Brown algae

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  1. Dane fisher

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    My tank that has been running for just under a year now as rappid algae growth: Purple, red, green and brown algae are growing like crazy. Is there anything that i can do? Its also growing on my shingle at the bottom and on the rocks...:(
     
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    It makes the water look murky.
     
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    What are you're water parameters?

    Perhaps tell us more about the tank i.e. stocking, filtration, feeding habits etc
     
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    And pics of algae and system :)
     
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    pics would help a bit
     
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    [​IMG]My tank basically has a protein skimmer, side on filter and power head connected to the under gravel filter. Everything is starting to grow algae, and the more i keep cleaning it the more it grows. I've got a pair of tomato clowns, 2 brissle tooth surgeons, a file fish, a cleaner wrasse and a triangular trigger in the tank. The tomato clown is starting to spawn and is moving my sand into heaps.

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    Does tank catch sun?

    Have you considered adding a sump to the system?
     
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    It is right next to a window, so it gets deflected sun.

    I would like to add one but i am not sure how to ?
     
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    How often do you do water changes, clean that filter in the corner ? You definitely need a bit more flow as well. What skimmer do you have ?
     
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    once a week water changes
     
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    RESUN SK 300 skimmer
     
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    I have a 70cm sump lying around.

    I can drill a 40mm hole through a side glass and fit connector.

    we must lower water level about half.
     
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    Removed this ugf from my tank while clowns spawning. No problem.

    A lot of debris caught under it.

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    Ok cool, shot
     
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    You coming to me on Saturday any case.
     
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    Have you tested your water parameters lately, what are the nitrate and phosphate levels?
     
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    The old under gravel,cool!
    If you alter it a little and reverse the flow and pre filter it, they out shine and out last any amount of live rock, or any other form of bio filtering's out comes.
     
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    Its all because of nitrate, phosphorus and silica.
    They are easy to fix.
     
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