Help in Algae identification needed

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  1. wito-zn

    wito-zn

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    Good day. My tank has been running now for 3 months and I have been having problems with this algae as can be seen in the photos. I don't know if it is still the tank cycling as my peram are all stable. Have a high reading in phosphate but I am getting a reactor to help with that.

    Peram as follows:
    Temp: 25.4
    Salinity: 1025
    P.H: 8.2
    Mag: 1400
    Alk: 11.8
    Calc: 480
    Po4: 0.36
    Nh3: 0
    No2: 0
    No3: 0

    I know it could be the algae taking up all of the nitrates so I can not get a reading on it.
    But all help will be greatly appreciated.

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  3. TaahirS

    TaahirS MASA Contributor

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    Looks like normal diatoms. All part of a new tank. Will go away on its own.
     
  4. trad

    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    let it run otherwise if you really can't handel it try seachem phosguard, will remove phosphat and silica (which diatoms thrive on)
     
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    wito-zn

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    Thank you very much. Will run phosegaurd and see how it goes. Otherwise will just be patient.
     
  6. Secondwave

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    Get yourself a sandsifting gobie
     
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    Agree with @Secondwave sorts and cleans the sand like a king
     
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  8. Kebab131

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    Looks like diatoms
     

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