racefan Posted June 3, 2009 Share Posted June 3, 2009 It seems to have started this past Saturday. I'm getting brown hair algae.I will vac it up & sure enough it's back the next day.My water params are good my Nitrates are 5 my Phospates are about 0.02. I got a little lax with changing my filter media (the blue on one side white on the other) I run a mesh bag with a small amount of carbon in it(change it about every 2-3 weeks) I did a 10 gal water change on Saturday (29 gal bio cube) & on Sunday sure enough it was back & I've been vacuuming when I get home from work & the next day it's back again. As far as a clean up crew I have one large turbo-2 Nasarius-3 Trocus Snails 1-Red Fire Shrimp 1-Small Peppermint Shrimp(had a small aptasia outbreak) 3-small hermit crabs. At the suggestion of a LFS I was dosing 1ml a week of Iodine(I have since stopped) I am assuming that judging by the Nitrate & Phosphate levels I am not over feeding so I am ruling that out.Could the Iodine dosing be a cause? I was doing weekly 3 gallon water changes & was told to go to every 2-3 week changes of 10 gallons.Could THAT be the cause,could it be a combination? I'm also getting what seems to be oxygen bubbles on the substrate where there will be algae tomorrow.Sorry if I seem like I'm rambling I'm just trying to throw as much info out as I can. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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