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Old 12-11-2008, 04:06 PM   #1
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Algae will not disappear

I have quite a bit of brown algae in my 29 gallon. It has been set up for 10 months. I do have a pleco in there, but he just can't keep up with the algae. I cleaned the algae off everything, but it comes back really fast. I do have some white rocks in the tank and they are turning brown. Any ideas anyone? Thanks!
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If you have a lot of light, you'll likely have algae. Sort of how it goes.

You could try adding ottos or shrimp if you want algae-munchers-- or reducing your lights (wattage or time), doing more frequent PWCs to keep nitrates down, etc.

Is the tank planted? If not you could also try a blackout.
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if you dont mind post your water test results. I think of fuel when i hear the word algae. light,wish waste,over feeding ect
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Thank you! I will post my water test results ASAP.
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