brown algae this time.

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Landozer18, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Landozer18Well Known MemberMember

    Couple months ago I tore down my tank due to slimy black hairy looking algea that was getting worse and worse the harded I tried to remove it.
    I've done some water changes and added cycle, plant additives & aqua plus.
    Today I noticed brown looking algea on the glass. Looks like it will be easy to remove. Never had bown before.
    Not too worried about it unless someone thinks otherwise.
  2. LaminaValued MemberMember

    brown algae grow in my tank every,everytime im doing water change i will scrub you place your aquarium near direct sun light?
  3. Landozer18Well Known MemberMember

    No, i keep them away from windows,
    I scrub weekly too
  4. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning,

    Sounds like Diatoms which is very common in newly set up aquariums even up to a year or more. It will eventually stop on its own in time. It should be easy to remove and not as stubborn as some other types of algae.

  5. Landozer18Well Known MemberMember

    thanks for the great link Ken
  6. Landozer18Well Known MemberMember

    As thought the algea came off the class really easily. However while doing this I noticed that the plants looked like they had a very loose dusty layer of the algea on them aswell and they did. Should this concern me at all?