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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Brown Algae

This algae has been in my tank for about 2 months now. It is all over the glass and the plants look like they have brown dots all over them. The substrate is also covered with the brown algae. Easy to remove but comes back every few days.

I have hygrophilia corymbosa and anacharis growing rapidly in the tank with a moss ball and a few bacopa carolina which is growing very poor compared to the first two.

I know I have to continue cleaning it off but how long will it last? I also accidentally overdosed on fertilizer 15 drops instead of 10 drops of flourish comprehensive in the 5 gallon.

Kind of scared if it continues being in there it might introduce other algae types :/

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 06:49 PM
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Is this aquarium cycled?
Diatoms, like all algae plagues, are invariably caused and sustained by excess nutrients in the water column, silica is the most important of these in the case of diatoms. However, removing silica, which can cost serious $$$, is not necessarily the best method for tackling diatom infestations.
IME, is to simply waiting them out. It will go away in time unless you live in an area where the tap water is high in dissolved Silica then you may need to look for another water source

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It is cycled and I can't tell if silica is the issue

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