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  1. Default brown algea growing on live plants?


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    ok i`ve been noticing that my tank has been growing alot of brown algea i started changing a higher dose of the water cause i was reading it was from high amount of nitrates but it seems like its just getting worse. ANy suggestions to treat this because currently i wipe down my tanks walls weekly cause its growing so fast and im having a hard time cleaning off plant leaves from it.

    Also i feed my fish 3x a day cause there is so many should i lower it to twice a day?
    56 Gallon Planted Tetra based Community Tank.
    "Rummy-Nose Tetra-4Red/Blue tetra -7,Buenos Aires Tetra-8emerald cory-5"1 Zebra Nerite"Albino Bristle Nose-2
    Plants:couple swords,bunch of Italian Vals,Java Ferns,

  2. #2

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    If this is a newer or newly set-up tank, you are likely getting a good amount of diatoms and not algae. As it typically caused by silicates that come from new substrate, it usually goes away on it's own. Lot of extra water changes and cleaning it off will help speed up the process. Cutting back on feeding will also help

    How much water are you changing right now?

    How big is your tank and what to you have stocked in it.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    56 gallon tank n its a few months old. i change about 30-35% of water weekly but thats for normal weekly n i increased it to about 35-40% weekly but worried its going to effect rams
    my stock is:

    Rummy-Nose Tetra-7
    Cardinal Tetra-10
    Panda Cory-7
    Emperor Tetra-3
    Bronze Cory-4
    Angelfish-1
    Golden Ram-1
    Female BGR-1
    Oto - 2

    Tank has n Gravel/Plant Substrate - i also use a peat mix in filter i thought it might just be that but like i said it was getting worse
    Last edited by ChaosWolf; 06-12-2013 at 09:42 PM.
    56 Gallon Planted Tetra based Community Tank.
    "Rummy-Nose Tetra-4Red/Blue tetra -7,Buenos Aires Tetra-8emerald cory-5"1 Zebra Nerite"Albino Bristle Nose-2
    Plants:couple swords,bunch of Italian Vals,Java Ferns,

  4. #4

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    Diatoms are harmless to fish

    Try changing 50 to 75% of the water every second day for a week or two
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    i ment the water changing cause rams are sensitive to Large changing.Also im not sure if i can make that much water in 2 days i filter my water 3-4x to make it soft and low ph
    56 Gallon Planted Tetra based Community Tank.
    "Rummy-Nose Tetra-4Red/Blue tetra -7,Buenos Aires Tetra-8emerald cory-5"1 Zebra Nerite"Albino Bristle Nose-2
    Plants:couple swords,bunch of Italian Vals,Java Ferns,

  6. #6

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    Sorry, I miss understood

    Are the tank water parameters different from your tap water ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    very my tap water no matter where i look is like 8ph with very very Hard water

    i filter it 3-4x makes it 6ph with very soft water i kind of just been using a Brita to filter it since i can`t find a Ro unit that i can afford.
    im going to take some pictures very fast for u of brown
    56 Gallon Planted Tetra based Community Tank.
    "Rummy-Nose Tetra-4Red/Blue tetra -7,Buenos Aires Tetra-8emerald cory-5"1 Zebra Nerite"Albino Bristle Nose-2
    Plants:couple swords,bunch of Italian Vals,Java Ferns,

  8. #8

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    OK, I gotcha now

    Maybe just try changing as much water as you are comfortable with. Larger water will only reduce the silicates faster. No harm will come with smaller water changes more often, or as much as you can.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    as long as it goes away with time i don`t mind because its easy enough to clean it off the glass and i can wipe leaves off as best i can. it seems to mainly effect the sword plant i have then the Vals n java


    trimed one of the leaves off even out of water u gota scrub it a bit to get off.
    56 Gallon Planted Tetra based Community Tank.
    "Rummy-Nose Tetra-4Red/Blue tetra -7,Buenos Aires Tetra-8emerald cory-5"1 Zebra Nerite"Albino Bristle Nose-2
    Plants:couple swords,bunch of Italian Vals,Java Ferns,

  10. #10

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    That doesn't look like diatoms, but more like hair algae.

    Does it clean off easy ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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