I'm really not sure where to post this -
I have a rather bad break out of brown algae and have some questions:
1. Should I just clean the decorations or will that kill any beneficial bacteria?
2. Should I get a pleco or add otocinclus that will eat brown algae?
3. Should I buy better kelvin rated lights?
I read that brown algae can be solved with getting better lighting -
My tank is 55g takes 2 - 18 inch lights right now I have aquarium lights from wal-mart in them (810k) there are some on the internet that go up to 20,000k (but are $20+ per bulb) I was hoping to grow some green algae to "choke" out the brown.
I have four otocinclus in my betta tank - could I transfer them to eat the brown algae. I did buy a snail, but other than skywriting his name in the algae, it has not improved.