Plant getting brown stuff How do I get rid of it

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Hi, I have a 70litre planted tank with different plant species including anubias, crypts, s repens and some others.

I have issue with some plants as after a while (from initially planted) the plant leaves become brownish (some sort of algea i dont know) so please help me as I want the plants to grow and look green healthy and lush as a result I have added co2 a month ago but to be honest I have not felt a big change the plants are growing the same way as prior to co2 addition. I also dose with some liquid ferts (tropica, Ada and jbl) not all at the same time. The substrate I have is the fluval stratum and the lighting is not great but built in tank light( superfish expert 70). Please guide and let me know what I can do better to make my plants better, I have attached pics of the plants currently looking. Also I do about a 30%-40% every week or every other week.
If you want anymore info please let me know and help me out.

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Looks like BBA to me. Do you dose Excel? That is supposed to help.
 
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StarGirl said:
Looks like BBA to me. Do you dose Excel? That is supposed to help.
Thanks for your reply, BBA as in black beard algea or is something else and I don't use excel but will sure look in to that. Also if it is black beard algea you are talking about I saw some pics online and the stuff in my tank doesn't look like BBA its not hairy or anything just something brown/black covering the leaves . Please recommend how to use Excel and how it works. Thanks
 
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Have u checked
A123 said:
Hi, I have a 70litre planted tank with different plant species including anubias, crypts, s repens and some others.

I have issue with some plants as after a while (from initially planted) the plant leaves become brownish (some sort of algea i dont know) so please help me as I want the plants to grow and look green healthy and lush as a result I have added co2 a month ago but to be honest I have not felt a big change the plants are growing the same way as prior to co2 addition. I also dose with some liquid ferts (tropica, Ada and jbl) not all at the same time. The substrate I have is the fluval stratum and the lighting is not great but built in tank light( superfish expert 70). Please guide and let me know what I can do better to make my plants better, I have attached pics of the plants currently looking. Also I do about a 30%-40% every week or every other week.
If you want anymore info please let me know and help me out.

Thanks
A123 said:
Hi, I have a 70litre planted tank with different plant species including anubias, crypts, s repens and some others.

I have issue with some plants as after a while (from initially planted) the plant leaves become brownish (some sort of algea i dont know) so please help me as I want the plants to grow and look green healthy and lush as a result I have added co2 a month ago but to be honest I have not felt a big change the plants are growing the same way as prior to co2 addition. I also dose with some liquid ferts (tropica, Ada and jbl) not all at the same time. The substrate I have is the fluval stratum and the lighting is not great but built in tank light( superfish expert 70). Please guide and let me know what I can do better to make my plants better, I have attached pics of the plants currently looking. Also I do about a 30%-40% every week or every other week.
If you want anymore info please let me know and help me out.

Thanks
Have u checked ur tds I had a bba attack in one of my tanks it ended up being due to a large amount of tds in the tank it was up around 400-430 I now keep it around 180-200 and no more bba
 
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Have u checked ur tds I had a bba attack in one of my tanks it ended up being due to a large amount of tds in the tank it was up around 400-430 I now keep it around 180-200 and no more bba
Hi, I haven't checked the tds as I don't have the equipment to check for it, also have you checked the pictures I have attached I don't believe that it is bba as bba is kinda hairy looking but this is just like a coat of some brown stuff on the plant only the anubias has the black coating and it does come out when I spend time cleaning it with a toothbrush but doesn't go away 100% and comes back after a while.
 
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