Algae help please

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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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Hi Jennifer - What are your water parameters? What kind of water do you use for top-offs? Lighting type?
 
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my paras are spot on,the mistake i have made is,i have used tap water i dont have a ro,thanks.
 
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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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