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post #1 of 3 Old 01-27-2009, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Brown Algae

I've had my tank going for a couple months now and it's pretty much fully stocked. I notice that there is increasing brown algae growing on everything. I'm wondering if I should get another algae eater to help with this - I've currently got a peppered cory and a bala shark. The tank is planted and I have the light that came with it on for 10 hours a day. Is this too long and what might be causing the increase of algae? It's also not anywhere near direct sunlight.
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post #2 of 3 Old 01-27-2009, 03:46 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, brown algae is common in new tanks and will go away. I had it for a couple of weeks and it disappeared as the bio filter matured.

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post #3 of 3 Old 01-28-2009, 08:13 AM
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I had brown algae for several months. It does go away but it will take time. If it becomes too objectionable a gentle wipe will remove it from most surfaces.

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