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post #1 of 3 Old 10-03-2008, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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How to stop brown Algae ?

I just finished doing maintenance work on my 29g which was doing a water change, Cleaning the ornaments, Cleaning the glass, and some part of the filter. To remove the brown algae it had.

But i see it coming back. Its around the filter again. Any way to stop this? Ive seen some type of "pills" that claim to stop algae do these really work?

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-Ben

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post #2 of 3 Old 10-06-2008, 03:49 PM
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there are several different options. I would personally just turn of the light and cover the tank with a black tarp for about a week and it gone.
you can also use commercial algae ridders but they aren't as effective and usually kill invertebrates.
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post #3 of 3 Old 10-07-2008, 10:04 PM
ottos also eat brown algae. Over time, it will go away with improved water conditions. I bought 2 ottos and they cleaned it all up

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