Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Eagan, Minnesota
Best way to reduce/eliminate algae on java fern??
I have a few lace java ferns that unfortunately are a bit close to the lights in my tank. I have no where else to put them and I really like them where they are, but they are getting covered in brown stringy algae! They seem to be the only plants affected. I try to rub it off between my fingers but have broken off a few pieces of the plant and am wondering if there is a better way to go about this? I don't want to use Excel in my tank (even though I've heard it gets rid of algae) because I have vals that are going crazy and really don't want them to melt. I am going to try shrimp again this week, just ghosties though because they are cheap and the last time they didn't work out. If they survive, I will get a couple amanos. I have otos, corys, female bettas, MTS and ramshorns in the tank.
Any advice is appreciated, sorry I don't have pics at the moment.