Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 10-23-2019, 02:57 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 24
Brown Algae

How to stop brown algae from growing out of control? I'm tired of cleaning it of my glass, lol.

VaranusPanoptes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2019, 08:30 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
ZxC's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Forest City, Ontario
Posts: 1,648
Increase water changes.
Clean substrate during every water change.
Clean out filter media every or every other water change in old tank water.
Clean glass / plants / decor whenever you can.
Reduce lighting (both intensity of the light, and duration of lighting through the day).
If planted, ensure you are fertilizing properly, ensuring CO2 is abundant (if applicable), consider using Flourish Excel / Met14 daily to help keep algae at bay.
Consider amano shrimp / snails / oto cats / other algae eating fish.
Keep tank away from direct sunlight.

If it were easy we wouldn't be here
ZxC is offline   Reply With Quote

algae, brown, brown algae

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do Algae Blennies eat the brown hairy Algae? francis Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 5 09-16-2011 02:04 PM
Coralline Algae = Good Brown Algae = BAD americanbambam Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 7 08-08-2011 03:50 PM
Algae and Brown powderish Algae problems JMHuestis Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 4 07-16-2011 11:40 AM
Strange Brown Stains on One of My "Shipwreck" Ornaments...Is This "Brown Algae"? Osage_Winter General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 10 11-19-2010 05:08 PM
flourescent lime green algae AND brown algae courtneyclv Saltwater & Reef - Identification 3 07-27-2006 08:05 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.