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Old 10-23-2017, 04:54 PM   #1
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I canít stop the brown Algae from growing in my planted tank with discus. Any advice?
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Leave the lights off more. If there's a window, make sure the light is not getting to the tank. U could Get a pleco, or some type of bottom feeder! 😉 my plecos are so awesome to watch. They work nonstop. Plecos get big, just a warning. But there's smaller types that stay small. Light is the biggest reason, I think.
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I can’t stop the brown Algae from growing in my planted tank with discus. Any advice?
I don't know how long your tank has been up and running but this is typical with a new setup . 2 things can have a major impact on brown algae
1 Do a major water change often especialy with new setups
2 get a pleco or some snails that will help , Me I suggest a bristle nosed placo . they do not get huge like the common pleco sold in petshops .
I got one from petsmart , a albino bristlenose .
As far as snails go nerite snails will not breed in fresh water and are great algae eaters https://www.amazon.com/Tiger-Nerite-...r+Nerite+Snail


Oh and I almost forgot if you go with the BS pleco they do require wood ( IE driftwood ) for them to survive
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