Thread: Question: Black algae?
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Old 07-20-2014
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I'd say your phosphates are high, so I would start with some sort of product to help with that.

UV is also a consideration that will help with more than just the algae, but recommend it being on a timer and not run full time.

Pictures would be helpful as well.

Is this a fairly new setup?

What type of substrate are you using? I see a lot of people using all types of sand and some of them are very high in silica which can also cause issues.

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