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brown algae on plants

Unread postby vikas » Mon May 25, 2015 9:22 pm

got brown algae on plants.. not able to remove it by hand s.. any other solution for it..


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Re: brown algae on plants

Unread postby SCORPIO » Tue May 26, 2015 6:43 am

Introduce some mollies or rosy barbs to get rid.
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Re: brown algae on plants

Unread postby vikas » Tue May 26, 2015 4:45 pm

SCORPIO wrote:Introduce some mollies or rosy barbs to get rid.

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Re: brown algae on plants

Unread postby kvdelhi » Wed May 27, 2015 8:08 pm

A. As suggested by Scorpio and also try these:
1 Reduce light to about less than 6 hours a day. Remove any lights for less than 1 hours lights all together. Later, u can slowly increase it.
2. Manually remove algae from plant leaves or stones etc as much as you can
3. Run filter 24 hours daily
3. Reduces food to fish and also reduces number of fishes if they are overstocked
4. Water change 25% twice a week
5. Wait for 2 weeks with these measures.
6. Prevention:
From now on, when you add new plants wash them in pot permagnate before adding
Check fishes for good health before adding
Wash your hands before putting into aquarium