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JasonR replied the topic: Brown Stuff

Pool filter sand is normally a high percentage if not 100% silica sand. This is likely a lot of the problem and frankly it will probably persist for months before it subsides. Just have to keep cleaning things
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JasonR wrote: Pool filter sand is normally a high percentage if not 100% silica sand. This is likely a lot of the problem and frankly it will probably persist for months before it subsides. Just have to keep cleaning things



Ah!

Ok, thanks. I did notice that most of the brown algae forms on the sand.

I'll just keep cleaning, reduce the amount fed, and perhaps add some of the stuff Rocksor recommended.

Had a close lightning strike last night that made my Whisper 40 start making a loud buzzing noise. Threw it in the trash. Need to get a surge suppressor on the tank circuit. Filter and heater are still working.

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Goranothos replied the topic: Brown Stuff

Thanks for the help, to all those who replied.

Had a day off, so did a WC today, one day early.

Scraped the brown algae off the glass and filter tubes.


Damn it! I want a Pleco! This was supposed to be my excuse to buy one.

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tehmole replied the topic: Brown Stuff

dont get a common one .... except you want something 24+ inches in your tank ... lol
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Goranothos replied the topic: Brown Stuff

tehmole wrote: dont get a common one .... except you want something 24+ inches in your tank ... lol


Other options?

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tehmole replied the topic: Brown Stuff

bristlenose
rubber lip pleco
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robham7770 replied the topic: Brown Stuff

Rhino pleco may work. They get about 11' according to the profiles I have seen. If you have never cleaned behind a pleco be prepared to either siphon or look at poo every day.

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robham7770 wrote: Rhino pleco may work. They get about 11' according to the profiles I have seen. If you have never cleaned behind a pleco be prepared to either siphon or look at poo every day.



That's a cool fish! Looks like a dinosaur.

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Rocksor replied the topic: Brown Stuff

some look really cool but for most of them you won't see them 99% of the time :lol:
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nope, but you will see where they have been.
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