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luke2214
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PostPosted: 2013.01.23(Wed)11:12    Post subject: Brown algae Reply with quote

My 30 gallon has been cycled for over a year now. For a couple of weeks now I'm getting large amounts of brown algae growing all over the glass, and some of my amazon swords. I do 25% water change a week and both nitrates and nitrites are at 0. It currently has 3 angelfish, and a blue ram. Please help me get this out of my tank.
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2013.02.11(Mon)11:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

What lighting are you using ?
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coryfan
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PostPosted: 2013.06.27(Thu)10:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does your tank get any natural light/sunlight in addition to the hood light? This can cause excess brown algae. Also if you added any plant ferts. or other stuff (such as more fish food than normal) you don't normally use.
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ZacAdam
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PostPosted: 2013.06.30(Sun)8:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diademhill asked the right question, but also, for how long are the lights on/sunlight exposed to the tank in a 24 hour period?
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