Algae help please

jennifer

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my marine tank has been up and running now for about 3 mths, I am haveing trouble with algae,its like a black film on the sand and the rock,can anyone advise me on what to do please. ???
 
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Mike

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Re: my tank

HI Jennifer - What are your water parameters? What kind of water do you use for top-offs? Lighting type?
 
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jennifer

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Re: my tank

my paras are spot on,the mistake I have made is,I have used tap water I don't have a ro,thanks.
 
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Mike

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Re: my tank

RO water would help, so would protein skimming, keeping the tank lightly stocked, weekly partial water changes, using a phosphate remover in the filter, changing out and/or rinsing the filter pads frequently (every day or every two days), etc.
 

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