Brown algea help

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    Carlos Hernandez Valued Member Member

    I been having this brown algea for a while like a month and a half and its been killing my plants I been using ro water with my water changes I wipe it off and it comes back really fast what can I do my tank has been cycle for about 5 months
     
  2. leftswerve

    leftswerve Well Known Member Member

  3. DarkDroid

    DarkDroid Valued Member Member

    I have the same problem plant growth is suffering from it. As far as understand SeaChem PhosGuard will remove the silicates they need to form. When i get some extra cash I'm going to give it a try. I am also getting a silicate test to see if it is coming from my tap water.
     
  4. Skyy2112

    Skyy2112 Valued Member Member

    Your plants also need phosphorous. Doing this will also hurt your plants. Have you tried reducing light times? Or raising the light higher? If that has been done, have you tried adding fertilizers/CO2?
     
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    Carlos Hernandez Valued Member Member

    I have co2 running and I have tried seachem phosguard but it's still there and it's getting bad all around my tank
     
  6. Skyy2112

    Skyy2112 Valued Member Member

    Ferts are different than CO2. And believe it or not, they are very important. Do you run root tabs?
     
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    Carlos Hernandez Valued Member Member

    Yeas I use ferts I use root tabs as well
     
  8. Skyy2112

    Skyy2112 Valued Member Member

    Maybe too much? Have you ever been 'dialed in'?
     
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    Carlos Hernandez Valued Member Member

    I'm gonna lower the the ferts and the light and give it a try