03-27-2008, 02:13 PM
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Re: Brown algae
Originally Posted by Srgtpepper
My tank is fairly new, about a month old. I have live plants, swords,cobomba, money wort and they have started to grow a brown algae on them, and on the back wall and filter. Is this harmful, will it go away, or what can I do to get rid of it?
hello srgtpepper! good day..
brown algae is what we call "new tank" algae..this is usually caused by new setups, tanks that has not established yet. i had the same case with my planted aquarium. i do less water changes (bi or once weekly), scrape the visible algae (make sure not to scratch the glass), and make sure ferts are minimal.. just want to share my experience. hope this one helps.