Originally Posted by faysalals1
Is there any medication or salt I can put to lower the brown algae?
No. It normally clears ls
up once whatever is feeding the growth is used up. Its just an ugly stage that most aquariums go through.
Turning up the lights will promote green algae growth and green algae will outcompete the diatoms for available nutrients, but you are then swapping diatoms for green algae.
Manually clean it up. Put some effort into wiping it up, extra water changes to remove excess nutrients.