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p-rizzle posted a topic in Beginners DiscussionRed Sea Max Nano set up for about 4 months. I have two Frostbite Frozen Clowns, and number of mushroom corals and a few Rock Flower Anems (I found out after the fact that it was a little early to introduce the anems, but they seem to be doing great). Anyway, I have been battling some kind of algae for the past 2 months. I searched and searched and was pretty sure it was diatoms, but now I don't know. Definitely not Cyano as I tried Chemiclean and it did nothing. I do seem to get a bloom after water changes, but I have an RODI system from BRS and the meter reads 0 for TDS. I am mixing the RODI water and salt in a Brute trash can and have a heater and pump in and on at all times (Should there be a film collecting on the pump / heater / sides of container? because there is... maybe this is nothing or a separate issue). Regardless, I'd love to figure out what this is and how to combat it. Hopefully the pictures below show the problem clearly enough. My Dry rock is completely brown from it and it's getting harder and harder to blow off with a turkey baster. The glass is much easier to clean, and I have started to swipe from bottom to top rinsing the sponge each time in a separate container to make sure I'm pulling most of whatever it is out of the tank completely. When it gets thick, it has a "wavy" look to it. Definitely moving with the flow as opposed to just covering with no movement. Any help / advice is greatly appreciated.
Hey everyone! So our nano IM fusion 10 that has been up and running for about 2 months now is going through a huge algae bloom. Water parameters are good as far as ph, salinity, nitrate, nitrite, and ammonia. We have added a few snails but didn’t want to go crazy if for some reason the water isn’t right. Is there something else I should be testing the water for now? A lot of people say this is a normal part of the process but I am wondering should we be turning the light down or off and adding more cleanup crew? What are so recommendations for the sand bed and keeping it clear? It is okay to now add filter media to the tank, just planning on filter floss and chemipure blue in the upgraded media caddy basket. Also what are thoughts on the ghost protein slimmer? We have it in the tank but it’s not on right now...