is there a link or something to the differnt typs of plage algea? i have alge all over the back wall of my tank and some on the rocks. i have changed the light bulbs and run phosban, my nitrait and phosephat test at 0. i don't think i over feed and have scrubed the hair algae of the rocks but it came back, just not as bad. any thoughts?
I just setup my first saltwater tank. I'm getting a large amount of brown algae. Will this go away once my cycle is through or is there something I should do to call this outbreak? Thanks for any advice.
in time the diatoms will burn themselves out when the silicates are gone, there are snail species that will eat it and take the edge off, but the process will happen and it just takes time until they are completely gone for good.
As a matter of fact it is hard not to get the brown diatoms that come with setting up a new tank, new sand, new rocks, new glass...etc. It should go away within a couple weeks if not i like to clean it out manually by scrubbing and siphoning.