- Reaction score
- 5 to 10 years
I am new to the Marine aquarium world, and have a question regarding my 55 Gal Marine tank. It has been setup for a couple months now, and the water quality is pretty good. Nitrites are nonexistant, but the Nitrates are a little high. Not super high but enough to show up. I use a test strip and it shows a light pink. Says safe on the included color chart. My question is about a reddish Brown Algae that has started growing on everything directly under the light. What can I do to contain this or get rid of it all together. I don't like to use chemicals especially since I'm trying to establish some live rock. The algae showed up before I put the live rocks in, and it has started to caver them as well. I run a Filstar x3 filter with BIostars Seagel and Purigen, as well as 2 power heads alternating with sponge filters. I only use the venturI air on one of them. Would more air flow help my problem. Anything anyone can advise would be very welcome.