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Brown Algae in a new tank
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partha_nag
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Joined: 01 Dec 2011
Location: India(Kolkata)

PostPosted: 2011.12.01(Thu)5:21    Post subject: Brown Algae in a new tank Reply with quote

Hi All,
I'm From India Just a begineer in planted tank... My setup is 1 month old...
Tank Config. is a follows.
45 G
L-30"
W-15"
H-24"
Light- 4 Spiral CFL of 23 W. each(6500K), 1 people of 38 W. (6500K)
Sera As Base Substrate and ADA Amazonia in the top layer.
Plants are ase follows:
Crypt Sp. Cabomba Caroliniana, Indian water lily,Aponogeton,Hygrophila Difformis,Bacopa monnieri,Alternanthera, Dwarf hairgrass
Plant Density Heavy.
Initially the plants are growing fine.. but now I have a problem with brown algae, which are spotted in the glass and on the leaf also...
I have a DIY CO2 system...
Please advice how to remove those brown stuff. Crying or Very sad
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DaleJr
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Joined: 16 Feb 2010
Location: Memphis, TN

PostPosted: 2011.12.02(Fri)10:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a great link on identifing Algae and the methods of removing it


http://aquariumalgae.blogspot.com/
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diademhill
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Joined: 18 Apr 2007

PostPosted: 2011.12.02(Fri)15:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brown algae, actually diatoms, is very common in newly set up tanks and often goes away after a few months.
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