Thread: Algae Problem
05-25-2011, 07:02 AM #1
I've bought a centerpiece plant about 3 months ago. I don't know what its called although when I bought it it was very green and made the tank look great but about a month after I bought it it started to get his brown algae on the top side of its leaves. This makes the whole plant look brown ad ugly. So too fix the problem I bought 2 BN Plecos and although they clean my other plants of algae they cant clean this one because it only has very small leaves (1-1.5cm long).
Any suggestions on how I can get rid of this algae?
05-25-2011, 07:09 AM #2
Lots and lots of water changes, keep nitrates low and algae will usually subside. How long has the tank been set up, it could e diatom algae and in my experience there really isnt anything you can do other then change water alot and let it run its course, it usually doesnt hang around for too long.
05-25-2011, 07:11 AM #3
It's a type of algae of the genus Audouinella, which is a type of red algae that's quite common in tanks that have a nutrient level out of skew. My algae primer is in the algae forum, which will tell you what it is and what to do about it. Contact me via PM and I'll tell you more about how to get rid of it without damaging the plants nor fish.
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05-25-2011, 12:11 PM #4