Brownish Algae On Hornwort Question

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by av8er, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. av8erValued MemberMember

    How do I get rid of this? Only seems to be the planted ones...I have one floating that is perfectly green 5b74519f9fb26c02c1543aeded799ce2.jpg8cc84443218d72cefc5d636919961863.jpg
  2. endlercollectorFishlore VIPMember

    Hornwort generally does better when floating. You can put the affected hornwort in a bowl of tank water and swish gently (I use chopsticks of salad forks) to try to remove the algae that's on it. I occasionally add a little potassium permanagate to the bowl to try to oxidize the algae, but sometimes that causes that hornwort to drop all of its needles. Those usually regrow quickly when floating.

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