Brown algue

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  1. Henkart

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    Hi Guys

    How can I get rid of the brown algue that is growing on my rocks in my marine tank, i am still busy with my cycle, but I want to get rid of the algue before adding my fish, is there any fish I can buy that will eat the algue and maintain the tank?
     
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    how long are you currently running your lights for?
     
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    Probably about 20minutes a day...
     
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    Is your tank in direct sunlight?
     
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    No not direct sunlight... but it gets light... from a window about 5 meters from the tank
     
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    sounds like diatoms you might just have to let your tank go through its cycle.
     
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    How far is your tank in the cycle?
     
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    I have been cycling for about 10days
     
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    There is the problem, the tank is still very young and actually the diatoms should only be showing now. It's gonna get worse from here but will quickly change, wait until 6 weeks have passed if there is still a great amount of diatoms then there is a problem. The truth is is takes a few months to be totally rid of nuisance algae.
     
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    Thanks bro - appreciate
     
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    yep the light is the catalyst weather direct or indirect. it will worsen but should subside as the water chemistry settles.

    perhaps a little phos remover and make sure your top up water is pure (RO)

    if you could shade the tank a little somehow it would lessen the growth.
     
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    Pleasure, keep an eye on the tank you will soon see life emerging from everywhere. Like Leslie said just make sure you are filling up with RO water and make sure everything looks OK, after the 6 weeks we can talk again:thumbup:
     
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