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marvin007

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Hi there
Could somebody can help, I have a new tank that has been running for just over two weeks. I have a sudden outbreak of a brown algea on the rocks and the substrate.

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And the next problem is on the photo below, is this the start of long hair green algae?

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What is the solution to these problem, and what is the cause?

Thanks
Steven
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Yip part of the cycle, fear not it should pass
 

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Im also fairly new and also asked the same question during April. What the old hands say is true. Dont worry.
 

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What can i say that hasn't been said, you bound to pick up algae during the cycling period and for a while after until the algae consumes all the nutrient released during the die off and cycling period. Totally normal.
 

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just to add its called diatoms, single celled organism, loves silicate's , i am going through the same with my new setup
 

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If it's diatoms, there are plenty of snails that eat that stuff.
 

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Marvin any updates ?

It's important to check and maintain your CA and ALK levels during cycling. A slightly elevated alk level - 9 - 10 DKH will help to fight off nuisance alage by giving the coraline a decent platform to out compete the nuisance alage ;)
 

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If it's diatoms, there are plenty of snails that eat that stuff.
Thanks, I've currently only got a 1 red legged hermit, had 2 one got chowed by the roug crab that came with one of the live rock...1 boxing shrimp, 1 cleaning shrimp, and 3 damsels, and 1 shrimp. Then there is a sea slug that was also on one of the rocks.

Will hopeful get some more cleaning crew this weekend...

Steven
 

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Marvin any updates ?

It's important to check and maintain your CA and ALK levels during cycling. A slightly elevated alk level - 9 - 10 DKH will help to fight off nuisance alage by giving the coraline a decent platform to out compete the nuisance alage ;)
Thanks, I had a bit of a phosphate problem, which I seem to have under control, would you suggest taking the DKH up currenlty about 8.3.

Steven
 

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