I have a serious algae problem in my IM 40 gal

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  1. DerekT5

    DerekT5 Well-Known Member

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    I have a IM Nuvo 40 and had it for about a year now and all of a sudden there is a big brown algae problem. Please help!
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    Clownman727 Well-Known Member Tampa Bay Reef Keepers

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    Have you tried to siphon it out?
     
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    Yes did a water change yesterday and it all just came back. Never seen this before
     
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    Siphon and check your water flow. I had the same issue, and when I increased flow it went away rather quickly.
     
  5. DerekT5

    DerekT5 Well-Known Member

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    I have a 425 and a 565gph pump
     
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    And should I aim the flow more to the sand?
     
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    Reef man 89 Well-Known Member

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    What do u have for Powerheads in the tank? How often do you do a w/c? I have the same tank and run 2 mp10s
     
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    Looks like cyano, is this a new tank?
     
  9. DerekT5

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    I do a water change once a week
     
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    This tank is a year old
     
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    jmt1030 Well-Known Member

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    In my personal tank, I increased flow and used a half dose of chemiclean. The Cyano was gone within 3 days.
     
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    I have treatment for red Cyan chemiclean will that work
     
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    It worked well in my tank. None of my fish, coral or inverts were harmed by it either. My skimmer is still going crazy though.
     
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    jmt1030 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure if that's cyano though. Mine was dark red.
     
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    DerekT5 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah mine was too
     
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    Reef man 89 Well-Known Member

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    Is it diatoms?
     
  17. saltyfilmfolks

    saltyfilmfolks Lights! Camera! Reef! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Photo of the Month Award

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    What are your parameters? Nitrate phosphate.
    Are you on rodi water?

    Any recent new foods or aminos etc?

    Is it just on the sand?
     
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    Nitrate 0 and phosphate 0
     
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    DerekT5 Well-Known Member

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    I use rodi water I feed brine and flakes
     
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    Weird. How many Clean up crew snails do you have.

    It odd. The sand looks like it's only been in there a few months.

    It's possible it's just a crazy algae that for introduced and nothing you have eats it.
    The colors may be off in the pics but it doesn't look like cyano to me.
     
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