I'm having some brown algae troubles and I haven't been able to find much help. It is thin and grows in places where it can get light, but I have read that brown algae doesn't like light. It has taken hold on all of my decoration and is spreading on the gravel.
My setup is a 10 gallon heated to 80 degrees with a Top Fin 10 filter. The tank's only inhabitant is my betta Toki. I do weekly 10% water changes and use Stress Coat to treat the new water before it goes in the tank. There is very good fluorescent lighting but no natural light. No live plants. The tank has been set up for 8 months and has cycled.
As for parameters, I use test strips and the colors for nitrate isn't even on the decoder so I have no idea. :/
Any tips or help would be appreciated-- I am going to get a live plant today.