How do you deal with brown algae everywhere on your plants

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you cant see it very well because my phone's camera sucks i guess.. but i have no idea. its all over my dwarf sag. on my sword. tons on my anubias.. i dont even know if that moss is alive. feeling hopeless here

edit: i guess whats yellow is actually brown? stupid camera

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AquaticQueen said:
Maybe try decreasing you light schedule? Nerite snails would keep the algae away.
how do i do that with plants? not sure what schedule they need. at first i just did 9-5 with sunny mode on the finnex planted plus , thats where all the algae came from. i now have it just running on the 24 hourish mode but i have the lights on a timer so they dim on their own . on in the morning and shut off at night as to not bother me come bed time :p
 

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Nickguy5467 said:
how do i do that with plants? not sure what schedule they need. at first i just did 9-5 with sunny mode on the finnex planted plus , thats where all the algae came from. i now have it just running on the 24 hourish mode but i have the lights on a timer so they dim on their own . on in the morning and shut off at night as to not bother me come bed time :p
You could try decreasing the time the light is on by a few hours.
 

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It won't disappear, but the less light there is, the harder it will be for it to grow, so there probably still will be some. Increasing your water change schedule might decrease the algae too. Algae feeds off nitrates.
 
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ive been doing 50 or more every saturday as ive been using thrive and it suggests it anyway so. say this works how do i get rid of whats already there? buy some snails?
 

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You could do another 15-25% water change in the middle of the week, but it probably wouldn't help too much.
Nerites would eat all the algae. I would recommend getting some of those.
 
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AquaticQueen said:
You could do another 15-25% water change in the middle of the week, but it probably wouldn't help too much.
Nerites would eat all the algae. I would recommend getting some of those.
mk. ill give that a shot. yay more 2week QTs sigh
 
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Nickguy5467 said:
mk. ill give that a shot. yay more 2week QTs sigh
my tank seems to be stuck at 81 it even reached 83 last night. ive tested with two thermometers. might be to hot for nerites. ive read they only deal with 72-78. im surprised even my fish are alive
 

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Nickguy5467 said:
my tank seems to be stuck at 81 it even reached 83 last night. ive tested with two thermometers. might be to hot for nerites. ive read they only deal with 72-78. im surprised even my fish are alive
Do you know if things will cool down in the fall?
 

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I have nerites thriving in my 55 cichlid tank at 81F. 5 in there alive since January.
Looks like a lot of brown algae. You can take out rocks and decos, soak in hydrogen peroxide, brush off remnants, rinse, replace.
 
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AquaticQueen said:
Do you know if things will cool down in the fall?
i hope so. im conflicted on the origin . because summer happened the same time i set up my new tank.
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I have nerites thriving in my 55 cichlid tank at 81F. 5 in there alive since January.
Looks like a lot of brown algae. You can take out rocks and decos, soak in hydrogen peroxide, brush off remnants, rinse, replace.
im assuming chem dips for plants are bad idea. maybe just trimming them and hoping for the best?
 
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RonP said:
I have nerites thriving in my 55 cichlid tank at 81F. 5 in there alive since January.
Looks like a lot of brown algae. You can take out rocks and decos, soak in hydrogen peroxide, brush off remnants, rinse, replace.
well thats good to know. been worried about my fish cooking for weeks now
 

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