tank.
If you have enough pods (but must be 100's) great fish to add to a system and very pretty.YIP war is right, learn youre car first
My tank had this kak red wine colour algae on it, then...
I added a UV to my sump and then later added a Carbon and phos remover, and it's all gone now.(No more algae problems)
And i have alot alot alot alot alot of pods in my DT, but no mandirin.