How to get rid of brown cyano algae?

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    Hi guys so ive found out I have a massive problem and no its not diatoms.

    Ive had a huge algea problem this last month so bad that my polyps cant even open,I have been doing some research and it is brown cyano algae,

    How do I get rid of it,my water parameters are as follows:
    Salinity 1.025
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate between 0.2-0.8
    Ammonia 0
    Ph 8.3
    Alkalinity 7.9 (know I have to get it up)
    Mag 1170 (also low)
    Calcium 420

    So please if anyone can help me get these algae away with some advise please.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Alk, can get suppliment to increase if you want to, mine is between 7 and 8 dKH.

    Mg, could be raised to 3 times your calcium reading, thus 1260ppm for your current calcium level of 420ppm.

    But first get alk at level you have targeted for your system.

    It might be that Po4 levels are high, might check that, it high you can use a number of methods to try reduce those levels, ie rowa phos.

    Good luck.
     
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