Brown Algue - stressing me!!!

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Henkart, 12 May 2011.

  1. Henkart

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    Hi Guys

    I need a pointer to get rid of this problem...

    it is looking like thick wool on my rocks and sand...

    any help please...
     
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  3. maxisoft

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    Got some pics? Will help....
     
  4. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Got a picture of the algea?

    How old is your take?

    Do you test your water parameters, if so what do you test?

    How much and now often do you fo water changes?
     
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    sounds like GHA or diatoms perhaps, but pics pics pics
     
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    I still have diatoms, tank is 3months old.. Dont stress over diatoms :)
     
  8. Tony

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    A phosphate remover or probiotics will sort out diatoms chop chop as they eliminate silicates which diatoms use to built their skeletons
     
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