Nori type of algea

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my rear pane of my display has a type of algea growing on it.the fine type that grows over it can be asily removed with an algea sponge remover.but the other type is rather tough and the ony way to remove it is by using a blade type of algea remover.and once the algea has been removed,it comes out like sheets of nori.is it better to leave it on the glass or remove it?and another question is,can this prevent coralline from growing if not removed?
anyone else with the same issue?
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can this prevent coralline from growing if not removed?
Yes absolutely! not sure which algae you have growing, if it is brown or green and hard to get off corraline will not grow there!
If u have a look at this pic, you will see that on the back glass there is brown algae, and you will see a huge patch of corraline. The corraline only grew once I scraped off the brown algae. The brown algae only grows on my glass and does not seem to do any harm.
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I scrap mine off...When i first started it was thick green and brown algae and know its slowly going away i just siphon when i remove it...good Luck
 
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It all depends what you want! If you want your glass covered in corraline scrape it off. (do not scrub, as this will scratch your glass,rather use a minora or glass cleaning blade) Just remember that if you gonna have your back glass covered in Corraline, you have a huge surface area sucking Ca, Mg and Alk from your system.
 

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Oh so Submariner should i clean my back panel our leave it and does coralline grow with a UV?
 
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Hi djmurray

Coralline will grow fine with a UV filter.

I would leave cleaning the back glass for now.

If your tank is new you will get brown algea on the back glass first then green then if you're calcium,dKH and magnesium level's are good you should see some coralline growth .

Try using Kent buffer with coralline accelelarator.
 

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Ok thanks Submariner will get some tomorrow any coralline accelerator that you would recommend?
 
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Hi djmurray

the Kent buffer has the coralline accelerator in it, just use it sparingly as it will increase you're dKH.

The other thing to watch is phosphate levels, coralline will not grow well if you have a lot of phosphate in you're tank .

You can also get a fellow reefer to give you some coralline scrapings from his/her tank to help seed you're tank.

Turn off all tank filters and skimmers, leaving any powerheads running. Take the coralline scrapings and place them in the tank. The water current generated by the powerhead will spread the Coralline scrapings throughout the tank where they will continue to grow. After an hour or so, turn the skimmers and filters back on.

Hope this helps.

Good luck.
 

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