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Re: Brown algae is there any way to control it?

Subject: Re: Brown algae is there any way to control it?
by Miss Pennyapple on 29/1/2010 19:31:07

The meds in the tank will definitely have upset the balance in the tank, so give it some time to settle again. Do you have plants in there? Plants soak up the nutrients that algae use so adding more plants should help to out-compete the algae.

Do you use activated carbon in your filter? I used to, and had a lot of brown algea too. But I took it out to use some meds before Christmas and didn't put it back in, and the difference in remarkable. Hardly any brown algae at all now, and I don't think I'll be adding the carbon back any time soon.