Thread: Good Algae or Bad Algae ?
08-13-2013, 07:33 AM #1
Good Algae or Bad Algae ?
I have had my salt water tank set up and going sense march. My tank went through the cycling stage just fine. I have a deep sand bed in my tank and live rock. About two weeks ago I started noticing my live rock had this brown stuff growing on it. This is where my question comes in, is it good algae or bad algae ? I have had my water tested and everything is in good parameters. I do have a protein skimmer going all the time , and I have a few power heads in my tank. If its bad Algae how do I stop it from growing and not coming back again.
08-13-2013, 07:49 AM #2
From a quick look at it, you have diatom and cyano.
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