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i'm 8 weeks into a salt tank and the brown algae has been here for a good 3 weeks, i clean it daily with a tank magnet for the glass and blow off the substrate and rock with a turkey baster, tank looks like death for a couple hours and then the filters catch up.......start all over the nest day.....this is the last step in the nasties . .nice green algae will come next and then the purple stuff, i do a 20% water change every week and clean one filter every week then the other the next week . . . . your doing fine, just keep cleaning and stay patient
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- Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:59 pm
I think you are about to finish the nitrogen cycle. Brown algaes will dissapear just as fast as they came. I know it's kinda' disgusting, but heads up it'll go away. Do a good 20 % water change when the cycle's done, and introduce a lawnmover blennie to your tank. They're love those disgusting brown algaes. Sometimes they clean a whole rock right front of your eyes...Pretty cool.
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