Brown algae

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Brown algae

Postby Miggy » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:33 pm

In one of my tanks I am getting brown algae apart from cleaning it how else can I can rid of it and what causes it please
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Re: Brown algae

Postby Carylnz » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:12 am

Is this a recently set up aquarium? Brown algae is common in these until they mature and reach the correct balance of nutrients.
The main causes are excess nutrients and/or nitrates, lack of light and low oxygen levels.
Get the nutrient balance right and the lighting correct and the brown algae will go away.
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Re: Brown algae

Postby Miggy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:01 pm

Had water tests they said all ok.

Lighting on from 12 noon til 8 at night, could it be I have wrong lighting it's a tropical daylight bulb.
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Re: Brown algae

Postby Carylnz » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:37 pm

My tank has only ever had daylight tubes and is fine.
12 hours of lighting is needed though and you only have them running 8 hours. Try leaving them on longer.
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