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Nordog14
10-02-2010, 02:10 PM
Just set up a 55g with Cichlids and a Blue Gourami. I've got plastic plants and the tops of them are turning brown. I've cut the brown off but more of the plant turns brown. I thought maybe it was from the light, but now I'm not so sure. Any thoughts???

WhiteDevil
10-02-2010, 03:29 PM
Brown algae. cutting it off wont do anygood but leave you short stubby plants.

you could soak them in an algaecide then replace them in the tank.

gm72
10-02-2010, 05:36 PM
Brown algae/diatoms. Just wipe it off.

Nordog14
10-02-2010, 05:47 PM
Okay, done. I'm glad that's all it is. I was fearing that there might be something wrong with the water, although the fish all seem healthy. Thanks, everyone.

gm72
10-02-2010, 05:48 PM
Well now that we're on the subject are you staying on top of the water parameters since this is a new tank? Familiar with the concept of cycling?

Nordog14
10-03-2010, 05:31 PM
No I'm not really familiar with the term. I get my water for my tanks directly from my well. I warm it up in a microwave before adding to the tanks. This procedure has worked for me for many years. Advice, I could always use some.