Brown Algae, Diatoms Maybe?

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  1. Stingray

    Stingray Blue Ringed Angel

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    No, its stuck tight like hair algae only brownish
     
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    Newreef15 Horrid Stonefish

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    Well then I don't think it's dino if I was you I would put a bag of phosban and a bag of carbon in there then wrap the tank in a towel and turn the lights of for a week. I know it sounds kinda extream but the algea seems to be every were and your coral will be fine. jmo
     
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    Ok, thanks m8, i have phospate remover and active carbon running 24/7, will see how it is in a few days after raiseing the ph and alk, then take it from there, thanks all.
     
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    +1

    Red/green slime=cyanobacteria. Brown slime=dinos. Treat dinos the same way you would cyano.
     
  6. Stingray

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    Monday i treated the water with 2 and half teaspoons of baking powder, this bought the alk upto 7, tuesday i treated it again, and after a couple of hours i tested it, it came out 8.4, this is ideally where i want to be, mag is 1550, calcium 410, seems raiseing the mag as suggest has helped, fingers crossed...
     
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    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    great update Stingray,

    at these increased alk levels your PH should now remain stable?
    you stated earlier your using a phosphate remover in a mesh bag in the Rena
    are you rinsing this off weekly as the mesh bags get clogged reducing the effectiveness of the media within

    I have often run GFO in cannisters, internal and external and they are not as efficient that way, I change it more often and also rinse it to keep it detrius free and thus more effective for longer

    Steve
     
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  9. tturbolife1

    tturbolife1 Flamingo Tongue

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    any updates? i am going through the same thing in my nanocube, its growing everywhere, i thought it might have something to do with the live seaweed that is growing out of control.
     
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    Since i got my levels up and added more cuc, its now subsideing, yaaayyy
     
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    tturbolife1 Flamingo Tongue

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    Excellent! i will try it ASAP. its got so bad that i think its causing my mushrooms to close up
     
  12. jaxfcm

    jaxfcm Plankton

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    Raise magnesium to 1500

    If you raise the magnesium to 1500+ you will gaurantee to get rid of all algea. I did and mine was gone in 2 days!