brown and green algea on glass
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Yes have a cleaning crew and also have a mag float glass cleaner. I have to use the float glass cleaner every day b/c it is built up by the time i get home. if i leave it go a couple days its like rust on metal, hard to get off. also, i have some type of green alge on the glass that is hard to get off.
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I agree with everyone else. I have the same issues of diatom algae and it's normal to have some. I usually use my mag float every day to get off the little spots of diatom here and there. Just make sure that you don't get green hair algae and get rid of it ASAP. That stuff is wicked. Try small weekly water changes as Puff mentioned and cut back on your Phyto. I usually only feed phyto to my 95 gallon and 30 gallon fuge 1/2 a capful every other day. That's what was causing my nitrates to spike to 40. After I cut the phyto and roto back my nitrates stay between 10-20. I know that 0 is ideal, but I have three large tangs that I really like.