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Thread: Orange algae?

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    Hello all,

    So for the past few weeks I have been battling an orange colored...something in my 46 bowfront. It looks like algae but is an orangeish color. It's on the glass in a few spots but is all over my decorations. Us this done kind of algae? Or something else? All of my fish are doing fine. Temp is 76, ph 7ish, 0 ammonia and Nitrites, with nitrates below 10. I run am aquaclear 110 per filter plus a sponge filter rated for 40 gallons
    46 gallon bowfront: 1 angelfish, 1 GBR, 1 albino longfin BNP, 3 sunset mickey mouse platies, 3 blue mickey mouse platies, 9 cherry barbs, 9 harlequin rasboras

    29 gallon dwarf puffer tank

    Scheming show tank #3....

    10 gallon pond snail breeding tank

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    Does it have a brownish color to it as well ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Yeah it does
    46 gallon bowfront: 1 angelfish, 1 GBR, 1 albino longfin BNP, 3 sunset mickey mouse platies, 3 blue mickey mouse platies, 9 cherry barbs, 9 harlequin rasboras

    29 gallon dwarf puffer tank

    Scheming show tank #3....

    10 gallon pond snail breeding tank

  4. #4

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    Maybe google pictures of diatoms.

    They can sometimes be more orange than brown.

    That would be my guess here.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Yeah that's what it looks like. How can I get rid of them?
    46 gallon bowfront: 1 angelfish, 1 GBR, 1 albino longfin BNP, 3 sunset mickey mouse platies, 3 blue mickey mouse platies, 9 cherry barbs, 9 harlequin rasboras

    29 gallon dwarf puffer tank

    Scheming show tank #3....

    10 gallon pond snail breeding tank

  6. #6

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    That depends

    Diatoms need silicates to live. Once the silicates are gone, so to will be the diatoms.

    If you just set-up or added new substrate to your tank, then the silicates would most likely be coming from the substrate. In this situation, extra water changes to reduce the silicates will work. After a few weeks to a few months, the silicates will be gone and so to will the diatoms

    Sometimes (like in my situation) you can have silicates in your water supply. What I have found to work is to use some ChemiPure elite filter media to remove the silicates
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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