Water treatment to get rid of brown algae?

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by kidster9700, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. kidster9700

    kidster9700Well Known MemberMember

    I think I've heard of something that removes brown algae from the water. It's pretty bad on the plants in my betta tank, and I don't really know what to do for it. I can put my random oto in there I guess because he's solo anyways, but I would rather buy something to do it.


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  2. CindiL

    CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    I use Seachem Phosguard and I no longer have ANY brown algae. Depending on how high your phosphates and silicates are will determine how often it has to be replaced in your filter. You will want to get a phosphate test.

    Is it a new tank? If its not in your water supply then it usually goes away on its own after awhile.
     
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    kidster9700

    kidster9700Well Known MemberMember

    It's a new tank, but the plants it's on is from a different tank.


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  4. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Hey I'm going through a similar nuisance too as Cindi will tell you. I put PhosGuard 250mL in my filter with two mesh bags. Will let you know how it goes.


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    kidster9700

    kidster9700Well Known MemberMember

    Well it has a sponge filter kind of. It has a little cartridge but also uses an air pump. It's a tetra cube 3g


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  6. Bijou88

    Bijou88Well Known MemberMember

    I just ordered some phosguard and a phosphate test to help (hopefully) with brown algae. No idea how one would use it with a sponge filter though :/

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