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Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by Timone, 16 Apr 2011.

  1. Timone

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    In week 5 of my cycle and i am noticing a lot of new growth in the tank. but prominent in the tank is a brownish algae on some live rock and sand bed.
    I am running some light as it was advised but only for a week now. Would also like to know what type of snail or ground crew member i must get to cean up the algae
     
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  3. Franske

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    Any snail for sale at your lfs should be eating algea and for the ground you can get hermit crab,the brownish algea is normal for a tank cycling,would be best if you can post some pics
     
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    Timone , sounds like Diatoms ...all part of the cycle.
    Hermits etc will help with control but as your system matures it "should" dissapear
     
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    Timone, if you don't have any corals then you should restrict your light cycle as the light will only aid algae. Diatoms eat the silica in your system and once that is depleted then they will die off. SeaChem's Phosguard removes phosphates and silica from your system.
     
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